If you have loose and sagging skin that is making you look older and you want to look into skin tightening treatments, you might want to consider Ultherapy®. It is a safe and noninvasive treatment that can result in a younger-looking appearance. It is less aggressive than some other methods, and it can be very effective.
The skin can become loose and start to sag as you grow older. This will lead to the development of lines and wrinkles, which are among the most widely recognized signs of aging. In order to eliminate these indicators, many people look for skin tightening options. While some people go the route of a surgical face lift, there are many others who do not want or do not qualify for surgery.
The lack of collagen is what leads to loose skin. This protein is produced within the layer of the skin under the surface, giving it its fullness. When you are young, more collagen is produced by the body. The levels drop off as you start to age. Lack of collagen results in a lack of tightness in the skin.
The level of skin tightness and fullness can be improved by increasing the amount of collagen that is present. This is where Ultherapy® can be beneficial. The procedure is performed by using ultrasound energy to gently heat the lower layers of the skin. In response to the heat, the growth of additional collagen begins. It will take several months for the collagen growth to hit its peak levels. When it does, the skin will be at its peak level of tightness. This means that, from the time of the treatment until the level peaks out, there will be a gradual reduction in the lines and wrinkles.
Ultherapy® uses the same ultrasound energy used for medical imaging purposes. It is simply used therapeutically in these cases. It is done when a specially designed hand-held unit is passed across the skin. As the energy is emitted, our specialist can watch what is happening on a computer screen. This will help us make sure the right amount of energy is being delivered to the right places.
Ultherapy® may be right for you if you want to stay from surgical procedures. It may also be right if you want to avoid the side effects that can be associated with laser therapy. Ultherapy® involves no discomfort or side effects. When you schedule your consultation with us at Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we can explain to you in more detail what to expect before and after your treatment. To learn more about how Ultherapy® can help you, schedule your consultation at our office in Atlanta or Marietta today.