Few things give away your age more readily than the appearance of loose, sagging skin on the face or jowls. These unwelcome signs of facial aging are caused by factors like the breakdown of collagen and age-related loss of hyaluronic acid. Fortunately, you have quite a few skin tightening treatments to choose from when you are affected by lax skin. Many of them are non-surgical treatments, which have the advantage of requiring little to no downtime and involve fewer complications in addressing sagging skin.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
One key advantage to undergoing a non-surgical skin tightening treatment is its ability to significantly enhance the appearance of your skin without the need for incisions. It has the ability to target only damaged skin tissue and leave skin nearby intact.
Ultrasound Skin Tightening Treatment
Ultrasound has become extremely popular among skin tightening treatments. Ultrasound technology has a reputation of safety and effectiveness spanning decades. The procedure utilizes focused ultrasound energy that is transmitted at precise depths and locations to trigger the formation of new collagen, leading to tighter, firmer skin. We transmit this ultrasound energy using a hand-held device.
The most widely recognized brand is called Ultherapy®, which has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of the brow, neck, chin, and chest. It is most suited for those who wish to treat early aging signs on the neck and face. Ultherapy® sessions can last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes and involve no downtime. Most patients notice results within months that last for quite a while, provided you exercise appropriate at-home skin care.
Your Skin Tightening Treatment
If you would like to explore which skin tightening treatment would be most appropriate for you and your sagging skin, please book your initial consultation at the office of Dr. James DeStephens in Gainesville. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and get started!