As they grow older, many people become increasingly dissatisfied with the appearance of their skin, particularly around the face, chin, and neck. Loose, sagging skin is very common in these areas as collagen is lost. While cosmetic surgery is the ideal solution for some, others prefer a non-surgical approach such as Ultherapy®.
What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is a non-surgical treatment for lifting, tightening, and toning loose or sagging skin under the chin, on the face, and neck. This FDA-approved treatment is safe, non-invasive, and requires no downtime.
In fact, it represents the only non-invasive treatment for the specific targeting of deep skin regions without the need for cutting or damaging the skin’s surface.
How Does Ultherapy® Work?
Ultherapy® targets deeper regions below the skin using ultrasound energy to encourage the body to create new collagen. Collagen is a key component of new skin formation. Following the treatment, skin will start to lift and become more toned.
Collagen is largely responsible for giving skin its tightness, youthfulness, and radiance by maintaining the firmness, elasticity, and tone of the skin.
As we get older, collagen gradually loses much of its elasticity and can no longer fight the effects of gravity as it once did, leading to the skin sagging downward over time.
Ultherapy® encourages the body’s own innate healing processes to form new, fresh collagen.
Can Ultherapy® Function as a Facelift?
Although Ultherapy® cannot replace a facelift, many people desire some tightening and lifting but do not want surgery. It represents an option for people who do not want a facelift, but who still desire skin tightening and collagen regeneration.
Some younger people also seek to fend off the early effects of aging while others desire to prolong the results they’ve already seen from cosmetic surgery.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for Ultherapy®?
If you are a man or a woman who is unsatisfied with the appearance of loose or sagging skin around your face and who either does not want or does not qualify for surgery, Ultherapy® may be right for you.
What Results Can I Expect?
Ultherapy® deals with loose, sagging skin by renewing and restructuring collagen under the skin’s surface. It can lift your brow, which helps minimize excessive skin resting upon your eyelids.
This can give you a more youthful, refreshed appearance and add alertness to your face. The treatment also helps enhance the appearance of sagging skin around the neck and jowls.
How Soon Should I Expect Results?
Although you may notice an initial effect, most toning and lifting will occur over the next three months or so as old collagen is gradually replaced with fresher, newer collagen that is more elastic. You can also expect further improvements for up to six months after your treatment.
Contact Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville today to schedule a consultation and find out if Ultherapy® is right for you.