If you’ve noticed that your skin is changing with age and you don’t like the way that you are beginning to look, you may want to think about our Ultherapy treatments at R. Shaheen Vascular in Mountain View, CA, and Monterey, CA. Here’s what you need to know.
How Quickly Does Ultherapy Start Showing Results?
This non-invasive cosmetic treatment is a great way to maintain a more youthful appearance. One of the things that both patients and practitioners love most about this treatment is that it’s extremely fast-acting, helping you feel more confident in the way you look and feel as quickly as possible.
You’ll begin to see a change in the texture and appearance of your skin just a few days after your appointment. Depending on how your body reacts to the treatment, results will continue to improve over the next three or so months.
Everything You Need To Know About the Changes In Your Skin
In your youth, your skin is firm and supple. This is because it has high levels of chemicals like collagen and elastin. These are proteins that your skin uses to maintain its structure and elasticity. As you get older, your skin becomes less effective at producing them on its own.
This is why you’ll start to see major changes in your skin as you get older. As you lose collagen, your skin is less able to maintain its structure, and wrinkles and sagging will begin to become permanent fixtures on your body. There are two different types of wrinkles.
These are the lines that appear on your face when the muscles underneath are contracted. For instance, when you raise your brows, you might notice horizontal lines running across your forehead. When you relax your eyebrows, these lines will disappear.
These are called dynamic wrinkles. Over time, however, as your skin loses elasticity, these lines may begin to become permanent. This is when they turn into the second type of wrinkle.
Static wrinkles remain even when the muscles beneath your skin are relaxed. As skin loosens, it’s common to see them in areas like your neck, chin, and around your mouth. However, as you know, dynamic wrinkles will also likely become static wrinkles as you age.
What Is Ultherapy?
This is an exciting and revolutionary cosmetic treatment option that uses ultrasound technology to help your skin maintain its elasticity and look and feel younger. It’s approved by the FDA and is safe and effective.
When ultrasound is applied to your desired treatment areas, it encourages your skin to produce more collagen. The heat will penetrate your skin, reaching its deeper layers as well as your muscles, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and tightening your skin to reduce sagging.
What Concerns Can It Treat?
The older you get, the more you may notice the skin around your brow area loosening and sagging. This can make your eyebrows sit lower on your face, making you not only appear older, but constantly angry or annoyed.
Don’t like the way this makes you look? This treatment option can easily target your brow area, acting as a non-surgical brow lift. Your skin will look more youthful, and your appearance will look naturally happier and more relaxed overall.
When you smile, you may notice lines running from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth. As these dynamic wrinkles become static ones, you’ll find that your appearance ages drastically. These lines are called nasolabial folds, and are sometimes also called smile lines or laughter lines
By stimulating your body’s collagen production, this treatment will reduce the appearance of these lines, possibly even eliminating them.
Along with a loosening of the skin, you’re also likely to notice a loss of fullness in your face. One of the places where this is likely to be the most obvious is your cheek area. While your cheeks may be full, round, and plump in your youth, the older you get the thinner they are going to look.
Thin cheeks can make you look older than you feel inside, and they can even make you look sickly. When this ultrasound technology is applied to the cheek area, it will plump your skin along with tightening it to help it stay firm and supple.
As you lose volume in your cheeks and elasticity in your skin, you’re going to notice sagging around your jawline. This will make your jaw appear much less defined, and you may even notice jowls forming.
Jowls can have a huge effect on your overall appearance—and it may not be an effect you appreciate. To get rid of your jowls and keep your jawline looking well-defined, you can get this treatment to tighten the skin in the area and lift any sagging.
Along with the skin around your jawline, you’re probably going to notice the skin under your chin start to sag as you get older. If this sagging is affecting your appearance in a way that you don’t like, this treatment could be exactly what you need.
It will keep the skin in this area firm and tight which will make you look younger and healthier and help your chin and jawline look more defined overall.
The skin around your eyes is much more delicate and prone to early signs of aging than the skin on the rest of your face. So it makes sense that you might be noticing some significant changes to your appearance in this area. Problems like crow’s feet, dark circles, and heavier hooding over your eyelids are just a few issues you may be experiencing.
You can apply this treatment to your eye area which will be beneficial for a number of reasons. It will reduce the appearance of crow’s feet while also tightening the skin. When you do this, your eyes will look younger and brighter.
As your skin changes, you’re not only going to notice these changes on your face. You have skin all over your body, after all. Your decolletage is the area around your chest. It’s common to see significant sagging in this area with age.
You can get this treatment so that not only does your face look younger, but your entire body looks younger as well.
What Will Treatment Be Like?
How To Prepare
There is very little you’ll need to do to prepare for your appointment. Before booking your appointment, we’ll consult with you. This gives us the chance to go over your goals and expectations and ensure that this is the right treatment for you.
Before your appointment, make sure that you remove any makeup or skincare products that you’ve applied to the areas where you’re getting your treatment. We may also recommend that you take an anti-inflammatory before you come to your appointment.
When you come to our clinic, you’ll know that you’re in good hands. We’ll do everything we can to ensure that your experience with us is as safe and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions or concerns throughout any stage of the treatment process, feel free to bring them up with us.
First, we’ll clean the areas where you’ll be getting your treatment. We will place the ultrasound device on your skin, delivering the energy and firming your skin. You should not experience any pain. You may feel heat and tingling as the treatment is applied to your skin. Most appointments last somewhere between 30 to 90 minutes, depending on how many areas are being treated.
After Your Appointment
Since this treatment is non-invasive, you don’t need to worry about taking any downtime as your skin recovers. You can get back to your job and daily activities as soon as you leave our clinic.
Your results to continue to improve over the next three months or so. At this point, you can decide if additional treatments will be necessary to help you reach your goals. You can count on your results looking natural and lasting for up to 2 years.
Call Our Clinic Today
Are you ready to get back your younger-looking skin and feel more confident in your appearance? Our team is here for you. If you’re ready to learn more about how our Ultherapy treatments can help you, make sure you book an appointment today at R. Shaheen Vascular in Mountain View, CA, and Monterey, CA.