Are you looking for skin tightening results without surgery? Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound waves to rejuvenate your skin so you can have a healthy and young complexion without any surgery. At Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD in Redlands, CA, we offer a variety of safe and effective dermatological solutions to improve your health and appearance.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared skin treatment using ultrasound waves to correct a variety of skin aging signs. The ultrasound treatment device was developed by Merz Aesthetics to provide skin tightening benefits without the need for surgery.
Ultrasound waves don’t only target the surface level of the skin. Instead, they penetrate deep into the skin to provide lifting of the skin that is unrivaled by any non-surgical treatment. The treatment stimulates collagen production to replenish the skin and improve elasticity that has been lost to age and lifestyle. Ultrasound therapy can reduce aging signs like wrinkles and lines by rejuvenating the skin.
What Can I Expect From My First Session?
Your therapy begins with a consultation from Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD. We will gather information regarding your skin tightness goals, medical history, and current health to evaluate your compatibility with the treatment. This information will help us determine if the treatment will provide satisfactory results and can be performed safely. We will also help you visualize realistic outcomes from the treatment so you know what you can expect.
When you arrive for your first session, if you are wearing makeup or skincare products that are covering the target area, we will ask you to remove them. These substances can interfere in your treatment and result in less than optimal skin improvements. When you are prepared for treatment, Dr. Trenkle will administer the treatment by gliding the ultrasound device over the target area to precisely and thoroughly treat the area.
You will not feel pain or discomfort and can occupy your time with a book or mobile device. After the treatment, your recovery is minimal and you should be able to return to your normally scheduled activities. The treatment will stimulate increased collagen production and improve your skin texture and tightness over several months.
13 Top Reasons to Get Ultherapy
As you age, your skin loses collagen, and by the age of 30, lines and wrinkles may begin to form in your skin. If you want your youthful complexion back, ultrasound therapy can eliminate wrinkles, lines, crease, and folds in your skin. The increased collagen production deep in the layers of the skin provides a lifting and tightening effect.
Your skin’s natural aging can be halted or reversed with regular treatment sessions, and you can have long-lasting healthy and youthful skin. Common aging signs this therapy can address include:
- Frown lines on the brow
- Marionette lines around the mouth
- Forehead creases
- Crow’s feet near the eye
- Sagging eyelids
- Folds caused by jawline and cheek laxity
If you are under the age of 30 or not yet experiencing wrinkles and fine lines, you can undergo ultrasound therapy as a preventative treatment. You can stimulate your collagen production to offset the natural loss of collagen in your skin and retain your youthful appearance for longer. The texture and tightness of your skin can be kept at an ideal level by beginning regular treatment before aging signs become evident.
Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss
After a weight loss plan, your skin can be loose and saggy. This is why liposuction is often combined with lifting surgery like a tummy tuck or butt-lift. Skin laxity after significant weight loss from surgery or natural means was once only solved by surgery, but ultrasound therapy can be an integral part of your weight loss plan.
We can relieve skin laxity to get your body into the shape you want. Ultrasound treatment can tighten loose skin on many parts of the body, providing results comparable to a tummy tuck or butt-lift without surgery.
No Treatment Preparation Needed
Preparing for your first Ultherapy sessions is simple. You will not have to follow a more strict diet or workout plan and can live your life without any changes. All that is expected of you is that you do not apply any makeup or skincare products on the morning of your session.
You Are Likely Eligible
Almost every healthy man or woman is eligible for the treatment. If you want to improve the laxity of your skin, you are likely an ideal patient. Patients of every age and skin tone can enjoy the treatment and experience great results. Your treatment will be customized to reach your ideal skin tightness depending on your current skin laxity and skin condition. We can use the treatment to reduce the appearance of aging signs, or as a proactive measure to prevent aging signs.
Before your first session, we will identify any health issues during your consultation to ensure your safe treatment. We do not recommend the treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. We also cannot recommend the treatment if you have an active infection, are suffering from an auto-immune disease, or have a bleeding disorder.
Ultrasound treatment sessions can be performed quickly. We can treat small areas of the body in as little as 30 minutes. Rather than just stimulating collagen at the surface, the treatment induces collagen to repair and lift the skin at every layer during the session. It is performed with no damage to tissue and no ablation of the skin. Larger areas of the body can be treated in 60 to 90 minutes. This means we can perform the treatment in several areas or the entire body in one session.
