Non- Surgical Face Lift – Ulthera – Skin Tightening - Sculptra – Liquid Facelift
Although Doctor Jacono is a surgeon he understands that not all patients want surgery but still want to look rejuvenated and have skin tightening and rejuvenation of their face. There are non-surgical face lift options that have no downtime and can erase 5 to 10 years off your appearance. As we age the face droops with gravity and also loses the natural volume of youth. This volume creates the apple cheeks we remember from years past. Non-surgical face lifting has been revolutionized in the past 5 years, with facial skin tightening devices and with injectable fillers that add volume back to the face.
While Fat Transfers to the face create the longest lasting volume replacement, there are many injectable treatments that do not require harvesting fat and a minor surgical procedure. To deliver the best results he combines Ulthera with Sculptra. Ulthera is the newest most effective facial tightening, and Sculptra is the longest lasting facial injectable treatment that requires no surgery.
Ulthera Non-Surgical Face Lift
Ulthera Non-Surgical Face Lift Patient 1: This 64 year old woman underwent an Ultherapy treatment to tighten her jowls and hanging neck. You can see how dramatic the results of Ulthera can be.
Ultherapy® is a non-surgical ultrasound treatment for lifting and toning the skin. One treatment will naturally rejuvenate and strengthen the collagen within the skin. It achieves a more open look to the eyes, lifts the eyebrows, creates a more defined jaw line, and a tighter neck. It is a 30-60 minute treatment; no downtime; results occur gradually over 2-3 months.
The treatment, Ultherapy®, is the first and only ultrasound energy-based device for aesthetics cleared by the FDA with a non-invasive face "lift" indication. Ultherapy® is different than lasers as lasers typically involve improving superficial layers of the skin (e.g. fine lines, wrinkles, pigment changes). Ultherapy® addresses the deep skin layers AND the foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery that lends support to the skin. This layer of the face is called the SMAS and in the neck the Platysma. With ultrasound, we can bypass the upper layers of the skin and deliver the right amount of energy at the right depths to contract and then ultimately lift the SMAS and Platysma. The use of ultrasound also allows us to see where the energy will be delivered.
While Ultherapy® does not duplicate the results of surgery, it is an inviting alternative for those who are not ready for surgery but looking for meaningful results. The Ultherapy® appeal is also great for patients with beginning signs of skin laxity. Skin laxity commonly first occurs on the forehead, which leads to brow descent, excess skin/hooding on the lids and a less open-eyed appearance. Cheek and neck tissue laxity can lead to flattening of the mid-cheek, nasolabial folds, "marionette" lines on chin, down turned mouth, loss a jaw line angularity, jowls and sagging under the chin. Young patients wanting to stay ahead of the aging process, trend-setters wanting the latest innovation and patients wanting to complement other procedures are also good candidates for Ultherapy®.
Doctor Jacono will often combine the Ultherapy® sessions with Sculptra injections; the synergistic effects of both treatments are amazing. Sculptra helps to add the volume back to the face that has deflated with age. Ultherapy tightens but does not replenish the facial volume we lose as we age. An older face will show a loss of the fullness of the cheeks, temples, the lips and area around the mouth and will show fat loss under the eyes which creates a hollow effect. Where there used to be light, now there are shadows. By replacing the volume loss, you reverse the creation of shadow and restore the reflection of light and the appearance of youth, energy and vibrance. This volume replacement fills the skin so that it is lifted by the formation of your body's own collagen - collagen that was created in surrounding the microscopic particles that make up Sculptra.
Sculptra is made of poly L lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic biodegradable polymer that is both resorbable and bio compatible. PLLA has been widely used for many years in dissolvable sutures so it's compatibility with the body is proven. Sculptra is not a wrinkle filler, but a bio activator or "volumizer". It works by stimulating the body to produce new collagen at the sites of injection, thereby replacing lost volume and contours to restore a fuller, more youthful appearance.
Each treatment consists of a few injections to the areas to be volumized, the cheek, temple, jawline. Usually 2 or 3 treatment sessions are required to get the desired effect. The product is administered with local anesthesia and the discomfort is minimal. As with all other injections there can be temporary swelling and bruising. Otherwise, there is no 'downtime'.
The lasting effects of Sculptra™ vary from patient to patient, however studies have shown that some Sculptra™ patients have seen results last up to or greater than two years from the first treatment. Periodic touch up treatments will maintain the desired effects.
Ulthera Non-Surgical Face Lift Patient 2: This 46 year old woman underwent an Ultherapy treatment to tighten her jawline and neck. She is a younger patient and you can see how Ulthera can prevent the early signs of aging, so it is a proactive treatment in younger patients.
Sculptra Non-Surgical Face Lift
Sculptra Non-Surgical Face Lift Patient 1: This patient had two sessions of Sculptra injections to build the collagen of her cheeks, under eye circle, and jawline. This replenishes the volume of the face resulting in a lifted and more rested appearance, without surgery.
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