While you may not be thrilled with the increasingly sagging and lined skin around your brows, chin, neck, and chest, the thought of an invasive surgery may seem like too steep a price to pay for tighter, smoother skin. Luckily, there is a solution that breathes new life into your skin by tapping your body’s own powerful resources: Ultherapy.
Here at West Coast Aesthetics and Veins, Dr. Rajesh Sam Suri is always on the lookout for cutting-edge technology that helps our patients in Fremont, California fight back against the signs of aging, and the Ultherapy system is a game-changer when it comes to tightening loose skin.
The formidable forces
Before we discuss what Ultherapy can do for you, it’s helpful to understand the forces at play in creating the lines and wrinkles on your skin. During your life, your skin does a fantastic job of protecting you against whatever the world throws at it, from harmful ultraviolet rays to bacteria. Your skin is your first, and best, line of defense. But this can take its toll, and your battle-weary skin becomes increasingly stricken with lines, wrinkles, and scars.
Now add in the natural aging process, which begins to rob you of the collagen that allowed your skin to bounce back time and again. This loss of collagen is perfectly natural and happens to both men and women, though the drop in collagen is more pronounced in women as they pass through menopause.
Your collagen is what creates the connective network under your skin that gives it tone, structure, and elasticity. When this network starts to weaken due to the natural slow-down in collagen production, your skin loses its resiliency. Every time you squint, smile, or furrow your brow, these expressions begin to linger on your skin in the form of wrinkles and lines.
Your collagen also plays another key role: it holds everything in place. The skin on your face and neck also has a thin layer of fat underneath, which is what gives you youthful volume and fullness. As your support network breaks down, this fat begins to fall, leaving behind drooping and sagging skin.
A call to collagen
Now that we’ve set the scene for aging skin, it’s time to introduce our Ultherapy system, which is an FDA-cleared therapy to tighten the skin around your brows, chin, neck, and chest, without any needles or scalpels.
With the Ultherapy system, we direct ultrasound waves through your skin, without harming the surface area, to stimulate a mild healing response in the cells below. This healing response stimulates the production of new collagen, which shores up your skin with extra support.
The treatment and results
Each Ultherapy session takes only 30-90 minutes, and many patients only need one treatment — though you may benefit from a series of treatments if you’re targeting a number of different areas. Since the therapy is noninvasive, you can get back to your normal activities right away.
Over the course of the next few months, your skin will gradually tighten as the collagen rebuilds it from the inside. While you’ll need to be patient for your final results, they are well worth the wait as your skin regenerates, giving you a more youthful-looking complexion with improved tone and elasticity.
Since Ultherapy is noninvasive, you can simply visit us again for a touch-up treatment at the first signs of new wrinkles to maintain your bright, vibrant skin.
Call West Coast Aesthetics and Veins to learn more about our surgery-free Ultherapy system for skin-tightening. You can also use the online scheduling tool on this website to request a consultation.