Aging has countless effects on the body, but the most prominent effects are often viewed to be those it has on the skin. It can make skin feel loose, sag in different ways, and cause certain marks to appear. Each of these conditions can make you look and feel significantly older than you are. The problem is that many people simply live with this aged look because they are afraid of surgery. The downtime associated with facelifts, the scarring and the other side effects make it a non-option. At Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we have a non-surgical option: Ultherapy.
What Causes Your Skin to Look Old?
There are three layers of skin: the epidermis, the dermis, and the cutis. The outer layer of skin is the epidermis, and it influences most of the color of your skin. The dermis and cutis layers are responsible for the shape of your skin.
As you age, the collagen in these layers begins to break down. The fibers that are usually tight become looser, which in turn makes your skin sag and then wrinkles develop. By tightening these layers with new formations of collagen, your skin will look younger and healthier.
Understanding the Purpose of Ultherapy
The main purpose of Ultherapy is to promote collagen without the need for an incision in your skin. This makes it a procedure with virtually no downtime. Unlike other procedures that often produce quick results, Ultherapy works with your body’s natural healing process. This means that your results will continue to improve long after the treatment is complete.
Another thing to understand about Ultherapy is that it is not a replacement for other procedures. While it can tighten skin and make you appear younger, it cannot correct every dermatological problem that exists.
Is Ultherapy Right for You?
Ultherapy is a procedure that can treat moderate cases of loose skin. This makes it safe and friendly for most people who want to look younger without having to go under the knife.
At Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we will work with you to determine the safest and most effective treatment plan for your needs. During your consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals so that we can customize a treatment to your needs. We will work to provide you with the best possible results. Contact Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today to schedule your consultation.