No one is immune to the effects of age, and our skin becomes weaker and less resilient over time. These developments cause your skin to loosen and sag. Fortunately, you can easily reverse these changes with Ultherapy. At Jon Ric International Health and Wellness in Edmond, Oklahoma, we use this non-invasive treatment to firm and tighten your skin.
Where Can Ultherapy Be Used? Four Top Treatment Areas
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that is used to improve the appearance of your skin. This revolutionary treatment uses ultrasound therapy to target loose skin on a variety of locations on your body.
Your neck is likely to be one of the first areas to show the negative signs of age, and it’s common to develop sagging skin in this part of your body. This treatment is an ideal way to firm loose skin on your neck.
Developing loose, sagging skin on your chin is an extremely frustrating experience. Although your chin is a small part of your body, your profile plays an important role in your appearance.
For instance, sagging skin in this area can make you look like you have a double chin. Fortunately, this aesthetic treatment can firm the skin on your neck and give you a more attractive profile.
As you age, you will develop wrinkles and fine lines on your décolletage, commonly known as your upper chest. This treatment can smooth the skin on your chest by minimizing the prominence of these lines.
Lax skin on your face will make your eyebrows drop and sag. As this issue intensifies, you will begin to look tired, frustrated, and upset. Receiving this ultrasound therapy will lift your brow and refresh your face.
Why Has My Skin Begun to Sag?
Unfortunately, it’s common to develop sagging, loose skin during your lifetime. There are many reasons why your skin changes over time.
Age-related changes in your body will cause your skin to weaken over time. Youthful skin has high levels of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are proteins that encourage your skin to remain firm and taut. These proteins are extremely important, and seventy-five to eighty percent of your skin’s structure is comprised of collagen.
As you get older, your body makes less collagen and elastin. This natural process has unfortunate consequences for your appearance, and your skin will become weaker and more fragile as your elastin and collagen levels decline. As a result, your skin will succumb to the effects of gravity, and you will develop sagging, loose skin.
Being overweight puts extra stress on your body, harming your elastin and collagen. If you lose your excess weight, your skin will struggle to recover from this change, and you are likely to have issues with sagging skin. Certain factors increase your chances of developing this condition after weight loss.
For instance, if you lose weight when you are older, your skin will have more difficulty adjusting to this change than if you lose your weight when younger. Losing weight in a very rapid fashion also increases your risk of experiencing loose skin.
Your Lifestyle Choices
In addition to being bad for your health, drinking too much alcohol, eating an unbalanced diet, and smoking will all damage your skin. Similarly, if you tan or frequently go outdoors without wearing sunscreen, you will be exposed to harmful ultra-violet rays that damage your elastin and collagen fibers. These lifestyle choices can cause your skin to loosen at an earlier age.
How Does Ultrasound Therapy Work?
During your appointment, we will administer ultrasound energy to your target area. This energy will penetrate the surface of your skin to reach your deeper tissues. As it enters your body, the ultrasound energy will increase the temperature of your tissues. This effect will stimulate your body to produce more collagen.
In the weeks after your treatment, your collagen levels will increase. As your collagen rises, your skin will become firmer and more youthful-looking.
Will My Appointment Be Comfortable?
Ultrasound energy is able to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin in a non-invasive manner. Accordingly, you will not receive any incisions or general anesthesia during this treatment. You also don’t need to worry about developing scars.
We will begin your treatment by applying ultrasound gel to your target area. Next, we will use a handheld device to analyze your tissues. This step allows us to customize your treatment to fit the unique condition of your skin. Once we have examined your skin, we will use the handheld device to transmit ultrasound energy to your target area. This is a gentle process, and you can close your eyes and relax as we complete this step of your treatment.
How Long Will My Recovery Period Be?
This amazing treatment has minimal to no downtime, and you don’t have to schedule time off for recovery. You will feel normal after your appointment is complete, and you can quickly return to your job and other duties.
How Many Treatments Will I Need to Receive?
It’s common to achieve significant improvements in your target area after a single treatment session. That said, your treatment schedule will depend on the degree of laxity that you are experiencing, the number of areas that you would like to improve, and other factors. If you are treating severe laxity in multiple areas on your body, you will need several treatments to achieve your desired outcome.
