One of the chief causes of aging skin is the gradual age-related breakdown of an important skin component called collagen. You may be familiar with collagen as a common ingredient in many skin care products. Its role in your skin is being a structure for healthy, youthful skin to build around. It adds volume and plumpness to your skin. The gradual loss of collagen due to the aging process will inevitably lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. While these common signs of aging will happen sooner or later, you can prevent them from happening early or even turn back the clock when they have already made their presence known thanks to treatments like Ultherapy®.
What is Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® is a skin rejuvenation treatment that involves the use of ultrasound to counteract the effects of gravity. The procedure will utilize your body’s own rejuvenation response to gently lift the skin tissue. It can also be used to smooth wrinkles and lines.
When it comes to lifting the skin, Ultherapy® is the only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for this purpose. The procedure works through the use of ultrasound imaging, allowing us to see tissue layers and ensure that energy is directed where it will do the most good.
Can It Replace a Facelift?
No. Ultherapy® cannot replace the results of a facelift. This procedure is for the treatment of the foundational layer of skin. However, if you are seeking to extend the duration of previous cosmetic surgery or are not yet prepared for surgery, Ultherapy® may make an appropriate alternative treatment.
How Does It Work?
Ultherapy® works by stimulating your body’s own production of collagen. The procedure focuses ultrasound energy at an appropriate temperature for the regeneration of collagen. This effectively jump-starts a process called neocollagenesis, which is the production of new collagen fibers.
Your results after your Ultherapy® treatment will continue to build for months afterwards. During this time, your body will be rebuilding its own natural collagen. The time it takes to do so depends upon many variables.