Whenever you find yourself searching for a safe and reliable method for skin tightening, you should look into the advantages of Ultherapy®. It makes use of ultrasound energy to bring about positive results.
Skin tightening becomes necessary for a more youthful appearance when collagen levels begin to drop. Collagen is a protein that the body produces in the dermis, or layer of skin below the surface, in order to give the skin fullness. It is also beneficial in helping tissue to hold together. The body naturally produces collagen in order to replace what fades away. However, the rate at which the substance is made drops off with age. This causes the skin to lose its fullness. It will develop lines and wrinkles as a result. In addition, there will most likely be some sagging, especially in the jowls.
Surgical skin tightening is done by making an incision and pulling the skin tight. The excess is then trimmed off and the skin is stitched back together. This can be a major ordeal for individuals. The procedure must be done while the patient is under general anesthesia. Once the individual is able to return home, there is still a significant period of time required for recovery, during which normal activities are not feasible. As with any surgery, there is a certain level of risk involved. Complications can develop and the results can be less than satisfactory.
Ultherapy® is done with a different approach. There’s no incisions or surgical tightening of the skin involved. Instead, the procedure will cause the skin to tighten itself by stimulating it to produce collagen. The heat that is absorbed by the deeper layers of the skin will cause the growth of collagen to accelerate beyond what it would be without the therapy. Consequently, the levels will return to something closer to what they were before age caused them to diminish. The end result is a skin tightness that resembles what it was during the youthful years. The growth of the collagen will take place over the course of a few months.
Ultherapy® uses the same type of ultrasound energy that is used for imaging purposes. This maximizes the effectiveness of the treatment because the energy is focused onto the right tissue at the right intensity.
If you want a method of skin tightening that is both safe and effective, you should ask our team at Longevity for more details regarding Ultherapy®. You will be able to return to your daily activities immediately after the session without having to worry about side effects. Contact us today to book an appointment at one of our two offices in Oklahoma City.