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A Mini Face Lift or Ultherapy, Which is Right for You?

Andrew | December 6, 2012 | Posted in Facelift, Skin Care

There are so many choices for skin care treatments in NYC, it can be a challenge to whittle your options down to just a few. Two of the least invasive and most economical choices are ultherapy or a mini face lift in New York. Ultherapy is an excellent non-invasive treatment, but requires several sessions and ongoing maintenance, while a mini lift is a surgical procedure that offers long-term results.

When looking into either option, it is recommended to find a plastic surgeon in NYC who can advise you which is best to achieve your desired results. Dr. Thomas Loeb, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has been practicing medicine in Manhattan for more than two decades and is an expert in facial rejuvenation.

What is a mini face lift?

Often called the weekend face lift, a mini face lift in New York offers fantastic results with minimal downtime. Like a traditional face lift, a mini face lift is a surgical procedure. The difference, however, is that a mini face lift focuses on just a specific area or two of the face, tightening nasio-labal folds or eliminating crow’s feet. By using endoscopic technology, a mini face lift can eliminate sagging, drooping and facial folds with very small incisions, thus reducing recovery time and scarring. A mini face lift is recommended for patients in their 30s and 40s who can benefit from minor changes but don’t require a total face lift.

What is ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a non-surgical option to rejuvenate the face and eliminate signs of aging, sagging and wrinkles. Ultherapy employs ultrasound technology to lift and tone the skin, and make patients look fresh and revitalized. Unlike laser skin treatments, which address only the outer layers of the skin, or a mini face lift that surgically changes the facial structure, ultherapy uses ultrasound waves to reach deep tissue while energizing the outer layer of skin. Ultherapy in New York City is suggested for patients who have noticed the beginning stages of skin laxity but are not ready to commit to a facial plastic surgery procedure.

Which procedure is right for me?

Both ultherapy and a mini face lift can help rejuvenate your face, resulting in a more youthful appearance. When deciding which procedure is right for you, consider your finances, time commitment, and pain tolerance. While ultherapy is less expensive per procedure, it requires at least two or three treatments to achieve optimal results. A mini face lift requires a greater up-front investment, but is a much more permanent solution that can last until you require a traditional face lift.

A plastic surgeon experienced in both ultherapy and mini face lifts in New York can help you decide which will offer the best results. Dr. Loeb has been in practice for more than 25 years and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. He is skilled in many surgical and non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures and is renowned for his natural looking results. To schedule your private consultation at Dr. Loeb’s Fifth Avenue office, please call 516.487.3134.

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