There comes a time when you may begin noticing loose, sagging skin. Everyone knows aging comes with wrinkles and fine lines, but skin laxity can also cause you to appear years older than you actually are. As time passes, tight jaw lines sink into jowls, and bright eyes droop and fall. No matter how great you feel on the inside, having sagging skin on your face could make you appear tired and drained.
So what do you do next?
Well, you could go through a painful surgical procedure and get a facelift…or you can test out Ultherapy! Ultherapy is a “non-surgical facelift” procedure that treats mild-to-moderate skin laxity in both men and women; and honestly, the results speak for themselves.
Our experienced team at Medical Aesthetics & Laser specializes in non-surgical facial treatments in The Woodlands that can help you reach your goals in no time! With Ultherapy, we reduce skin laxity and smooth wrinkles to help you look and feel your best.
To learn more about Ultherapy and its amazing benefits, keep reading and we’ll break down everything you need to know.
Ultherapy is a one-of-a-skin skin-tightening procedure that utilizes ultrasound technology. As strange as it may seem, ultrasound imaging actually allows your provider to see first-hand the layers of your skin, enabling them to actively target laxity and other concerns. By stimulating collagen production, Ultherapy works great to treat sagging skin on the:
Unfortunately, sagging skin comes from the body’s natural aging process, which is unavoidable. In your younger years, your body produces more collagen fibers to maintain your skin’s firm framework, and signs of sun damage have yet to emerge.
Pro tip: If you are in your 20s, now is the perfect time to practice great anti-aging skincare habits such as wearing SPF, exfoliating to promote cellular turnover, and getting preventive aesthetic treatments.
However as your 20s roll into your 30s and 40s, that’s when the change becomes more apparent. Collagen production slows, and without that natural framework, your skin begins to succumb to gravity and falls. So as you can probably guess, one of the many important factors for a successful anti-aging treatment is its ability to stimulate collagen production.
Here’s a little science for you: When it comes to producing more collagen fibers, fibroblast cells (cells that create those fibers) naturally go into overdrive when the skin requires healing. Therefore, one of the biggest ways you can reboot collagen production is by jumpstarting the healing process. That’s where skin-tightening treatments like Ultherapy come into play.
Ultherapy sends ultrasound energy directly into the deep layer of your skin (dermis) to target collagen fibers. As a result, this energy heats the tissue, which triggers the body’s healing process without harming your skin’s surface.
During healing, fibroblasts work overtime to create more collagen. Collagen then builds a fresh framework for your skin, helping you achieve a tighter, younger look. Even after your Ultherapy skin-tightening treatment, your results will continue improving throughout the following months. That means you’ll continue to see your results improve long after your treatment is done—all without stitches or downtime.
Plus, Ultherapy also works on fine lines and wrinkles. So not only will your skin appear more firm, you will also have smoother, more age-defying skin.
At Medical Aesthetics & Laser, we only promote treatments that have been proven to work on our clients. We would never steer people toward ineffective treatments, which often end up being a waste of money (especially certain DIY procedures involving heating your skin… some things you definitely want to leave to professionals).
With that in mind, we can confidently say Ultherapy comes with amazing benefits, making it a great alternative face-lift option for many different skin types and tones. Even if you aren’t showing visible signs of aging quite yet, Ultherapy benefits allow you to maintain your youthful, supple skin while preventing sagging. Here are just a few of the benefits of one of our favorite non-surgical skin-tightening procedures.
Most people are surprised when they find out that Ultherapy doesn’t take much time at all. You won’t be in the office for hours on end; in fact, the treatment only takes about 15 to 90 minutes, depending on your treatment area(s).
Life is busy, and sometimes you simply don’t have time to “rest” after a procedure. Plus, there’s no fun in missing the holiday season as you wait for your body to heal from surgery. With Ultherapy and its ultrasound frequencies, we can safely tighten your skin and smooth wrinkles, and you won’t have to take time away from daily life.
One of the best things about Ultherapy is that it’s virtually painless for most people. You may notice mild discomfort such as a warming sensation, but other than that there’s nothing much to it. No pain or downtime? It honestly doesn’t get much better than that.
With an Ultherapy procedure, you don’t have to pick and choose which facial areas you want to treat; you can truly have it all! Whether you want to firm the skin above your eyebrows or tighten your jawline, Ultherapy’s innovative technology could be your perfect solution. You could even treat your neck if you needed.
Since you aren’t venturing into a long-winded surgical process, there’s not much you have to be concerned about. If you’re in the The Woodlands area, our specialists at Medical Aesthetics & Laser will ensure your procedure goes by smoothly and safely.
Your consultation gets you one step closer to the skin and body you’ve always wanted. We offer a free consultation to anyone who is interested in our procedure and learning more about what Ultherapy is. During your consultation, we’ll talk to you about your concerns and your goals. We’ll also examine your skin laxity, wrinkles, and other concerns. From there we can determine the best areas to treat.
Before you come in for your Ultherapy treatment, it’s important that you:
Since Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure, you won’t have to worry about anesthesia or needles. In fact, all you have to worry about is lying in our comfortable chair as we run the device over your treatment area(s). After only 15 to 90 minutes, you’re all set and ready to go!
With no recovery time, you won’t have to take off work or waste time lying in bed. Although you can go back to your normal routine, always make sure you apply SPF to protect your skin and help maintain your results. We may also recommend returning for a series of Ultherapy treatments to ensure we reach your goals.
While we believe Ultherapy is a great choice for many of our clients, we also want to make sure everyone who walks into our office is 100% confident in their decision. There’s a lot of information swirling around the internet, which can make it hard to determine whether or not Ultherapy could work for you. That’s exactly why Medical Aesthetics & Laser prides ourselves on being a resource for our clients. Here are a few common questions we have received about Ultherapy.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M A CANDIDATE FOR ULTHERAPY?
The only surefire way to know if you’re a candidate for Ultherapy is through a consultation with a trusted provider. However, we will say this treatment works for a vast majority of women and men dealing with loose skin and wrinkles.
WILL ULTHERAPY GIVE ME THE SAME RESULTS AS A SURGERY?
No, Ultherapy won’t give you the same results as surgery. Remember, Ultherapy is a non-surgical facelift procedure, so while you will definitely have a great outcome, it won’t be as dramatic as surgery. That is why Ultherapy works best for people with mild-to-moderate skin laxity and visible signs of aging.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE THE RESULTS OF ULTHERAPY?
You may start noticing results of Ultherapy right away, but the treatment area(s) will continue to improve 2 to 6 months after your treatment. So definitely be patient and allow the collagen to work its magic. Soon, you’ll truly see why Ultherapy works as a great alternative to surgery.
CAN I COMBINE ULTHERAPY WITH OTHER PROCEDURES?
Of course you can combine Ultherapy with other procedures. Actually, we often recommend complementing treatments to help you get the best results possible. These procedures may include:
Keep in mind these are only examples of treatments you could receive. During your consultation, we will give more customized recommendations based on your unique needs.
Don’t wait any longer to give your skin the treatment it deserves. Our team of skin care specialists don’t take the same approach with everyone, because why would we? Every client is different. Led by the talented Dr. Reeves, we’re determined to help you reach your skin goals.
Plus, as a medical spa, we’re uniquely equipped to complement your skin care routine with our aesthetic procedures and treatments. With us, you can stop wishing for great skin and finally unveil the skin of your dreams.
Get started today by using our virtual consultation tool or by scheduling an appointment.