This results in wrinkles, droopy jowls, and other unpleasant things caused by loose skin – all of which make you look older.
Thankfully, there is a dermatology procedure that will take years off of your face, and it doesn’t require surgery! Known as Ultherapy, it uses ultrasound technology to tighten up and lift the skin under your chin, on your neck and on your brow line.
Dermatologists recommend Ultherapy on these regions of your face because:
No surgery is required. You’ll be in and out of the office in about 60 minutes.
There are no fillers used – Ultherapy doesn’t require any needles!
Improvement continues for up to 6 months after you receive Ultherapy. This anti-aging skin care breakthrough keeps working after you’ve had it done. You’ll see your skin in the treated areas tighten up over the first 2 to 3 months, and, in some cases, it keeps on tightening for up to 6.
How Does It Work?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology, similar to that used on expectant mothers, but designed differently. The dermatological device goes beyond the outer layer of the skin and deep into the underlying layers. It stimulates the collagen inside of these layers, making it tighten up the skin above it, making you look younger.
Ultherapy is a hassle-free skin care procedure.
It’s kind of like receiving a facelift – only without having to undergo surgery and deal with the recovery time that goes along with it. Instead, you’ll be out of Dr. Price’s office in about an hour, and won’t have to mess with bandages and other unpleasant things. No one will know what you had done (unless you tell them); you’ll just look younger!
Ultherapy is approved by the FDA and is recommended by dermatologists for those who want to look younger without having to undergo surgery. It tightens up the skin by reaching past the outer layers right to the ones where collagen forms. By “waking up” your skin’s collagen, the Ultherapy device puts your body’s natural collagen into action and tightens up your skin, taking away all of the sagging areas that make you look older than you are.
Before you receive Ultherapy, you’ll meet with Dr. Price for an examination. He’ll determine which areas of your face will benefit from it the most. There are no other “before” treatments required. Since the Ultherapy device uses ultrasound technology and not fillers, you won’t have to have the area topically numbed at all.
The Science Behind Ultherapy
Your skin will then by cleansed, and the ultrasound gel will be spread on the areas of your face that will be stimulated by the Ultherapy device. Speaking of which, the device is small and handheld – not large and scary. You’ll feel some sensation while the device is working, but that is just the ultrasound energy being deposited under your skin – think of it as skin care that you can feel working!
The best part of Ultherapy is the fact that there are no aftercare procedures. You’ll be able to go right back to your daily activities and won’t have to alter them in any way.
After you’ve undergone Ultherapy, your skin may be red or slightly flushed in the areas that have just received the ultrasound-based energy. It may be slightly swollen as well. The redness should subside within a few hours, and the swelling should be gone within a few days. Sometimes you’ll feel a tingling sensation or have some tenderness as well, but this should disappear over the next few weeks.
The facial creams and moisturizers that make up most skin routines only reach the outer layers of your skin. The inner layer remains untouched, although it is where your collagen resides. Ultherapy reaches these inner layers and stimulates your collagen, causing it to tighten up your facial skin from within.
Ultherapy consists of a small handheld device used by dermatologists and other specially trained medical doctors. The device uses ultrasound technology that is similar to the ones that have been around for decades. It is approved for this use by the FDA, especially for use on stubborn chin, neck and brow line wrinkles, sagging and other similar problems.
The ultrasound energy is sent through the outer layer of the skin and into the inner layers by the Ultherapy device. It makes new collagen form, which will make your skin tighten, lift and tone to make you look years younger.
Collagen does one very important thing: it makes your skin more elastic and toned, and keeps it looking firm. In short, it makes you look younger. Dermatologists agree that the aging process affects collagen, making it less elastic and too weak to fight gravity. This results in sagging facial skin, wrinkles, and all of those other “goodies” that go along with making you look older. Ultherapy stimulates the collagen in your facial skin, essentially waking it up so that it can go back to work and tighten up your facial skin.
Absolutely not. Ultherapy does not use any type of surgical procedures whatsoever. This is why dermatologists like it so much – the only thing that “goes into” your skin are the waves of energy produced by the Ultherapy device. There are no needles or other sharp objects required.
Dermatologists refer to Ultherapy as an “uplift,” since it tightens up your skin without surgery. However, it works best on people who are not ready for a surgical facelift, or for people who want to prolong the effects of surgical procedures that they have already undergone. It is not a replacement for a traditional facelift.
Like the creams and moisturizers in a standard skin care regimen, lasers don’t reach beyond the skin’s surface. They are good at targeting pigmentation issues and superficial things like fine lines, but they will not tighten up the skin like Ultherapy. This is because Ultherapy reach beyond those outer layers and into the ones beneath them where your collagen lies.
Ultrasound energy has been in use for over 50 years and has been proven to be safe, as long as it is administered by a dermatologist or other trained medical doctor or technician. Since Ultherapy uses this FDA approved technology, it is safe when used correctly.
People who want to tighten up their relaxed, sagging skin and make it feel more firm are the best candidates for Ultherapy. This dermatology procedure works best those with skin that falls into the mild to moderate categories of skin relaxation in the areas on their necks, under their chins and on their brow lines.
Depending on the level of treatment that you choose, Ultherapy can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. For those wanting their full facial areas and necks treated, it will last between 60 and 90 minutes. A partial face treatment that targets a particular area might only take 30 minutes.
Ultherapy targets the skin on your neck, which can sag over time resulting in what dermatologists refer to as a “turkey neck” affect; it can also firm up the skin under your chin and eliminate a sagging “double chin. On top of this, Ultherapy can lift up your brow line, which will take care of the sagging skin on your eyelids, as well as make your eyes look more open.
This depends on how quickly your body rebuilds collagen. Some patients see small results right undergoing this dermatological procedure, but the majority will see their results appear slowly over the next 2 to 3 months as their bodies replenish their facial collagen. This can continue on for up to 6 months after the procedure is done.
The results of Ultherapy can last for up to a year after the procedure is done, as your collagen will continue to remain fresh and healthy, keeping your skin toned and firm. However, there is no true way to stop aging, and future treatments may be required. This depends largely on you and how quickly your body ages over time. Everyone is different.
Most patients will only have to undergo one Ultherapy treatment in order to receive the results that they desire. However, depending on your skin’s elasticity previous to the treatment and the way that your body handles the collagen-building energy, you may need to have more than one. Dr. Price will go over this beforehand with you in order to ensure that you receive the proper amount of treatment.
As with all dermatological procedures, there are a number of mild side effects that can occur, including redness, a small amount of swelling, tenderness and a tingling feeling in the area(s) where the Ultherapy treatment was administered. Some less-common side effects have been known to occur, and Dr. Price will go over these with you before your treatment begins.
Is Ultherapy for me?
Do you want to look younger without having to undergo surgery?
Do you want to tighten up the skin on your chin, neck and brow line without being sidelined with annoying aftercare procedures?
Do you want to be able to go about living your life after a dermatology procedure, instead of having to follow a number of restrictive rules?
Are you tired of applying numerous moisturizing creams and having to follow a time-consuming skin care regiment that may or may not work?
Are you looking for an anti-aging procedure that will give you promising results?
If you answered yes to any of these, then Ultherapy is for you!
Dermatologists recommend Ultherapy because it takes years off of your face by tightening your skin – and no surgery is required! It is hard to find just the right procedure that will tighten up your chin and neck areas easily, but the answer does exist: Ultherapy.