Ultherapy® is a non-invasive treatment technique utilizing safe ultrasound energy to tighten and lift the skin naturally. It works through the stimulation of collagen production using the delivery of focused ultrasound energy without the need for incisions. The procedure has been rapidly gaining in popularity lately because it helps to tone sagging skin without disrupting the surface of the skin.
Ultherapy® works on a wide range of treatment areas that include aging jaw lines, the under chin area, saggy and tired eyes, sagging cheeks, loose neck skin, and sagging facial skin.
Using focused ultrasound energy, skin tightening can be achieved on the brow, neck, chin, and jawline with only one treatment session. The treatment should not be considered as a replacement for a conventional facelift procedure, but it offers a good alternative for those who prefer a non-invasive treatment for skin tightening and slowing down the facial aging process.
How Ultrasound Works
Ultrasound has been used medically for a variety of conditions. Most people are familiar with the technology for use in pregnancy scans and for looking within the body for conditions like kidney stones. During the scans, high-frequency sound waves are transmitted into the body using a special device. The reflection of these waves are then used to form an image of what is going on within the body.
In contrast to this type of medical use, Ultherapy® focuses ultrasound energy to a certain point under the surface of the skin. This transmits thermal energy that leads to the formation of new collagen to lift and tighten the skin in the treatment area. The treatment specifically targets foundational skin layers like the deep dermis. This leads to a noticeable tightening of the skin with no need for downtime.
The Ultherapy® Advantage
Unlike other treatments like surgery, radiofrequency, and lasers, Ultherapy® completely bypasses the surface of your skin to transmit the precise amount of ultrasound needed at correct temperatures and depths. The procedure is non-invasive, requires little to no downtime, stimulates the production of collagen within the skin, and requires only one treatment.
Is This Treatment Right for Me?
Ultherapy® is a good treatment option for most patients dealing with sagging skin. The treatment is most commonly used for those who are in their mid-thirties or above and looking to lift and tighten their skin without the need for a conventional surgical procedure. It also makes a good treatment choice for anyone seeking to slow down facial aging or prevent skin laxity.
If you would like to experience for yourself how an Ultherapy® treatment can significantly reduce the appearance of sagging skin without surgery, consider visiting David & Rossi Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, CA to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!