The face is one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging. Saggy skin and deep wrinkles can make you feel self-conscious and cause you to look older than you feel. However, some men and women are uneasy with the idea of surgery to solve this issue. In many cases, Ultherapy® is a good skin tightening option for Roanoke women and men who want to improve their skin without going “under the knife.”
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a nonsurgical treatment that uses ultrasound technology to tone and tighten skin. It achieves this firming by stimulating the body’s natural healing process and promoting collagen production. As more collagen is formed in the deeper dermis layers, the skin becomes tighter and smoother. Ultherapy is often used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but it can also be used on the face, neck, chest, and more.
What is an Ultherapy session like?
A treatment session begins with the hand-held Ultherapy device being placed against the skin. The device then delivers ultrasound waves deep into the subcutaneous layers of the target treatment area. This energy bypasses the skin’s surface, so there is no damage or pain during treatment. As the ultrasound energy begins to heat the tissues in the deeper layers of skin, more collagen is naturally produced by the body.
A typical Ultherapy treatment session takes around 1 hour to complete. There is no recovery or downtime required after treatment, and you can return to work or home as soon as possible.
What are the benefits of Ultherapy over a facelift?
For those men and women who want to tighten loose facial skin but are uncomfortable with the idea of surgery, Ultherapy is a great nonsurgical facelift alternative. It improves skin texture without anesthesia or recovery time. An Ultherapy season can’t adjust tissues and muscles like a traditional facelift, but it can tighten saggy folds and fade lines. Ultherapy can also be used on multiple areas of the body, while a facelift only addresses the face and neck area.
However, when it comes to Ultherapy, it is important to remember that not all treatments are created equal. This procedure’s best results are largely dependent on having a skilled Ultherapy machine operator. Kathleen, our practice aesthetician, has been delivering these treatments for over 10 years and is uniquely skilled with the device. You will be hard-pressed to find anyone more experienced in facelift-like results anywhere in the world.
If you want to tighten skin and smooth out wrinkles without the need for surgery, Ultherapy may be right for you. Our experienced team is here to help every step of the way and create a custom treatment plan for your needs.
If you would like to learn more about Ultherapy and other skin tightening treatments here in Roanoke, please request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice office by phone at (540) 776-1600.