Many people are unhappy and self-conscious about the fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin that begin to make their presence all too apparent as we age. The visible signs of aging can have a number of negative impacts on a person, even leading to more serious problems like depression. The bottom line is that the visible effects of aging can make a person look older than they feel.
The good news is that we live in a time of exciting advances in the field of cosmetic medicine. More cosmetic procedures are available than ever before, which can sometimes lead to a confusing variety of procedures.
One way to make things easier on yourself when trying to sort through your options is to first decide if you prefer a surgical or non-surgical procedure. Many people are squeamish about “going under the knife” and prefer a non-invasive method that still achieves good results. One such treatment option for sagging skin is Ultherapy®.
What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® was developed as a non-surgical treatment for sagging skin on the face and neck. It utilizes ultrasound to tone and lift sagging or loose skin safely and effectively.
How does Ultherapy® differ from other types of cosmetic procedures?
Both Ultherapy® and cosmetic surgery reach deep tissues areas beneath the skin. Since Ultherapy involves ultrasound, the practitioner can actually see tissue layers during treatment that should be targeted, ensuring that energy is delivered where it is needed the most.
Who makes a good candidate for Ultherapy®?
A good candidate for Ultherapy® is a person with skin that looks less firm than it once did. If you have sagging skin on your neck or jowls, or a lowered eyebrow line, Ultherapy® could help you.
People who are in their thirties or older with sagging skin often make good candidates. Ultherapy® may also be ideal for those seeking to prolong the effects of prior cosmetic surgery.
What results can I expect?
Ultherapy® helps those who have mild to moderate sagging or loose skin by renewing the collagen under the skin’s surface. It stimulates the production of collagen, which leads to turnover of old skin cells. These older skin cells are then replaced by more youthful cells.
How long will it take to see results?
You might see an effect immediately after your treatment, but effects will be most noticeable over the next two to three months as worn out collagen is replaced with fresh, elastic collagen.
How long will my results last?
Following your Ultherapy® treatment, you could have fresh collagen remaining for one year afterward, however, your skin will continue to age. You may need follow-up treatments to stay ahead of the normal aging process.
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