See Results in One Session
Unlike many other skin rejuvenating treatments, you may only need a single ultrasound treatment session to get the results you desire. Most patients require only one session to reach their goal, with some needing a second session to meet their expectations. Each patient’s needs are different, so if you have a greater skin laxity or your body is less responsive to the collagen inducing power of ultrasound, you may need multiple sessions.
If you need more than one session, each session will be scheduled at least four weeks apart. This allows your skin to recover and get the maximum benefit from each session. We can give you a good idea of how many sessions you might need to reach your goal during your initial consultation.
Natural Skin Improvements
After your first treatment session, you will not see instant skin improvement. It may take between two and three months to see a noticeable difference in skin texture and tightness. During this time the collagen is produced and naturally rejuvenates the skin. You will see your skin tightness peak around the sixth month when the collagen has had ample time to repair your skin and increase its elasticity.
While quick results can be nice, more gradual results tend to appear more natural. Most people will not notice you had a skin tightening treatment, and the improvements will appear as though they are the result of natural improvement in your skin’s health. Other treatments may restrict your face’s ability to make natural expressions or provide sudden and unnatural changes.
The results from your ultrasound treatment may vary, but the results tend to last one year after treatment. Your skin’s tightness will peak around six months after your treatment session, and you will slowly lose tightness in the following months. One year after your treatment, you should return for a touch-up session to enjoy prolonged benefits for another year. Factors like age, skincare, sun exposure, and health can affect the longevity of your skin’s tightness. For the best and longest-lasting skin tightness after your treatment, it is important to pay attention to these factors.
Treat the Entire Body
Ultherapy is not only meant for typical facial treatments but is also safe enough to treat laxity around the eye and eyelids. Laser therapy and intense pulsed light treatments are not safe enough for treating the eyelids, and some are not safe for use near the eye.
This treatment can also provide skin tightness for the entire body. Some common areas treated with ultrasound are the abdomen, chest, neck, upper arms, buttocks, and knees. You can rejuvenate your complexion with a face, neck, and upper chest treatment or reduce skin laxity on your buttocks and abdomen after a successful weight loss plan.
After your treatment, you can return to work or your normal routine without any interruptions. This is an advantage of the treatment because you will not have to miss any work. If you are short on free time, you may be able to schedule your therapy session during your lunch break and return to work immediately after. You can also resume your typical skincare routine and makeup immediately after your treatment. Using sunscreen immediately after your treatment is recommended to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.
Your ultrasound treatment will not require any anesthetic or a topical numbing agent. You will not feel any pain from the ultrasound device, and the head of the device glides over your skin without any pulling or suction. The treatment is non-invasive and non-surgical, so your recovery is minimal without any bleeding, bruising, or sutures. Ultherapy is FDA cleared to provide skin lifting and tightening. Ultrasound has been used in medical applications for over 50 years without any harmful side effects.
Great Alternative to Surgery
If you are reluctant to undergo surgery to tighten your skin, ultrasound treatment can be an ideal solution. You will enjoy the benefits of a lift surgery like a face-lift, butt-lift, or tummy tuck without the downtime and risk. You will not need to commit significant time and money to the treatment like you would with skin tightening surgery.
Ultherapy can be an affordable treatment when compared to surgery because of the costs associate with recovery. Overnight care and hospitalization needed for surgery are not needed for ultrasound therapy. You can undergo treatment quickly in our Redlands office and return to work immediately. The treatment also requires fewer sessions than laser and intense pulsed light treatments, which can require approximately six sessions to reach your goal.
Your cost may vary because every patient has different needs. The cost of your treatment depends on the time needed to perform the treatment and the number of sessions needed. Contact Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD for a tailored treatment plan. You can also contact your health insurance provider about any benefits that may cover the treatment, but most health insurance providers do not cover cosmetic treatments like ultrasound therapy.
Find Your Reason Today
Whatever your reason is for choosing Ultherapy, you can have long-lasting tight skin in as little as one session. Visit Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD in Redlands, CA for an initial consultation today!