Most people think that the only way to tighten loose skin is through an invasive, surgical procedure. At Inner Vitality in Bellevue, WA, we want to introduce you to Ultherapy, a non-invasive treatment that can lift and tighten the skin in as little as just one treatment.
What Is It?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment designed to lift and tighten the skin. While it won’t replicate the results of a facelift, it’s the next best thing.
How Does It Work?
Ultherapy uses a specialized device that directs ultrasound energy deep into the layers of the skin. The heat energy targets these layers and stimulates collagen production for more youthful-looking skin. When the handheld device makes contact with the skin, a digital image of your skin will appear on the screen. This allows for accuracy and precision when treating lines and wrinkles in certain areas.
This treatment relies on the body for results. It stimulates collagen production deep within the skin and then it’s up to the body to do the rest. Collagen and youth go hand in hand. It’s a protein that both tightens and strengthens the skin. Once stimulated by the ultrasound energy generated by this device, the body will begin to increase collagen in the treatment area, giving your skin a more youthful appearance.
Ultrasound devices may make you think about pregnancy or other medical-related tests. The creators of Ultherapy found a way to utilize this same concept to treat and improve the signs of aging on the skin. Ultrasound energy is the best source of energy to use for this treatment because it can pass through the skin and target the deeper layers. This is the reason that the treatment is non-invasive and doesn’t require any surgical measures.
What Does It Treat?
While many people choose Ultherapy to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, it is an effective treatment that targets loose skin in different areas. It can treat and improve sagging skin on the:
What Happens During a Treatment?
During your treatment, we will place the device onto your treatment area and then use focused imaging to view the layers of your skin and target your problem areas. Most patients can feel the sensation caused by the ultrasound energy, which is a sign that your body is at work and has begun the collagen production process.
Is There Any Downtime?
There is no downtime associated with this treatment. Once your treatment is complete, you can carry on with your day and all of your normal daily activities. You’ll be able to walk out of your appointment knowing that you are well on your way to all of the skin-tightening and lifting benefits that result from this treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients experience results after one treatment, however, different patients require different treatment plans to reach their aesthetic goals. The number of treatments you need to see the best results will depend on your age, your body’s collagen levels, the health of your skin, and how your body responds to the treatment.
How Long Does It Take To Notice Results?
Once your treatment is complete, you may notice some of the benefits immediately. Your best results will appear gradually over time as your body increases its collagen production, which is typically by three to six months post-treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
Once you see your final results, you will be able to enjoy them for at least a year or longer. When you notice a change in your results, you can simply schedule a follow-up treatment to help maintain your results and once again stimulate your body to produce more collagen.
Is It Safe?
Ultrasound energy has been safely used for years in the medical world and it is equally as safe when used for cosmetic treatments. Ultherapy is a safe and effective way to improve your appearance. It is FDA-approved to address loose skin and wrinkles. More than a million people around the world have chosen this treatment to treat and correct loose skin and have fallen in love with their results.
What Causes Loose Skin?
The Aging Process
With age comes a decrease in elastin and collagen production. This treatment helps attack the root cause of aging skin by helping the body produce more collagen. You’ll get natural results that are driven by your body. The body has many healing properties, but sometimes they need to be unlocked to work efficiently, and Ultherapy is the key that unlocks this anti-aging process in the body.
Significant Weight Loss
Losing a significant amount of weight, especially within a short period can lead to loose skin. Age also plays a part in loose skin, but with extreme weight loss, loose skin is more noticeable and hard to treat. This treatment provides an effective solution to sagging, drooping skin and tightens the area by unlocking the powers within the body.
There are other factors that can cause sagging skin including your lifestyle, too much sun exposure, an unhealthy diet, medical conditions, and pregnancy.
Who Is a Candidate?
If you have skin laxity due to weight loss, aging, pregnancy, or other medical conditions, you are most likely a candidate who will benefit from this treatment. Those who aren’t ready to commit emotionally, physically, or financially to a more invasive, surgical skin tightening procedure also make the best candidates for this treatment.
Who Isn’t a Candidate?
Many people qualify for this treatment, but some are excluded from it due to safety precautions. Those with extreme sun damage or extreme skin laxity may not qualify. During your initial consultation, we’ll confirm that you are a candidate and then develop a treatment plan that will meet all of your goals.
Taking the Next Step
There is a way to correct loose skin and restore your youth and it’s within your reach. Ultherapy is safe, effective and it’s been proven to deliver beautiful results. Once you experience it, we’re convinced that you’ll love your results and you’ll never look back.