What are people saying about the Ultherapy Procedure?

Ultherapy is a non-surgical tissue tightening treatment FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, eyebrows, and improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. It is commonly used off-label to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). The Ultherapy procedure is not a facelift, but it the only tissue tightening modality that uses advanced ultrasound energy and precise imaging to deliver energy at a level as deep as a surgical facelift, the muscle. Laser and radio-frequency delivers the energy on a more superficial level. The precise imaging of the ultrasound technology allows the technician to see the tissue of the skin which helps the energy be delivered safely and to where it will be most beneficial. The treatment takes about 45 to 60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.

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What do people love about the Ultherapy procedure?

Ultherapy is the only tissue tightening modality that bypasses the outer layer of the skin delivering the energy deeply and precisely where it is needed. Results from the treatment are gradual and natural. Some patients may see some lifting immediately after treatment but collagen will continue to stimulate over the next few months after treatment tightening and lifting the skin. Another benefit to Ultherapy is that it is just one treatment. There is no downtime after Ultherapy and one can return their normal activities immediately after treatment. Some patients may experience redness or swelling but it is temporary. Your provider will go over post care which may include washing with gentle cleanser and avoiding exfoliation for about a week after treatment.

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Signs of aging can be greatly improved with technological advances in modern medicine and aesthetics. Ultherapy could be the perfect treatment option for those that are looking to stimulate collagen, combat or prevent signs of aging, those not ready for surgery, and for those that want to extend their surgery results. To determine candidacy we invite you for a complimentary consultation at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, one of the first practices in the country to carry this state of the art device.


Considering a Brow Lift? Here’s what you need to know…

Perhaps you look tired, even when you aren’t, or maybe the aging process has caused unsightly sagging skin or the dreaded under-eye bags. No matter your reasons for considering a brow lift, it’s important to know about the options available , steps your plastic surgeon will take, and the recovery period.

If cosmetic surgery is the way to go, talk to your cosmetic surgeon to learn more about your options and if you’re a good candidate for browlift. Your surgeon will explain the process and recovery to you.

Before your browlift procedure begins, your surgeon will study your facial structure, as different people exhibit slightly differing contours.

During the procedure, your surgeon will make incisions into the skin of your forehead to pull it into a more taught position. After the typical brow enhancement procedure, there will be an approximate 2 week healing period during which time swelling and overall discomfort will diminish and surrounding skin in the brow area will begin to take on a smoother appearance. The result? More youthful looking skin and eyes and an appearance of energy and vitality over fatigue.

A browlift is a permanent and proven method to look more youthful and has been proven safe time and again. Talk to and interview local cosmetic surgeons to learn more about this procedure and if it’s right for you.

What Kind of Results Can You Expect from a Brow Lift?

Over the years, sunlight exposure and gravity can take their toll on your skin. You’re likely to notice the first signs of aging in your face, particularly in the eye and forehead areas. If you would like to refresh your appearance, consider a brow lift or another form of cosmetic surgery. Here’s a brief look at how a brow lift can make you look more energized and youthful:

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Reduction of Wrinkles and Furrows
A brow lift is ideal for those who would like to get rid of the deep, horizontal wrinkles across the forehead. If you’ve noticed furrows between your eyebrows, you might also consider this cosmetic surgery. A plastic surgeon can remove unsightly wrinkles by altering the muscle layer and removing excess skin in order to create a taut appearance.

Lifting of Eyebrows
During the procedure, the plastic surgeon removes excess skin, which also lifts the eyebrows. This eliminates forehead sagging that can make you look older than you really are. After having a brow lift, you can enjoy a vibrant, energized appearance.

Long-Lasting Results
The results of a brow lift are long-lasting. However, you’ll need to wait until you’ve fully healed to appreciate the results. After several weeks, you’ll notice the remarkable difference this cosmetic surgery can make in the appearance of your wrinkles and eyebrows. Additional, more subtle improvements will typically occur over the following few months. During that time, you can help maintain your new appearance with proper skin care. Minimize your exposure to sunlight to help prevent wrinkles, and eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids to maintain your skin’s elasticity.

If you’re considering a brow lift, schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa. Our state-of-the-art facility in Vernon Hills routinely performs endoscopic brow lifts. Contact us at (847) 737-1471 to learn more about this cosmetic procedure.