In the search for a more youthful appearance, many women and men assume a facelift is the only way to get the dramatic results they’re seeking. But not everyone is a good candidate for a facelift, which comes with the associated risks and recovery time of any surgery. If you’ve been wondering whether a facelift is the right option for you, take a moment to consider some of the alternatives that might give you the results you’re looking for. With today’s technology, most of the signs of facial aging can be treated using non-surgical methods.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to stimulate your body’s own natural collagen production, as the slowdown in collagen production is one of the primary causes of facial aging. It is the only FDA-approved non-surgical method for tightening the skin of the chin and neck. Ultherapy penetrates the outer layers of the skin to help skin renew itself without causing pain or scarring. The effects of this treatment will gradually develop over two to three months, as new collagen causes the facial skin to tighten and lift. Most people are able to achieve the results they want in just one or two treatments. Ultherapy may also be recommended for patients with dark skin, as laser energy treatments can cause hyperpigmentation.
Micro needling is another treatment that works by stimulating collagen growth in your skin. Tiny needles promote scarless healing and natural collagen production. Micro needling can be effective in treating acne scars, enlarged pores and fine lines or wrinkles.
For redness, spider veins, pigment issues and other sun damage-related skin issues, a dermatologist may recommend photorejuvenation. This laser-based treatment is safe and non-surgical, and it can improve the tone and texture of your skin.
Laser Skin Tightening
During laser skin tightening, a high-intensity light is used to deliver a precisely controlled amount of therapeutic heat deep under your skin to stimulate collagen. As the new collagen forms, you’ll begin to see results several weeks after treatment. This treatment can result in skin that is tighter, firmer and much more youthful-looking.
Explore Your Options
If you have skin laxity (drooping), lines or wrinkles, sun damage or other skin issues that are keeping you from looking your best, see your dermatologist before assuming cosmetic surgery is your only recourse. You might be surprised at the incredible results you may be able to get from today’s non-surgical treatments. Each person’s skin is different, and your dermatologist can help you decide which treatments would work best for you.
The experts at Georgia Dermatology Partners are happy to help you explore your options for facelift alternatives. Our full-service practice offers a wide range of treatments from board-certified physicians. Get in touch today, and prepare to look and feel your very best!