Many people want the results of a face-lift without the invasive procedure. While regularly scheduled facials and use of collagen boosting daily skin care products are an important preventative step, they may never achieve the result you are looking for in a facial. Luckily, there is an FDA-cleared treatment to lift and tighten your skin, giving the effect of a facial, but without the invasive surgery.
Ultherapy®, made popular by Hollywood celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian uses ultrasound technology to lift skin on the neck, eyebrow and under the chin, and improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. This ground-breaking treatment is not only non-invasive, but can be done in one hour, will last 2-3 months, and requires no downtime.
How Does It Work?
As your skin matures, collagen fibers that provide internal support will begin to ware down. Collagen is the natural protein that keeps your skin firm, toned and elastic. Essentially, it is what gives your skin its youthfulness.
Ultherapy is a variety of ultrasound technology used to stimulate the growth of new, healthy collagen. By penetrating deep into your skin’s foundation, we can replenish lost collagen by using the body’s own healing response. This means a natural and non-invasive way to lift and tighten skin. During the process, the machine generates radio-frequency energy that is absorbed by skin cells, including the fibroblasts, which are instrumental in smoothing out skin. Fibroblasts lay down new, tighter collagen that is organized in a straight line. This helps to smooth out skin, minimizing wrinkles and effectively tightening the skin.
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment that targets the skin’s foundation deep below the surface. Targeting this area, which is typically only addressed in cosmetic surgery, we can tighten and firm the skin without cutting or disrupting the surface.
Perhaps most impressive about this form of skin tightening therapy is the use of ultrasound imaging, which allows us to see the layers of skin tissue that we are treating. This means that we can distribute ultrasonic energy accurately, targeting and treating areas differently depending upon the needs of that specific area. Ultherapy can penetrate the skin at depths of 4.5mm, 3.0mm, and 1.5mm, prompting collagen production in the most effective way for each specific area.
A full face Ultherapy treatment will take anywhere from 45-60 minutes, while a partial face or brow lift treatment can take around 30 minutes. Neither treatment requires any downtime, earning this procedure it’s nick-name of “the lunch-time face-lift”. In addition, most patients see results after just one treatment. Skin will firm gradually over two to three months as rejuvenated, stronger collagen firms and smooths your skin.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Ultherapy can be an effective alternative to a surgical face lift for patients with ‘relaxed’ skin such that it is or has begun to look and feel less firm. You may notice relaxed skin around the eyebrow line, or sagging skin on the eyelids or jowls, for instance. This is often the first sign of “maturing” skin, and a good time to consider Ultherapy for the first time.
Some patients may experience redness, swelling, pain, and transient nerve effects. Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, but there can be some discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This is temporary and a good sign that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
For more information on Ultherapy and how to book, call TruDerm today at 561-847-4751.Previous Post Next Post