Facial wrinkles are among the most common signs of aging. As a result, most people consider them to be unwelcome sights when they show up in the mirror. They develop because the skin starts to loosen as time passes. Because of the slack created by the loose skin, wrinkles will form. If you have facial wrinkles that you would like to reduce or eliminate, you should check with our team about the use of Ultherapy®. It is a safe and non-invasive way to look younger. It works by helping to return the skin to a level of tightness that was present before the passage of time caused it to loosen.
In the deeper layers of the skin is a protein called collagen. It helps to hold tissue together and provides fullness and tightness to the skin. The body naturally replenishes collagen as necessary, but it does so at a reduced rate as you start to age. This reduction means the skin will not remain tight. Instead it will loosen and give way to the formation of facial wrinkles.
Stimulating the skin to grow additional collagen will return it to levels that are sufficient to keep the skin tight. Consequently, there will be a reduction in the number of wrinkles that are present. This is where Ultherapy® can be beneficial. Collagen will grow at a faster rate as the skin responds to the therapy.
Ultherapy® utilizes ultrasound energy to deliver the treatment. It is the same type of energy that is used for diagnostic and imaging purposes. During its use, high-frequency sound waves are emitted as a special unit is passed across the surface of the skin. The sound waves bounce off different types of tissue at varying rates. The data that is gathered is then converted to an image that can be seen on a computer screen. This same energy has a warming effect when it is directed at the lower layers of the skin. The warmth then stimulates the growth of collagen. As its levels increase over the following months, the skin will grow tighter, causing the wrinkles to disappear.
Ultherapy® provides some advantages over other skin tightening treatments. The image shown on the computer screen can help the professional performing the procedure determine if adjustments need to be made in the energy level in order to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment. This means that the treatments are more precise.
If you are discouraged at the sight of facial wrinkles, you should ask the team at Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery about Ultherapy®. It may be the answer you never thought would come. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Marietta or Atlanta.