One of the problems associated with aging skin is looseness caused by less efficient support from the subcutaneous tissues. Sometimes a fat buildup contributes to the problem. Tightening loose skin and giving the skin a more evenly contoured appearance cannot be accomplished through diet and exercise alone. Firming up the skin is best achieved through accelerated collagen production and a strengthening of the dermal layers. Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to produce the desired result. Here in Flushing, we are often asked by our clients how tightening the skin can be achieved without a surgical procedure.
We nearly always recommend Ultherapy® because it is a simple procedure that yields long-lasting results. After consulting with the client, we can come up with a treatment plan that addresses issues with loose skin and poor skin contouring.
What is Ultherapy®?
Ultrasound imaging has been around for a long time. High-intensity sound waves in a specific band of the sound wave spectrum are focused and directed through less dense material only to be absorbed and reflected off of hard tissue and bone. This gives crisp images and allows our medical professionals to see the exact size and structure of certain tissues, as well as bone and cartilage.
The same process can be used to accelerate the growth of healthy tissue through sound energy stimulation. When subdermal tissues are exposed to ultrasound, the body reacts by sending nutrients to the affected area. Properly calibrated, the Ultherapy® sound energy instrument can target specific areas while leaving other tissues unaffected.
The Benefits of Ultherapy®
Once the targeted area has been subjected to carefully focused sound energy, capillaries constrict and so do fat cells. This means an immediate visual improvement. However, the real benefit is seen over the following months as collagen production increases, new capillaries are formed, and subdermal tissues become stronger. Wrinkles and creases disappear, the skin has a better overall texture, and the surface is smoother.
This skin tightening and toning treatment is popular because it is an outpatient procedure, there is no skin ablation involved, and there are no chemicals used. The results can last for quite a long time, and follow-up treatments at our office in Flushing are extremely convenient.
Get Better-Looking Skin
If you’ve never heard of Ultherapy®, now is the time to learn more. Schedule a consultation at Metro Dermatology in Flushing, Elmhurst, Englewood, or the Bronx. Contact us today to book your appointment!