If you’re like most people, when you think of breast rejuvenation or breast augmentation, you think of an invasive surgery that involves incisions, scars, and painful healing. And for many women who want dramatic breast enhancement, surgery is an ideal option.
At San Diego-based Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we know that not all women who are considering breast rejuvenation need or want such solutions. If, due to skin laxity, you have minor breast sagging that you are unhappy about, you may want to learn more about Ultherapy, an innovative, non-invasive breast lift treatment that restores the perky appearance of your breasts.
In fact, to maximize results, you may want to consider a combination treatment of Ulthera for skin tightening and Radiesse for volumizing.
Stages of Breast Ptosis (Sagging)
There are various stages of breast sag, known as breast ptosis. The first stage is considered mild, which is when most of the breast tissue below the areolas can still be seen. At this point, the areolas are even with the breast crease, as well.
Moderate to significant sagging are the next two stages, and they are based on the position of the areolas in relation to the breast crease as well as to how much breast tissue is still visible below the areolas, if at all.
Ultherapy for Minor Breast Sagging
For minor breast ptosis, an alternative to a breast augmentation operation could be a better solution. One such alternative is an innovative breast rejuvenation therapy with Ultherapy.
Ultherapy is a skin tightening and body contouring treatment that uses microfocused ultrasound technology to lift and tighten loose skin. As you age and your body stops producing collagen, your skin begins to lose volume, which causes it to sag.
By stimulating collagen production safely and non-invasively, the natural healing properties of your body kick into gear to tighten and firm your skin. Because the ultrasound energy penetrates deep into the layers of structural support, the results can improve the appearance and perkiness of the breasts.
Learn more about Ultherapy by visit Ultherapy.com.
Ultrasound Side Effects and Results
With Ultherapy, there is no downtime for recovery. While everyone’s pain tolerance is different, most patients we see at our San Diego practice tolerate the treatment well, although a topical anesthetic can be given to ensure no discomfort. Side effects such as redness, itching, and tingling might last for several days, but it should be mild and not interfere with your life.
The skin tightening effects are noticeable almost immediately and then gradually improve for several months before delivering breast rejuvenating effects for another 12-18 months.
The Volumizing Effects of Radiesse
Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler that replenishes the volume in your skin by stimulating your body’s collagen production. Injections of Radiesse directly into your skin give it an immediate lift.
Radiesse is effective for skin tightening because it is made of calcium hydroxylapatite, a natural substance in your body that offers support to your skin’s foundational structure, which helps add lift and promotes the production of collagen.
The results are fuller, stronger, and more supple skin with an extra lift and a healthy glow.
Radiesse Side Effects and Results
Although the Radiesse procedure uses ultra fine needles for the injections, many patients choose to have a topical numbing agent applied before the procedure to radically cut down on potential discomfort.
The number of injections depends on your breast rejuvenation goals, but side effects are generally mild and short-lived. They include irritation, redness, soreness, itching, and tenderness around the injection sites. Normally, they recede within a week.
Radiesse delivers almost instant results, yet the effects continue improving as lost volume is steadily replenished over the next several months. The volumizing and skin tightening effects of Radiesse generally last 18 months.
A Combination of Ultherapy and Radiesse Maximizes Effects
The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology have studied a combination treatment of Ultherapy and Radiesse extensively with successful, safe results.
By combining the skin tightening and collagen building properties of Ultherapy with the volumizing and collagen building benefits of Radiesse, a breast lift and rejuvenation is possible without surgery, incisions, or scars. The benefits include improved breast size, shape, and perkiness.
Although the effects are often immediate, due to the nature of the two treatments, the improvement continues for months, which makes your newfound perkiness appear natural.
Who Can Benefit from This Innovative Combination Treatment?
This innovative, unique combination breast lift therapy does not replace breast implants. It is not for women who have small, perky breasts and want to noticeably enlarge them. It is also not for women with moderate to severe breast ptosis.
This non-surgical breast lift is for women who have slight breast ptosis – most of the skin below the areolas is visible – due to the lax skin. If you’re satisfied with the size of your breasts but would like to improve the slight loss of perkiness, this might be the solution you’re looking for.
Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to Learn More about Breast Lifts
If you think you’re a good candidate for this type of breast rejuvenation treatment, or if you’d like to learn more, contact the San Diego breast rejuvenation experts at world-famous Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to schedule a consultation. Visit us online or call (858) 943-2113 to learn more.
Next, learn about ThermiLift.