Facelift vs. Ultherapy
Ultherapy is one of the hot new facial rejuvenation procedures – no pun intended. Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to heat facial skin, which is supposed to tighten skin laxity by stimulating production of collagen and produce results similar to a forehead lift.
Ultherapy has been praised for providing facelift-like results at a significantly lower cost and without incisions. Although Ultherapy may yield some degree of facial rejuvenation, the surgical tightening – such as occurs in a facelift – of a drooping facial contour simply cannot be achieved with a non-surgical procedure.
The surgical advantages of a facelift include:
- Sculpting of the underlying fat and tissue
- Removal of excess, saggy tissue
- Tightening of the underlying facial muscles
Facelift results remain for about seven to 10 years on average. Ultherapy results last about a year and a half.
Saggy facial skin, an ill-defined jaw line and deep facial wrinkles are some of the most noticeable and undesirable effects of aging. A facelift addresses these cosmetic issues at their source, by removing and modifying years’ worth of gravitational pull and skin aging. Non-surgical procedures, including Ultherapy, cannot address skin laxity at the level of a facelift.
To learn more about receiving a facelift in Dallas, Texas, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule a consultation with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...