Ultherapy® for Non-surgical Skin Tightening
Posted on: February 26, 2018 in Category: Ultherapy®
Skin laxity can occur anywhere on the body, but it is most frequently seen on the face and neck. Laxity of the skin affects specific areas, such as on the brow, around the eyes, and jowls where wrinkles and fine lines appear. Additionally, skin laxity causes sagging skin to appear on the chin and neck. Regardless of where and how it appears, lax skin can add years to your appearance and take away from your natural beauty.
Laxity of the skin is most commonly caused by the natural aging process or weight loss. In both instances, nutrients that were once readily supplied to the areas of the face and neck are diverted to other areas of the body. This process causes fat pockets (which make areas appear plump and youthful) to deflate.
A decrease in nutrients also decreases the production of two important groups of proteins naturally found in the body: collagen and elastin. Collagen is the glue in our connective tissues that gives them their shape and keeps them strong. Elastin allows tissues in the body to retract back to their original form. Both proteins are essential components that give skin its strength, framework, and stretching ability. A decrease in collagen and elastin causes the skin to weaken. As the framework of the skin weakens, it caves and bends; with this weakening, wrinkles form and the skin doesn’t snap back as well as it once did, which causes the skin to droop or sag.
Luckily, with modern advancements, there are treatments available to tighten the skin and add volume. A new treatment that is gaining popularity is Ultherapy®.
What Is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® uses ultrasound waves to stimulate and boost the collagen growth. Treatment can help restore firmness to your facial tissue and counteract the effects of gravity on the skin without surgery. This procedure is good for mild-to-moderate skin laxity and is a great alternative to those people not ready to undergo a surgical facelift. The focused ultrasound imaging can lift the skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrows as well as improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. Best results appear over two to three months, as the tissue lifts.
The Benefits of Ultherapy®
- No downtime; can resume normal activities immediately
- No prep
- Non-invasive; no surgery
- Performed in the office
- 30 to 90 minute session, depending on treatment plan
- Results continue to appear over several months as skin heals
How Is It Different?
Ultherapy® uses ultrasound wave energy to stimulate structural support layers deep in the skin. The procedure allows for the results of a facelift without the need for surgery. Ultherapy® is the only FDA treatment cleared to lift and tighten the skin on the neck, under the chin, on the chest, and on the eyebrows, and because of the unique properties of the sound energy from ultrasound, treatment of the skin can be deeper than any other non-invasive cosmetic procedure, such as laser treatments.
If you would like more information about Ultherapy® or are ready schedule your consultation, please contact the Sand Institute by calling our Los Angeles office at (310) 441-2263 or our Paramount office at (562) 297-4068.