The aging process is inevitable, but some of it is also optional. At Athena Plastic Surgery in Stuart, FL, we are proud to offer Ultherapy, a unique anti-aging treatment that uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin. If you’re tired of investing in skin tightening creams that don’t make a significant difference in your appearance, we want to introduce you to a treatment that finally will.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?
There are many different patients who make good candidates for Ultherapy. From those who have minor signs of aging to the more severe signs of aging and everyone in between, this treatment provides an effective solution that can make a visible difference in improving skin laxity. As always, an initial consultation is the primary way to determine if this treatment is right for you.
Our experts will ask you some questions about your medical history and your skincare goals to ensure that this treatment is a safe option for you. You may be a good treatment candidate as long as you are in good health, understand the treatment limitations and benefits, and don’t have any conditions that could exclude you from the treatment process.
You Want To Get One Step Ahead of the Aging Process
Ultherapy is an effective solution for those who have experienced the moderate to more severe signs of aging, but it’s also a solution for those who don’t yet have the more visible signs of aging and want to get one step ahead of the process. Typically, patients in their 30s schedule this treatment as a preventative measure to target skin laxity that may not be fully visible quite yet.
Any treatment that stimulates collagen production will improve your skin. Collagen is key and can help prevent and address skin laxity. If you’re looking for a way to combat aging, this treatment provides a perfect option.
You’re Not Ready for a Facelift
Patients who aren’t ready for a facelift also make good candidates for this treatment. While this treatment does not replace a facelift, it’s the next best thing. It’s a non-surgical alternative that delivers visible results and doesn’t require incisions, downtime, or a recovery.
The results will not replicate a facelift, but they will be visible and dramatic. If you don’t need to undergo a facelift quite yet, or you’re not ready to commit to everything the anti-aging surgical procedure entails, Ultherapy may be the perfect option.
You Have a Busy Schedule
Another one of the benefits of this anti-aging treatment is that it won’t monopolize your time. Treatments are relatively quick, so patients who have busy schedules can easily book sessions without interrupting their daily life. If you don’t have a lot of time to invest in anti-aging treatments but want to find one that will deliver results without requiring long treatment times, you may be the perfect candidate for this treatment.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is an anti-aging treatment that uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production. If you want to know the key to youthful skin, you need to know one thing: collagen is key. They are different ways to stimulate collagen production, but ultrasound energy is by far one of the most effective. Ultrasound energy has been around for years.
It provides medical experts with the ability to see the inside of the body for different reasons, one of the most common being pregnancy. However, experts found that ultrasound energy didn’t just deliver images of the body but could also help transform the skin by stimulating collagen production. The sound energy waves force existing collagen below the skin surface to contract and force the body to build new collagen in the treatment area.
A Collagen-Building Treatment
This treatment doesn’t just build generalized collagen but can be customized to target certain areas thanks to the digital imaging screen attached to the treatment device. Technicians can zone in on specific areas of the face, neck, or chest and target those areas with different degrees of ultrasound energy to promote increased collagen and total skin rejuvenation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does It Work?
This treatment uses ultrasound energy to restore youth to the skin, and it’s completely non-invasive. To begin the treatment process, your technician will apply an ultrasound gel to your clean skin. Then, she’ll place the device onto the target treatment area. As she does, and the device makes contact with your skin, a digital image of the deeper layers of your skin will appear on the screen.
This image allows the technician to deliver the highest amount of ultrasound energy where it’s needed most. Some areas may require more collagen stimulation than others simply due to the aging process. Your technician can customize your treatment during the process to help you achieve the best possible results.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
Typically patients only need one session to see results. Some patients schedule additional treatments to treat different areas because they’re so happy with their initial results. An initial consultation is the best way to determine what your specific treatment plan will look like.
When Will I See Results?
Some patients see visible results immediately following their treatment because the process forces existing collagen to contract, making the skin appear immediately tighter and firmer. However, the most dramatic and visible results will appear within two to three months of the treatment process. Dramatic results take time because the body needs to increase collagen production, and when that happens, you won’t be able to miss it.
What Areas Can It Treat?
Ultherapy can treat loose skin on the face, neck, and chest. Most people focus on the signs of aging in the face, but aging also affects the neck and chest, and when it does, it can be even more visible than the sign of aging on the face. Most people don’t have a specific skincare routine designated for the neck and chest and only begin to pay attention to these areas when they don’t look as youthful as they used to.
If you’ve neglected your neck and chest and are suddenly noticing that those areas don’t look as they used to, this treatment can help lift and tighten the skin in those specific areas to help you feel more confident in your appearance.
Is It Painful?
During the treatment process, you may feel a slight warming sensation. Your technician will ensure that you maintain optimal comfort levels throughout the treatment process. Most patients describe the treatment as virtually painless.
How Long Will My Results Last?
After treatment, you can expect your results to last a year or longer. The effects of increased collagen production are long-lasting. You will be able to enjoy visibly lifted and tighter-looking skin for a significant amount of time after your treatment is over. Then, since the aging process can’t be stopped, when you begin to notice changes in your results as your body continues to age, you can schedule a follow-up treatment to stimulate your body’s collagen production.
Enhancing Your Results
There are some steps you can take to enhance your treatment results. The number one way to prevent accelerated aging after your treatment is to avoid excess sun exposure. Any time you are exposed to the sun, make sure you wear quality sunscreen to protect your skin. Wearing a hat or visor and sunscreen will give your skin extra protection. Sunscreen will go a long way in helping you maintain your treatment results, preserve collagen, and avoid sun damage.
Invest in Quality Skincare
Additionally, investing in quality and professional-grade skincare products and adopting a morning and evening skincare routine will also enhance your Ultherapy results. Anti-aging cleansers, moisturizers, serums, and sunscreens are all necessary to help preserve collagen and maintain youthful skin.
Schedule Anti-Aging Skincare Treatments
Anti-aging skincare treatments provide patients with additional ways to enhance and prolong their results. Regular skincare treatments like facials, chemical peels, laser treatments, and other collagen boosting treatments will work with your results to help you maintain glowing, healthy-looking skin.
At our office, we offer several different anti-aging skincare treatments. One of our estheticians can meet with you to discuss the best plan of action and create a treatment plan so that you can use anti-aging skincare treatments as maintenance treatments.
Invest in a Treatment That Works
Don’t waste any more time searching for the right anti-aging topical solutions to improve your skin. Instead, invest in a treatment that works. Our experts are ready to help determine if Ultherapy is right for you. Contact us today at Athena Plastic Surgery in Stuart, FL, to learn more about this revolutionary anti-aging treatment and schedule your consultation.