Ultrasound energy has been used for decades as a tool for imaging of the body tissues and bones. This same energy can be used to jumpstart a regenerative process in the skin layers. Skin tightening can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds, and it also stimulates an increase in collagen production. The effects are long-lasting. Ultherapy® treatments do not involve skin ablation, skin repositioning or abrasive resurfacing. This is why we highly recommend this treatment for our clients who come to us with concerns about loose skin, brittle skin that is showing signs of dynamic wrinkling and skin that has become discolored.
What is Ultherapy®?
Ultrasound energy, when properly frequency-calibrated, passes right through the skin and is absorbed by the supporting tissues that lie beneath. These tissue layers are responsible for the creation of new skin layers. The epidermis is slowly discarded, and the layer beneath is transformed into the new epidermal layer. Ultherapy® accelerates this process.
The body responds to the absorbed energy as if it has suffered a slight injury. Nutrients are rushed to the affected area, and collagen production increases as well. The short-term benefits are immediately noticed in the form of tightened, tauter skin. The long-term benefits are realized over the next two or three months, as increased collagen results in smoother, more even-toned skin that is less subject to wrinkling.
How the Procedure Works
The instrument used is a special device that is placed directly on the skin surface. We use dials and buttons on the device to control the amount of energy and the duration of each energy burst.
The client feels a moderate buzzing sensation as the instrument is pressed against the treatment area. The energy delivery does not really cause discomfort, however.
After the treatment, normal activities can be resumed at once. No bruising occurs, although the client may experience a bit of reddening in the treatment area. This disappears within an hour or two. Some tightening of the skin occurs almost immediately.
What are the Benefits?
This treatment is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that is performed in the comfort of our office. Afterwards, simple skin care is all that is needed. The increase in collagen production continues for quite some time, and the new epidermal layer that soon forms is much more even in tone. Dynamic wrinkles all but disappear. Best of all, this treatment is repeatable at regular intervals.
Since no chemicals are used and no abrasive resurfacing is required, Ultherapy® is suitable for all skin types and skin tones. Unlike plumping dermal fillers, Ultherapy® cannot cause skin bumps or ripples.
Is Ultherapy® Right for You?
Visit Improve Health Solutions MedSpa to get all the facts about how Ultherapy® can help rejuvenate your facial skin and give you a more youthful appearance. We will be happy to tell you about how ultrasound energy is one of the most effective cosmetic skin treatments available. We gladly serve clients in the NYC and surrounding areas. Contact us today to make an appointment at our office in Manasquan.