When your skin begins to sag and wrinkle, you might try to fix this aesthetic condition by using expensive serums and lotions. Unfortunately, these topical treatments may fail to improve the condition of your skin. Instead of spending your time on ineffective anti-aging treatments, you should turn back the clock by getting Ultherapy from Premiere Center for Health and Wellness in Cincinnati, Ohio.
How Long Do the Effects of Ultherapy Last?
Ultherapy is an anti-aging treatment that can reduce wrinkles on your upper chest and lift the skin on your face and neck. This FDA-approved treatment will tighten your tissues and minimize your fine lines for a very long time. In fact, the positive changes in your neck, face, or other treatment area are likely to persist for at least 12 months after you receive your initial treatment session.
After about 12 months have passed, your skin may begin to return to its previous appearance. If you would like to tighten your tissues and minimize your wrinkles, you can achieve these goals by receiving maintenance sessions. For example, you might decide to get one follow-up session every two years. After we finish your initial treatment sessions, we will design a personalized follow-up schedule for you.
Why Has My Skin Started To Sag?
It’s normal to feel disappointed and upset when your skin becomes looser. There are several age-related changes and lifestyle habits that may cause you to experience this frustrating aesthetic condition.
Your Collagen Production
When you were young, your tissues naturally made abundant amounts of a fibrous protein called collagen. This protein helped your skin remain firm and smooth. As you get older, you will gradually stop producing high amounts of this structural protein. As you begin to make fewer collagen proteins, your skin will struggle to stay wrinkle-free and tight. As a result, the skin on your upper chest, neck, and face may start to sag.
Your Family History
Your family history will affect your likelihood of experiencing lines and sagging issues at an early stage in your life. If your parents and other close relatives developed these aesthetic issues when they were in their late thirties, you might experience this challenge at a similar time in your life. If your close relatives had firm skin for a longer period of time, you might experience sagging issues when you are in your late forties or early fifties.
Your Daily Habits
Certain habits can harm your collagen proteins and cause you to develop sagging issues and lines at an earlier point in your life. In particular, drinking a lot of wine, beer, or other alcoholic beverages may damage your collagen fibers.
Similarly, spending a long time in strong sunlight can also harm these useful proteins. During this time, the sun will emit ultra-violet rays that will degrade your collagen fibers. If you have received extensive sun exposure or frequently drink alcohol, you might develop loose skin and wrinkles at an earlier age than your peers.
How Will This Treatment Smooth and Firm My Skin?
This innovative anti-aging treatment will use a gentle, non-invasive technique to give you youthful-looking skin. We will start your treatment by using a small device to make detailed images of the tissues on your face, neck, or other target areas. We will use these images to direct ultrasound energy into specific areas of your skin. This powerful energy will move through the surface layer of the skin on your neck, upper chest, or face.
As this energy enters your skin, it will cause your tissues to create new collagen fibers. These fibers will strengthen the structure of your skin and firm the delicate tissues on your face and neck. In addition, increasing your collagen fibers will decrease the visibility of the wrinkles on your upper chest.
Who Is Eligible for This Anti-Aging Treatment?
If you are a generally healthy person who would like to improve lax skin on your upper chest, neck, or face, you will probably be eligible for this anti-aging technique. That said, you should not use this firming treatment if you have an implanted medical device in your desired target location. Further, some autoimmune issues, bleeding problems, and other medical conditions may prevent you from using this method to lift your skin.
In addition, you should not receive this firming treatment if you have an active skin infection in your desired target area. To ensure that you are a good candidate for this non-invasive treatment, we will review your medical history and assess your skin. If your skin is very lax or you have experienced extensive sun damage, we may advise you to use alternative methods to improve your appearance.
Will I Need To Receive General Anesthesia During My Skin-Tightening Session?
Many anti-aging techniques can be very invasive and uncomfortable. If you use one of these methods to change your look, you might have to receive general anesthesia during your treatment or procedure. Fortunately, we will not use invasive methods to firm your skin during your Ultherapy session. As a result, we will not provide you with general anesthesia during your appointment.
In addition, we will not give you any injections or make incisions in your target area. Instead, we will begin your skin-firming session by carefully cleaning the skin in your target location. After we have cleaned your skin and analyzed the condition of your treatment area, we will begin to send ultrasound energy into your tissues.
Will My Treatment Take a Long Time To Finish?
This treatment is very efficient, and you won’t need to spend a long time at our office in Cincinnati. In general, we will spend about 30 minutes improving the skin on your upper chest. If you would like to firm the skin on your face and neck, your appointment will probably take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
Will I Have a Long Period of Downtime After I Receive This Treatment?
Many invasive treatments and procedures will require you to take many days off from your job, family responsibilities, and other activities. Fortunately, you won’t have to hire people to help you with your childcare duties or use up your personal days after your appointment is finished. Instead, you can continue working, caring for your children or grandchildren, and performing your other daily activities.
When Will My Sagging Skin Become Firmer?
Since this treatment will take some time to improve your tissues, you should not expect to see immediate changes in your loose skin and other aesthetic challenges. Over the next several weeks, the ultrasound energy that we transmitted into your skin will encourage your tissues to make additional collagen proteins. As you continue to produce new collagen proteins, the skin in your treatment area will become stronger and firmer.
To track your progress, you should take photographs of your target area. Reviewing these photographs will allow you to analyze the changes in your skin. On average, you will see the full impact of this skin-firming treatment within two to three months.
Does This Skin-Tightening Treatment Really Work?
It’s normal to feel a little skeptical when you decide to use a new skin-tightening method to change your look. Fortunately, scientific studies show that this firming treatment can produce noticeable results.
For example, in one study, over 80% of people said that this treatment improved their appearance after 90 days. In another study, this treatment improved the elasticity of the skin under people’s chins after 24 days. Further, another study showed that this treatment can improve people’s production of two types of collagen by 42%.
How Can I Prolong the Benefits of This Aesthetic Treatment?
Taking good care of your skin will allow you to enjoy a youthful appearance for a longer period of time. To achieve this goal, you should protect your skin from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun. When you spend time outdoors, you should apply high-quality sunscreen to your target area.
In addition, you should use moisturizers, anti-wrinkle creams, and other beauty products to improve the condition of your skin. We can recommend beauty products from the Neocutis line that will hydrate your skin, reduce your lines, and achieve other aesthetic goals. In addition, we may advise you to receive laser treatments, chemical peels, and other anti-aging treatments.
Will I Need To Receive Several Treatment Sessions?
If you are trying to smooth minor wrinkles and lines on your chest or correct mild sagging issues, you will probably only need to get one aesthetic treatment. That said, you might need to receive several sessions if you are trying to fix more significant aesthetic issues.
For example, you might need to receive multiple sessions if you are trying to fix significant laxity issues. In addition, we may advise you to book several sessions if you would like to firm the skin in many different locations.
Schedule a Consultation
Receiving an Ultherapy session is an ideal way to correct sagging skin and lines that are causing you to feel older and less attractive. We can use this advanced method to enhance the skin on your neck, face, and upper chest. If you would like to schedule a consultation about this skin-tightening treatment or receive help with hormone health for women and men, you should contact us at Premiere Center for Health and Wellness in Cincinnati, Ohio.