Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Ghassan Zein
Joely Kaufman, MD
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Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery
Los Angeles, USA
Before Botox, Restylane, and all the lotions, potions, lasers, products, and procedures available today, the default term for any surgical cosmetic procedure for the last few decades was pretty much this: facelift. It is safe to say we have come a long way since.
Today, so many nonsurgical options exist that many patients are able to avoid surgery all together. We hope to help you understand what facelift alternatives are available, and, more importantly, which particular choices are right for you.
3 Main Causes of Aging
There are three main causes of aging: skin changes, laxity and volume loss. Each cause of aging needs to be treated in a customized fashion in order to obtain the best possible aesthetic outcome. Skin damage is typically treated with great skin care, sun protection, and fractional lasers. Volume loss is addressed with fillers like Restylane and Juvederm, volumizers like Sculptra, and fat grafting.
Laxity, meanwhile, has traditionally been treated with facelift and/or neck lift procedures. Today, this is the area with the most advances in non-surgical options. Non-invasive tightening devices are now available to deal with mild to moderate laxity of the face, neck, and brow area.
Non-surgical Skin Tightening With Ulthera (Coming Soon to our Center!)
After having tested multiple skin tightening devices, our dermatologists can proudly and confidently say that we have discovered the best possible option available; Ulthera.
Non-surgical tightening devices have undergone a significant transition over the past decade. Thermage was the first system to show the potential of achieving visible results with non-surgical devices, but Ultherapy is the latest device to show great promise in the non-invasive tissue lifting technology. Ulthera uses intensive ultrasound or sound waves to directly impact the deep tissue layer of the brow, face and neck. This, in turn, gently heats the area, thereby tightening loose skin. Additionally, new collagen is deposited, leading to a more youthful appearance of the overlying skin.
Ulthera treatments will be coming soon to our center! Please stay tuned to learn more!
Benefits of Ulthera
Ulthera lifts, tightens, and tones loose skin to counteract the effects of gravity and time. This includes lifting the brow, which in turn reduces excess skin on the lids and opens the eyes to give a more relaxed appearance. Ulthera can also help tighten a loose neck line, sagging jaw line, double chin, or cure a turkey neck.
Ultherapy generally takes 30-60 minutes, and the procedure is performed in the office setting. There is no down-time, and patients generally return to work and other normal activities within 24 hours of treatment.
If you are trying to counteract the effects of gravity and time, Ultherapy could be a great option for you. For more information, please contact our skin experts by calling +(965)-222-89999 today!
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