A Facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that helps you get rid of Facial wrinkles, Jowls, and other signs of aging on the mid to lower face and upper neck. Continuous advancements have been incorporated into the cosmetic industry to help you get rid of aging signs through a non-surgical procedure, and Ultherapy is one of these.
Laser Skin Care Clinic Dubai specializes in surgical treatments for facelifts and non-surgical treatment options.
This blog shall educate you on both treatment options so that you can decide which one of the two works best for you.
What is Facelift Surgery?
The facelift (also known as rhytidectomy) is a surgical process aiming to improve your facial appearance. The procedure reduces the excess and lax skin around the face and neck. It also smooths folds of skin on the cheek and jawline.
During the facelift procedure, a skin flap is pulled back from each side of the face. The tissues below the skin are altered to remove excess skin. The removal of excess skin gives a youthful look to the face.
Sometimes neck lift is also performed as part of the facelift surgery. This depends on the patient’s condition and the dermatologist’s recommendation.
Facelift surgery can address the following aging concerns:
- Sagging appearance of Cheeks.
- Excess Skin on Lower Jawline.
- Skin folds from the nose’s side to the mouth’s corner.
- Sagging skin on the neck.
A surgical facelift can correct aging signs but can not fix damages caused by excessive sun exposure.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound energy to lift facial and neck skin. This procedure is an alternative for people who do not want to undergo a surgical facelift.
A device that has a smooth applicator is used to send ultrasound energy to the treatment area. The ultrasound energy goes into deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Collagen in the human body decreases with age, leading to sagging skin. Ultherapy aims to reverse the process by promoting the production of new collagen. The new collagen production rejuvenates the skin and gives you a youthful look.
The treatment has an advanced level of precision.
While performing the procedures, the practitioners can see the layers of skin through the device. This allows them to target the energy in the right direction to achieve the desired results.
Ultherapy aims at targeting three layers of skin. These layers include:
- Superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS)
- The dermis
- The deep dermis.
Although the results of Ultherapy are not as effective as a Surgical facelift, yet this is a demanded cosmetic procedure. This is because Ultherapy is non-invasive, and it has no downtime.
What is the difference between Ultherapy and Surgical Face Lift?
The most significant difference between Ultherapy and a surgical facelift is that a surgical facelift involves an incision and removal of sagging skin, while Ultherapy is non-invasive and uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the skin.
A surgical facelift is an aggressive treatment ideal for people with extreme aging effects. For patients with mild to moderate aging signs, Ultherapy can perform well.
The results of a Surgical facelift last longer than Ultherapy, so if you are looking for long-term effects, facelift surgery might be the right option.
Surgical Facelift Vs. Ultherapy: Which one should you choose?
The choice between both these treatments is an individual’s preference. Both treatments have their perks for improving facial aesthetics. Ultherapy treats deeper layers of skin through non-invasive procedures, yet its results can not be compared to a surgical facelift.
Ultherapy might be the right option for people who have just started to develop aging signs and do not want aggressive intervention. People who are avoiding surgical treatments may also choose Ultherapy to lift their facial skin.
In case you have developed aging signs for a long, you need to go for a Surgical facelift to get rid of sagging skin. It is always advised to consult a plastic surgeon before any of the surgical processes. If you do not have one on your list, Laser Skin Care Clinic can help!
We have board-certified plastic surgeons and dermatologists with years of experience in treating aging signs. You may book a consultation session to discuss your desired results. After your visual inspection, the surgeon will advise you better on what works best for you.
Surgical Facelift vs. Ultherapy: Which one is more cost-effective?
Since Ultherapy is a short procedure, it costs less than a surgical facelift. Ultherapy is performed on an outpatient basis, and no post-op care is required.
On the contrary, a Facelift is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia, Post-op care, and surgeon Fees. These factors increase the price of the procedure.
If cost is a consideration for you, Ultherapy might be a more suitable option. The procedure is cost-efficient, and you may go home after completing the process.
If you are looking for Ultherapy or facelift treatment in Dubai. please contact us to schedule a consultation with a qualified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.