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Skin Tightening & Lifting

Avant Aesthetics offers several options for non-surgical skin-tightening and lifting.

ULTHERAPY THREADLIFTS

Ultherapy

The proprietary Ultherapy® procedure is the only non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift and tighten loose skin on the eyebrow, neck, and under the chin.

The only FDA-cleared procedure to lift skin on these hard-to-treat areas, Ultherapy uses the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface of the skin.

    • No Surgery.
    • No Downtime.
    • No Foreign Substances.
    • FDA Cleared.

 

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Why Ultherapy?

With Ultherapy, there’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change; just a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside.

You can go about your day after a single, 60-90 minute in-office procedure. You may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time—much like the effect that exercise has on building muscle (but without the multiple workouts!).

 

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Ultherapy FAQs

Ultherapy® is the only non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift and tighten loose skin on the eyebrow, neck, and under the chin.

An Ultherapy® procedure typically takes around 60-90 minutes, but will depend on the area to be treated and the treatment plan determined by your practitioner. There are no special after-care requirements and you can resume your normal activities immediately.

Yes! Ultherapy® is the only FDA-cleared procedure to lift skin on these hard-to-treat areas. The Ultherapy® procedure has been established to be safe and effective in clinical studies and over 200,000+ patient treatments worldwide.

In addition, every Ultherapy® practitioner is provided with procedural training and tools, so you can schedule your Ultherapy treatment with complete confidence.

Unlike lasers, which penetrate the skin from the outside-in, the Ultherapy® procedure bypasses the surface of the skin, specifically targeting the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen lives. Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy actually works from the inside-out to lift and tighten skin non-invasively.

In some ways, Ultherapy® is just like an ultrasound imaging procedure that expectant mothers may receive. A smooth hand piece is placed on your skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen. This allows your practitioner to “see” where they will treat your skin.

But here’s the difference: with Ultherapy®, that same hand piece is also used to deliver tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy at just the right depth below the skin, to the same foundational layer typically addressed in a surgical facelift.

No preparation whatsoever is required before your Ultherapy procedure, although your practitioner may recommend that comfort measures such as over-the-counter or prescribed medication be taken prior to treatment.

Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting of the skin on the neck, under the chin and on the brow. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy® has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery.

After cleansing the skin and identifying the specific areas to be treated, an ultrasound gel is applied and the smooth hand piece is placed upon your skin. The focused ultrasound energy bypasses the surface of your skin and is delivered to pre-planned depths within the tissue below to stimulate collagen growth.

Comfort levels vary from patient to patient and can depend on the area treated as well. Your practitioner will discuss options for making the experience as pleasant as possible. The sensation you experience is associated with the focused ultrasound energy as it is deposited below the surface of the skin. It is noticeable just while the energy is being delivered and patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.

You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take. Your skin may appear flushed immediately after the ultrasound treatment, but any redness should disappear within a few hours. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling, or tingling/tenderness to the touch following the procedure, but these are mild and temporary in nature. There is the possibility for other less common post-procedural effects, such as temporary small areas of bruising or numbness, and other rare effects which your physician will review with you.

Want to know if you’re a candidate for Ultherapy®? Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation!

 

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Silhouette Instalift®

SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT®is the breakthrough facial rejuvenation procedure you have read about in Town & Country and seen on THE DOCTORS TV Show that lifts sagging facial skin without the need for major surgery, scars or general anesthesia. This in-office procedure re-contours your mid-face and cheeks by gently lifting the deeper layers of your skin with resorbable sutures. The treatment is comfortable, requires no general anesthesia and typically takes 45 minutes. You will see results right away and the recovery time is minimal. Over time the sutures will naturally be absorbed by your body, while stimulating the production of collagen to aid in healthy skin renewal for natural-looking, long lasting results. To schedule your consultation for our Los Angeles thread lift, call Dr. Perry Liu today!

Silhouette InstaLift™ is a unique dual-action treatment that produces two desirable facial outcomes: an immediate lifting of the tissue in the mid-face area and a gradual regeneration of collagen to add volume, a result that gets better over time.

First, the practitioner will discuss where the sutures will be placed using a marking pen. Local anesthetic will be injected into the insertion points. The sutures will be placed in the subcutaneous layer of your tissue and then repositioned to the desired lift. The ends will then be cut off. The amount of sutures you will need will be suggested during the consultation and where you need the pull.

We provide a variety of pain management therapies from local IV sedation, topical numbing cream, oral and muscular injection analgesics, nitrous oxide, and anti-anxiety medications.

Post treatment you may experience a minimal acute inflammatory reaction. Symptoms may include minor pain, swelling, bruising, and mild dimpling. Symptoms usually resolve in a few days. Material sensitivity/allergic reactions should be reported immediately. Implantation of foreign materials in tissue can result in histological reactions. Other potential side effects include sensory nerve injury, asymmetry or banding.

The sutures are made from Poly (glycolid/L-lactide) PLGA, a polymer that is frequently used in medical devices and is well tolerated by the body. The fully resorbable sutures have bi-directional cones. The sutures lift, while the cones hold the suture and cheek subdermis in an elevated position.

Downtime varies on all individuals.

Typically 12-15 months.

Patients who appear to have very thin soft tissue of the face in which the implant may be palpable (felt or seen) or in patients with excessive heavy skin.

It is important to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your expectations to customize the treatment according to your aesthetic needs. Skin depth, medical history, and other assessments will be taken to assure you are the right candidate.

Patients will experience some tightness for a couple of weeks and have full range of motion thereafter.