There’s only one FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment to lift and tighten the skin, giving patients the effect of a facelift without the need for surgery. Ultherapy targets wrinkles and sagging skin, delivering patients the youthful look that previously only came with invasive procedures.
In Westlake, OH, Spa West offers patients the best options to look and feel their best. Our med spa invests in innovative treatments like Ultherapy to provide smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin.
Ultherapy treatments use ultrasound technology to offer impressive results that previously required anesthesia and surgery. Learn more about this state-of-the-art treatment here.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy treatments work by stimulating collagen production. Using ultrasound energy to target sagging, creased, or wrinkled skin on the face, neck, or chin, Ultherapy strengthens the skin’s supportive tissues.
Ultherapy’s ultrasound energy waves bypass the skin’s surface to penetrate deeper, delivering highly concentrated energy to the support tissues. This energy heats the skin’s tissues, stimulating the body to react as though the area has sustained an injury.
The body’s natural healing response then sends nutrients that produce collagen and elastin to the targeted skin.
The Ultherapy Skin Tightening Effect
A lack of collagen is the primary cause of most skin concerns that develop with age. Collagen is a protein that provides skin with its structure, strength, elasticity, and hydration. Unfortunately, the body’s collagen levels decrease over time, losing about 10% of the body’s collagen every decade.
One of the ways to stimulate collagen production is through the body’s natural healing process. For example, when the body believes there’s an injury to the skin, it sends collagen to stimulate new tissue growth and attract fibroblasts — connective tissue cells that provide structure to the skin.
Ultherapy treatments penetrate deep into the foundational layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production, leaving the surface layers untouched. The ultrasound energy promotes the production of new collagen by convincing the body that there’s more damage than there is.
The surplus of collagen smooths and tightens the skin, restoring a more youthful appearance.
What Areas Can Ultherapy Skin Tightening Target?
Ultherapy targets four top treatment areas. These areas are where patients see the most sagging and loose skin and where the effects of aging appear first.
The skin of the neck is one of the first places where laxity occurs, creating a loose, sagging look. Patients concerned about the negative signs of age, such as a “turkey neck” effect, can firm mild to moderate skin laxity through Ultherapy treatments.
When the skin of the eyebrows begins to sag, patients may appear tired, unapproachable, or even angry. The Ultherapy facelift effect lifts eyebrows, creating a more relaxed, energetic look and minimizing sagging.
Ultherapy lifts sagging skin in the chin and jawline, effectively reducing the look of a double chin that may come with age. Additionally, Ultherapy treatments around the chin can reduce the appearance of jowls or skin laxity at the jawline.
Everything from side sleeping to sun exposure can cause the skin of the chest to develop fine lines, wrinkles, or a crepey effect. Ultherapy is one of the few treatments available to target and treat crepey skin.
What Are the Benefits of Choosing Ultherapy?
Ultherapy offers a gradual, inside-out rejuvenation of skin affected by age and lifestyle. The treatment provides several benefits while rejuvenating your skin.
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared treatment of its kind. It uses only ultrasound energy to trigger the skin’s natural healing response.
Ultherapy’s ultrasound technology allows the procedure to deeply permeate the skin without surgery or anesthesia. A complete Ultherapy treatment session lasts 60-90 minutes.
Since Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy, our providers at Spa West use imaging to see the lower layers of skin throughout the procedure. That insight into your skin’s layers allows our experts to apply Ultherapy energy to the specific locations where skin needs the most improvement.
Ultherapy results gradually appear over time. Patients first begin to see an improvement in their skin about a month after their treatment. Those improvements continue over the next few months, with the total skin rejuvenation completed about three to six months after treatment.
The gradual improvement in your appearance means no one has to know you had treatment at all. Since Ultherapy uses the body’s innate healing process to restore the skin, the results look natural because they are natural.
Most patients who undergo Ultherapy only need one session to see meaningful results. After that, the treatment continues to lift and tighten the skin for the next two to three months, with effects lasting for up to two years.
How Long Is the Recovery Time from Ultherapy?
One of the biggest reasons patients avoid surgical treatments to lift and tighten their skin is downtime. A traditional facelift requires a lengthy recovery period in which patients can’t perform regular activities.
Recovery time is not a concern with Ultherapy. Immediately after your procedure, you can return to regular activities. Ultherapy is ideal for those who want to lift and tighten their skin while still maintaining their busy schedule.
Who Is a Candidate for Ultherapy?
Anyone who hopes to reverse the signs of aging in their skin can be a candidate for Ultherapy. For example, patients experiencing mild to moderate skin laxity, lowered eyebrows, crepey skin on their chest, or a sagging neckline may benefit from Ultherapy treatments.
Reveal Youthful Skin at Westlake, OH’s Leading Med Spa
See for yourself the skin tightening and lifting effects of Ultherapy at Spa West. Our skilled skincare professionals offer the most effective and innovative treatments to enhance your natural beauty. Schedule an appointment with our team today.