It is no secret that what used to be handled only through plastic surgery can now be managed with non-surgical techniques. The development of injectables like Botox and dermal fillers have paved the way for proactive aesthetic care, and we couldn’t be more pleased to offer patients in the Englewood area options to help them age at their own pace. Here, we’ll discuss the value of Ultherapy for the correction of mild to moderate aging.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a tissue-tightening device built to harness the capabilities of ultrasound. This technology is used diagnostically as well as therapeutically during a single Ultherapy session to achieve maximum tightening effects where they matter the most.
How Ultherapy Works
One of the prominent details of Ultherapy treatment is the use of ultrasound imaging. Just like ultrasound is used medically to observe internal tissues, this method of imaging plays an important role in anti-aging using Ultherapy. At the onset of treatment, ultrasound imaging allows us to identify the precise depth of tissue at which structural remodeling can take place. Then, pulses of focused ultrasound waves are emitted from the handpiece to target this depth of tissue. The waves create friction beneath the skin, which transmutes into heat. The absorption of energy into deep tissue causes tissue contraction as well as prolonged collagen production.
Ultherapy is a treatment that goes beyond skin tightening. Pulsed, focused ultrasound waves target three different layers of tissue. The most significant is the SMAS (sub-muscular aponeurotic system). It is this layer of tissue that a surgeon manipulates during facelift surgery. Targeting the SMAS encourages self-regeneration through collagen contraction and remodeling. This is further supported by the heating of the low and top dermis, each of which contains collagen fibers to firm overlying skin.
Is Ultherapy Right for You?
We all age at a different pace and may encounter unique concerns along the way. For the most part, the various signs of aging that occur are related to the decline in healthy collagen. With Ultherapy, the body receives instruction to resume optimal collagen production for natural facial rejuvenation.
If you are concerned about mild to moderate tissue laxity or lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, or chest and prefer to manage your aging process without surgery, Ultherapy may be the treatment you want to schedule this year. For more information, contact us today at 201-567-9595.