7 Reasons Ultherapy is Better Than a Facelift

Woman with beautiful skin tone after Ultherapy.

Ultherapy is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional facelift. What’s not to love? Ultherapy is an entirely non-invasive way to tighten skin and get a more youthful appearance. Could it be a better choice than facelift surgery?

We are not going to lie – a facelift offers much more dramatic results than this non-surgical alternative. But there are a lot of upsides to choosing Ultherapy over surgery. And sometimes, you actually don’t want all that drama!

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive skin tightening procedure using ultrasound technology to reach the deep layers of the skin. Unlike some light-based treatments, Ultherapy will precisely target your skin at multiple depths.

The heating effect of ultrasound energy produces a tightening effect at each level. In addition, over time, your body will react by upping its production of collagen in the area. Results will continue to improve over the months following treatment and last up to a year or longer.

Conversely, a facelift is a complicated surgery. A surgeon will make multiple incisions to move fat, muscle, and skin into new positions. A facelift will result in much more dramatic and longer-lasting results than any non-invasive option. However, there are many advantages to choosing Ultherapy instead of surgery.

Benefits of Ultherapy

Subtle But Noticeable Results

If you want to look younger but don’t want to look like you’ve “had work done,” Ultherapy might be a good choice. A surgical facelift will have immediate results that are very significant. Ulterapy results appear over time and are more natural-looking.

No Downtime

Because a facelift surgery is just that – surgery – there is significant downtime. It can take up to three weeks to fully recover from a facelift. Ultherapy is completely non-invasive. This means no downtime at all. You can return to your day-to-day activities right away.

Less Pain

Surgery is painful, as is recovery. Incisions and the repositioning of tissue beneath the skin will result in a certain amount of pain for several days or even weeks following the procedure.

Ultherapy should not be painful. Because layers of the skin are heated, there may be a warm feeling, tingling and/or tightening sensation, but this is generally described as mild. A topical anesthetic is often used to minimize discomfort.  

Ultherapy is Fast

Treatment usually takes less than an hour. After that, you can resume your life! A facelift can take significant prep time and up to 4-6 hours for surgery. As we mentioned, downtime afterward can be significant as well.

Less Expensive

Facelift surgery is expensive. While there are many variables that will determine exactly how much it will cost, one thing is certain: Ultherapy is the less expensive treatment option. Generally speaking, Ultherapy will be several thousand dollars less than a facelift.

More Treatment Areas

Ultherapy doesn’t just treat the face. In fact, it can be used on several areas of the body. Ultherapy can be used on the following areas:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Under the Chin
  • Decollete
  • Stomach
  • Eyebrows

No Scars

A good surgeon will make incisions at strategic places when performing a facelift. Usually, scars are small and well-hidden. However, there is a risk of visible scars with facelift surgery. Because zero incisions are used with Ultherapy, there is no risk of surgical scars.

Am I A Good Candidate for Ultherapy?

If you have mild to moderate loose or sagging skin on the brows, face, neck, chest, or stomach, you may be a candidate for Ultherapy. In addition to Ultherapy, we offer a range of treatments to assist in your anti-aging goals. Contact us for a complimentary consultation to discuss the best treatment options for you.

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