Even those who take meticulous care of their skin will eventually see the effects of aging. Over time, skin becomes thinner and loses fat and smoothness, causing it to look less healthy and youthful.
At A Younger You Medical Spa in Brookfield and Burlington, we know how the visible signs of aging can affect the way you feel. That’s why we have invested in the innovative Ultherapy treatment to tighten and lift aging skin.
The only FDA-cleared procedure to lift and tighten skin on the neck, face, and chest area, Ultherapy treatments offer impressive results without surgery.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasound therapy and the body’s natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin.
The Ultherapy device produces ultrasound waves to stimulate the skin’s structural support layers without disturbing the skin’s surface.
Why Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy works by targeting the root cause of what makes aging skin look dull, loose, and thin: a lack of collagen.
Collagen is a protein naturally produced by the body. It helps the body maintain its shape and structure, replaces dead cells, and gives skin elasticity and strength.
Over time, the body’s natural collagen production slows, weakening cell structures. As a result, skin becomes thinner and looser.
Eventually, the body stops producing collagen altogether, so dead cells are replaced less frequently, making the skin look dull. Skin loses its elasticity and structure, causing it to be loose and form wrinkles.
Ultherapy works by stimulating the body to produce more collagen.
How Does Ultherapy Stimulate Collagen Production?
Ultherapy treatments prompt the body to stimulate collagen by causing superficial damage to the skin. This practice is common in other therapies, such as microneedling.
The technique is different in Ultherapy, as its ultrasound technology sends pulses far deeper into the skin. The ultrasound waves send focused energy into the skin’s foundational layers, triggering the body to create more collagen protein.
Ultherapy results stem from regenerating a surplus of collagen beyond the amount damaged in the procedure.
How Is Ultherapy Different?
Cosmetic procedures like microneedling and laser treatments also stimulate collagen, but these procedures can’t reach deeper skin layers. When other methods produce collagen, the proteins grow within four to ten weeks, then stop.
Ultherapy results continue through an extended collagen growth process, lasting three to six months. Patients experience a significant improvement in the lift and fullness of their face within two to three months after their procedure.
What Can I Expect from an Ultherapy Treatment?
Before any treatment, you’ll meet with one of our skilled team members to discuss the procedure, your goals, and any concerns you may have. The only preparation you need to make before an Ultherapy treatment is removing any makeup and skincare products from the target area before your session.
Before we begin your Ultherapy session, we’ll clean any oil or residue from your targeted areas and apply an ultrasound gel. Next, we’ll place the Ultherapy device against your skin.
As the treatment begins, you’ll feel quick intermittent heat and tingling. After the procedure, we’ll remove the applicator, and you can resume regular activities immediately after treatment.
How Long Are Ultherapy Treatments?
Ultherapy treatments may last up to 90 minutes when targeting the face and neck. Patients receiving Ultherapy on their chest can expect their treatments to last about 30 minutes.
What Are Ultherapy Treatment Areas?
These treatments target the four main areas where patients see the most significant effects of aging: the eyebrows, chin, neck, and chest.
Over time, the eyebrows drop, causing you to look tired or even annoyed or unapproachable. Treatment in the eyebrow areas minimizes sagging eyebrows and produces a more energetic and youthful look.
The chin is the cornerstone of your profile, and as your skin loses its structure and elasticity, you may see sagging jowls or a double chin. Ultherapy treatments lift and tighten the skin around your chin, correcting mild sagging and the appearance of a double chin.
The neck and the chest are often the first locations to see the signs of aging. The neck becomes wrinkled, and the skin begins to sag. Ultherapy for the neck firms up loosened skin and provides a smoother, younger look.
The skin of the chest may become crepey and wrinkled from side-sleeping, sun exposure, and even some medications. Ultherapy treatments are one of the few options available to treat crepey skin.
Ultherapy firms and tightens the skin of the chest, restoring the skin’s smoothness and decreasing the appearance of unwanted lines and wrinkles.
What Are the Benefits of Ultherapy?
There are many reasons to pursue Ultherapy, with the procedure offering results without surgery serving as a big draw. Other benefits include:
Ultherapy is FDA approved and safe for use on all skin colors and types. The ultrasound energy of Ultherapy bypasses the superficial layers of skin, so those layers remain unharmed in the procedure.
Through the ultrasound imaging used at the start of the procedure, we can see the lower layers of your skin and direct the heat directly to the areas most affected by lack of collagen. This capability allows for more dramatic results.
Ultherapy results appear gradually as your body’s collagen production increases. This natural progression means that no one needs to know you had a procedure. Instead, you’ll slowly reveal smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin.
Ultherapy results last at least a year, so you’ll only need to repeat treatments every 18 months. However, patients who smoke or spend a lot of time in the sun may need more frequent treatments.
Am I a Candidate for Ultherapy?
The best candidates for Ultherapy are those experiencing skin laxity. For example, patients with loose skin under the neck and chin or those experiencing lines and wrinkles on the chest are likely good candidates.
Suppose that you hope to reverse the signs of aging on your skin but are not ready for a surgical facelift. In that case, Ultherapy is a non-invasive option to restore your skin’s youthfulness naturally.
To learn more about this unique treatment, schedule a consultation at A Younger You Medical Spa, with convenient locations in Brookfield or Burlington.