Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jawline, and on the brow. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery.
Ultherapy | Lift and Tighten Loose Skin
Ultherapy is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, jaw line and under the chin.
The only FDA-cleared procedure to lift skin on these hard-to-treat areas, Ultherapy uses the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface of the skin. With just one treatment, the regenerative process is initiated, but the full effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months of treatment. Most patients reported firmer, tighter skin in the other areas of the face and neck as well. New treatment options include an applicator the reduces the lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eye area. During the FDA clinical trials, nine out of ten patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line. This resulted in reduced skin laxity on the eyelid, and a more open, youthful look to the eye overall.
Ultherapy is a specialty treatment for counteracting the effects of time and gravity on your face. The treatment time is usually 1-2 hours and it uses your body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually restore memory to the skin and underlying tissue. Ulthera actually helps your tissue begin to reproduce collagen, helping you look as best you could!
How does Ultherapy Work?
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed on your skin projects an image onto a screen that allows your technician to plan where the energy needs to be directed. The same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused energy at just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, all the while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. With Ultherapy, there’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change; just a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside.
Ultherapy is a single, 60-90 minute in-office procedure. You may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time—much like the effect that exercise has on building muscle (but without the multiple workouts!).
A good candidate for the Ultherapy procedure is someone with skin that has relaxed to the point of looking and feeling less firm than desired. A lowered brow line or sagging skin of the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of maturing skin.
The Beauty of Ultherapy
ultherapy before and after
Lower Face/ Chin Results
The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but the hands are the windows to your true age. Just like the skin on our face, the skin on our hands undergoes inevitable changes as we get older. The big difference? You’re likely not treating it to the same anti-aging routine or coating it in youth-boosting lotions and potions. TL;DR: the hands are often neglected and, as such, can end up looking, well, old. Ahead, top dermatologists explain why this happens—and how to make hands look younger.
Why does aging occur on the hands?
Skin aging anywhere on the body is caused by a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The former are things you can’t control—namely, the passage of time and genetics. As we age, we lose collagen and elastin, and skin becomes thin, crepey, and wrinkled. In the tops of the hands, there’s also a loss of fat and muscle atrophy, which makes them look bonier, with more prominent veins and joints. Adding insult to injury, levels of natural moisturizing components in the skin, such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid also decline, leaving hands feeling perpetually dry as you get older.
On the extrinsic side of things, external factors such as pollution and smoking are aging culprits, though sun exposure is public enemy number one. Our hands are exposed to the sun year-round, including when we’re driving. Couple that with the fact that many people neglect to apply sunscreen to their hands, and you have a recipe for unsightly brown spots and discoloration.
As is the case with any type of skin aging, exactly when these issues show up—aka when you may start to feel like you have “old-looking” hands—varies, based on the individual. However, the doctors we spoke with agreed that most women typically first notice these issues in their late 30s to early 40s.
What are the benefits of non-surgical facelift treatments?
Skin tightening treatments, like Ultherapy, use radiofrequency and ultrasound energy, respectively, to deliver heat to the collagen- and elastin-producing cells in the dermis. This kick-starts a reparative response that generates more of those key structural proteins for firmer, more taut skin over time.