Many patients are looking for a non-surgical way to tighten their skin, and Ultherapy® fits this description because it doesn’t involve incisions. The main technology behind Ultherapy® is ultrasound. When applied correctly, it can tighten the skin around the neck and face. Although there is nothing new about ultrasound technology, the way that it’s used for this procedure offers patients a new path to tighter, smoother skin.
How Ultherapy® Tightens the Skin
During the procedure, an applicator is used to send ultrasound energy into your skin, and once it reaches the specified depth, it causes muscles to contract and stimulates the production of new collagen within your skin. Ultherapy® involves ultrasound imaging, and it allows our providers to see deep into your connective tissues and muscles.
Since we’re able to see better, we can deliver targeted energy to specific locations and cause your body to produce new collagen. After the procedure, the increased collagen production will cause your skin to become lifted, tighter and smoother over time.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein, and it’s found within the human body. You can think of it as the glue that holds your entire body together. Your tendons, skin, muscles and bones all contain collagen, and it provides strength and support for everything.
The largest concentrations of collagen are in your skin, connective tissues and bones, and the collagen is responsible for providing your skin with support. If your skin doesn’t have enough collagen, it will begin to sag and lose its firm texture.
The natural aging process causes collagen production within the body to slow down. As you grow older, this is what happens to your skin. By stimulating collagen production within your body, Ultherapy® can help you fight back against the effects of aging, and it can give you tighter, firmer skin.
What You Should Know About Ultherapy®
This procedure can work well for the neck and face, and unlike invasive surgery, it doesn’t require a significant amount of downtime or discomfort. A major advantage of this procedure is that it allows us to visualize the layers of tissue within your body, and since we have a better view of the target area, we can deliver the ultrasound energy exactly where it needs to go.
If you have mild to moderate skin laxity and you want to do something to change it, then you might be a great candidate for Ultherapy® treatment at Improve Health Solutions MedSpa. Located in Manasquan, we are happy to serve men and women in the NYC and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!