What are my choices for jowls and laxity of the lower face? Ulthera, Thermage, other? I am almost 50. (Photo)
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Ultherapy is FDA cleared to treat laxity of the skin in the lower face, jowls and neck
Thank you for the pictures.
Ultherapy is FDA cleared to treat skin laxity of the lower face and jowls, as in your case.
The pictures you show suggest that you are an appropriate candidate for skin tightening by Ultherapy.
Read the ebook about Ultherapy on the link below.
Best treatments for sagging jowls and tightening facial skin with Ultherapy, ThermiTight in my NYC practice
Some patients have significant fat loss below the muscle layer in the mid cheek that needs correction to help support and lift the face. Others may do well enough by having a series of non invasive radiofrequency treatments such as Pelleve, Thermage or ThermiSmooth. I find that Ultherapy is more effective than these, and ThermiTight is the most effective, however the latter is unlike all the rest, a minimally invasive, or in between treatment. Specifically, ThermiTight is in between nonsurgical procedures and facelifts.
There are many other treatments, some very new, that claim they can help lift or tighten facial features. We continually explore all technology to see what is available, safe and effective for our patients.
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There is only 1 safe and effective treatment that is approved by the FDA for this use.
Ultherapy is an extremely safe treatment that carries little to no real risk when the treatment is performed by an experienced professional. Ultherapy is, without question, the best collagen-inducing device for facial rejuvenation. RF devices, such as Thermal, only heat the tissues up to 50-55 Celsius while a minimum of 60C is necessary for new collagen growth (Neocollagenesis). Thermal is, in my opinion, a very poor tool that has limited to no use in facial aesthetic. There is no other non-surgical device that does what Ultherapy does, despite their claims otherwise. Furthermore, Ultherapy has the first, and the only, FDA approval for non-surgical lifting. We feature Ultherapy as the basis for our Non-Surgical Face-Lifting program and we have achieved amazing results by combining Ultherapy with treatments such as toxins, fillers, fractional resurfacing, modified phenol chemical peeling, stem cell rich fat transfers, micro-needle radiofrequency treatments (the only useful RF based treatment available today), and excellent skin care regimen management.
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Options for jowls and laxity of the lower face
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