Loose skin, wrinkles, lines, facial folds, and droopiness are all some of the most common signs of aging that begin to appear on the face and body as collagen production slows. At Shaheen Vascular & Advanced Biosculpt in Mountain View, CA, we offer a highly effective treatment called Ultherapy that can reverse these signs of aging by increasing your body’s natural collagen levels. This treatment uses ultrasound energy to help lift, tighten, and transform the skin.
Ultherapy: Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive anti-aging treatment that is completely non-surgical. It helps address the signs of aging, specifically loose skin, wrinkles, and facial folds, by forcing the body to create more elastin and collagen. By stimulating the body’s collagen and elastin production, this treatment will help you achieve beautiful, noticeable, and natural results.
How Does It Work?
This treatment uses ultrasound energy that is delivered through a handheld device attached to the treatment system to deliver ultrasound energy into the deeper layers of the skin. When the ultrasound energy penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, it forces the body to create more collagen and elastin and causes an instant contraction in the existing collagen.
Your body will respond to the treatment process by building new collagen and elastin. You will see noticeable results in the months following your treatment as the effects of increased collagen and elastin become more apparent.
What Areas of the Face and Body Can It Treat?
Ultherapy is a versatile treatment that can improve the appearance of the skin on the face, specifically the brows, chin, jawline, and cheeks. However, it is not just a facial skin tightening treatment but also can help improve the appearance of the skin on the chest, the neck, and other body areas that have begun to exhibit the signs of aging.
Can I Treat More Than One Area During My Appointment?
This versatile anti-aging treatment can be used to address different parts of the body. You can treat your face, neck, and chest if needed or any combination of the three treatment areas. Our goal is to help you combat the signs of aging and experience all the benefits that come with increased collagen and elastin production. Our experts can design a treatment plan that will target all of your areas of concern so you can see results as soon as possible.
Is It Really a Non-Surgical Facelift?
Many people call this treatment the non-surgical facelift because it does not use incisions, doesn’t require anesthesia, and has no downtime., Still, it will lift, tighten, and smooth the skin. It will not deliver the same effects as a facelift, but it is the next best thing. It is a non-surgical alternative that can help those who have begun to notice skin laxity, sagging, and drooping skin on their face, neck, and chest improve it in a natural and non-invasive way.
Is It Painful?
Another one of the benefits of this treatment is that it is painless. During the treatment, patients typically feel a warm sensation as the device delivers the ultrasound energy into the deeper layers of the skin. If needed, a topical numbing solution can be applied pre-treatment to enhance your comfort. Most patients schedule and undergo treatments without requiring numbing cream.
How Long Do the Treatments Take?
Not only is this treatment painless, but the treatment process is relatively quick. Depending on the size of the area and the number of areas that you want to address, treatments can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. You’ll see some incredible results from this short yet effective and non-invasive treatment, and you won’t have to experience any surgical techniques to achieve results.
Is There Any Downtime?
One of the best parts about this treatment is that there isn’t any downtime. Once your treatment is over, you can resume your normal daily activities. You won’t have to take any time off work, and no one will know that you even underwent this treatment.
Unlike an involved surgical procedure designed to tighten the skin, you won’t need to spend extra time recovering at our office before returning home; you won’t have a list of post-treatment instructions to follow to care for your skin. Instead, you can go about your day once your appointment is complete.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The total number of treatments that you will need to achieve your desired results will completely depend upon how much collagen loss you have experienced. Most patients will achieve their desired results and increase collagen and elastin after one treatment, but others may need more.
During an initial consultation, we will evaluate your problem areas, determine how much collagen your body has lost, and then create a treatment plan that will help you experience all the benefits of increased collagen and elastin production.
When Will I See Results?
This treatment doesn’t require any surgical interventions and is completely natural. For that reason, you won’t see immediate results. You need to wait for your body to perform the necessary steps so that you can notice visible results. Most patients notice the most obvious improvement in their skin within two to three months of beginning this process, and these results will continue to improve for six months following your treatment.
Results vary among patients based on their treatment plan and the total number of treatments they need to schedule to achieve results. We can provide you with a better idea of what kind of results you can expect once we evaluate your skin in person.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Most patients who undergo Ultherapy can enjoy their results for up to two years after their initial treatment. The aging process cannot be stopped, but you can prolong your results by living a healthy lifestyle. Developing healthy skincare habits, avoiding the sun, and giving your skin what it needs to stay healthy and as youthful as possible can help you enjoy your results for as long as possible.
Will I Need Maintenance Treatments at Any Point?
Since results can last up to two years, you won’t need to schedule maintenance treatments until you begin to notice a change in your appearance. As the aging process progresses, you can schedule ultherapy maintenance treatments to continue to force your body to increase collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are quite literally the building blocks that lay the foundation for youthful skin. As long as you take the necessary steps to continue to increase collagen and elastin production and schedule an appointment as needed, you can combat the aging process.
Will My Results Look Natural?
This treatment uses ultrasound energy to increase collagen and elastin production. It doesn’t require any injections, artificial substances, or chemicals to improve your appearance. Instead, it initiates a process that your body completes, and the effect is natural results. Your body will begin to heal and rejuvenate your skin from the inside once the treatment is over.
You will look completely natural because your results will appear gradually as the body increases collagen and elastin production. You’ll never at any point look as though you underwent a treatment to improve your appearance, but your appearance will continue to improve.
Who Is It Right for?
Ultherapy is an effective treatment that can help both men and women experience total skin rejuvenation. If you are looking for a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment that will deliver visibly noticeable results and are unhappy with how facial lines and skin laxity have changed your appearance, this may be just the treatment that you need to increase your confidence.
Some patients will not qualify for this anti-aging treatment for safety reasons, such as pregnant women and patients with specific health conditions. An initial consultation with one of our experts here at our office is the best way to confirm that this treatment is right for you.
Learn More About This Skin-Tightening Treatment
There is a way to improve your appearance that is completely non-surgical and non-invasive. Ultherapy is the perfect solution for skin laxity on the face and the body and will help you look and feel more like your younger self again. Contact us today at Shaheen Vascular & Advanced Biosculpt in Mountain View, CA, to schedule your initial consultation so that one of our experts can meet with you and discuss the treatment in detail and determine if you’re a candidate.