In the last year the number of facelifts declined by 41 per cent for women and 46 per cent for men, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), with non-surgical alternatives becoming ever-more sophisticated.
Among the no-knife options include technologies harnessing regenerative lasers, ultrasound, and radiofrequency energy, which either stimulate a mega boost of our own collagen production, or work on the facial muscles themselves to lift the features. One of the leading procedures that is both safe and effective is Ultherapy, which–experts tells Bazaar–is considered the gold standard in non-surgical skin tightening and lifting.
Below, consultant dermatologist Dr Alexis Granite and Dr Stefanie Williams, dermatologist and author of Look great, not done!, explain everything you need to know:
What exactly is Ultherapy?
“Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens the skin of your face, neck and décolletage – with minimal downtime. The use of ultrasound energy boosts your own natural production of collagen and elastin for natural looking results,” Dr Williams explains.
What concerns is Ultherapy designed to improve?
“Ultherapy is a great non-surgical treatment option for sagging and loss of elasticity along the lower face and jawline, as well as under the chin and over the neck. Ultherapy can also help give a subtle lift to the brow and improve skin texture and puffiness around the eyes,” says Dr Granite.
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