If you are looking for a way to improve your overall appearance that is effective yet safe, you might want to take a closer look at Ultherapy®. It utilizes ultrasound energy to bring about therapeutic benefits. It is the same energy to which you have been exposed if you have ever had an ultrasound done for diagnostic or imaging purposes.
Loose skin leads to lines and wrinkles on the skin. Lines and wrinkles can show up as crow’s feet along the outsides of the eyes. Wrinkles can also show up across the forehead and around the mouth. Loose skin typically starts with the area around the jowls. Loose skin can also be a contributing factor for drooping eyelids.
The skin will start to loosen when the amount of collagen in the lower layers of it starts to decline. Collagen is a protein that helps tissue to stick together. It also provides fullness to the skin. As long as the collagen level remains high, the skin will remain firm and tight. However, the amount of collagen contained in the skin will not always be at a high level. As you begin to age, your body will slow its rate of collagen growth. Less collagen leads to loose skin. Wrinkles and sagging will develop as a result.
Ultherapy® is a safe and gentle way to stimulate the lower layers of the skin to start growing collagen at higher levels. This is a gradual process that will take place over the months following the therapy. As the collagen increases, the skin will once again become tighter, causing the lines and wrinkles to disappear.
The ultrasound energy utilized by Ultherapy® consists of high-frequency sound waves that are emitted from a hand-held unit that is passed across the surface of the skin. As the skin tissue absorbs the energy, it is gently warmed. The heat is what stimulates the collagen growth rate to increase.
Ultherapy® provides the advantage of allowing the provider giving the treatment to see what is happening in the tissue on a computer screen. This is because the sound waves bounce off different kinds of tissue at various rates. The data is converted to an image that is displayed on the screen. By having a visible image of how the therapy is working, adjustments can be made to ensure the energy reaches the proper depth in order to produce optimum results.
Thanks to Ultherapy® treatments at Finesse Cosmetic Surgery in Waltham, you may find that you can improve your overall appearance without having to endure discomfort or other side effects. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!