Ultherapy®, the non-surgical facelift, is a great way to have work done ‘without looking like you’ve had work done’. First, it’s non-invasive. No cutting. No needles. No healing. Go in, get it done and get on with your day. Secondly, it works over time to reverse the signs of aging.
Ultherapy, is truly the solution for busy people, looking for long term results and an alternative to costly surgical procedures involving anesthesia and recovery time. It’s intended for the face, neck and chest and helps achieve a fresher, more youthful look. It’s FDA-cleared and literally takes about an hour in your doctors office.
The procedure uses safe ultrasound technology; the same technology used to:
-make an image of a developing fetus,
-diagnose conditions affecting organs in the body,
-guide medical procedures such as needle biopsies and
-help athletes treat soft-tissue injuries.
This ultrasound energy jump-starts the collagen building process to help reduce old, aging collagen and possibly stimulate growth of fresh, new collagen. You lost collagen as you aged. That made for what looks like loose or lax skin and loss of elasticity, droopy eyes resembling tiredness, a sunken-in look, a sagging chin and creases in the chest. Producing more of your own collagen will help you anti-age, naturally.
Winner of the NewBeauty Award, Ultherapy, may lift and tighten the brow, neck and chin and improve lines and wrinkles on the chest or décolletage. Ultherapy, also incorporates traditional ultrasound imaging, which allows doctors to see the layers of tissue they’re treating, ensuring the treatment energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial.
Most patients only need one treatment. Costs start at $450 and can range to a few thousand. Patients boast lasting results 18-24 months later.
AS SEEN ON the Today Show, The Doctors, FOX, OK! TV, Extra! and others, more than 700,000 treatments have been performed and there is a 95% patient satisfaction rate one year after treatment.
There is no downtime. Some patients see an initial effect right after treatment, but full results appear over 2−3 months.
Want to see how you’ll look after Ultherapy? ‘Stimulate Your Selfie’, walks you through a simulation using your own picture to see the results you could achieve after getting therapeutic Ultherapy. Try it at https://www.ultherapy.com/your-own-ultherapy
A facial facelift is a treatment package that may include pimple popping but also incorporates injectable neurotoxins, such as Botox, and injectable fillers, such as hyaluronic acids, as well as laser, dermabrasion and ultrasound treatments.
Fifty-five year old Lisa Marcus, interviewed by the New York Times, glowed even more (after undergoing these combined treatments) when an old high school buddy she ran into asked her if she had a facelift.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), cosmetic minimally invasive procedures increased more than 10 percent in 2012 from 2011, compared with a 3 percent increase for cosmetic surgical procedures.
Cosmetic surgery procedures that have seen landmark growth are ones that give you a lift – upper arm lift, breast lift, thigh lift, lower body lift and tummy tuck. Lift procedures help dramatic weight-loss patients remove large amounts of skin and fat left behind, as well as those who have stretched out their skin from pregnancy, weight fluctuations and the loss of muscle from aging
Here is a nice infographic from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery on Lift Procedures
Source: The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
In 2012, over 10 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed by the board certified doctors in the United States, according to recent statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Breast augmentation has regained its status in 2012 as the leading surgical procedure in the United States after slipping back into second position in 2011. There were 369,928 breast augmentations performed in 2012 compared with 316,848 in 2011.
Liposuction had 313,011 procedures in 2012 compared with 325,332 procedures in 2011.
Facelifts went from 116,086 procedures in 2011 to 119,006 procedures in 2012. Botox is still the leader of the pack, skyrocketing from 2,619,739 procedures in 2011 to 3,257,913 procedures in 2012.
Rhinoplasty also had a healthy increase, from 126,107 procedures in 2011 to 143,801 procedures in 2012.
Gynecomastia (male breast reduction) had significant growth, from 17,645 procedures in 2011 to 22,736 in 2012.
According to the latest statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2012, up 5 percent since 2011. In addition, 5.6 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1 percent.
Cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures increased 6 percent, with more than 13 million procedures in 2012. Cosmetic surgical procedures decreased 2 percent, with nearly 1.6 million procedures in 2012.
Interestingly, facial rejuvenation procedures, both surgical and minimally-invasive, experienced the most growth in 2012. Facelifts and eyelid surgeries were up, while 2012 marked the highest number of botulinum toxin type A (Botox®, Dysport®) injections performed to date. Other facial rejuvenation procedures like soft tissue fillers, laser skin resurfacing (509,000 procedures, up 9 percent) and microdermabrasion also saw sizable increases.
Performed an average of a decade after initial facelift surgery, a “secondary” facelift can achieve similarly lasting results with a low complication rate, according to a paper in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
ASPS Member Surgeon Dr. Rod J. Rohrich and colleagues of University of Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, report their 20-year experience with secondary facelift surgery, or “rhytidectomy.” The researchers conclude that, with attention to some key surgical principles, “Secondary rhytidectomy is a safe and effective procedure for continued surgical facial rejuvenation in the aging patient.
More than five years after facelift surgery, three-fourths of patients still look younger than they did before surgery, according to a long-term follow-up study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Although some facial areas show signs of aging, a range of objective and subjective assessments demonstrate long-lasting results of facelift surgery, concludes the study by Drs. Barry M. Jones of King Edward VII Hospital, London, and Steven J. Lo of Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow. They write, “This study provides strong evidence that facelift surgery can provide significant long-term aesthetic gains.”