It’s no secret that humans have historically despised the idea of growing older. It’s not that we want to avoid it in every way; we just don’t want to have to look at an aging face every day when we feel so young on the inside. The signs of aging are inevitable but are not a life-sentence for frustration and dissatisfaction. There have been significant advances in medicine that allow us options for correcting concerns like deep creases, jowls, and other problems. The first step forward was the facelift. For those who wish to avoid surgery, dermal fillers have become a popular option. The choices don’t end there. Here, we discuss how Ultherapy can achieve outstanding rejuvenation without downtime.
Ultherapy Non-Invasive Tissue Tightening
We often say that we develop signs of aging because we are aging. That is true but is also vague. It is helpful to know what makes the skin look young so we can understand what happens as we reach mid-life. Throughout our entire lives, tissues of the body rely on chemicals like collagen and elastin. These two chemicals, in particular, have rejuvenating and healing effects on the skin. Collagen not only heals cuts and scrapes but it also sustains the skin’s firmness and structure. Elastin is a chemical that gives tissue the stretch it needs. Without these chemicals, the skin loosens and grows progressively weaker. The decline of collagen and elastin begins in our twenties and never stops. That is unless we do something to wake up fibroblast cells that have gone to sleep. Ultherapy can do this.
Ultherapy is an ultrasound device developed specifically for cosmetic benefits. Historically, ultrasound has been used primarily as a form of imaging. Sports medicine professionals also sometimes use ultrasound to activate tissue regeneration after injuries. Ultherapy uses both imaging ultrasound and stimulatory ultrasound waves to achieve meaningful tissue-tightening.
An Ultherapy treatment takes about an hour and a half. Patients may take 800 mg of ibuprofen before their appointment to improve comfort. Before beginning, the provider uses ultrasound to locate the layers of tissue that should be targeted with high-frequency sound waves. The device treats three different layers, one of which is the same layer that is repositioned during a surgical facelift. By delivering ultrasound waves into these tissues, the Ultherapy device stimulates immediate collagen tightening as well as ongoing activity in the fibroblast cells to produce more collagen and elastin for progressively better results.
Are you ready for a lift without surgery or injections? Call our Henderson, NV office to schedule your Ultherapy consultation.