When to Consider a Non-Surgical Facelift

When to Consider a Non-Surgical Facelift

If you’re unhappy with your reflection in the mirror, you have some options. One of the most drastic choices is to have a traditional, surgical face-lift. However, along with the results you’re looking for come some drawbacks that may give you pause. 

Dr. Maki Rheaume and her staff at AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta often recommend a non-surgical facelift to our patients who are looking for a way to get big results but without the risks of having a surgical procedure. This innovative procedure gives you a firmer, smoother, uplifted appearance, without scalpels, incisions, stitches, or scars. 

The power of ultrasound

We offer Ultherapy® microfocused ultrasound treatments to help you get the look you want. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate your body to produce new collagen and elastin. There’s no need for even a needle stick, and certainly no incisions are involved. 

During a non-surgical facelift, Dr. Rheaume cleans your skin, then applies a gel that helps the energy-delivering device glide smoothly over the treatment area. The ultrasound penetrates deep under your skin to the level where your connective tissues and muscle are. 

Why your skin sags

The structures and tissues that keep your skin looking taut and firm during your youth become weaker with time. As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, two proteins that are crucial to keeping your skin smooth and firm. Collagen and elastin are located in your dermis, the middle layer of your skin

The ultrasound energy from a non-surgical facelift stimulates your body’s natural ability to create collagen and elastin. It’s not an instant fix, but as your body’s supply of these important proteins increases, you’ll be able to see firmer, smoother skin. 

Areas Ultherapy treats

Ultherapy can be used to lift your brows, chin, and neck, and to reduce signs of aging on your decolletage. For example, if you feel you have drooping jowls, Ultherapy can help. 

Heavy brows can age you, and a double chin due to sagging skin may also make you look older than you are. A non-surgical facelift may be the solution to these issues.

After the procedure

In addition to posing less risk than a traditional facelift, Ultherapy also doesn’t require downtime. You may need to take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory, but any pain you feel should be short-lived and very mild. You don’t need to change your schedule or take time off of work. 

Within a few days, you should begin to see differences in how you look. Improvements will continue to be noticeable for several months. And you can have another treatment when you’re ready.

Want to know more? 

If you’d like to learn more about how our non-surgical facelifts work, or you have specific questions about your own situation, we encourage you to schedule an appointment by calling or sending a message to our office in Atlanta, Georgia. Our staff is always ready to answer your questions, and a consultation with Dr. Rheaume is the best way to find out if this is the procedure to help you meet your goals. 

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