Are you looking for a gentle, effective treatment for loose skin? From our Redlands, CA, office, Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, is able to use Ultherapy as a non-invasive way to reduce signs of aging. This treatment can gently revitalize your skin and tighten it to reduce skin laxity. Today we’re going to address some common questions surrounding this versatile treatment option.
How Long Does Ultherapy Last?
Ultherapy is able to provide effective, lasting results. Some patients can enjoy their benefits for two years or even longer. Your needs and the health of your skin will play a role in how long your results last. One of this treatment’s top benefits is increasing collagen production, so supporting your collagen levels in-between treatments may help with its longevity.
There are things you can do at home that may help encourage longer results from your treatment. In general, anything that’s good for your skin tends to be good for your treatment results.
To start, we recommend protecting your skin from sun damage. Sun damage is able to damage collagen fibers. Smoking similarly can inhibit the healthy production of collagen. By taking good care of your skin, you can set yourself up for the best results possible.
What Are the Benefits?
Many patients can notice an immediate tightening effect once their skin has been treated with the Ulthera system. Others may notice results a few days after treatment. Either way, patients can expect a fairly quick improvement. In addition to a quick onset of benefits, you should notice your results continuing to improve over time. Maximum results tend to arrive around four to six months after the patient has finished their treatment or treatment series.
We know how valuable your time is. This is why we’re pleased to offer treatments that are efficient, so you can get back to your regular routine quickly. Depending on the area you want to be treated, you can expect this treatment to take between 30 to 90 minutes.
A consultation will help us determine how many treatments will be needed to reach your aesthetic goals. After examining the designated area, we should be able to give you a more specific timeline. Treatment results may still vary slightly for each person due to individual factors.
Some patients are happy with their results after a single treatment, while others may benefit from a series to get the results they’re looking for. This treatment can easily be customized, so our team can work with you to formulate a plan that fits your schedule and your needs at the same time.
During treatment, our skilled and experienced team will use the handheld Ulthera device to deliver gentle ultrasound energy to strategic areas throughout the skin. This device is able to bypass the superficial layer of your skin and instead reaches the underlying tissues. This causes thermal coagulation, which triggers the skin’s natural healing response.
This is the first technology of its kind to be FDA-approved as a way to tighten the skin of the face and other areas of the body. It offers a refreshed and revitalized look. It’s able to accentuate your natural beauty and is known to improve a patient’s concerns without making the results look artificial.
When the skin’s healing process is jump-started by our Ulthera system, it encourages collagen production. Collagen, along with elastin, helps our skin remain strong, elastic, and youthful. As we age, collagen production gradually decreases. By telling your body to ramp that collagen back up, this treatment is able to help restore your face’s appearance and shape.
As we carry out treatment, we will use advanced ultrasound imaging to ensure that the energy is delivered exactly where it’s needed the most.
This is considered a non-ablative treatment. That means this non-invasive therapy is able to work without injuring or damaging the surface of your skin. It has been well tested and enjoys an FDA-approved status. It uses well-respected technology and is considered very safe.
A surgical facelift is an effective way to reverse loose skin. This process involves lifting the skin, suturing the underlying tissue, and removing excess skin as needed. This surgery is a useful approach, but not everyone is ready for surgery. Whether it’s due to budget, recovery time, or health concerns, many patients would rather opt for a non-surgical alternative.
The Ulthera system is able to tighten up your underlying tissue, without having to put the patient through surgery. Instead of having to suture that tissue, natural collagen is encouraged throughout it. This is effective for both mild and moderate skin laxity.
Dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectables can be used to address wrinkles and laxity, but they require injections. Patients with a fear of needles are often frustrated at the lack of effective options that don’t require any sort of injections.
Since Ultherapy doesn’t need to use any needles, patients who have been waiting on cosmetic treatments may feel more comfortable with the treatment process.
Some patients who don’t have a fear of needles may still be more comfortable with the Ulthera system. Its reliability comes from stimulating your own collagen, rather than introducing anything foreign to your skin. Natural regeneration can also be a great option for patients who are sensitive to injectable cosmetics.
Life is busy enough without having to worry about downtime. Not only is this quick treatment easy to fit into a busy schedule, but you won’t have to worry about asking for time off to recover. You can visit us for treatment, and then head out to continue on with the rest of your day.
This treatment can be used in a range of areas. Below, we’ll list some of the most common locations this treatment is applied. It’s important to remember that this treatment can be used for even more concerns than the listed ones. If there’s a specific area you’d like treated and you don’t see it listed below, feel free to contact us and ask about it!
Using Ultherapy for a “brow lift” is very popular. This is an excellent way to “open up” your face. As we age, sometimes the brow can start to sag. With the brow lifted up, many patients feel it gives them a more alert and energetic appearance.
Chin jowls can be challenging to find a non-surgical treatment for. This treatment can help our patients achieve a chiseled jawline and can even reduce the appearance of double chins.
Wrinkles and skin laxity can take its toll on the neck just like it can take its toll on the face. The Ulthera device can be used to provide a lifting effect across the neck, addressing laxity and wrinkles at the same time.
If you’re looking to restore the appearance of your decolletage, this gentle treatment may be a great option for you. It can help patients feel more confident in their favorite outfits again.
This treatment can work for a range of patients of various ages. Some patients seek out their first treatments in their early 30s. The face often begins to lose some fullness and elasticity around this time. Patients in their 30s may notice some sagging around their eyelids, or the brow line lowering slightly. This treatment can help you maintain a youthful complexion and help patients age gracefully.
This treatment can also give senior patients dramatic results without having to resort to surgery. It has a smoothing effect across the skin and can be used to tighten and lift areas of the face. This can help shave years off of your face, all while encouraging healthy skin complexion with a collagen boost. Patients of any age who want to fight back against loose skin can enjoy the benefits of this treatment.
We know how important it is to find the right fit when it comes to your face. That’s why we’re pleased to offer a significant range of treatment options. From cosmetic injectables to laser treatments, we have a variety of tools for your unique needs.
We are also pleased to offer treatments for conditions such as eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, and screenings for skin cancer. Keeping your skin healthy is our passion, and we offer top-notch personalized care you can be confident in.
Have More Questions?
When we meet in person, our experienced providers will be happy to help you decide on the right treatment for your needs. We want each of our patients to be thrilled with their options and their results. If you’re ready to learn more, a consultation is the perfect way to do that. Reach out to Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, of Redlands, CA, today to get your consultation set up!