Are you bothered by the appearance of sagging skin around your face or jawline? As we get older, the collagen contained within our skin will begin to break down, leading to a loss of facial volume. Additionally, elastin fibers can also be affected, causing a loss of facial skin elasticity. These are two of the chief reasons for the appearance of sagging facial skin that can leave you looking older than your actual age. Fortunately, a procedure called Ultherapy® can help.
What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is a treatment that has been approved by the FDA for tightening skin, tightening the neck area, and lifting eyebrows. The treatment uses safe ultrasound energy that is delivered to precise skin depths for the promotion of new collagen within the skin. We are triggering your body’s own natural healing response to rejuvenate the appearance of skin affected by sagging.
The focused ultrasound energy transmitted by the treatment results in the thermal disruption and breaking of the bonds keeping collagen fibers together. This triggers the process of neocollagenesis, or the stimulation of new collagen.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for Ultherapy®?
The procedure may make a good fit for you if you are seeking to lift and tighten your lower face, brow, neck, or upper chest area without surgery. If your sagging skin is severe, a surgical procedure may make a better treatment choice. Good candidates have an adequate amount of skin elasticity remaining and do not have much sun damage.
What Should I Expect?
A treatment session is performed in the comfort of our office and shouldn’t take very long, depending on if you are having a face and neck procedure or other treatment performed. During your procedure, the practitioner will use a small device to transmit focused ultrasound energy under your skin in a precise manner to increase your body’s collagen production in the treated area and tighten your skin.
Patience is important when it comes to Ultherapy® treatment. Since we are working with your body’s innate healing abilities, some time will be needed, but the results will appear to be quite soft and natural. It can take months before you achieve optimal results after your treatment.
If you would like more information about how an Ultherapy® procedure can help reverse the appearance of sagging skin, please book your initial consultation with us at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville. Contact us today to set up your appointment!