Fine lines are among those unwanted signs of aging that tend to show up on your face over time. They are one of the most common indicators of loose skin that seems to form as time goes by. You may also have heard of some of the treatment methods that are commonly used to erase these lines. Ultherapy® is one of them. In fact, it is among the safest and most effective of all the methods available. If you would like a younger look, you owe it to yourself to learn about the benefits of this treatment and how it can help you.
Fine lines are precursors to more fully developed wrinkles that can form when the skin becomes loose. The good news is that they can be erased with treatments like Ultherapy® that do not require a period of downtime for recovery. Understanding how the treatment works becomes a little easier with some knowledge of what causes the wrinkles to form in the first place.
In the deeper layer of the skin called the dermis, which is below the surface, is a protein known as collagen. It is naturally produced by the body as a means of holding tissue together and keeping the skin full and tight. The level at which your body produces collagen does not remain constant throughout life. It will actually decrease as the years go by. When you reach the age at which your collagen level drops, your skin will eventually start to become loose. This looseness causes it to sag and form lines and wrinkles. These lines may form around your eyes, in which case they are often referred to as crow’s feet. They can also form around the mouth and across the forehead. Reduced amounts of collagen in the skin will cause the jowls to sag as well.
While you could choose a surgical procedure like a facelift to pull the skin tight and remove the excess, there are safer, non-surgical treatments such as Ultherapy® available to help. The purpose of this treatment is to stimulate the deeper layers of the skin to grow additional collagen. The intent is to return it to levels that are more like what they were during youth. Increasing collagen in the skin will also increase the tightness that is provided by higher levels of the substance. By doing so, those unwanted fine lines will be erased.
Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to do its job. Ultrasound is done by emitting high-frequency sound waves into the tissue. It is a common imaging technique used for things like diagnostic aids and monitoring progress during pregnancy. A wand is passed across the skin, and an image is displayed on a computer screen. The image is made possible because the sound waves bounce off different types of tissue at different rates. This data is captured by the computer and converted to an image that is displayed on the screen.
This treatment makes beneficial use of the warming effect that is created by the ultrasound energy. The heat from the ultrasound stimulates the production of collagen. As a result, you are left with smoother, younger-looking skin.
Ultherapy® is one of the safest therapies available. If you are interested in learning more about this unique treatment, we can help you get all the information you need at Rejuvenate Med Spa. You can also view our Rejuvenate Med Spa Reviews page to learn more about our office and the exceptional services we provide. Contact our office in Oak Brooke today to schedule a consultation!