Skin can sometimes age prematurely due to a rapid breakdown in collagen and elastin that provides volume and elasticity to your skin. The resulting sagging skin can really take a toll on your skin and make you appear older externally than you feel internally. Fortunately, a procedure called Ultherapy can help reduce the appearance of sagging skin using ultrasound energy.
What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a type of high-frequency sound wave that is transmitted into the body to look for signs of pregnancy or internal problems like kidney stones. A handpiece is used to transmit ultrasound energy into the body, which is reflected to form an image of what is occurring inside it.
What is Ultherapy?
Instead of using ultrasound as a diagnostic tool, Ultherapy uses it to treat overly lax skin by using focused ultrasound waves that are transmitted into specific depths of your skin. The process will heat and coagulate certain proteins that trigger the formation of new collagen, resulting in a lifting or tightening of the skin in the treatment area.
The treatment targets foundational skin layers that a face lift procedure also targets. The deep heating created by the treatment process leads to skin tightening with no visible downtime, since surface layers of the skin are completely bypassed.
What Does It Treat?
Ultherapy utilizes focused ultrasound energy to treat areas such as the neck, brow, chin, jawline, and other areas. Although it is effective at reducing overly lax skin, it should not be considered a treatment substitute for a conventional face lift procedure. It helps those who are seeking a non-invasive skin tightening procedure.
Would I Qualify for this Procedure?
Ultherapy procedures are right for most patients who are concerned about sagging skin. The typical patient is looking for a tightening or lifting without the need for a conventional face lift procedure.
It is important to keep in mind that Ultherapy does not provide results comparable to a face lift. The results are more subtle and suited for those looking for gradual changes. It is for anyone who is looking for a non-invasive treatment alternative to a skin tightening procedure such as a face lift.
What Will Happen During My Ultherapy Procedure?
After we have cleansed your skin in the treatment zone and identified specific treatment areas, we apply a special gel against your skin, along with a treatment applicator. We will then use ultrasound to visualize underneath your skin for determining the correct placement of treatment energy. Finally, we will transmit ultrasound energy where needed to reduce sagging skin.
Schedule Your Consultation
We invite you to make an appointment with Riverwalk Medical and Wellness to schedule an Ultherapy consultation if you are seeking treatment for sagging skin. At our convenient location in Corona, CA, you can ask us questions to understand every step of the treatment process and obtain the best results possible. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!