It is only natural to want to look good. Looking good helps us feel good! Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to achieve this goal. Looking good might mean wearing your hair a certain way or taking great care of your skin, so it stays smooth, firm, and radiant. Because aging and sun exposure degrade the collagen that supports youthful skin, many people eventually need some help to look as good as they’d like. We are happy to provide personalized treatments in our comfortable Reno office, and one that is quite popular is Ultherapy.
Ultherapy could be described as a safe and effective mid-level treatment. It extends beyond the use of dermal fillers and Botox by prompting a profound change in the foundation of the skin, but it doesn’t go so far as to surgical manipulate and excise tissue. If you are starting to contemplate a surgical facelift but aren’t quite ready for surgery, now might be an excellent time to schedule a visit with us to discuss the value of Ultherapy.
As a non-invasive treatment, Ultherapy has provided outstanding results in areas such as the jowls, cheeks, and eyebrows. The device utilizes ultrasound in two different ways to locate and treat localized areas of the face and neck. Many people know ultrasound as a form of imaging. This is the first way that the technology is used in Ultherapy treatments. Once the most appropriate level of focus is located using imaging, ultrasound is then delivered in waves directly to the deep-seated tissue. In fact, the tissue that is targeted in Ultherapy treatment is the same that is manually lifted during facelift surgery.
Is Ultherapy an Alternative to Facelift Surgery?
While ultrasound waves can be absorbed by SMAS tissues that provide structure to overlying skin, it is not possible to say that Ultherapy is always an alternative to facelift surgery. The degree of tightening that can be achieved is usually outstanding. However, extreme laxity can only be fully corrected with surgical intervention.
We perform a thorough consultation and assessment of facial tissue before recommending Ultherapy skin tightening. To learn more about this procedure and see if it is right for you, call our Reno office at (775) 826-4477.