Loose skin on the face, neck and torso are definite signs of aging. We don’t like it, but we can’t prevent it. However, there are many ways to deal with skin that is no longer properly supported or contains less collagen than it once did. Surgical repositioning can leave scars, so most people look for other means of diminishing the appearance of folds, wrinkles and smile lines.
Ultherapy® is a non-surgical treatment we highly recommend because it doesn’t involve the use of chemicals, plumping agents or scalpels. This revolutionary skin tightening procedure uses ultrasound to kick start a natural process of collagen production. Most adults who wish to decrease the amount of folding or wrinkling in the skin are ideal candidates for this type of cosmetic treatment.
Advantages of Ultherapy®
Ultherapy® is non-invasive, meaning that no surgery is involved and there is no harsh skin abrasive resurfacing required to obtain positive results. Depending on the individual’s skin tone and skin thickness, certain chemical procedures may actually leave discolored patches. Ultherapy® uses sound energy to stimulate healthy tissue production, so it is a suitable skin tightening procedure for all skin types.
The Ideal Candidate
We first consult with our client and examine the problem areas closely. Most adults who consult with us are concerned about smile lines and crow’s feet, horizontal wrinkling and folding on the forehead or neck and loose skin on the front of the torso. If the folding and wrinkling is caused by gravity, meaning that the skin is no longer taut and supple, Ultherapy® will likely help to correct the problem.
About the Procedure
Ultherapy® is performed using a special instrument that produces ultrasound frequency energy. An ultrasound gel is applied to the skin, and the device is placed next to the skin. The sound energy is used first as an imaging technique to produce pictures of the area beneath the skin.
Energy is transmitted through the skin layers and down to the supporting tissues. The client doesn’t feel any intense discomfort, but rather a strong vibration. The tissues beneath the skin heat up slightly. This stimulates a response by the body. Nutrients are rushed to the affected areas, and slowly but surely, collagen production begins to increase.
In most cases, we schedule a series of treatment sessions, separated by a week or two. There is no downtime required between sessions. A typical treatment session usually takes only about 30 minutes.
Tightening of the skin continues for about two months following the last treatment session. The healthy skin is now taut, the smile lines and facial folds are gone and the skin tone is much more even than it was before treatment.
Learn More About Ultherapy®
This skin tightening procedure is popular because the client need not reorganize his or her schedule. It can even be performed during a lunch break! To find out more about how Ultherapy® can tighten your skin and give you back your youthful appearance, talk to Dr. Dadurian at MD Beauty Labs and Bioage MD, with locations in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for Ultherapy®.