Loose skin becomes more and more common with age. While you may not want to undergo time-consuming and costly surgery to fix this aesthetic problem, you may still want to participate in a less extreme procedure to tighten and tone your skin. If you’re looking for a non-invasive, simple, one-time procedure that can give you excellent skin tightening results on the eyebrows, neck, chin, and décolletage, you may want to consider Ulthera® skin tightening.
Located in Hudson MA, Rio Medical Aesthetics is committed to providing patients with superior aesthetic care in a state-of-the-art office environment. For more information about our practice or any of the procedures we offer, contact us today.
What is Ulthera® Skin Tightening?
Ulthera®, otherwise referred to as ultherapy, is an aesthetic treatment that uses ultrasound energy to tighten, tone, and lift the skin. It is the only treatment of its kind that is FDA-approved for use on the eyebrows, neck, and chin. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the décolletage. While Ulthera® is by no means as extreme or effective as a facelift, it can make subtle but substantial changes in a patient’s appearance.
How Does it Work?
Ulthera® skin tightening uses the power of ultrasound energy to trigger the body’s own natural process of healing. Treatment begins when ultrasound energy is directed at the treatment area. This energy passes easily through the upper layers of the skin and is absorbed by the deeper layers of the dermis. Once it reaches these deep layers, the ultrasound energy is absorbed as heat. This causes collagen and elastin proteins to coagulate, initiating the body’s healing response. Over the time, this healing response lifts and tightens the skin.
What Can I Expect from an Ulthera® Skin Tightening Treatment?
Ulthera® skin tightening can be completed in as little as one in-office procedure. Depending upon the area being treated, the treatment can take anywhere between 60-90 minutes. As the ultrasound energy is aimed at your skin, you may feel a sensation similar to that of tiny electrical pricks.
One of the best things about an Ulthera® treatment is the lack of downtime; once you leave our office, you can get right back to your daily routine. While your skin may appear flushed or red after treatment, this discoloration should fade within a few hours.
Because the healing stimulated by Ulthera® takes time, your results will gradually become more visible over the course of 2-3 months, with continued improvements through six months.
Interested in an Ulthera® skin tightening treatment but aren’t sure if you’re a candidate for the procedure? Contact Rio Medical Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation appointment.