Getting old is one of the biggest challenges most of us will ever face. In addition to the health challenges, the economic worries and the changes in our life circumstances, as we age we also have to deal with negative changes to our appearance. For many, this last challenge can be the hardest to accept. This is because our appearance is what has identified us as who we are since we were children.
For this reason, we work hard to keep the appearance of our face healthy and young. We may use face creams, lotions and oils to keep our skin as soft and as revitalized as possible. Unfortunately, all of these external treatments have limitations. For example, there is no cream that can counteract the effect that gravity has on your skin.
As you have probably noticed, the skin on your face is sagging as you get older. This is the result of two processes working at the same time. One is gravity; it is always pulling on the skin on your face. The second is loss of facial volume and skin elasticity. When you were younger, your face had more volume. So even though gravity was pulling on your skin, there was nowhere for it to go. Now that some of the volume has been removed from your face, there is room for your skin to move around. Unfortunately, this skin collects underneath your chin and on your neck.
Ultherapy® is a safe way to counteract the negative effects gravity and time have had on your skin. It encourages your body to use its own regenerative powers to lift your skin, smooth out the lines in your neck and make your chin smoother and more defined.
Ultherapy® is unique in that it is the only therapy that has received FDA clearance to lift skin. Additionally, it is the only therapy that uses ultrasound imaging to accomplish this goal. This means that while the practitioners are working on your face, they are able to see the exact layers of tissue that need to be targeted.
They can guarantee that the energy gets deposited where it needs to be. As an added bonus, the FDA has recently indicated that this procedure can be used to remove or diminish wrinkles on your chest.
Some have wondered if Ultherapy® is a safe replacement for a facelift. While Ultherapy® is extremely safe, it is not designed to replace cosmetic surgery. It produces powerful results, but it is not the same as a facelift. Many people who use Ultherapy® do so as a way to stave off using cosmetic surgery for some years.
Ultherapy® is not a laser treatment. It uses ultrasound to achieve its results. Ultrasound has the unique ability to penetrate past external skin layers and to treat the facial tissue that other non-invasive cosmetic devices cannot. Ultherapy® stimulates your face to produce collagen and as a result, the skin and tissue on your face lift over the course of a few months.
Laser technology uses lights. These lights cannot penetrate the surface of the skin, but they can be effective for treating external skin issues. In fact, laser therapy and Ultherapy® treatment often go hand-in-hand.
To learn more about Ultherapy®, consult our experts at Longevity in Oklahoma City. Our team of professionals will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment after evaluating your unique condition. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for Ultherapy®.