Ultherapy: The Non-Surgical Facelift

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January 11, 2018

Many of our clients in the San Diego area ask us about alternative means to enhance their appearance without the need for surgery. Quite often, the skin is sagging or showing creases, but the problem isn’t fat cell accumulation. Rather, the problem is poor skin support and a decrease in the amount of collagen produced in and beneath the skin layers. Sound energy, when properly focused, is absorbed by dense tissue. The energy is changed to heat and motion energy. This acts as a signaling mechanism for the body to rejuvenate the affected tissues. This is the idea behind Ultherapy®. The same type of sound energy used in ultrasound imaging is used to tighten and smooth the skin.

How Can Sound Energy Help?

Ultherapy® uses specialized technology to produce highly-focused sound energy. The device used is a handheld instrument that is pressed directly onto the skin surface. When the device is properly calibrated and pulsed, the energy is absorbed by the lower dermal layers and the foundational tissues that lie beneath. This stimulates the production of collagen because the existing collagen is compressed and actually shrinks.

The Ideal Candidate

Mature adults experiencing skin sagging and folding on certain areas of the face may be ideal candidates for Ultherapy®. It’s important to understand, however, that Ultherapy® is not a fat removal procedure. During the consultation, we will examine the areas of concern and offer realistic outcome predictions.

Treatment and Results

This simple, non-surgical treatment is performed in the comfort of our office. Immediately after the treatment, some visual improvement in skin texture may be apparent, but the real magic happens over the following months.

The increase in collagen production soon results in smoother skin that is far suppler overall. Sags all but disappear, and the overall tone is better. In many cases, a single treatment session is all that is necessary for the rejuvenation process to be successful.

Since this procedure doesn’t involve surgery, abrasive skin resurfacing, or chemicals, it’s suitable for all skin tones and skin textures. The results can last for months or longer, after which the procedure can be safely repeated.

Learn More About Ultherapy®

This is a very simple cosmetic procedure that promotes natural healing and rejuvenation, as well as skin tightening. You can learn more about how it works by scheduling a consultation at Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center in La Jolla. Contact us today to book your appointment!

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