Even if you take good care of your skin, facial aging is something you will have to deal with eventually. This inevitable process can be exacerbated by both genetic and environmental factors, but the results are the same: wrinkles and sagging skin. Over time, our bones slowly lose mass and volume which causes subtle shrinking and receding. In the face, this will often show up as a widening of the eye sockets, recession of the brow bone, and a more loosely defined jawline. This contributes to the deflated appearance we may associate with aging. Even minimal losses of bone volume can result in sagging along the brow, nose, upper jaw, mouth.
Here at Dermatology Realm, we know that visible signs of aging can affect how we feel about ourselves and how others view us, too. While there’s no treatment to “stop the clock” and halt the aging progress entirely, there are many ways to reduce some of the signs that come with it. Our Germantown office uses innovative treatments like Ultherapy to tighten the skin, giving patients a fresher and younger look they can feel good about it. If you’ve been struggling with wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin, keep reading to learn more about what Ultherapy is and how it can work to turn back the hands of time!
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that combines ultrasound with your body’s natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin. It’s most commonly used for the upper face, lower face, and neck. The device that we use for Ultherapy has been FDA-approved for safe and effective treatment on sagging skin. It works by producing ultrasound waves that stimulate the structural support layers deep within your skin. This includes the layers that would normally be addressed in a surgical facelift, but without disturbing the surface of the skin. That means Ultherapy can give you some of the same benefits as a facelift, minus the invasive surgery!
How does Ultherapy work?
Collagen is a protein our body produces that gives the skin its elasticity and strength. It also works to replace dead cells. As you get closer to middle age, collagen production begins to slow down and eventually stops. You’re replacing less dead skills at a slower rate, so your skin starts to lose some of its youthful glow. Kickstarting that collagen production again is one way to repair some of the damage. But how can you do something like that?
It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to trick your body into producing more collagen is to subject your skin to a bit of damage. Many procedures will do this using heat and methods like microneedling, but Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to send pulses that penetrate far beneath the surface of the skin. The ultrasound waves bypass the top skin layers and deliver focused energy to the foundational layers, triggering a response that stimulates the regeneration of collagen proteins.
By delivering focused energy, we’re able to jumpstart a process known as neocollagenesis, where the body begins regenerating more collagen than was damaged. Normally, collagen proteins take about 4-10 weeks to grow. Ultherapy stimulates an extended regeneration process that will last anywhere from 3-6 months. Within 2-3 months, you can expect a significant lift of tissue, giving you a fuller face with tightened skin!
Because the results are long-lasting, you’ll only need to repeat Ultherapy every 18 months or so. If you drink alcohol, smoke, or have a lot of UV exposure, you may need more frequent visits.
What are the benefits of Ultherapy?
Our Ultherapy procedure is useful for stimulating new and existing collagen, giving patients a more youthful look without invasive surgery. At Dermatology Realm, we customize Ultherapy to meet each patient’s specific needs. We’re able to adjust the energy depth to what you need, producing the most optimal results! We can also combine this process with other cosmetic treatments to enhance the final results of each procedure. Let’s explore some of the other benefits of Ultherapy!
Many patients want to avoid surgery because the recovery time can be long and arduous. Some can’t afford to take weeks off work, while others simply don’t have the time in their work schedule to accommodate traditional plastic surgery.
Ultherapy gets you in and out quickly with absolutely no downtime! Treatment on the chest can take about 30 minutes, while the face and neck areas may last 60-90 minutes. You can return to your normal schedule as soon as you leave our office, making it an incredibly convenient choice if you tend to have a busy schedule.
While traditional surgery produces immediate results, it can sometimes look unnatural and “fake.” The results from Ulthera are gradual, with the full results developing over an extended period of time. As collagen production is stimulated, your skin will begin to tighten from the inside out, leading to more natural-looking results that only get better with time!
Give your skin a youthful boost with Ultherapy from Dermatology Realm
If aging has taken a toll on your face lately, Ultherapy can help you look years younger. This non-invasive procedure is safe, fast, and effective! You’ll continue looking younger and younger as the results become more apparent in the weeks after treatment is complete, and there’s never any downtime so you can easily fit Ultherapy into your schedule.
Do you want the look of a facelift without plastic surgery? Get in touch with us today to find out if Ultherapy could be the solution you’re looking for! Call 901-362-7170 or click here to schedule your consultation.