How Can I Achieve Younger-looking Skin without Surgery?

By: Dr. David Alonso


With more and more people interested in starting their anti-aging aesthetic journey earlier in life, many men and women wonder what alternatives to facelift surgery may be available to them. Even older patients are often interested in more convenient alternatives to cosmetic surgery that do not require general anesthesia, incisions, or an extended recovery period. Regardless of age, patients who are seeking a nonsurgical, noninvasive facial rejuvenation solution may be excited to learn more about Ultherapy. At Amour Medical Aesthetics in Chico, CA, board-certified physician Dr. David Alonso and our experienced team of providers are proud to help patients look and feel like their best selves once again with Ultherapy. Here, you’ll learn all about Ultherapy, including how this cutting-edge treatment can restore younger-looking skin in as few as 30 minutes.

Is there such a thing as a nonsurgical facelift?

Yes! While facelift surgery is typically the most appropriate option for reversing advanced signs of facial aging, there are many nonsurgical treatments that are widely regarded as early alternatives to facelift surgery for addressing mild to moderate signs of aging. One such treatment is Ultherapy.

What is Ultherapy?

Sometimes referred to as a nonsurgical facelift, Ultherapy is a nonsurgical, noninvasive facial rejuvenation treatment that utilizes ultrasound and heat energies to stimulate the body’s healing and regenerative processes for firmer skin that looks more lifted and youthful.

Where can Ultherapy be used?

Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment for addressing lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging in the following areas:

  • Face
  • Around the brow/eyebrows
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Chest/decolletage

How does Ultherapy work?

During an Ultherapy treatment session, which may last for about 30 – 90 minutes, depending on the size and number of area(s) being treated, patients can lie back and relax. No anesthetic or numbing agent is needed, with patients typically reporting a virtually painless treatment characterized only by a slight warming sensation. The Ultherapy applicator is then used to deliver ultrasound energy to the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and skin tightening.

Is there any recovery time after Ultherapy?

No! In fact, patients are free to resume all of their normal daily activities, including exercising, working, and reapplying makeup, almost immediately after Ultherapy treatment. While some patients may experience mild redness or irritation after Ultherapy treatment, these symptoms should resolve by the end of the day.

How long do Ultherapy results last?

Most patients will begin to notice visible results about 3 – 6 months after Ultherapy, and the results may continue to improve over time as collagen supplies increase. On average, patients can expect their Ultherapy results to last for up to two years, though many patients report results lasting up to five years or longer. To maintain the most consistently youthful look possible, patients are often encouraged to incorporate annual Ultherapy treatments into their long-term skin care routine. Additionally, our providers can recommend complementary treatments to use between Ultherapy sessions – like laser skin resurfacing, for example – to further boost your results and keep you looking and feeling your best.

Transform your skin more easily than ever with the Ultherapy nonsurgical facelift in Chico, CA

Have you ever wished there was a way to lift and tighten your face without needles, surgery, or a painful recovery? With Ultherapy, your wish can come true. To learn more about the stunning results that are possible with Ultherapy treatment, call Amour Medical Aesthetics in Chico, CA to schedule your private consultation with board-certified physician Dr. David Alonso and our esteemed aesthetic team today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.