Many people experience loose skin that keeps them from feeling youthful and attractive, especially as they become older. Fortunately, you don’t have to accept lax skin as a natural consequence of the aging process. At Flores Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida, we offer Ultherapy, a non-invasive treatment that can tighten your loose skin in a safe, comfortable manner. Read on to learn how this treatment can help you look fresher and younger.
How Soon Will I See Results From Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an innovative treatment that uses ultrasound technology to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. People love this treatment because they don’t have to wait long to see fresher, tighter skin. That said, it takes some time for your body to make new collagen. As your body produces more collagen, the elasticity and structure of your skin will improve. Every patient is unique, so the length of this process will vary.
A Quick Process
Many people see the most noticeable improvements in their skin about two to three months after they receive their treatment. Your skin may continue to tighten and become more youthful-looking for up to six months.
How Does Ultrasound Therapy Work?
This non-invasive skincare treatment uses the power of ultrasound to tighten your skin. This process increases your production of collagen and gives you tighter, more attractive skin.
The Role of Collagen
People are born with tight, toned skin. People begin life with firm skin because their bodies naturally produce adequate amounts of collagen when they are young. Collagen is a natural protein that makes skin strong and elastic. However, collagen production declines as people age. As their collagen levels drop, people lose strength and elasticity in their skin. Over time, older people develop loose skin on their faces, chests, and other areas of their bodies.
Increasing Your Collagen Levels
This ultrasound therapy can renew and rejuvenate your skin by combating age-related collagen loss. During your treatment, your medical provider will put an applicator on your skin. This applicator sends out ultrasound energy. This energy will move in waves to pass through your skin’s surface and heat your deeper tissues. This ultrasound energy affects your tissues without using lasers, incisions, or other invasive methods.
As the ultrasound energy heats your body, the collagen that already exists in your skin will contract. The ultrasound energy will also encourage your body to make additional collagen. These developments will lift and tighten your skin, making it firmer and more youthful-looking.
Why Should I Consider This Treatment?
People love this ultrasound therapy because it’s a straightforward way to tighten skin. Some skin tightening methods require people to visit the hospital and go through complicated procedures. People may also need to schedule weeks off from their jobs and other activities while their body heals. Many people are afraid of going through this process. Others don’t want to take time off from their busy lives while they recover and heal.
An Easier Process
This tightening treatment allows patients to achieve firmer, more youthful-looking skin without going through invasive procedures. The treatment sessions are short and stress-free. Even the busiest people can fit these sessions into their schedules. Even better, people have little to no downtime after their treatments.
A Natural Way
This treatment is also a wonderful choice for people who don’t want to receive injections. Although injectable treatments are safe and efficient, people may want to avoid them for a variety of reasons. Some people are afraid of needles. Other people might not want to introduce dermal fillers or other injectable solutions into their bodies.
Since Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to enhance your appearance, we will not puncture your skin or inject outside substances into your body. Instead, the ultrasound energy will stimulate your collagen production and tighten your skin in a non-invasive manner.
An Effective Method
Ultrasound energy has special abilities that make it uniquely effective at tightening skin. Sound can pass through your skin’s surface to affect your deeper skin layers easily and effectively. This allows ultrasound therapy to increase collagen in the foundation of your skin. The methods used in other non-invasive skin care treatments cannot always reach the deeper layers of your skin. As a result, ultrasound therapy may be more effective and impactful than other aesthetic treatments.
What Will My Treatment Be Like?
Receiving ultrasound therapy is easy and stressfree. There’s no need to feel worried or anxious before you begin your treatment.
The First Step
You’ll have an initial consultation with us before you receive your ultrasound therapy session. During this meeting, we’ll examine your skin and discuss skin care procedures and treatments that you’ve had before. We’ll also talk about your medical history and overall health. We will discuss your desired outcomes and preferences. We’ll use this information to determine whether this treatment is right for you.
We will begin your treatment by cleaning your skin and applying ultrasound gel to the target area. This will make it easier for us to move the applicator over your skin. Next, we will put the treatment applicator on your skin. We will use the applicator’s ultrasound imaging system to analyze your skin and determine which areas we will target with ultrasound energy. Using this imaging system helps us achieve more beneficial results during your session.
