The older you get, the more changes to the appearance and texture of your skin you’re going to see. If you’re not happy with these changes, then our Ultherapy treatments at R Shaheen Vascular in Mountain View and Monterey, CA can help you.
How Long Do Ultherapy Sessions Take?
If you’ve been noticing that your skin seems looser and looser and you’re looking for a solution, Ultherapy might be just what you need. It’s normal to see changes like this to your skin as you age, but this doesn’t mean that they’re welcome.
When you get this treatment, the amount of time your session is going to take will depend largely on the side of the area. Treatment times can last anywhere from around 30 minutes to about an hour and a half.
Why Is My Skin Changing?
To understand how this treatment works, you need to understand what’s causing these changes to your skin in the first place. Your skin has several chemicals which include a protein called collagen. Collagen helps your skin maintain its structure and stay elastic.
When you’re young, your skin produces a lot of collagen. But, as you get older, your body becomes less effective at producing this protein. This makes your skin more susceptible to wrinkling and sagging through a combination of repeated facial movements and the effect of gravity.
What Is Ultherapy?
This effective and non-invasive treatment uses ultrasound technology to help tighten loose skin and provide you with a youthful appearance. When the ultrasound energy is applied to your desired areas using the handheld applicator, this will stimulate your body’s collagen production.
As your body produces more collagen, it will tighten the targeted areas and prevent them from experiencing any more sagging or wrinkling.
What Is Getting Treatment Like?
Before Your Appointment
Because this treatment is non-invasive, there is very little that you’ll need to do before you get the treatment. We’ll have a consultation with you first to help us determine your needs and ensure that this is the right treatment option for you.
Before you arrive for your appointment, you should make sure to remove any makeup or other skincare products that you’ve applied to your targeted areas. We may also recommend taking an anti-inflammatory before you arrive.
During Your Treatment
You can expect the entire treatment process to be safe and comfortable when you visit our team. Before we start applying the device, we’ll carefully and thoroughly clean the areas where you’ll be getting treatment. We’ll then apply some ultrasound gel.
With your skin prepared, we can begin the treatment. A handheld applicator will be used to deliver the ultrasound energy to your targeted areas. The treatment process is pain-free, and you should only feel heat or tingling throughout the process. If you are particularly sensitive or experiencing discomfort, a painkiller can be given.
What Happens After Treatment?
This treatment is non-invasive, so you can get back to your regular life as soon as it’s down with no downtime required. There are just a few things that you’ll need to keep in mind over the next few days as your skin recovers.
Namely, you should avoid being out in direct sunlight as your skin is going to be more sensitive and prone to burning. There are also certain products that you’ll need to avoid over the next few days, like retinoids.
What Areas Does It Treat?
Have you noticed horizontal lines crossing your forehead when you raise your brow? Are these lines becoming permanent parts of your face? These wrinkles can make you look constantly surprised while also aging your appearance.
You can get this treatment to target your forehead, reducing the appearance of your wrinkles and making you look much more relaxed and youthful.
Do your eyebrows seem lower on your face than they used to be? As you lose collagen and gravity takes a firmer hold on your skin, you may notice your brows getting lower which can make your eyes appear much more hooded.
When you get this treatment to tighten and firm your skin in this area, this will lift your brows and make you appear much younger. It will also help keep your eyes looking bright.
One of the most frustrating physical signs of aging is the formation of jowls. Jowls can make you look dramatically older than you are, and you probably don’t like the way they’re affecting your overall appearance. You may also find that you’re losing volume and firmness in your chin.
If you’d like to add a little more definition to your jawline, this treatment is perfect. It will easily help your skin produce more collagen, keeping it nice and firm and providing you with a smooth jawline.
Your face isn’t the only place where you’ll see signs of aging in your skin. As you’ve gotten older, you’ve likely noticed that your neck is starting to wrinkle and sag as well. This change is usually referred to with the unflattering term “turkey neck.”
If you’d like to get back the smooth skin you used to have on your neck and maintain a much more youthful appearance, you’ll want to think about getting this treatment.
Noticing some changes to the texture and appearance of your skin on your chest area? There are many non-invasive treatment options to target your face, but not many that target your chest.
This treatment is one of the few. It will stimulate your body’s collagen production in the area and firm up the skin so that it’s not just your face that looks younger, but your whole body.
How Many Sessions Will Be Necessary?
Most people only need one session to get the results they’re looking for. However, some people may require more sessions. It all comes down to the severity of your collagen loss. When you visit our clinic, we’ll look closely at your skin to help you determine how many treatments may be necessary.
In most cases, it’s best for patients to get 2 treatments spaced around 6 months apart. This is because 6 months is about the length of time that it takes collagen to develop. If you like your results after 6 months, there’s no need for a second session. If you’d prefer more noticeable results, then you can make your appointment.
How Long Will Treatment Last?
There are plenty of non-invasive treatment options available if you’re looking for a way to maintain a more youthful appearance, but some of these treatments may not last as long as you’d like them to.
Your Ultherapy results can last for up to two years. Caring for your skin properly will help you maintain your results for as long as possible. You should keep up with a healthy and regular skincare routine, and make sure that you are applying sunscreen with at least 30 SPF when you go outside.
Will My Results Look Natural?
When considering any cosmetic treatment, the quality of the results is a huge factor to consider. You may be uncertain about getting a certain treatment because you don’t want to have to answer awkward questions from the people in your life about whether you’ve had work done.
This is a normal concern. Luckily, it’s also a concern that you won’t need to be worried about when you get this treatment. The ultrasound technology simply stimulates your body’s collagen production providing you with natural-looking but still noticeable and youthful results.
Who Is a Candidate?
You could be a good candidate for this treatment if you are experiencing any skin sagging or laxity in any of the areas listed above and want to firm up the skin for a younger appearance. If you are not pregnant or breastfeeding and you do not currently have skin conditions in the target areas, this treatment should be safe for you.
Most people in their 30s will begin to notice sagging of the skin, and this is around the time when it’s recommended to begin getting the treatment. However, it can also be an effective prevention method.
Get in Touch Now
If you’re interested in getting Ultherapy and you think it might be the perfect solution for your aging concerns, then it’s time to get in touch. We’ll be thrilled to welcome you and help you get back your youthful appearance. Book an appointment today at R Shaheen Vascular in Mountain View and Monterey, CA.