Solutions for Sagging Skin

Ultherapy NYC - Dr Ron Shelton

When you see wrinkles developing, you probably don’t think about what type of wrinkles they are. However, the cause, severity, and location of wrinkles, lines, or folds dictate the appropriate treatment.

Crow’s feet, lines between your eyes, and forehead wrinkles are most often the result of rigid facial muscles. This type of wrinkling can be treated effectively with Botox, which works by relaxing the facial muscles.

Diminished facial contours, thinning lips, and wrinkles around the mouth may be caused by the loss of facial volume. Dermal fillers can replace what has been lost, smooth winkles, and enhance facial contours.

Lax, hanging skin, such as jowls, may genuinely be excess. If the problem is mild to moderate, we may be able to treat it with minimally invasive procedures such as Ultherapy, which tightens and lifts skin with ultrasound technology. An excessive amount of sagging skin may require a surgical facelift procedure.

Aesthetic enhancement is highly individualized, requiring a customized treatment plan. For many patients, the best results are achieved through a combination of procedures, to address all issues effectively. It’s never too late to improve your skin, and take years off your appearance.

A one hour, less or more, procedure as an outpatient, without surgery and without down time delivers deep focused ultrasound energy to the deep dermis causing contraction of the connective tissue and tightening / lifting of the face and collagen production that continues to occur over six months after the treatment.

Ultherapy NYC - Dr Ron Shelton

Ultherapy is not a facelift, nor can it generate the same amount of lift that the skin will be raised in a face lift, but young patients and older patients are candidates for this treatment. A young person may just start to see the descent of their facial features. The eyebrows lose their arch and become flatter bringing down the upper eyelids which then develop a little hooding or crease. The mid cheek falls creating a mound over the smile crease and the jowls form over the jawline bringing down the corners of the cheeks. The skin of the neck under the chin becomes floppy or the muscle bands become prominent. Patients in their late thirties and early forties may seek such treatment to delay the time that there would be prominent sagging. People in their late 60s and 70s might have developed medical conditions or take medications that make a surgical facelift more risky.


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