Do you have sagging skin that is making you look older, but don’t think that it’s worth going under the knife to fix it? That’s understandable, because with so many cosmetic treatments now available, patients often ask their plastic surgeon – Can I tighten my face without surgery.
Understanding skin laxity
The face goes through many changes as you age, wrinkles, creases, folds, and fine lines develop, and collagen and elastin breakdown leading to sagging skin. Collagen and elastin are the two major building blocks for the skin, and unfortunately, the body produces less as time passes, resulting in loose, sagging skin.
Luckily, there are now a variety of non-surgical treatments available that can tighten the skin safely and effectively. Ultherapy is one of the most widely used options.
Tightening the face with Ultherapy
Ultherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that is FDA approved for tightening and lifting lax, saggy skin. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to kick-start the body’s production of new collagen and elastin.
The device delivers focused ultrasound energy that targets tissue in the foundation layers of the skin. The heat stimulates cell renewal, which makes the skin tighter, and provides a micro-lift.
Ultherapy is a minimally invasive treatment, so while there may be some discomfort, it is not painful. Treatment takes about 1 hour to complete. There may be slight post-procedural swelling and redness, but this is temporary.
Patients may notice minor improvement in the tightness of the skin after Ultherapy, but the full effects take 8-12 weeks to show.
Are you ready to restore your youthful appearance? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the San Francisco, CA area, WAVE Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.waveplasticsurgery.com, or by calling 866.552.0803.