As you age, your skin will start to loosen. This is the fundamental reason why many of the unwanted signs of aging begin to show up. These signs include things like crow’s feet around the eyes. Other fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and across the forehead will also develop. You may also notice that your skin is starting to sag around the jowls and the neck. If you’re like many others experiencing the signs of aging, you likely want to do something about it. Thankfully, you don’t have to turn to invasive procedures to get noticeable skin tightening. Non-invasive treatments like Ultherapy® can make you look years younger.
The surgical facelift is one of the most well-known methods of skin tightening. It is done in a hospital setting and requires some downtime for recovery. The procedure involves removing loose, excess skin and pulling the remaining skin tight. Due to the discomfort, risk and recovery period associated with such a procedure, many people look for less invasive ways to have their skin tightened. If this sounds like you, check into Ultherapy®. You can avoid all the disadvantages of surgical procedures and still enjoy tighter skin.
Ultherapy® tightens the skin by treating the root cause of loose skin. Your skin will start to loosen when the level of collagen in its lower layers diminishes. Collagen is the protein responsible for keeping the skin firm and tight. It is produced by the body in the lower layers of the skin, but not always at the same rate. When you start to age, less collagen will be produced. This means the skin will lose much of its fullness and tightness that kept it wrinkle-free during the younger years. Ultherapy® is effective because it stimulates the skin to grow additional collagen. As the level increases, the number of lines and wrinkles on the skin will decrease accordingly.
Ultherapy® works by using ultrasound energy to gently warm the deeper layers of the skin where the collagen production takes place. In response to this warmth, additional collagen will begin to grow. This is a gradual process that will take around six months to get the collagen at peak levels. At that time, the skin will more closely resemble what it was before collagen levels began to decline.
The energy utilized by Ultherapy® is the same as what is used during ultrasound imaging. It is frequently used to monitor the development of the baby during pregnancy. It is also commonly used to check the function of organs and other soft tissues in the body. If you have had an ultrasound done, you know that the procedure is risk-free and produces virtually no side effects.
Ultherapy® is performed by passing a specially designed wand over the skin above the areas to be treated. The professional administering the therapy can watch what is happening in the skin on a computer screen. Doing so enables us to make any necessary adjustments in the energy level so that the best possible results are obtained from the session. This is an advantage that is not available with most other skin-tightening methods. When you come in for your consultation, we can give you additional information on the benefits of this treatment.
Ultherapy® is one of the easiest skin-tightening methods available today, and it is provided right here at Premiere Center for Health and Wellness in Cincinnati. Contact us today to book your first appointment and find out if this treatment is right for you!