As kids, the aging faces of our older relatives were a curiosity to many of us. Was it possible that we could end up looking this wrinkled when we got older? It was inconceivable to us then that our ears could ever get that long, or our noses grow so big; our eyes become so dark and tired. It seemed utterly impossible in our youth and early adulthood that our round, plump, fresh, and healthy-looking faces could ever change that dramatically as we age.
But now, we know better. Age and life’s adventures have affected every nook and cranny of our bodies; it is the change that has occurred in our faces that is most visible to us and others. Sometimes the structural changes we see in the mirror are quite shocking. When we were young; fatty tissue in our faces gave our forehead, cheeks, and areas around our eyes and mouth plumpness. Now, it’s lost its volume, it clumps up, and it appears to be shifting downward; causing our features to sink and our skin to get loose and sag.
What You Should Know
Not that we are losing fat in our faces, though; on the contrary, we are gaining it. And not so different from where many of us gain fat in our bodies, our faces are getting bottom-heavy, leaving us with stubborn double chins and unattractive turkey necks. To add insult to injury, our ears are getting longer as the cartilage in them grows; and the tips of our noses are drooping because connective tissue supporting nasal cartilage is weakening.
Yikes, why is all this happening? A lot has to do with the body’s natural collagen production, which declines as we age. Collagen is responsible for giving our skin its elasticity and our connective tissue the ability to hold everything in place. With less and less of this essential protein in our bodies, we end up with thin and loose skin, wrinkles, and a generally older appearance.
Our grandparents and others in their generation; seemed to embrace the signs of aging and didn’t do much to postpone the process. However, that probably had much more to do with the lack of anti-aging alternatives; than with being comfortable with how they looked and felt. Luckily, today, for those of us who do care about our appearance and want to put our best face forward every day, there are now many more options for us to maintain a rejuvenated, youthful look.
What Are Some Of Today’s Face Lifting and Tightening Options?
There is, of course, the option of a surgical facelift to remove excess tissue and boost sagging skin in the lower part of your face. While facelift procedures have improved, there are several drawbacks that you should be aware of:
- It’s Expensive – just the Doctor’s fees alone can be upwards of $10,000
- There’s Downtime – surgery can come with a lengthy recovery period, as well as scarring and bruising
- Not 100% Effective – even after you recover from invasive surgery; you may still need additional procedures to achieve your desired results
- Not a Natural Process – in general, results do not look natural; and people tend to know that you’ve had “something done.”
Clearly, getting a surgical facelift is not a decision to be taken lightly; and you may have come to SkinMD seeking an alternative that would not have so many disadvantages or be so dramatic.
We are glad you did because there is a fantastic non-invasive aesthetic procedure in Boston: Ultherapy can help you achieve your face lifting goals and give you confidence in your appearance, without any downtime.
What Is Ultherapy And How Does It Work?
This treatment is the only FDA-approved skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound technology to achieve a non-surgical lift to the face. Without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin, Ultherapy can transform your brows, your chin, your neck, and more. It will help to improve the overall appearance of lines and wrinkles on your décolletage (upper chest); by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the same foundational layer typically addressed by surgeons during cosmetic surgery.
This energy delivers low levels of focused heat just below the skin; which encourages the body’s natural healing response. This helps to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen and strengthen weakened collagen. As a result, you will experience a gradual tightening of the skin, with optimal visible results occurring two to three months after treatment when the new collagen is built up. However, some patients like you can see an initial lifting, tightening, and smoothing effect right after their treatment.
As you may already know, SkinMD is physician-owned and operated by Dr. Paul Flashner and his team of Registered Nurses and Aestheticians. As medical professionals, we are only interested in offering excellent; non-invasive aesthetic treatments to our patients, and that is precisely what Ultherapy is. There is no doubt in our minds that Ultherapy in Boston is an excellent alternative for those who are not ready for surgery or for patients who want to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery they may have already had. Ultherapy is an exciting technology because of :
The Ultherapy Difference
Goes Deeper – unlike lasers, radio-frequency, and other non-invasive aesthetic technologies, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver energy at optimal depths, temperature, and precision; in fact, even when you can’t visibly see the effects on the outside, you can be confident that the ultrasound technology is at work rebuilding collagen on the inside
Has Imaging ability – with Ultherapy, the SkinMD medical staff can use ultrasound imaging to see the layers of tissue we are treating, ensuring that energy is delivered safely and to where it will be most beneficial
Is Effective In A Single Treatment – just one non-invasive Ultherapy treatment helps to counteract the effects of time, gravity, and sun exposure without downtime. Everyone’s skin is different, so results will vary; but in general, our patients will experience incredible responses from just one treatment, including:
- brow elevation
- lifting of the eyelid skin
- tighter, lifted chin and neck skin
- smoother face, neck, and chest skin texture
- more even color tone on face and neck
- improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the chest
Are You Excited About Getting Face Lifting Results Without Surgery With Ultherapy?
Then, the first thing you will want to do is schedule a one-on-one consultation with a member of SkinMD’s medical staff. During this complimentary session, your patient coordinator will:
- Address your overall health and concerns
- Review the treatments you’ve had in the past
- Assess your skin from head to toe
- Recommend specific solutions that could be right for you
If it is determined that Ultherapy in Boston is the best option for you, then all we will need to do is book your procedure; no special preparations or skincare regimens are required in advance of your treatment.
In addition, we will discuss other treatment options that you may want to consider stacking with Ultherapy to get you to your best you. Since Ultherapy targets the muscle lining and deep layers underneath the skin, it does a fantastic job of tightening and lifting the skin. However, to fix issues at the skin’s surface, such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, or pore size, you may want to consider combining your Ultherapy treatment with one of our CO2RE Fractional Resurfacing treatments. At SkinMD, we use this synergistic treatment approach with our clients to achieve better results; than one technique could provide on its own. Most of us have multiple signs of aging, such as volume loss, sagging, and texture and tone issues; so this combined approach is often the best way to maximize your results with non-invasive treatments.
Why People Pick SkinMD
Patients choose SkinMD to look, feel, and be their best, but also because we provide them with the most superior treatments in non-invasive aesthetic medicine today. Dr. Flashner and the SkinMD team will do everything in our power to help you achieve your optimal results. This includes offering the innovative face lifting ultrasound technology of Ultherapy Boston trusts.
We are also 100% committed to your satisfaction, which means that we provide patients like you with affordable payment options and interest-free financing through CareCredit for those eligible. Finally, we will always set realistic goals so that you get what you expect from your services. We take your happiness very seriously; and we look forward to becoming your aesthetic and skincare partner on this lifelong journey to looking, feeling, and being your best.