Looking your best should always be a priority. However, this becomes challenging when signs of aging like sagging skin start appearing.
Fortunately, there are non-surgical skin tightening procedures that can address them. One good example is Ultherapy.
Let’s take a look at what it is and how it works.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an innovative treatment that uses ultrasound to stimulate the body’s natural collagen and elastin production.
This safe and effective treatment uses highly focused and intense ultrasound energy to gently heat the tissue below the surface of your skin for collagen growth.
Unlike lasers, the Ultherapy treatment bypasses the surface layers of the skin, delivering the targeted energy specifically into the structural tissues where collagen is located.
What Are The Benefits of Ultherapy?
Ultherapy provides the following benefits to patients in Sedalia, Marshall, and Jefferson City, MO:
Lifting and tightening of the skin on the face, neck, and chest;
Improving the appearance of jowls and double chins;
Defining the jawline;
Smoothing out the decolletage; and
Lifting the brow and eyelids.
Simply put, Ultherapy is the ideal option for individuals looking for non-invasive ways to improve the appearance of their skin without going under the knife.
In addition, it’s also preferred by patients who already had surgery in the past and are just looking for non-invasive procedures to maintain their results.
Ideal Candidate for Ultherapy
Ultherapy is ideal for patients who have mild to moderate skin laxity. Moreover, a good candidate is usually:
In his/her 30s, 40s, or early 50s;
Has started to notice less firm skin; and
Experiencing early signs of lowered eyebrow line, sagging neck skin, or jowls along the jawline.
For better and more effective results, Ultherapy is usually combined with other skin rejuvenation procedures, such as injectables and laser treatments, among others.
Ultherapy: What To Expect During Treatment Proper
Here’s what you can expect when you visit Sedalia Aesthetics for an Ultherapy treatment:
An initial assessment will be conducted, and our provider will explain the procedure to help set realistic expectations.
After the preliminary matters, you’ll be asked to wash the treatment area gently with a mild cleanser.
If needed, you can take Ibuprofen for mild pain relief. Either way, a numbing cream will be applied subsequently.
During the treatment proper, the ultrasound device will be applied to the treated area. You might feel some discomfort while this happens.
It’s normal for your skin to turn red during and just after the treatment since this usually goes away after an hour or so.
Since it’s a non-surgical treatment, you can go back right to your everyday routine. However, you’re recommended to use sunscreen on the treated area to protect it from damage.
Lastly, you’ll be asked to observe proper skincare using gentle cleansers and moisturizers.
For more information on how an Ultherapy treatment can benefit you, call us or book an appointment here at Sedalia Aesthetics.