As we age, our skin becomes increasingly lax. It loses its elasticity, its firmness, and it settles as wrinkles and folds in places such as our neck, our chins, under our eyes, and around our mouths. As our bodies lose much of their vitality and natural structure as we progress through life, these issues only become worse if left untreated. And for patients who have experienced too much sun exposure or who have been in close contact with environmental pollutants, these problems are much worse.
Traditionally, men and women alike have sought surgical procedures to correct these aging woes. Patient after patient, face after face have gone under the knife in hopes of bringing their faces back from the brink to resemble their younger, healthier selves. Unfortunately for some, plastic surgery doesn’t always garner the subtle or natural-looking results we would like, and its permanence has proven a nightmare for many.
As technology continues to advance, and demand for alternative treatment options continue to increase, skin care professionals have adopted new and emerging methods for applying anti-aging services without the need for scalpels or stitches. One of the most effective and impressive examples of these treatments is Ultherapy.
Commonly referred to as the non-surgical or non-invasive facelift, Ultherapy harnesses ultrasound energy to tighten the skin, reduce wrinkling, and make faces, necks, and chests look younger.
How Ultrasound Technology Works
As the Ultherapy device passes over the skin, it emits micro-focused ultrasound energy to precise depths in the dermis and hypodermis, leaving the skin’s surface free from any harm or irritation. The ultrasound energy of Ultherapy reaches the same deep-tissue layer of the skin that is addressed through surgical facelifts. Unlike surgery, however, this area is not damaged or scarred, but rather heated to particular temperatures in order to form thermal coagulation points. This process tightens the surrounding skin tissue while invigorating the growth of structured proteins beneath the skins surface, such as elastin and collagen.
Triggering Elastin and Collagen Production
Both elastin and collagen are prevalent in young skin and help maintain elasticity and form. As we get older, the growth of these proteins naturally slows. Unfortunately for our skin, the less elastin and collagen, the looser the skin becomes; and the looser the skin becomes, the more lines, wrinkles, and folds form on our bodies. By promoting the growth of these essential proteins, Ultherapy helps bring the skin back to a tighter, younger, healthier, and more beautiful state.
Getting older isn’t always the most enjoyable process. But with the right methods, patients can help stave off the effects of age safely and painlessly.
About Jennifer Curtin
Jennifer Curtin is a medical aesthetician who is nationally recognized for her expertise in medical skin care. With more than 20 years of experience in medical aesthetics, she is dedicated to the aesthetic industry and has received awards of merit including the International CIDESCO Certification, Assistant Cosmetic Laser Practitioner and National Leadership Award. Jennifer is the president of Skintherapy, a leading med spa in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. To schedule a complimentary appointment with Jennifer, call 404-358-2961 or click here to submit a consult request online.