As you age, your skin may begin to sag and wrinkle. Although these changes are not usually harmful, they can make you look older and less attractive than you really are. Fortunately, you don’t have to endure a complicated procedure to tighten your skin and reduce your wrinkles. At R Shaheen Vascular in Mountain View, California, we can enhance your skin in a non-invasive manner with Ultherapy. Read on to learn more about this fantastic treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?
If you’re looking for an easy way to tighten your skin and reduce your wrinkles, you’re in luck. Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment that uses sound therapy to enhance your skin. If you’re an adult who has loose skin and wrinkles, you may be a good candidate for this treatment. In fact, this treatment can be an ideal way to improve sagging skin under your chin and wrinkles on your upper chest.
You do not need to receive incisions, visit the hospital, or use general anesthesia during your appointment. As a result, you may be able to use this treatment even if you are not a candidate for an invasive cosmetic procedure.
People With Health Conditions
Although this technique is very easy, it is not right for everyone. In particular, you should not use this treatment if you are pregnant. Further, you may not be a good candidate for this ultherapy treatment if you have extremely lax skin or significant sun damage.
You don’t need to determine whether to use this treatment on your own. During your initial consultation, we will analyze your skin and talk about your overall health. At this point, you should tell us about any medical conditions that you have and any medications that you are taking. We will use this information to decide whether you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.
Why Has My Skin Changed Over Time?
As you age, your skin is likely to sag and become wrinkled. Your body’s decreasing production of collagen is one of the main reasons why your appearance changes as you become older.
Collagen is a protein that provides structure to your skin. When you are young, you have abundant levels of this protein in your body. As a result, you are more likely to have smooth, firm skin at this time in your life. As you age, your collagen levels decline. Although this is a natural process, this change weakens your skin and makes it more vulnerable to the effects of gravity.
As your skin becomes weaker, its outward appearance may change. In particular, your skin may sag. You may develop loose skin on your neck, chin, and other areas of your body. This change can give you a tired or sad appearance. Further, your skin can develop wrinkles and creases. These lines can make you look less youthful and vibrant.
Difficult Issue: Easy Solution
It’s very difficult to reverse these negative signs of age on your own. Although you may try to use creams and lotions to strengthen your skin, these treatments may have a minimal impact on your appearance. Further, you may not be ready to go through an invasive procedure to lift and tighten your skin. You might not be able to take time off from your busy schedule while you recover from your procedure. Alternatively, you may not want to deal with incisions or scarring.
Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on ineffective products or go through a difficult procedure to tighten and firm your skin. Ultherapy can improve your look in a non-invasive manner with ultrasound energy. You are likely to be pleasantly surprised by how youthful your skin looks after you receive this treatment.
How Does This Treatment Improve My Skin?
During your appointment, we will administer ultrasound energy to your treatment area. As this energy enters your treatment area, it will encourage your body to restore your skin. This process is called neocollagenesis. Over time, your body will make additional collagen. As your collagen increases, your skin will become tighter and firmer. Your wrinkles and fine lines will soften and appear to be less prominent. These changes can renew your skin and make you look younger and more attractive.
What Areas of My Body Can This Treatment Improve?
This is a versatile ultheraphy treatment that can improve the appearance of many different areas of your body. The FDA has cleared this treatment for the purposes of lifting the skin under your chin, on your eyebrows, and on your neck. This treatment can also minimize the appearance of wrinkles and lines on your décolletage, also known as your upper chest area. During your initial consultation, we can discuss whether this treatment can improve the skin in your desired area.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
You generally don’t need to do very much to prepare for your treatment. You should be able to follow your usual exercise routine and other activities before you go to your appointment. That said, we may ask you to follow some simple rules before you receive your treatment.
We may advise you to avoid taking certain medications or supplements before you receive this treatment. Further, we may ask you not to wear makeup or other skincare products to your appointment. We can provide you with more details about how to prepare during your initial meeting with us.
What Will My Treatment Be Like?
There’s no need to feel nervous as you begin your appointment. This is a non-invasive treatment that is performed on an out-patient basis. You should feel relaxed and confident as you start the treatment process. We will begin your treatment session by administering gel on your target area. This gel will help us transmit the ultrasound energy into your body. Next, we will use a small device to send the ultrasound energy into your skin. Although the length of your treatment will vary, this is generally a fairly quick and easy process.
We will use an ultrasound monitor to analyze your skin during your treatment session. We can use the information that we obtain from this monitor to adjust your treatment to fit your unique needs. In particular, we can change the depth of the treatment to target different layers of your skin. Customizing your treatment may help you achieve more beneficial results.
How Long Will My Recovery Period Be?
You don’t need to spend days or weeks recovering from this treatment. This gentle technique does not use needles or incisions to enhance your look. As a result, there is usually no downtime associated with this treatment. You should be able to return to your usual schedule right away.
When Will I Notice Improvements in My Skin?
This technique enhances your skin by stimulating your body to produce additional collagen. Since this process takes time, you might not see immediate improvements in your skin. That said, you may notice some changes fairly soon after you receive this treatment. As your body produces more collagen, your results should continue to improve. Although your individual results will vary, you may see the full benefits of your treatment after about two to three months.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The length of your treatment plan will depend on the condition of your skin, the results that you would like to achieve, and other factors. That said, you might achieve your aesthetic goal after one treatment session. If you are trying to change your skin in a more dramatic way, you might need to receive several treatment sessions. During your initial consultation, we can provide you with more information about the number of treatments that you are likely to need.
Can Men Use This Treatment?
This innovative technique isn’t just for women. Like women, men’s collagen production declines as they age. As a result, men can also develop sagging, loose skin that keeps them from feeling happy about their appearance. Since this treatment works on men and women, it can help men tighten their skin and smooth their wrinkles.
Can I Use This Treatment to Improve My Look Before a Special Event?
You may want to use this treatment to enhance your appearance before a special event like a wedding or a party. Tightening your skin and improving your wrinkles can make you feel happier and more attractive on your special day.
You should give your body ample time to ramp up its collagen production and renew your skin before your special day. You should tell us about any parties, weddings, or other events that you plan to attend during the next several months. We can use this information to design a treatment plan that gives your skin time to recover and renew itself before your big event.
How Long Will My Results Last?
This treatment tightens and firms your skin by encouraging your body to produce more collagen. Since your body is unique, your results might last for a longer or shorter period of time than other people who received this treatment. That said, the improvements in your skin generally last for up to a year or longer.
Maintaining Your Results
Your skin will continue to age after you receive this treatment, of course, so you may want to receive follow-up treatments to preserve your smooth, firm skin. Many people choose to receive a follow-up treatment every other year. We can design a personalized maintenance plan that can help you maintain the benefits of this treatment.
Is This Treatment Safe?
You shouldn’t feel nervous when you decide to use this treatment to improve your skin. This treatment uses proven technology that has a fantastic safety profile. Although ultrasound energy sounds new, it’s actually been around for a very long time. Medical providers have been using ultrasound energy for over fifty years in other areas of medicine.
Many people have successfully used this technique to improve their skin. In fact, this treatment is currently available in many countries around the world. Healthcare providers have performed more than 1.5 million of these treatments since it started being used in cosmetic medicine.
Try It for Yourself
You don’t have to go through an uncomfortable procedure to enhance your look. Ultherapy can tighten your skin and reduce your wrinkles in an easy, non-invasive manner. You are likely to be thrilled by how beautiful you look after you receive this treatment. To learn more about this fantastic skincare technique, contact us at R Shaheen Vascular in Mountain View, California for an initial consultation today.