Skin tightening and body contouring is performed in order to achieve a more youthful appearance. Aging skin begins to sag, creases and small wrinkles form, and subdermal support decreases. Stimulating the body to produce fresh collagen can be accomplished via sound energy. For many years, doctors have used ultrasound as an imaging tool because the concentrated sound energy, delivered at just the right frequencies, is partially absorbed and partially reflected by dense tissues. This same approach can be used to kickstart a rejuvenation process in and below the skin layers. Other energy-absorption techniques involve heating up the skin surface, and this can result in negative side effects. Ultherapy®, one of the newest skin tightening treatment methods, ensures proper delivery of energy to the tissues, where it will actually do the greatest amount of good.
Who is a Candidate?
Mature adults who are experiencing age-related skin sagging and creasing are perfect candidates for Ultherapy®. Skin tightening around the corners of the mouth, near the perimeter of the eyes, along the jawline, and even on the chest can be realized with Ultherapy®. The idea is to restore natural contours. For example, if the skin is sagging on the lower face and is causing a droop effect along the jawline, the facial features are negatively affected. Tightening the skin through stimulated production of collagen can restore the natural curves along the jawline and make the entire facial surface more appealing in appearance.
How Ultherapy® Works
The instrument used is calibrated to account for the skin thickness and density. When the instrument is pressed against the skin and the energy pulse delivered, the sound energy passes through the epidermis and affects the lower dermal layers. There’s actually a sort of vibratory effect as the sound energy is absorbed by the dermis and the subcutaneous tissues.
Collagen production is stimulated through all of the skin layers. However, the energy isn’t concentrated near the surface, so there’s no chance of the epidermal layer overheating, something that can be a problem when other energy deliver techniques are employed.
Some clients may notice immediate results because the collagen in the skin and some of the capillaries shrink slightly. However, the results become even more dramatic over the following months. Collagen production is underway, and it continues for quite some time after the treatment is completed.
A Simple Alternative to Surgery
Surgical skin ablation is something that most individuals don’t want to consider as long as there’s an alternative. Ultherapy® is performed without ablating or repositioning the skin, and it doesn’t involve harsh measures. There’s also no downtime after the treatment, making this a preferred treatment option for those who need to maintain their busy schedule.
Look and Feel Younger
Ultherapy® is a proven method for tightening the skin and improving the surface contours. Learn more by scheduling a consultation at the office of Dr. James DeStephens in Gainesville. Don’t let aging skin get your down. Instead, get a skin makeover with Ultherapy®. Contact us today to book an appointment!