Increase Collagen Production with Ultherapy

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December 21, 2016

There is nothing that you can do to stop yourself from getting older. However, there are steps that you can take to minimize the effects that aging is having on your appearance. In order to accomplish this goal, one must understand why our appearance changes as we get older.

When you ask a person what it is that makes someone look old, more times than not, the first thing they are going to say is that a person looks old if they have wrinkles. And it’s true, wrinkles are synonymous with aging.

What most people do not understand is that wrinkles are a symptom of another problem. There are a couple of processes at play. The first process is the loss of facial volume.

As you get older, your skin loses moisture, and your face loses fat. This is the equivalent of what an inflated balloon looks like when it is deflated. As the balloon loses volume, the balloon starts to wrinkle. This is the same thing that happens to the human face.

Another reason why your skin wrinkles as you age is because your body is not producing collagen at the level that it did when you were younger. Collagen is a fibrous protein that plays a role in the growth and health of our skin. When you have a sufficient amount of collagen in your skin, your skin is pliable, flexible and elastic. It can conform to the changes in the shape of your face without getting wrinkles.

Unfortunately, as we get older, our body’s collagen production, like many other body processes, slows down. What your system needs is a boost in order to encourage the production of collagen again.

Ultherapy® is a procedure that has been proven to be safe. It takes advantage of ultrasound energy to encourage your body to create more collagen, thereby lifting and tightening your skin naturally. Ultherapy® is popular because it allows you to have dramatic results without surgery or downtime.

Ultherapy® has been cleared by the FDA to be used in the cosmetic field. It can be used to lift skin on the face, neck and chest. It is designed to leave you with a youthful, fresher look.

Something that makes Ultherapy® stand out from other non-surgical skin tightening procedures is that since it relies on ultrasound imaging, it allows the practitioner to see the different layers of tissue being treated. The specialist is able to direct the ultrasound energy at the exact layer that needs treatment while at the same time seeing imagery that helps them to see the effect the treatment is having on the skin.

Getting older is a natural part of life. However, thanks to non-invasive cosmetic procedures like Ultherapy®, you can slow down the effects aging is having on your skin. Consult with the team at Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center in La Jolla to see if this treatment is right for you. We are proud to serve clients in the San Diego and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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