Sagging, drooping skin is a clear sign of the aging process. The amount of collagen produced in the skin layers has been steadily decreasing, and the result is drooping skin. Fortunately, there’s a non-surgical treatment that can tighten and lift the skin in problem areas. Ultherapy® is a procedure that uses sound energy to stimulate collagen production.
What is Ultherapy® Treatment?
This type of procedure uses sound energy, which is commonly known as ultrasound. Ultrasound has been used for many decades as an imaging technique. This same energy can be used to stimulate healthy tissue growth.
The sound energy is absorbed only in the lower levels of your skin. In other words, the energy can be calibrated and focused in such a way that it passes right through the skin surface to be absorbed by the more dense layers that lie beneath. Through the energy absorption within the skin, the body will respond by increasing the amount of collagen produced in and below the skin layers.
What Clients Should Expect
We encourage you to schedule a consultation so that we can fully explain the procedure, what the sound energy absorption will feel like during the treatment, and what medications or sedatives may be required.
The instrument used is a specialized device. The instrument is moved across the area directing energy to the lower levels of your skin. The small bursts of sound energy cause a vibration and tingling, but each burst is so short that the brain never actually receives pain signals. The practitioner performing the procedure will move the instrument slowly across the affected area, repeating the movement pattern several times.
The After-Treatment Effect
Some clients will notice a bit of skin lifting and tightening in just a few days after treatment, but this is mostly due to the slight swelling caused by the absorption of sound energy. The real effect of Ultherapy® takes place over the next several months. The increased amount of collagen produced by the body during this period will cause a significant lifting and tightening of the skin.
Are You a Candidate for Ultherapy®?
If you don’t like the idea of facial skin repositioning or any type of skin surgery, talk to us about Ultherapy® today at Laser Skin Solutions in Jacksonville Beach. This may be just the procedure your skin needs in order for you to regain a more youthful appearance!