Most skin rejuvenation procedures target the skin itself, particularly discolorations, superficial wrinkles, and injury scars. These treatments include chemical peels, laser resurfacing, abrasion techniques, and light therapy. However, they don’t often address the underlying problem, and that is the continuous production of less-than-perfect skin tissue. Ultherapy® is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation procedure that stimulates new tissue production in the subdermal material.
Unlike a superficial treatment, Ultherapy® works on the materials underneath the skin, those tissues that actually create healthy dermal layers. It can be used to improve the skin tone and skin texture on the face, neck and chest.
It’s All About Ultrasound
As you are probably aware, ultrasound is a technique used to create images, much like X-rays. The sound energy is set to a frequency that will only be absorbed by tissues of specific densities. This allows for imaging of a targeted area.
The same energy can be used to set the subdermal tissues into resonant motion. This motion causes the tissues to constrict a bit, but more importantly, the absorbed energy acts as a stimulator. The body responds to what it recognizes as some sort of intrusion. The result is an accelerated process of the creation of new tissue that will eventually move upward and become the new skin layers.
Candidates for Ultherapy®
The ideal candidate is a mature adult male or female seeking to smooth and tighten the skin surface. The skin of most adults is far more wrinkled than that of a teen or preteen. This is because collagen production has decreased, the skin holds less moisture, and the skin is no longer being properly supported by the subcutaneous tissues. Those looking for a means to reduce the appearance of discolorations such as acne scars, rosacea, and even freckles may also benefit from Ultherapy® treatments.
After consulting with the client and designing a customized treatment plan, we set an appointment date that is convenient. Before we use the Ultherapy® device, we apply a special gel to the skin surface. We press the pre-calibrated instrument next to the skin and deliver controlled blasts of sound energy. This energy passes right through the skin and is absorbed by the denser tissues that lie beneath.
Our clients won’t notice much improvement for multiple weeks. That’s because it takes time for new tissue production to commence. After about a month or so, better skin tone is realized, and the skin is also tighter and more evenly toned. This is the result of increased collagen production.
Tighter, Wrinkle-Free Skin Without Surgery
If you’re not ready for something that involves a scalpel, try Ultherapy® at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville. It’s a simple cosmetic procedure that can help take years off your appearance. Our office is located in Jacksonville Beach. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!