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Ultherapy Face Treatment: The Best Non-invasive Alternative to a Surgical Facelift

August 31, 2021
Dr. George Moynihan

Ultherapy is one of the latest non-invasive cosmetic treatments that can effectively correct common signs of aging like wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin. Based on a small clinical study, 67% of patients who received an Ultherapy face treatment experienced very satisfactory results 90 days following treatment, and about 65% saw noticeable improvements between 60 and 180 days post-treatment.

If you are unfamiliar with Ultherapy, here are a few things you should know about this revolutionary skin treatment:

1. It almost works like a surgical facelift but without the surgery part

First off, Ultherapy face treatment is an excellent alternative to a surgical facelift but results differ between the two, so while both lift the skin, patient satisfaction will vary depending on needs and treatment goals. That said, Ultherapy is the best non-invasive alternative to a surgical facelift if you are looking to lift loose skin around the neck or sagging skin under the chin without surgery or downtime.

The best part about Ultherapy is that results look so natural that no one will ever think that you’ve had anything done. They will simply notice a different glow about you. A facelift too, when done right, gives natural-looking results but these will depend on the plastic surgeon’s skills. With Ultherapy, there is no guessing game. It will give you natural-looking results every time.

2. For some, it’s better than a surgical facelift

Why do patients prefer Ultherapy face treatment over a surgical lift? Apart from Ultherapy being non-invasive, which means no pain (save for a bit of discomfort from the heat for some patients) and no healing and recovery required, it also targets several other areas that a surgical facelift cannot correct.

To be more specific, a surgical facelift does not lift sagging skin around the eyebrows or lift under-eye bags. In fact, your facial plastic surgeon may suggest to you undergo a brow lift too to lift and tighten loose skin around the eyebrows. Usually, a surgical facelift is complemented with other treatments, including a brow lift, Botox injections, and fillers.

With Ultherapy face treatment, sagging skin around your eyebrows can be lifted, under-eye treatments can reduce those eyebags, and loose skin under the chin and around the neck can be lifted as well.

3. Ultherapy is cheaper than a surgical lift

One other factor that a lot of patients take into account when deciding between a surgical lift and Ultherapy is the cost. The average cost of an Ultherapy skin tightening treatment for the face is between $1,800 and $2,000. A surgical facelift costs three to four times more, averaging about $7,000 to $8,000.

4. Ultherapy results can last up to two years

Depending on the patient’s aging process, Ultherapy face treatment results could last up to two years. With a surgical facelift, results could last up to ten years so if your main concern is longevity, a surgical lift could be more your preference. However, comparing Ultherapy with other non-invasive skin treatments, there’s no doubt it provides longer-lasting results. With other non-invasive facial skin treatment, results only last between four and six months.

However, patients are reminded that how long results will last still depend on such factors as the patient’s response to the treatment as well as their unique response to the aging process.

Contact Gold Coast Plastic Surgery

Do you wish to discuss your skin issues and concerns with a licensed doctor? Please feel free to contact Gold Coast Plastic Surgery at (312) 736-7792 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with facial plastic surgeon Dr. George T. Moynihan. You may also schedule an appointment here for your Ultherapy skin tightening consultation in Chicago or Naperville.

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