Are you bothered by the appearance of jowls or sagging skin below the jawline? The aging process can leave us with loose, wrinkled skin that gives away our age. If you’re looking for a non-surgical treatment that can lift and firm the skin on your lower face and neck, Ultherapy might be the solution you’re looking for. The experts at R Shaheen Vascular in Monterey, CA recommend this treatment to those who would like to restore a more youthful, tighter look.
Does Ultherapy Work on Jowls?
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment for lifting and tightening the lower face. This treatment can be used to improve the appearance of mild or moderate skin laxity on the face, neck, and jowls. The treatment works by using ultrasound energy to penetrate beneath the skin’s surface and trigger the body’s natural collagen production. This increase in collagen causes the skin to become firmer and tighter.
How Do Jowls Develop?
As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, which are essential proteins that keep our skin firm and elastic. Aging, chronic sun exposure, and weight loss can cause our skin to look saggy and wrinkled.
To improve the appearance of jowls, skin tightening treatments target the lower layers of your skin and stimulate the production of new collagen. The overall result is a more lifted, firmer, and tighter skin.
What’s the Best Age To Get This Treatment?
Skin tightening treatments are often sought by men and women in their 30s to 60s. However, there is no right age to get this treatment. Ultherapy can be used to minimize the signs of aging that can appear anytime from your late 20s and beyond. Nevertheless, we recommend this treatment if you’ve begun to see moderate to severe signs of aging, such as wrinkled skin and sagging jows.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy is a skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound energy to penetrate the skin and stimulate collagen production. This treatment can lift sagging tissues, making it perfect for targeting the lower facial areas, including jowls. This skin tightening treatment can rejuvenate your face without the need for surgery.
Ultrasound skin tightening works by targeting the skin’s foundational layer. The energy delivered by the treatment causes controlled thermal damage, which triggers the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. The boost in collagen and elastin helps the skin become firmer, toned, and tighter in the long term.
A Non-Invasive Treatment With No Downtime
Ultrasound skin tightening does not require any downtime. The controlled thermal damage caused by the treatment does not disrupt the skin, so you’ll be able to attend to your daily activities immediately after your treatment. There’s no need to worry about redness, peeling, or inflammation that requires downtime and isolation.
A Non-Surgical Alternative to Facelifts
If you are not ready for a surgical procedure but would like to minimize the appearance of sagging jowls, Ultherapy can be the perfect treatment for you. This treatment does not harm the skin or cause any irritation. You won’t need to worry about anesthesia, incisions, or stitches.
The ultrasound energy emitted by the treatment penetrates the upper layers of your skin while causing control thermal damage in the deeper layers. This enables your body to produce more collagen without causing micro-inures associated with microneedling or laser treatments.
The Treatment Process
To get started with ultrasound skin tightening, you may schedule a consultation with our team and tell us about your concerns and treatment goals. We will carefully examine your skin condition and determine whether ultrasound treatment is ideal for you.
Once we have determined that you are a good candidate for the treatment, we can then schedule your treatment session and provide you with instructions to follow before receiving the treatment.
What Happens During a Treatment Session?
Ultrasound skin tightening is a relaxing, comfortable experience. We can complete your treatment within 30 to 90 minutes. Our team will ensure that you are at ease during your treatment session. We will start your treatment by applying a soothing gel to your target areas. This gel makes it easy for the ultrasound energy to be transmitted into your treatment areas. A small handheld device that emits ultrasound energy is placed against your skin.
We will analyze your skin condition and assess how your body’s responding to the treatment using an ultrasound monitor. We can then adjust the ultrasound energy being emitted to match your skin’s needs at the moment. For example, we can increase the depth of the treatment to target deeper areas of your skin and deliver more profound results.
When Will You See the Results?
Over time, the treatment improves the appearance of jowls and sagging skin by triggering your body’s natural production of collagen. Because the growth of new collagen takes time, you’ll need to wait for about two to three months to see the final results of your treatment.
Will You Need a Series of Treatments?
We will customize your treatment plan based on the degree of your skin laxity, your desired results, and how your body responds to the treatment. Most of the time, patients require more than one treatment to achieve their desired results. If you are expecting dramatic changes in your skin, you might need several treatments.
Are the Results Permanent?
Generally, you can expect the results of your treatment to last for at least one year. Ultrasound skin tightening works by triggering your body’s natural processes. Therefore, you can expect personalized results that may last longer or shorter than the results of other people. The longevity of your results may be affected by your age, lifestyle, overall health, and genetics.
How Can You Maintain Your Results?
By taking good care of your health, committing to a skincare routine, and avoiding direct sun exposure, you can maintain the firmness and tightness of your skin. However, no treatment or skincare routine can stop the natural aging process, and your skin will continue to age after ultrasound skin tightening.
To maintain your results and slow down the aging process, you may get follow-up treatments every other year, or combine your skin tightening treatment with other cosmetic solutions. Our team can recommend a personalized treatment plan for you.
Get Plenty of Vitamin C
Using Vitamin C serums and eating plenty of foods that are rich in Vitamin C can help improve your skin condition. This micronutrient supports the health and structure of your skin. By including vegetables, fruits, and berries in your diet, you can help support your body’s production of new collagen for firmer, tighter skin.
Consume Protein-Rich Foods
Collagen is a protein naturally produced in the body. To encourage collagen production, you must make sure that you are consuming enough protein in your diet. Foods that are high in protein contain amino acids that support collagen growth. Lean seafood, beef, poultry, and dairy are excellent sources of protein.
Do Not Smoke
Smoking can damage the existing collagen in your skin. If you want to maintain your results after ultrasound skin tightening, you must learn to stick to healthy habits and avoid exposure to tobacco smoke. You can cut back on smoking or quit smoking to achieve the best results from your skin tightening treatment.
Avoid Direct Sun Exposure
Chronic sun exposure is the number one cause of skin aging. The sun’s UV rays damage your existing collagen and accelerate the aging process. Therefore, if you want to maintain firm, youthful-looking skin, you must avoid direct sun exposure by wearing sunscreen and a hat when you need to go outdoors. Daily use of sunscreen, even when you’re indoors, can also help extend your skin tightening results.
Use the Right Skincare Products
Our team can recommend skin care products that match your skin type and condition. These products can also help maintain and extend your results. For example, gentle cleansers without irritants can keep your skin hydrated and healthy, preventing fine lines from developing. Serums with Vitamin C and retinol can support collagen growth for firmer, tighter skin.
Keep Your Skin Looking Young and Healthy
With non-invasive ultrasound skin tightening, you can minimize sagging jowls and maintain a youthful look as you age. Our team can help you take care of your skin so you can always look and feel your best. To learn more about our aesthetic treatments, contact R Shaheen Vascular in Monterey, CA, and schedule a consultation with our team. We’ll listen to your skin concerns and develop the ideal treatment plan for a better version of you.