Skin tightening is one of the many benefits of the ULTRAcel Q+ system. Here’s why it’s becoming a preferred alternative to the traditional facelift.
Cosmetic medicine just keeps getting better. Not only is so much more possible, but patients now also have the option to choose between surgical and non-surgical procedures.
Loose and sagging skin is a major concern in older patients, particularly women, and a few decades ago, traditional, surgical facelifts were the only solution. This is all changing.
According to the 2019 Plastic Surgery Statistics report, there has been a 8% decline in the number of facelifts performed between 2000 and 2019. This declining interest in surgical facelifts could speak to the rising popularity of other non-invasive alternatives.
In another report by Statista, it was discovered that in 2019, the number of non-surgical procedures performed was almost equal to the number of surgical procedures performed that same year. This too speaks to a growing need for more non-invasive procedures that can prevent and slow down the most common signs of ageing.
This is where technology such as ULTRAcel Q+ comes in.
The ULTRAcel Q+ Skin Treatment
Produced by Cynosure, ULTRAcel Q+ is a revolutionary new system that uses high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to lift and tighten the face, as well as other areas of the body.
ULTRAcel Q+ treatments are faster, result in minimal discomfort and leave patients with firmer, smoother skin that looks natural and youthful.
Here’s how the ULTRAcel system works to tighten the skin in a similar way to facelifts:
The HIFU produced by the ULTRAcel applicator works by heating up the deeper layers of the skin. The heat helps tighten the lower two-thirds of the face and encourages the body to produce more collagen. Higher levels of collagen will help keep the skin firmer for longer.
How ULTRAcel Q+ Treatments Differ to Facelifts
For one, while a facelift is mostly used to address sagging skin, ULTRAcel sessions can do so much more. Along with leaving you with a firmer appearance, treatments also result in tighter pores, fewer lines and wrinkles, an improvement in skin tone and a reduction in scarring.
Patients who also want to address their neck and décolletage area could do so in the same session. In the case of facelift surgery, a neck lift would need to be added to achieve the same result, which can increase costs and time in surgery.
A facelift does produce more dramatic results; however, the downtime required often deters patients from scheduling the surgery. As the ULTRAcel system does not damage the superficial layers of the skin, very little downtime is required. If anything, there may be some minor redness and discomfort similar to sunburn after each treatment.
Overall, treatments such as UTLRAcel Q+ are becoming the steppingstone to achieving a more youthful appearance without the need for surgery. It’s the go-to option for men and women who want to look younger but don’t necessarily need a full facelift yet.
If skin tightening is a primary priority, ULTRAcel Q+ offers noticeable, long-lasting results without the downtime.
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