As time goes on a very disturbing force takes hold of many people faces, Gravity. As the supporting tissue under the skin on the face called the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic System) begins to weaken the structures above begin to lean and sag. It is similar to a foundation of a house weakening. Your body has an amazing rebuilding tool when stimulated called collagen. Collagen is the fibrous protein that gives connective tissue strength and flexibility. The weakened collagen is a result of natural aging, sun exposure, toxins, smoking and other environmental factors. Micro-needling is one of the most popular new innovative ways to renew and regenerate weakened collagen. Micro-needling creates micro injuries to the collagen layer to “wake up” collagen. Micro-needling is used for improvement of fine lines and wrinkles , hyper-pigmentation (brown spots or scars) and improvement of tone and texture of the skin.
Jowls are small pockets of skin that are hanging along the Jaw line. The appearance of Jowls is a sure sign of weakened structure of the skin layers underneath especially the SMAS area. In the past only a surgical facelift would truly improve the Jowls. For many people this area is of great concern. The only FDA cleared device to lift the jaw and lower face and improve the appearance of the Jowls is ULTHERAPY. Ultherapy is targeted Ultrasound that can reach depths that only in the past were reached by surgery. The non-surgical alternative to a face lift is Ultherapy. NO downtime and only one treatment is needed to regenerate the collagen and allow the lift needed to improve the Jowls. Although Ultherapy results do not equal a surgical facelift, the advantage of no downtime, and cost effectiveness is a better option for many patients.