Aging Causes Skin to Become Loose and Hang
For our patients in The Woodlands, we offer Ultherapy. Ultherapy is a non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of aging and gravity on the skin.
This treatment stimulates the body’s regenerative response, gently and gradually lifting skin on the brow, under the chin, and on the neck. It also smoothes away lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy works by using micro-focused heating and vibration on the dermal and deep fibro-muscular layers of the skin. This causes the tissues to grow new collagen protein at an increased rate, boosting elasticity and skin health. The result is tighter and smoother skin.
This treatment uses ultrasound imaging, which lets practitioners see the layers of tissue below the skin’s surface in great detail. The image is projected on a screen during treatment. The beam of energy can be focused precisely on the areas that are most affected by sagginess.
Benefits of Ultherapy
Ultherapy has many benefits over its surgical counterparts:
• It is a non-invasive method of skin tightening – In Ultherapy, sound waves are used instead of surgical excision or excessive heating. Because Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment, it does not leave any incisions in the skin or create any trauma to surrounding tissues. There is much less downtime afterwards and no visible scarring. Patients can return to regular activities immediately.
• It is customized for you – Ultherapy is performed based on your needs and the results you desire. The device works on numerous areas of the face, including the forehead, cheeks, neck, and jawline. Ultrasound imaging is performed during treatment to ensure that the energy is delivered to the exact depth required. This aids in producing the best possible results.
• It is very safe and has almost no side effects – Ultrasound has been used by the medical community for many years. It is only recently that it was brought over to cosmetic medicine. The treatment is cleared by the FDA. The only aftereffect of the treatment is a slight redness on the skin, which goes away by itself after a few hours of the procedure.
• It is a long-lasting solution – Ultherapy works in two ways to achieve desired results. Ultrasound energy heats the underlying dermal structure to tighten tissues. This also stimulates the body’s collagen production. As the body ramps up its collagen production, the skin will maintain its tighter and more youthful appearance for a longer time.
While most patients only need one treatment, some patients benefit from additional treatments. After Ultherapy, the skin will continue to age, requiring occasional touch-ups to keep up to speed with the body’s aging process.
After Ultherapy, while some minor results will be apparent, the final results will show themselves after two to three months. Since the procedure stimulates collagen growth, it will take two to three months for the body to naturally regenerate collagen.
Find Out More About Ultherapy in The Woodlands
Tighten hanging skin without invasive surgery – contact our office in The Woodlands to learn more about what Ultherapy can do for you. Dr. Paul Gill, an experienced double-board-certified plastic surgeon, will be happy to answer your questions during a consultation.