Plastic surgery patients seek out a range of procedures and changes for a more enhanced appearance. Although some may believe the only way to change the overall appearance of the face is to have a facelift, this isn't true. There is an FDA-approved noninvasive procedure available that can also change the appearance of the face.
As patients age, many lose the natural firmness and elasticity commonly present during the younger years. The appearance of older-looking skin such as sagging, wrinkles or less defined cheek bones can affect self-confidence. This lack of self confidence can hinder many aspects of life including dating, jobs and social activity.
Ultherapy® uses the power of an ultrasound to touch underlying muscle layers creating thermal coagulation points of heat, also known as TCP. These areas cause the body to produce collagen, resulting in a noticeable lift of the treated areas. This form of treatment can be used on a range of facial areas including the eyebrows, cheeks, jawline and neck.
Unlike a traditional facelift or other invasive surgery, Ultherapy® requires little to no downtime. As many patients are busy with hectic schedules including work, taking the kids to school and attending social events, having to take time off for a surgery is simply out of the question.Ultherapy® doesn't make patients choose between an enhanced appearance and their regular routine, but rather, enables both to be had at once.
The procedure can be customized to treat your specific needs. These may include:
- Excess eyelid skin and lowering of the eyebrows causing the face to seem as if it is drooping
- Laxity of the jowls and neck
- Mild to extensive loss of skin elasticity
- Patients that may be experiencing drooping cheeks
During your initial consultation at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, a detailed pre-procedure consultation will be performed and photographs will be taken to ensure the extent of the changes are noted.
During the actual procedure, the waves of the ultrasound are targeted to address specific muscle groups and facial regions. Cooling ultrasound gel is applied to the treatment area as the energy is pulsated into the specific areas, causing a heat-like sensation to be felt. As this energy is delivered, your Long Island specialist may briefly massage each area before moving onto the next. Often, the ultrasound is swept over the area twice for optimal anti-aging results.
Throughout the procedure, the energy is also delivered at different depths for an overall enhanced appearance. Once completed, a mild to moderate sunburn-like sensation may be felt. Patients must be sure not to apply any kind of ice or cool compress, as this can have an effect on the collagen being formed by the heated ultrasound technology.
Improvement is gradual over 6 months and may last for many years. Be sure to follow the instructions given by your Long Island specialists, as these are personalized for your specific needs and recovery.
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