Have you noticed drooping eyebrows, sagging in your face, neck and chin regions, or décolletage wrinkles? San Jose patients experiencing these signs of the aging process may benefit from an Ultherapy treatment! Ultherapy encourages collagen growth using only ultrasound energy, meaning no recovery time will be needed. This non-invasive FDA-approved skin-tightening treatment is the ideal way to achieve a more youthful look!
As we age, our collagen and elastin production rate decreases. These proteins play a vital role in maintaining tight, firm, elastic skin. A decrease in collagen and elastin levels means that skin loses elasticity, becoming less able to conform to the contours of our anatomy. As a result of the constant downward pull of gravity, our lax skin sags and develops wrinkles and folds, leading to an older appearance.
An Ultherapy treatment is able to tighten lax skin, lifting and reshaping the face and neck. It also smoothes away those embarrassing wrinkles and lines in the décolletage area. How exactly does Ultherapy work?
Ultherapy works through a process known as neocollagenesis, which is the term for the natural creation of new collagen. Ultherapy’s ultrasound energy is calibrated to a precise temperature in order to encourage neocollagenesis in the tissues. As collagen is remodeled, the tissues become stronger and tighter.
During treatment, the ultrasound energy waves are able to travel through the outer skin layer without any superficial skin injury. They continue past the dermis and fat/connective tissue layers, warming the deeper SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) layer. This comprehensive treatment of the tissues allows Ultherapy to be more effective than many other procedures.
Typically, only around an hour to two and a half hours will be required to perform an Ultherapy treatment on a patient’s face and neck. Only a half an hour will be needed for a décolletage or eyes treatment.
The procedure begins with a cleansing of the areas to be treated. Following this, these areas are marked and coated with ultrasound gel. Once the ultrasound energy applicator is placed in contact with the area, it transmits a visual image of the tissues to a display screen. This helps us precisely target spots in these deep tissues with ultrasound energy waves.
One of the most appealing factors of Ultherapy is its non-surgical nature. Because there are no scalpels, needles, or incisions of any kind, there is no need to take time out of your busy schedule to recover. Instead, you can immediately return to your daily activities.
After just a single treatment, you may notice a degree of instant improvement. While this improvement may be immediately apparent, the real changes occur during the upcoming months. In the next two to three months after treatment, your tissues will continue to tighten as a result of the continued growth of new collagen. Because every patient is different, follow-up treatments may be recommended to achieve further tightening. Touch-ups may also be available.
Learn more about safe, effective Ultherapy during a consultation with Dr. Chase Lay. Contact us today to arrange an appointment.