Facts About Eyelift with Ultherapy – Newport Beach | Orange County
Dr. H.M. Seify, a board certified plastic surgeon, heads Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Seify spent about 13 years in post-graduate training, including a doctorate in science from Emory University. He has received international training in general and plastic surgery. He is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Sherrell J. Aston Award from ASPS for his contributions as a cosmetic surgeon.
Apart from his dedicated efforts in the area of cosmetic surgery for his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and surrounding areas, Dr. Seify also currently serves as the president of the worldwide American Cancer network designed to help children and adults with cancer. He is on the board of various healthcare organizations, including United Doctors of California and Future Care.
Non-surgical Eye Lift
Loose skin and wrinkles around eyelids can make a person appear older and tired looking. Many patients in Newport Beach and Orange County, CA opt for eye lift plastic surgery treatment to achieve a rejuvenated look. However, some patients may not be keen to undergo an elective surgery, but still wish to improve their appearance of eyes and reduce the signs of aging. Ultherapy may be an ideal treatment for such patients who are keen to reduce the wrinkly looking skin around the eyes without surgery.
This ultrasound-based, FDA approved procedure will usually take about half an hour for eye lift alone, or about one hour when combined with other areas such as cheeks, jowls, and upper neck. Unlike cosmetic surgery, the treatment involves very little or no downtime. Some patients may experience mild swelling, but usually there is no bruising or redness. Focused ultrasound energy penetrates into the underlying soft tissue and causes bio-stimulation to produce new collagen. Gradual skin firming and tightening in the eye lid area occurs over a period of next six to eight weeks.
Ultherapy eye lift treatment is usually performed under local anesthesia with the help of an anesthetic cream around the eyes, in addition to oral Ibuprofen pills half an hour prior to treatment. As the patient sits in a comfortable chair, the plastic surgeon or another ocular operating expert will deliver the treatment using a smooth applicator. Sub-skin layers are visible to the expert during the treatment on the Ulthera screen. A specific skin depth is treated with each smooth applicator.
The heat energy delivered to the deeper layers of soft tissue causes coagulation of blood vessels and stimulates production of new collagen. The treatment does not affect the outer layers of the skin, unlike many other non-surgical treatments. Around the eyes, the smooth applicator delivers energy at a relatively lower depth of 1.5 mm because the skin is thinner in this area. This is the benefit with Ulthera treatment that precise amounts of energy at a precise depth can be delivered to achieve desired results within a localized area with minimal impact.
Sometimes, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend Ultherapy in combination with Botox or dermal filler treatment for more comprehensive outcomes.