Using Ultrasound Energy
Next, we will move the applicator over your skin. As we move the applicator, it will transmit ultrasound energy that will start the renewal process. We will use the imaging process to direct this energy to areas of your body where it will be most effective. This ultrasound energy will stimulate your body to produce more collagen. During this time, you may feel a heating or tingling sensation. Many people are comfortable during this process, and this sensation will cease once your session is complete.
This is a non-invasive treatment that requires little to no downtime. Many people can resume their usual schedules immediately after their treatments. Patients don’t have to take breaks from their jobs, childcare responsibilities, and other activities. We will provide you with detailed instructions about any rules that you need to follow in the days and weeks after your treatment.
What Areas of My Body Can This Treatment Improve?
This therapy can lift and tighten skin on a wide variety of areas on your body.
This treatment can lift and tighten skin on your cheeks, chin, and neck. In fact, this treatment is an ideal way to treat your neck. Many people struggle with sagging skin in this area, which is commonly known as a turkey neck. This loose skin often appears with age, and it can make people look older and less attractive than they really are. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment that the FDA has cleared for lifting skin on the neck.
Many people develop wrinkles on their upper chests as they age. In fact, this skin is one of the first areas that creases as people become older. Fortunately, ultrasound therapy can tighten your skin and make your chest appear more youthful. In fact, the FDA has specifically approved this therapy for treating wrinkles and lines on the upper chest.
Besides enhancing your face and chest, this treatment can improve skin on other areas of your body. Many people use this method to tighten skin on their stomachs and buttocks. During your initial consultation, we’ll examine your skin and discuss whether this treatment can achieve results in your target area.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
Your treatment plan will depend on the condition of your skin. Most patients can achieve noticeable results after one treatment session. However, some people may need to receive additional treatments to achieve their desired improvements. Many people see optimal results when they receive a maintenance treatment every year.
How Long Is Each Treatment Session?
This ultrasound therapy will be unique for each patient. Your sessions will vary depending on which areas you are treating. That said, a treatment session that targets the skin on your upper chest often takes about thirty minutes. A session that targets skin on your face and neck often lasts for about sixty to ninety minutes.
Does This Treatment Have Proven Results?
It’s normal to be skeptical when you hear about a treatment that can lift your skin in a non-invasive manner. But you can feel confident when you use this proven ultrasound treatment to improve your skin.
Studies have shown that this therapy can renew your skin and ramp up your collagen production. In one study, patients had a noticeable increase in the rate of collagen production in the treated areas of their faces. These patients’ collagen synthesis increased by 42% on average. Further, in another study, 95% of patients were satisfied a year after they received their treatments.
Is This Treatment Safe?
This non-invasive ultrasound therapy is a tested, proven skin care treatment. Although ultrasound energy sounds like a recent development, it’s been around for a very long time. In fact, medical professionals have been using ultrasound energy in a variety of treatments for over fifty years.
A Well-Established Method
The FDA has approved this treatment for the purpose of lifting skin under people’s chins and on their necks and brows. Medical providers have performed over one and a half million ultrasound treatments on people all around the world. People in over seventy-five countries use this treatment every day.
Can I Get This Treatment Instead of a Facelift?
People sometimes consider receiving this treatment instead of a facelift. A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a procedure that can firm and smooth the skin on your face. Facelifts can improve sagging skin. People who receive facelifts are often in their forties or older.
Making a Choice
Ultrasound therapy can also lift and tighten your skin. People who are considering facelifts may achieve beneficial results from this non-invasive treatment. That said, ultrasound treatments and facelifts do not provide identical results. During your consultation, we will discuss the outcome you want to achieve and how comfortable you are with different treatments and procedures. We will use this information to determine which option is best for you.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for This Treatment?
This treatment is ideal for people who want to improve their loose skin in a non-invasive way. People over age thirty who have mild-to-moderate skin laxity are often suitable candidates for this treatment. If you have loose skin under your neck or wrinkles on your chest, this treatment may be right for you.
Schedule a Consultation
You don’t have to accept your loose skin. Ultherapy can tighten your skin and help you look younger and more attractive. To learn more about this innovative skin tightening therapy, contact us at Flores Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida for an initial consultation today.