Age, sun exposure, genetics, and sun exposure can lead to loose or saggy skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the brow area. Your options are no longer limited to living with it or having surgery, however. There’s an alternative, non-invasive treatment called Ultherapy. The experienced, caring, and professional staff at Connecticut Plastic Surgery Group Southport, CT are experts in this exciting and innovative technology.
Approved by the FDA for treating the neck, brow and under the chin, and to improve wrinkles and lines on the chest, this treatment uses ultrasound energy to tighten and lift the skin. Through Ultherapy, tremendous results can be achieved with no surgery and no downtime.
By delivering targeted ultrasound energy to the foundational layer of your skin, this treatment stimulates collagen production without cutting or harming the surface of your skin. This allows clients to achieve results previously only attained through plastic surgery.
The ultrasound technology allows doctors to bypass the surface of the skin and provide the perfect amount of energy to the right place at a perfect temperature. As a result, the natural response of the body is triggered, and the skin regenerates by producing new collagen. This has proven to be a great option for people not yet ready for plastic surgery or who want to extend the results of previous plastic surgery.
What to Expect
One of the biggest benefits is a client’s ability to achieve amazing results without surgery, needles, or downtime. Before your treatment appointment, your doctor will have questions about your overall health and your expectations for treatment. After assessing your skin, your doctor will determine if you’re a candidate for Ultherapy.
On the day of your appointment, you won’t need any preparation. In their office, your doctor or practitioner will apply Ultherapy ultrasound gel to the area to be treated. The smooth applicator will use ultrasound imaging to ensure the correct areas are targeted. The ultrasound energy will then be delivered to the marked areas.
Each appointment varies from client to client, but most face and neck appointments last between 60-90 minutes while chest appointments can take as little as 30 minutes. You won’t have any post-treatment restrictions, and you can return to your normal routine immediately.
Patients have reported seeing results immediately after their treatment. Real results start appearing two to three months after the treatment as the natural production of collagen starts to lift and tighten the skin above.
How long the results last vary according to the patient. The body is producing collagen underneath the skin, but each individual’s own aging process will determine how long the results are visible to the outside world. If you’re looking to take control of your aging process, scheduling touch-ups as the signs of aging start to appear again will help you manage your outward appearance.
This therapy increases your natural production of collagen, but you may not know what that is or why it’s so important for a youthful appearance. Collagen is the most prevalent protein in the human body. It makes up skin, tendons, ligaments, and muscle.
Collagen is the powerhouse of young skin. As we age, collagen production slows down, leading to wrinkles and looser skin. Studies show that collagen production begins to slow in our mid-20s. When collagen production is encouraged through medical or aesthetic treatments, skin becomes more elastic and firmer and less likely to sag. As the skin improves, wrinkles smooth out.
Other Skin Tightening Options
Ultherapy is a great option for most people with sagging skin on their necks, under their chin, or with wrinkles and lines. There are other procedures your doctor’s clinic may offer to encourage the production of collagen. Discuss these options with your doctor:
- Laser therapy
- Bipolar radiofrequency
If you have a lot of excess skin and sagging on your face, talk to your plastic surgeon about the different facelifts available. If you’re in good physical and mental health, your doctor can determine which surgery option would be the best for you.
Facelifts can help with:
- The appearance of jowls
- Sagging skin because of displaced fat
- Sagging around the middle of the face
- Minimizing deep creasing around the corner of the mouth
- Minimizing creasing under the eyelids
Results may be maximized by getting a facelift with a brow or eyelid lift. While a facelift won’t stop your face from aging, you will carry the results with you for a long time.
Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon
When you’re exploring your options for getting rid of sagging skin, it’s important to choose your providers wisely. Look for an office under the supervision of a reputable plastic surgeon. While he or she may not conduct all the med-spa services, it’s important to have that knowledge available.
Plastic surgeons who stay on top of the latest innovations and technology will offer you the most up-to-date services based on the latest breakthroughs and research, like Ultherapy.
Start Seeing Results
If you want to take the first step in controlling what you see in the mirror, call the Connecticut Plastic Surgery Group Southport, CT and request an appointment. The caring and professional staff will make you feel at home, listen to your concerns and goals, and partner with you on an individualized course of action.
The goal of any treatment is to help you gain the confidence that comes with loving what you see in the mirror.