Ultherapy vs. Surgery

While everyone has heard of surgical face lifts, we imagine most people don’t know that there are skin tightening treatments like Ultherapy that can be used to lift, tighten, and improve your face without going under the knife. How do you know which treatment is right for you?*

While you might imagine that face lifts will most likely show the most dramatic results, Ultherapy treatments still boast incredible results without taking the risks, downtime, complications, and pain associated with surgical procedures. Non-invasive cosmetic treatments are a growing trend because people no longer need to harm themselves, take a lot of time off of work, and have potentially negative outcomes just to look and feel younger.*


What is Ultherapy?

Perhaps it would help to understand this treatment before making your final decision. Ultherapy is a treatment using ultrasound technology to tighten your skin in a non-invasive way which won’t be painful or cause any need for downtime or side effects.*

How does it work? By targeting the area deep below your skin that causes the formation of collagen and other healing properties that increase skin tightening from below the surface. By placing ultra sound energy in to this specific area, we’re able to target the area you’d like to see improved all while not harming any nearby skin or tissues. Pretty incredible, right?*

Ultherapy Capabilities vs. Surgical Face Lift Capabilities

While surgical face lifts only treat some areas of your face, Ultherapy is more versatile and able to improve the overall area of your face by treating multiple areas at once. (Again, no cutting). We offer several skin tightening treatments that don’t require invasive procedures and we feel these are always a better option than surgery.*

What Are the Risks of Ultherapy?

Side effects may include:

  • Slight bruising
  • Minor swelling
  • Possible redness
  • Possible tenderness

Side effects of Ultherapy are minor and shouldn’t last more than a few hours up to about 2 days. This is a FDA-approved, safe and effective treatment for skin tightening and is purposefully non-invasive and therefore more safe than many skin tightening procedures.*

What Are the Risks of Surgery?

Surgical risks are way more dangerous than non-invasive treatments and include:

  • Bleeding, hematoma, bruising.
  • Infection
  • Neurological dysfunction
  • Widened or thickened scar
  • Loss of hair around incision site
  • Unevenness between two sides of your face

You’ll have to make your own decision regarding whether Ultherapy or Surgery is right for you but we do highly recommend you do plenty of research and talk to providers that are medically qualified as well as receiving great reviews from past patients no matter what you decide. Be careful of any potential fake reviews or false claims as you research medical spas and surgeons. Especially with surgery. Surgery is a big deal and shouldn’t be taken lightly. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have about Ultherapy and feel free to give us a call to schedule your free consultation today!

*Disclaimer* Any claims of skin tightening, improving appearance, or having results similar to a surgical face lift cannot be guaranteed. Individual results will vary.



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