As we age, several things happen and sometimes it seems like all at once. The hand on your skin seems thinner, the bags under your eyes seem bigger and the skin under your neck is starting to resemble what some people are calling a “turkey neck.” The truth is you are losing collagen, which are the primary building blocks for the skin’s structure. It’s what makes your face so taut and young looking in your 20’s but lack-thereof and it’s also what allows gravity to take hold and loosen, stretch and wrinkle all over.
Fortunately, science is discovery new ways to manipulate the body in order to slow the aging process down or correct the damage the aging process has already made on your face. For those that are surgery averse, and most are when they first look for solutions beyond over-the-counter treatments that usually wind up being an ineffective, waste of money and disappointment.
Acoustic energy is delivered into the soft tissue which stimulates collagen formation under the epidermis. This new collagen restructures and tightens the skin in a refreshing and natural way. Using ultrasound technology this way is relatively new, however the concept itself has been used in the medical community for over 50 years in diagnostic imaging and therapeutic devices, such as ultrasounds for pregnant women.
Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jawline, and on the brow. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery.