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How to Tighten Sagging Skin

“Getting old” and “looking old” do not have to go hand in hand. While aging is mandatory for everyone, having an aged appearance can be avoided by undergoing various procedures and treatments designed to maintain a youthful appearance. Ultherapy® is a non-surgical treatment that can lift, tighten, and tone the skin of the face and neck to keep you looking youthful and rejuvenated.

ultherapy before and after

What Is Ultherapy®?

Ultherapy® is a non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA to rejuvenate the face. This treatment refreshes the appearance by tightening and lifting sagging skin in the face and neck area. Using safe, time-tested ultrasound waves, Ultherapy® heats the skin and activates new collagen formation. These focused waves penetrate deeply into the skin to improve skin quality from the inside out, all without harming the surface skin. The treatment is performed without any surgical incisions, and there is no surgical recovery. Immediately after treatment, patients feel some toning and firming of the skin that will continue to improve gradually over the next three to six months.

How Ultherapy® Can Rejuvenate the Appearance

Sagging skin is a common side effect of aging. As the skin weakens and loses elasticity over time, it begins to sag loosely over the body’s natural structural framework. Gravity exacerbates this effect. Facial and neck skin can develop skin sagging as an early sign of aging. With timely intervention using Ultherapy®, patients can correct sagging skin before it becomes a serious concern. Ultherapy® can be used to tighten the skin of the neck, under the chin, and brow area. Receiving treatment for these concerns can produce a smoother, more youthful appearance for the whole face and neck area.

The Benefits of Ultherapy®

Ultherapy® gives patients the opportunity to rejuvenate their skin without any surgery. It is often performed as a precursor to facelift surgery and can help patients to maintain a youthful look while postponing the need for surgery. As a non-invasive procedure, Ultherapy® patients have no scarring and no surgical recovery. The same day after the procedure is performed, patients can resume their normal activities. With this simple non-surgical procedure, patients can achieve noticeably tighter, firmer, more lifted, and more youthful skin in the face and neck.

Ultherapy®: A Non-Invasive Technology to Subtly Tighten Skin

Aging is inevitable! We all would like to appear “forever young,” but we know the clock keeps ticking so we look for alternatives that will slow the aging process to help us look and feel our best.

Many will choose to turn back the aging process more quickly with surgery while others will seek a non-surgical alternative.  The choice depends solely on the individual and what their cosmetic goals are.

Ultherapy® offers a non-invasive approach to improving the elasticity of your skin. Results are individual, and improvement will differ based on a number of factors. One is the age you first have an Ultherapy® treatment. Another is the amount of facial and neck laxity you have prior to treatment, as well as the thickness of your skin. If your skin lacks enough elasticity due to heaviness, then Ultherapy® may not be your best option for the improvement you are seeking. Age does not have to be a factor; it is more about the amount of skin laxity.  

The number of treatments is another factor. One treatment may be enough for some patients while others may require two, three, or more treatments to achieve the optimal result they are wanting. Since Ultherapy® treatment results continue to work over time the initial improvement felt right after treatment will be that of slight redness and a feeling of tightness. These effects will subside after a few hours. One Ultherapy® treatment will continue to give results by stimulating the growth of new collagen.

Ultherapy® uses low levels of focused heat targeted beneath the skin to achieve a positive effect while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. It takes about an hour to treat an entire face under some topical anesthetic cream. Improvement can be seen as few as 90 days and will continue to improve over the next year.

Ultherapy® requires no downtime. It is FDA-approved, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of Ultherapy® treatment.

So, Ultherapy® can be of benefit to many seeking an early approach to staving off the inevitable aging process or just because they prefer a non-surgical approach to aging. It’s your choice!

Ultherapy Non Invasive Technology to Subtly Tighten Skin

To learn more about Ultherapy® or to schedule a consultation, please contact the Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic by calling (205) 930-9595 or filling out our online contact form.