Sound energy stimulates a response by the body. When energy is absorbed by the body’s tissues, some of it is converted into heat energy. Some of the energy is also absorbed and then re-emitted. This is how ultrasound works. The reflected energy waves give a clear picture of what the body’s tissues and bones look like. Thanks to recent developments in the medical field, ultrasound can also be used to kickstart the effective repair or replacement of certain body tissues.
Ultherapy® is a revolutionary new method of toning and tightening the skin on the face and neck without the need for surgery. If you have loose skin on the face, you may be able to benefit from the effects of these sound energy treatments. We highly recommend Ultherapy® for those who are seeking a noninvasive means to tighten the skin along the lower cheeks and jawline.
Loose Skin On The Jowls
Loose facial skin affects millions of people. The buildup of fatty tissue over time can cause drooping skin, and skin that has become much less elastic cannot resist the pull of gravity. A surgical procedure can be performed to correct the problem, but this requires considerable downtime and may result in visible scarring. Many people understandably just aren’t ready to undergo a surgical procedure, and they want a simpler method of tightening the skin around the lower cheeks and jawline.
Ultherapy® doesn’t involve the use of needles, scalpels, or abrasive resurfacing instruments. Instead, one of our medical specialists will use a handheld device to deliver powerful sound energy through the skin. This energy is absorbed by the underlying tissues, and the body responds by triggering a regenerative process.
How The Procedure Is Performed
Before performing Ultherapy® for our clients, we consult with them and look closely at the areas of concern on the face. We note the amount of fatty tissue buildup and the corresponding smoothness or looseness of the skin. If we decide that sound energy therapy will correct these problems, we can then schedule a treatment session and outline the procedure to the client.
The process is easy and causes little to no discomfort. The instrument is placed directly on the surface of the skin. The energy required and the duration of the sound energy delivery is controlled by our medical team. When the energy is produced, the patient will feel a vibration and may feel an occasional numbness. The energy pulses are repeated several times to ensure thorough treatment before the instrument is moved to the next area of skin surface.
The energy passes right through the skin layers and is absorbed by the denser tissues that lie beneath. Immediately, the body responds to the energy absorption by sending nutrients to the affected area. A typical treatment session lasts about 30 minutes.
Some visual improvement is immediately noticeable, but you will experience real tightening and smoothing of the skin over the next three or four weeks. Collagen production increases, and the effects of the treatment can last for up to six months or more.
Lift And Tighten Skin Without Surgery
If sagging skin is getting you down, you can benefit from many different simple, noninvasive treatments. Contact us today to learn how Ultherapy® can help eliminate the visual signs of aging on the lower part of your face. Schedule a consultation with Metro Dermatology in Elmhurst, NY to learn more about how Ultherapy® can benefit you.