As we age, our facial appearance comes under attack. Outside influences like wind, cold, UV rays and pollution are forces that work against our youthful and supple skin. Also, a depletion of the natural proteins collagen and elastin decrease skin elasticity can cause drooping and sagging of the skin. Add these issues to the severe weather Chicagoans face year-round, especially during the winter months, and it’s easy to see why they are looking for skin tightening treatments and anti-aging regimens that work.

Surgical or Non-Surgical 

When facial wrinkles, folds, and fine lines emerge, there are options available to men and women who want to retain youthful skin.  A surgical facelift, while transformative, may involve certain risks as well as downtime and recovery. Although there are Chicagoans who require surgery to attain their cosmetic goals, for many, an invasive procedure is not necessarily the best approach. 

Dr. Dreyfuss offers non-surgical treatments like Facetite and Ultherapy for convenient, non-invasive treatments to our patients with little to no downtime. These procedures have great appeal for individuals who have little time for recovery or may not be ready for surgery.

FaceTite

This advanced skin tightening system is designed to address sagging facial skin without incisions. FaceTite is a fantastic alternative to a facelift that works safely in the subdermal plane to contour and contract skin tissues with radiofrequency technology. This groundbreaking technology helps firm the patient’s skin to restore a youthful appearance with no discomfort or downtime.

The key benefits of FaceTite treatments include:

  • Provokes tissue remodeling 
  • Focused treatments allow precision for targeted results
  • Dual temperature provides greater control compared to other systems 

FaceTite mirrors facelift results without excisional surgery.

Ultherapy

Ultherapy® is an FDA-approved non-invasive skin tightening treatment that lifts the face, brow, chin, neck, and décolletage. Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, it targets underlying tissues to stimulate the production of collagen and promote youthful skin structure. This treatment has been established as safe and effective by clinical studies with more than 400,000 treatments worldwide.

Ultherapy results begin to emerge after two to three months and last up to one year. These benefits include:

  • Only treatment approved by the FDA for a non-invasive lifting of the skin on the neck, beneath the chin, and across the brow
  • Requires no downtime or recovery
  • Customizable to the patient’s particular skin issues

The chief benefit of Ultherapy is that it can turn back the clock on your appearance, giving you back your youthful glow.

Learn More

To find out how you can achieve youthful skin and a lift without the risks or downtime of surgery, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss today. 

If you would like more information on non-surgical, skin-tightening procedures, contact board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss, to schedule a consultation today.

Interested in Ultherapy? Dr. Dreyfuss created this infographic that contains helpful information about the Ultherapy procedure. By using advanced ultrasound technology to stimulate the production of collagen, Ultherapy gradually lifts and tightens loose and sagging skin. For more information, or to schedule an Ultherapy consultation, please contact Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery.

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