What is Ultherapy?

A phrase frequently heard during consultations in the Laser and Rejuvenation Center in Nashville is, “I am not sure I’m ready to have surgery, but what can I do to tighten all of this skin on my face and neck?”

If this sounds like your dilemma, you may be interested in exploring Ultherapy. I introduce the idea of Ultherapy to patients who either don’t want surgery or don’t want to look like they’ve had surgery, but still want to improve their appearance and “lift” things back to where they were five years ago. But what exactly is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that sends focused ultrasound heat deep into the foundational layers of the skin. This heat then triggers the body to begin a process called “neocollagenesis.”

Neocollagenesis is, to put it plainly, the process of making more collagen. Since the regeneration of collagen can take 2-3 months, the results of this procedure are gradual. While some people are open books in regards to their anti-aging procedures, patients who prefer to remain discreet, love the idea of subtle changes happening over the course of a few months, feeling the improvement, while noticeable, still appears very natural. This means that if you run into your neighbor at the store the next day, she will never know you just had something done!

What Kind of Improvement Comes From Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift the skin, meaning you will see an overall tightening of any areas treated, from right above the eyebrows all the way down to the décolletage. Most patients report a major improvement in the contour of the jawline, where “jowling” had previously been.

Ultherapy skin tightening treatment can also elevate the eyebrows, tighten the “turkey neck,” and smooth fine lines and wrinkles on the chest. Because Ultherapy is stimulating your body to create its own natural collagen, these results will last much longer than with other procedures, such as dermal fillers.

I like to explain to patients that their new collagen will be broken down at the same rate as the old collagen; Ultherapy is not stopping your aging process, it is just turning the clock back several years. I also like to reiterate to patients that Ultherapy is not meant to replace a facelift, nor will it duplicate the results of a facelift. However, it is a great alternative for patients who do not need a facelift, do not want to have a surgical procedure, or who would like to enhance or extend the results of previous cosmetic surgeries.

Learn more about Ultherapy skin tightening treatment at Ultherapy.com.

Find Out If Ultherapy is Right for You

At the Laser and Rejuvenation Center at the Gold Skin Care Center, we invite all patients who are interested in learning more about Ultherapy to schedule a complimentary consultation. During this visit, you will be evaluated by a provider, who will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. The skin tightening treatment will be explained in great detail, including things you can do prior to your treatment to ensure you have the most positive experience. You will have a chance to ask questions, as well as to review before and after photos from other patients who have been treated in our office and are kind enough to share their stories.

Give us a call at 615-383-8812 to schedule your appointment at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville to learn more about Ultherapy.

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