Why Is Ultherapy A Better Option Than A Facelift?

Most people are not excited about the prospect of surgery, even when it can radically improve their appearance. A facelift is invasive, requiring weeks of recovery and preventing the patient from appearing in public for weeks and often leaving behind the telltale signs that you’ve “had work done.”

At Ovation Med Spa, we seek alternatives to invasive plastic surgery by promoting non-surgical and non-invasive treatment options that produce incredible results and involve no downtime. Ultherapy is our alternative to a facelift, offering many of the same benefits without any of the discomfort or disruption that comes with a facelift.

The Difference Between Ultherapy and a Facelift

Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen growth deep underneath the skin. The process relys on your body’s natural ability to produce collagen to improve the firmness of your skin. Both FDA-approved and a proven alternative to a facelift, Ultherapy treatment can reverse the signs of aging and prolong the natural appearance of the skin by restoring lost collagen.

A facelift surgically removes lax skin and tightens muscles underneath to recreate a youthful appearance. The underlying structure of the skin is not repaired but reshaped through surgical techniques that require weeks of healing to return to normal activities and up to a year to see the full results.

While Ultherapy will not deliver the same results as a facelift, Houston patients who receive treatment can benefit from:

  • Starting treatment early to remain untouched by the effects of aging.
  • The natural ability of collagen to rebuild the structure of the skin.
  • Enhancing results in the years following a facelift to maintain the skin’s firmness.

At Ovation Med Spa, we recommend Ultherapy treatment for patients who are looking for a moderate improvement and may not be ready to take the leap to plastic surgery.

How Effective is Ultherapy?

Many patients who have come to our Houston office for Ultherapy treatment are amazed at the drastic change in their appearance. These patients were convinced that the only way to renew their appearance was through a lengthy surgical procedure and weeks of painful recovery.

Instead, they received the results that they wanted without the risks and long term healing associated with plastic surgery.

How Will I Feel During Ultherapy?

When compared to a facelift, Ultherapy is a relatively comfortable procedure that our patients tend to tolerate very well. Treatment is brief with most sessions lasting around one hour, and causes discomfort only when your skin is penetrated by short bursts of ultrasound energy. Some possible side effects related to treatment include a few days of:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Soreness

Our Houston patients have been able to return to work or their everyday tasks with hardly any symptoms related to their treatment. Any symptoms are quickly relieved by an over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen or aspirin.

To schedule your free consultation with Ovation Med Spa, call our Houston office at (713) 936-2490.