You may have heard about skin tightening techniques that are often done to help people achieve a more youthful appearance, but were not sure how they worked. You may have also wondered if such a therapy would somehow benefit you. If you have had questions like this running through your mind, the best way to determine whether or not you are a candidate for skin tightening treatments is to make an appointment at our office. When you do, be sure to ask about Ultherapy®. It is a safe and effective way to tighten the skin that does not require any time to be taken away from normal life for recovery. It also does not cause any serious side effects.
It is easier to understand how Ultherapy® works when you have a little understanding of what causes the skin to become loose in the first place. It is commonly known that it is related to the aging process, but knowing what it is about the aging process that causes sagging and wrinkles of the skin can be helpful.
In the lower layers of the skin is a substance that helps to give it fullness. It also helps tissue to stick together. The substance, called collagen, is a protein that is produced naturally by the body. However, the quantities that are produced drop significantly with age. This drop in the collagen level is what causes the skin to loosen. Hence, the most obvious signs of aging start to appear. These signs include crow’s feet around the eyes, wrinkles across the forehead and around the mouth and sagging of the jowls.
The skin can be tightened non-surgically by prompting the skin to produce additional collagen. When it does, tightness will return and cause the lines and wrinkles to disappear. By producing more collagen, the skin will look more like it did when the body produced the higher levels without being stimulated to do so.
Ultherapy® is a very effective treatment to stimulate collagen growth. It happens as the skin responds to the heat that is generated by the therapy. Ultherapy® utilizes ultrasound energy to do this. As the high-frequency sound waves are absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin, the tissue is warmed and the collagen growth process begins. It will take a few months to for the collagen to reach its maximum level. During this time, the skin will be getting tighter.
Since Ultherapy® uses the same ultrasound energy that is used for imaging purposes, it allows those providing the treatment to see what is happening on a computer screen. As a result, the amount of energy that is being emitted can be precisely adjusted in order to provide the greatest benefit.
If you have ever had an ultrasound done for diagnosis, you have been exposed to the same energy that is used for Ultherapy® skin tightening. It is much more comfortable than several other treatment types. Make an appointment at Persona Medical Spa in Houston to learn more about Ultherapy®. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!