Ultherapy is a non-invasive alternative to facelifts that has been getting a lot of attention over the past few years. If you’re looking for a way to tighten lax face and neck skin without surgery, this may be the perfect treatment for you.
Ultherapy and Loose Skin
One of the biggest disadvantages that aging brings is the decline in a person’s youthful appearance. Gravity and time make their impacts evident in the form of loose sagging skin and wrinkles. Loose skin can also come about as a result of factors like dramatic weight loss.
Ultherapy is able to tighten this loose skin in areas like the face, neck, and décolletage. Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment related to lifting the skin. It does so by making use of the body’s ability to produce collagen.
Collagen is a protein naturally produced by the body. This protein is responsible for maintaining the skin’s structure and elasticity. Ultherapy triggers the process of collagen regeneration, which is called neocollagenesis. This is what provides the natural-looking results that people have come to expect from Ultherapy.
How Does the Process of Ultherapy Work?
An Ultherapy session for the face or neck lasts between sixty to ninety minutes, while a session for the chest area takes thirty minutes. There are no preparation routines that you have to go through for Ultherapy, and the process requires zero downtime.
An ultrasound scanner is first used to assess the target areas. This allows the treatment to be more precise. Ultrasound energy is then focused underneath the skin, creating heat that stimulates collagen production. The energy is applied in the form of focused pulses.
Once the pulses have been administered, the session is complete. As new collagen forms in the tissues over the coming weeks, the skin is tightened and lifted.
Multiple treatments may be required to achieve ideal results. Different patients have different requirements and expectations from their treatments. By having a clear discussion with Dr. Chow during a consultation, the patient can learn how many sessions are required to reach their desired results.
Should You Get an Ultherapy Session?
Ultherapy offers a number of benefits. Since the treatment does not make superficial changes but instead promotes specific bodily processes, the results are long-lasting and natural-looking.
Ultherapy is a safer and lower-risk procedure than a traditional facelift. Because traditional facelifts are invasive surgical procedures, they leave behind post-surgical marks. The non-invasive Ultherapy procedure leaves no marks, since no scalpels or needles are used.
The best part about Ultherapy is that patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment. This makes it quite convenient, especially for busy professionals.
Interested in learning more about Ultherapy? Get in touch with our office to set up a consultation!
Dr. Jen Chow, an experienced doctor who is double-board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as head and neck surgery, will be able to address any questions or concerns you may have. During your consultation, you can discuss the procedure in greater detail and can look at before-and-after photos.