Ultherapy is FDA cleared for non invasive tightening of the face including the jowls and neck. It used high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and is an excellent choice for those who don't desire 'downtime'.
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Ultherapy is a great option for tightening loose or saggy skin on the neck and jowls. What makes it even more attractive for patients is that it is completely noninvasive. An Ultherapy treatment involves no needles, no surgical interventions, and no lasting bruises.
Face and neck lift will produce the best result if there are any significant changes of the face and neck.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
have achieved excellent results with Ulthera as well as with the newest Thermge
CPT. Which one is a better choice will depend on various factors during the
consultation. An experienced laser surgeon would able to give you various
options and realistic expectations on each procedure. For a semi-invasive procedure,
Thermi RF I feel gives better results for the jaw line and double chin and good
results for the neck.
That is a great question. In general, "the best" procedure, the one with the most predictable results, would be a facelift or other surgical procedure. However, we see many people who do not want the risk of general anesthesia or the risk of surgery. For those, Ultherapy is probably the best treatment for overall skin-tightening. Your best bet is to consult with an expert in your area.
Ultherapy is the only FDA approved noninvasive treatment for lifting tissue in the face and neck. Depending on your age and degree of laxity, it may be the best option for you.
The best treatment for you hinges on what expectations you have for improvement. You mentioned Ultherapy and that is an excellent way to build collagen and improve the skin on the neck and jowls. However depending on your expectations and the amount of skin laxity you have, you may be happier with a surgical procedure. The wonderful thing is that you have choices that can match your needs which may include downtime, budget, and the amount of improvement you desire. Having a consultation with a plastic surgeon that offers both surgical and non-surgical options is a great place to start. It's all about you.
Every patient is different. You may or may not be a good candidate for a ultherapy, which is an excellent treatment. I recommend you have a consult.
An optimal treatment choice depends on various factors of each individual patient. Often times, a combination of different treatment modalities gives you the best outcome. Ultherapy is usually and excellent option for skin tightening, specially around the jowls and upper neck.
Treatment of facial and neck skin laxity and jowls depends on factors such as age, skin damage from lifetime skin exposure, inherent differences in how people age, etc. for that reason, there is no single answer but in general, a surgical facelift gives the best longest lasting results. Ultherapy is a good option for people whose aging is not yet at the point where a facelift would be considered. Smart Lipo and other laser Lipo procedures are not first-line treatments for facial aging.