Gravity can take its toll on us over time. Facial sagging is a common complaint of people as they age. In the past, extensive surgeries were the only way to address this issue. Now, we have the revolutionary treatment known as Ultherapy. This FDA-approved procedure is great for treating underneath the chin, on the neck, and between the eyebrows.
How Does It Work?
Ultrasound technology is used in two important ways in this treatment. First, ultrasound imaging is used to show us all the layers of fat, allowing the treatment to be very precise. Second, ultrasound waves are used to stimulate the production of collagen. The new collagen will help to lift the skin in the targeted area. The goal of Ultherapy is to trigger the production of new collagen. Since collagen is the key to healthy, firm skin, Ultherapy can help reduce sagging without using any fillers or other chemicals.
What to Expect with Ultherapy Treatments
When you decide to have Ultherapy, the first step is to come in for a consultation. This is where we can determine your target areas and discuss how many treatments may be needed. The length of each treatment depends largely on the area being treated. Ultherapy was recently approved to treat the décolletage, or the upper part of a woman’s torso including the shoulders, neck, and upper chest. After receiving your treatment, you can immediately resume your normal routine. There is zero downtime or recovery period after having this treatment. Results develop over time as your body is busy producing new collagen. Ultimately, your body’s natural collagen production rate will decide how long this takes.
Who is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?
Being in good overall health is important before having Ultherapy. It is most effective when done at the first signs of aging. A consultation where we discuss your needs and medical history can help determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. It also helps to harbor realistic expectations about this procedure and what it can accomplish. A positive outlook is also ideal!
If you would like to learn more about Ultherapy and what it can do to help tighten your skin, get in touch with us and make an appointment with the office of Dr. Ingrid E. Trenkle! At our convenient locations in Redland sand Sun City, our caring and dedicated staff will be happy to explain the benefits of this treatment in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!