For a long time, the eyes have been referred to as the windows to the soul. The reason for this description is that the eyes reveal a lot about how we’re feeling from moment to moment. This stems from the way we use the muscles around the eyes to make expressions. In most situations, there is no problem with this. However, when we get older and the delicate skin around the eyes weakens, we might be making expressions that we do not intend to. This can affect the impression that we make. We go from being known as a friendly, vibrant person to being mistaken as angry or unfriendly. This is when something needs to change.
When aging eyes change the vibe of the face, many people consider plastic surgery like an upper eyelid lift. In some cases, that is the best approach. However, it isn’t the only option. In our office near Las Vegas, patients can achieve significant results with Ultherapy eye rejuvenation.
Harnessing the Power of Ultrasound
Ultherapy is an ultrasound device. Similar to the ultrasound devices that are used in diagnostic imaging but more sophisticated. The Ultherapy system does use imaging ultrasound. This helps us determine where to deposit energy beneath the skin for the most profound effect. Ultrasound is then used as the source of energy to stimulate collagen contraction and remodeling that continues for several months.
Benefits of Ultherapy Eye Rejuvenation
Ultherapy is known primarily for its capability to tighten the lower part of the face, where jowling is a common problem. As an eye treatment, Ultherapy offers meaningful benefits including convenience, safety, and efficacy.
There are several non-surgical treatments available today. Ultherapy is one that tightens the skin without a need for downtime or specific after-care. The procedure itself may take less than thirty minutes if only the eye area is treated. Full face treatment can take up to an hour. After the appointment, a patient may notice a bit of redness. This is due to the absorption of ultrasound waves as thermal energy, which heats the dermis. Redness is typically gone within a few hours.
Perhaps the most important benefit of Ultherapy versus other skin tightening treatments for the eyes is that the results can last a very long time. Aging is not something we can stop, but people who undergo Ultherapy tend not to need a touch up for well over a year.