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Ultherapy in Chicago at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery

November 25, 2021
Dr. George Moynihan

Ultherapy is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment designed to lift skin around the eyebrows, under the chin, and neck. It can also effectively lift skin on the décolletage to improve wrinkles on the chest area. Patients for Ultherapy in Chicago at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery undergo a thorough evaluation during their initial consultation to ensure best results are achieved from their treatment.

It is important to seek consultation first from a licensed doctor who specializes in the latest technologies in non-invasive treatments like Ultherapy to determine if Ultherapy in Chicago or elsewhere in the country is the best fit for your specific skin concerns or if other treatments are better-suited for you. Your doctor may also recommend Ultherapy in combination with other non-invasive procedures like a dermal filler or Botox treatment, for instance.

Ultherapy in Chicago for “turkey neck”

A common sign of aging is loss of skin elasticity. As we age, our skin loses its ability to fight the effects of gravity resulting in drooping or sagging skin around the eyebrows, upper eyelids, under the chin, and around the neck.

Loose skin around the neck, in particular, is a major concern for a lot of patients. Nothing makes one look old more than the “flaps” around the neck, giving you what is commonly known as “turkey neck.” In the past, the most common cosmetic procedure to get rid of a turkey neck is a surgical neck lift, which is part of the traditional facelift. Luckily, patients who aren’t ready for a surgical procedure are now provided with a non-invasive option that, to a certain degree, is just as effective as a surgical lift.

Why is Ultherapy almost as good as a surgical lift? Because it reaches the deeper layers of the skin that in the past could only be accessed through a surgical facelift. Using an imaging device, the doctor is able to accurately direct ultrasound energy to the area that will bring the best results.

How does Ultherapy lift the skin? Focused sound waves produce heat that penetrates the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate the body’s collagen production, allowing for new and healthier skin to grow over time. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body that keeps skin firm and elastic. Over time, the body’s collagen production deteriorates thus causing the skin to lose its natural elasticity. Ultherapy “wakes up” the body’s collagen processes to reinvigorate and lift the skin.

Why is Ultherapy in Chicago or elsewhere the best non-invasive alternative to lift turkey neck? As mentioned above, Ultherapy is able to reach the deeper layers of the skin. Other non-invasive treatments can only access the superficial levels, which means the lift may not be as tight or results may not last as long as that from Ultherapy skin tightening.

Ultherapy is actually the only FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment to lift loose or sagging skin on the face and neck, proving that not only does it work but it’s also a safe procedure that gives patients their desired results.

Benefits of Ultherapy in a nutshell:

  • Lifts loose or sagging skin around the eyebrows, under the chin, and around the neck
  • Improves wrinkles and lines on the chest area
  • Reaches the deeper layers of the skin, providing best results compared to other similar treatments
  • Gives the skin a natural-looking lift
  • Results may last up to one year

Consult a licensed facial plastic surgeon for Ultherapy in Chicago

If you’d like to learn more about Ultherapy or you wish to schedule an appointment with Dr. George T. Moynihan at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, please call (312) 736-7795. For your safety, comfort, and convenience, you may also schedule a virtual consultation here.

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