No matter how well we care for our skin, eventually the signs of aging are going to take their toll. Before we know it, tiny wrinkles and fine lines are popping up everywhere, making us look a lot older than we want. Fortunately, getting rid of lines and wrinkles and toning up lax, sagging skin doesn’t mean you have to undergo surgery and weeks of painful recovery. At West Coast Aesthetics and Veins, we can help you turn back the clock on many of the signs of facial aging, and we can do it without surgery, thanks to the state-of-the-art Ultherapy® treatment system. Here’s how it works.
Ultherapy: The power of ultrasound
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy — yes, the same ultrasound energy that’s used for prenatal imaging. In Ultherapy, the levels of energy and the delivery system are different. Instead of creating images of structures underneath your skin, the ultrasound energy is directed into your skin — specifically the structures of your skin that help it stay resilient and firm. The Ultherapy system is so unique, it’s actually the only noninvasive treatment that’s received FDA clearance to lift the skin on both the face and the neck.
Unlike cosmetic fillers that simply “fill in” or plump up lines and wrinkles temporarily, Ultherapy works by promoting collagen development in your skin’s deeper layers. Collagen is a special protein fiber that’s produced in large quantities when we’re younger. These fibers join together to form strong networks that act like a built-in “trampoline” for your skin, helping your skin feel firmer and bounce back so lines and wrinkles are kept at bay.
When we get older though, we produce a lot less collagen, and that means our skin loses a lot of that natural resilience that helps it look more youthful. Gravity, sun damage, stress, and even our genes start to take their toll, and fine lines and wrinkles are suddenly a lot more noticeable.
The Ultherapy experience
Ultherapy works by treating the skin’s deeper “foundational” layer where collagen is produced. During your treatment, Dr. Suri passes the ultrasound device over your skin, adjusting the frequency of the energy to customize your treatment based on your skin type, skin thickness, and other variables. As the energy penetrates your skin, it triggers collagen production in those deeper layers to help skin rebuild itself so it looks and feels firmer and more resilient over time.
Ultherapy treatment takes about an hour for the face and an additional hour for neck treatments, and the treatment is completely painless. Once your treatment is over, you’ll be able to resume your regular activities without any downtime. Since Ultherapy works by helping skin remodel itself, you can expect to see some initial results of your treatment within a few weeks, with the most dramatic results becoming visible within two to three months as new collagen networks form.
The results of Ultherapy are much more natural and subtle compared to a traditional facelift, and because your treatment can be customized for your needs, results are also very consistent and predictable. Plus, because Ultherapy doesn’t cause permanent tissue damage, you can have your treatment repeated to prolong your results for years to come.
Learn how Ultherapy can help you look and feel your best
Spring is just around the corner, and that means now is a great time to start thinking about treatments that can refresh your appearance and help your skin look younger and more vibrant. Starting Ultherapy treatment now means your skin will have plenty of time to build new, healthy collagen so you can look great by the time warm weather arrives. Shed the winter doldrums and make a commitment to looking and feeling more youthful and more confident. Book an appointment online with West Coast Aesthetics and Veins and learn how Ultherapy can help.