One of the unpleasant side effects of getting older is that the skin gradually begins to produce less collagen each year. Collagen is the protein responsible for maintaining your skin’s tone, texture and firmness, and thus it’s smooth and youthful appearance. With less collagen produced with each passing year, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin are inevitable and will continue to worsen in appearance over time.
Fortunately, the natural production of collagen can be induced in many different ways to restore youth and vitality to your complexion. One of the most effective techniques to stimulate new collagen growth and strengthen weak collagen is Ultherapy; a quick, noninvasive and highly-effective cosmetic treatment. Ultherapy is an ideal option for those displaying mild to moderate symptoms of aging and wish to delay or avoid more invasive procedures such as cosmetic surgery. For qualified candidates, an Ultherapy treatment can reverse skin laxity, sagging tissues and other undesirable symptoms of aging with long-lasting and natural-looking results.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a safe and gentle treatment designed to tighten and lift the skin using low-risk ultrasound technology. This technology can tighten and transform the appearance of your skin around your eyebrows, your neck or beneath your chin. In addition, Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared nonsurgical skin-tightening procedure that has recently been approved to treat symptoms of aging like fine lines and wrinkles on the upper chest or decolletage.
This revolutionary treatment works by applying controlled and targeted ultrasound energy to the areas where you are currently experiencing skin laxity. The ultrasound energy utilized in Ultherapy slowly raises the temperature of the underlying layers of the skin to jump-start your body’s natural collagen production. Gradually, the increased collagen levels in your skin will begin to restore your skin tone and elasticity and reverse the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and lax skin.
What Areas Can Ultherapy Address?
Ultherapy can address mild to moderate skin laxity, as well as lines, wrinkles or sagging skin. This one-of-a-kind treatment can lift and firm the skin in the following areas with remarkably natural-looking results:
- The upper facial area (around the eyes and eyebrows)
- The lower facial area (cheeks and jawline)
- The full neck area
- The underside of the chin
- The decolletage
In addition to skin tightening, Ultherapy is also an ideal treatment for anyone who wishes to reduce the appearance of submental fullness, otherwise known as a double chin. By lifting facial tissues, firming skin on the neck and chest and eliminating a pesky double chin, Ultherapy treatments have the potential to lift a decade off of your appearance so you can look and feel your best at any age.
What are the Benefits of Ultherapy?
If you wish to improve a wide range of signs of aging from lines, folds and wrinkles to loose and sagging skin, but would also like to avoid the invasiveness and downtime of surgical procedure, Ultherapy may be the perfect solution for you. Ultherapy is ideal for men and women who want to restore natural youthfulness to their appearance but prefer noninvasive treatments. An Ultherapy treatment at Eminence Medical Aesthetics offers the following benefits to our anti-aging patients:
- Natural-looking rejuvenation results on the face, neck and upper chest
- Stimulates new collagen production for younger-looking skin
- Minimal to no discomfort from the treatment
- Achieve optimal results from a single treatment session
- Little to no side effects
- Little to no downtime needed for recovery
- Results without surgery or other invasive cosmetic procedures
- Safe ultrasound technology
- Treatment combines well with additional treatments for enhanced results
Ultherapy offers many different advantages that other anti-aging treatments simply cannot provide. Because Ultherapy relies on ultrasound energy, it is significantly safer than other collagen-inducing technologies on the market. Ultrasound has been used for numerous medical applications for more than 50 years, and its safety and efficacy is well-documented and understood. Unlike lasers or radiofrequency treatments, Ultherapy has the ability to bypass the skin’s surface to deliver energy to the optimal depths with great precision.
In addition to its safety, Ultherapy uses ultrasound-imaging to allow our providers to see deeper layers of tissue to deliver focused ultrasound energy where you need it most. You can expect to receive the appropriate amounts of energy in the exact areas you need them—no more, no less— to ensure you achieve your best possible results. The results you achieve with Ultherapy will be very long-lasting, as it encourages new collagen growth in the deepest layers of your skin. The quality of your Ultherapy results are of much better quality than those achieved with treatments that only work to improve the upper layers of your skin.
What Can I Expect From my Ultherapy Treatment?
An Ultherapy treatment does not require much time, but can still produce both transformational and beautiful results for your skin. Prior to your treatment, your provider will clean and prep your treatment areas to ensure no dirt or debris will impede on the Ultherapy application. Your provider will then apply a gel to your skin to help facilitate the movements of the Ultherapy wand across your chosen treatment areas.
Using the Ultherapy wand, your provider will use the ultrasound-imaging to identify the areas of concern and pinpoint the precise treatment depths and temperatures that will maximize the effectiveness of your procedure. Once these factors have been established, your provider will deliver the exact amount of ultrasound energy needed to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin in these areas.
You will begin to feel the skin-tightening effects of Ultherapy immediately after your appointment as the treatment works to stimulate collagen production and firm your lax tissues. Since the average Ultherapy procedure lasts about an hour, you can easily schedule your appointment during your lunch break and return to work afterward, making it one of the most convenient anti-aging treatments available today.
When Can I Expect to See My Ultherapy Results?
Most patients can expect to see and feel the visible improvements provided by their Ultherapy treatment immediately, in some cases, as soon as they leave our office. For most patients, however, the skin lifting and tightening effects produced by Ultherapy will gradually appear over the following weeks, with the most optimal results emerging between two to three months after your appointment. During this time, the collagen levels in your skin will continue to increase to improve upon the appearance of your complexion.
Since every patient’s response to an Ultherapy treatment will vary, so will the amount of time before your results will start to emerge. The outcomes of your Ultherapy treatments are long-lasting, but your skin will not be immune to the aging process or gravity. Factors such as your age, overall health and the amount of time you spend in the sun can affect how long your Ultherapy results will last.
How Many Ultherapy Treatments Will I Need?
In most cases, the majority of patients will only need one Ultherapy treatment to achieve the aesthetic results they desire. Some patients may benefit from multiple treatments depending on their degree of skin laxity as well as how they respond to the ultrasound energy. Regardless of the number of treatments you receive, your skin will continue to age. However, you can increase the longevity of your results with regular maintenance treatments to keep your skin looking smooth and taut.
Facial Rejuvenation at Eminence Medical Aesthetics
The first step to achieving tighter and younger-looking skin is scheduling your one-on-one consultation with one of our expert specialists at Eminence Medical Aesthetics. During your in-person consultation, your provider will evaluate your skin condition, discuss your goals and concerns, and determine whether Ultherapy is the right solution for you.
At Eminence Medical Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on offering the latest and most advanced nonsurgical technology and treatments to help you combat signs of aging and enhance your natural beauty. Our aesthetic treatments can bring back smoother, tighter skin with fewer lines and less sagging while avoiding the need for surgery and a lengthy recovery period. To learn more about Ultherapy and additional noninvasive procedures for facial rejuvenation, call us today at 888-983-2649 and book your consultation.
*Disclaimer: Individual Results May Vary.