During your initial consultation, we will analyze your skin and discuss your cosmetic objectives and preferences. At that point, we will give you more details about the length of your treatment schedule.
How Long Does This Treatment Take to Work?
Although this cosmetic technique works fairly quickly, you will not see the full effect of your treatment immediately. The ultrasound energy improves your appearance by increasing your collagen levels, and it takes your body time to ramp up its production of this important structural protein. Although your individual results will vary, you will usually see improvements in your skin within a few months.
How Long Will My Improvements Last?
This treatment will create lasting improvements in your body, and you are likely to have increased collagen in your skin for more than a year. That said, this treatment does not stop the normal aging process, and your skin will continue to loosen in the years after your treatment plan is complete.
You can address the negative effects of age and maintain your new look with follow-up treatments. For instance, you might receive a maintenance treatment every couple of years.
Do I Need to Be In My Forties to Benefit From This Treatment?
Some people say that you have to be over forty to benefit from this skin-tightening treatment. These people are incorrect, and you don’t have to wait for an arbitrary birthday to begin using this ultrasound technique.
In fact, you might achieve more beneficial results if you start this treatment before you turn forty. For instance, it’s common to begin this treatment when you start developing mild skin laxity in your thirties. You are likely to notice sagging skin developing on your neck, chin, and other areas during this time. You may also see the beginnings of fine lines on your chest. You can prevent these issues from becoming more severe by treating them at an early stage.
What Is the Difference Between This Treatment and Other Skin Tightening Methods?
At Jon Ric International Health and Wellness, we offer a wide range of skin tightening methods. Since these treatments use a variety of techniques to improve your appearance, they produce slightly different results.
Venus Legacy is a skin tightening treatment that uses a state-of-the-art process to improve your body’s production of collagen and elastin. During your treatment, we will heat your target area with Multi-Polar Radio Frequency Energy and Magnetic Pulsed Fields. This treatment can tighten your skin, contour your body, and reduce your cellulite. This treatment is non-invasive, and you won’t have any downtime after your appointment.
This non-invasive treatment uses radiofrequency energy to heat your skin. This thermal effect will improve the condition of your existing collagen fibers and encourage your body to make more collagen. This process will tighten your skin, reduce your fat, and minimize your wrinkles. Although your treatment plan will be unique, it’s common to receive four treatment sessions.
ThermiTight is a minimally-invasive technique that can reduce the prominence of a double chin and tighten sagging skin on your neck, abdomen, thighs, and other areas on your body. We will begin your treatment by placing a radio-frequency probe. This probe will heat the deeper layers of your skin and increase your collagen levels. ThermiTight produces long-lasting results, and your enhancements may last for three to five years.
Making a Decision
We will work with you to select a skin tightening treatment that fits your unique goals, preferences, and needs. For instance, if you would like to improve sagging skin and cellulite, we may advise you to use Venus Legacy. If you would like to tighten the skin on your neck, we are likely to suggest Ultherapy.
Is This Treatment a Safe Way to Enhance My Body?
This is a widely-used treatment that provides consistent, safe results. Healthcare professionals have performed more than one and a half million of these treatments, and Ultherapy is marketed in more than seventy-five countries.
We will monitor your skin during your treatment and adjust the ultrasound energy levels to target specific areas in your body. These features will protect your safety throughout the treatment process and help you achieve more significant improvements in your appearance.
Am I Eligible for This Treatment?
If you don’t want to use an invasive procedure to enhance your skin, this treatment is likely to be an ideal option for you. Further, you are likely to achieve good results with this technique if you are a healthy adult who has mild-to-moderate skin laxity. That said, you need to have realistic expectations about your results. In particular, you should understand that this treatment will not produce the same results as a facelift or other invasive procedure.
Further, this treatment is not a good option for everyone. For instance, you may not be eligible for this treatment if you have very lax skin or if you have received significant sun damage during your lifetime.
Try It for Yourself
Fixing your sagging skin and achieving a refreshed, youthful appearance is easy. Ultherapy can tighten your skin without requiring you to receive incisions or visit the hospital. This fantastic treatment will produce natural-looking results by stimulating your body’s collagen production. To learn more about this cosmetic technique, contact us at Jon Ric International Health and Wellness in Edmond, Oklahoma for an initial consultation today.