One inescapable reality of aging is that your facial skin will age, too. Wrinkles will begin to appear at a certain age and parts of your face skin (e.g., the cheek, eye area, etc.) and even the upper chest skin may start to loosen, sag, or droop as you get older. Stress, diet, heredity, and lifestyle play a major role in determining when you will start experiencing these issues, but it will certainly happen. It‘s part of the natural scheme of life.
Ultherapy Treatment to Prevent the Signs of Aging
Fortunately, breakthroughs in medical science (specifically in the field of dermatology) now provide you with opportunities to delay these aesthetic signs of aging, via invasive (or surgical) and non-invasive (or non-surgical) procedures. One procedure that belongs to the non-invasive category is Ultherapy treatment. Under this procedure, a machine is used to deploy ultrasound energy (medically proven to be safe) into the structural foundation of your skin where collagen (a naturally occurring protein that strengthens connective tissue, thus giving it the appearance of being firm) can be found. When an identified area on this foundation is exposed to the ultrasound waves at a specified temperature, it gets stimulated to produce more collagen which then strengthens the connective tissue in, e.g., the cheek area and results in a “lifting” effect because of the renewed firming up of the cheek. Similar results can be anticipated in other areas of the face when this treatment is applied.
You can get an Ultherapy session in New York City that lasts for 60-90 minutes and, in most cases, just a single session is needed and there is no downtime; i.e., after the session, you can go about with your regular activities immediately. While the treatment time is quite short, however, its full effects will be felt in about 2-3 months.
Recommended Alternative to Surgery
Ultherapy a recommended alternative to surgery (or a “first action” step) if you are not ready for a surgical procedure especially if the aging signs are not yet too pronounced, although the results will, of course, not be the same as a surgical facelift. It is also recommended as a maintenance treatment for post cosmetic surgery.
Like all medical procedures, Ultherapy is best administered by a qualified dermatologist or duly-assisted dermatological assistant in order to get the best results. While it is non-invasive and safe, unexpected and/or undesired results may occur if, e.g., the penetration is not deep enough or not applied in the needed area. Also, like all medical procedures, it is best to have your specific case assessed first by a qualified dermatologist to determine if Ultherapy is the appropriate treatment for you as well as to explain to you what you can reasonably expect from the treatment.