Sagging skin is a sign that aging is starting to set in for real. It is a result that gravity has imposed on the face, neck and chin that corresponds with a depletion of essential proteins like collagen and elastin. When your body stops producing these proteins in such high volumes, your skin starts to show it by no longer holding its tight elasticity. The sagging that follows is never pleasant to look at in the mirror, because it gives the impression that you are old even if you are young at heart. This property of your skin may cause you to fear that it will have a major impact on your social life. That is to say, unless you do something about your appearance: something that convinces others that you are still the youthful soul you consider yourself to be. Thankfully, Ultherapy® exists, and it could work for you!
While serums and creams typically do little to change the state of sagging skin, at least little in the way of long-term solutions, the answer to your problem is generally a facelift. Of course, this was the way people thought a long time ago. Today, advancements in understanding how the skin works has changed all that. Today, lasers and other devices are being used to rejuvenate skin and take away the fine lines, wrinkles and sagging that causes the face to droop down. One of these devices uses ultrasound technology to reap many of the benefits you would normally expect to only get from a facelift, namely the lift. This innovative approach is called Ultherapy®, and it is growing in popularity every day.
During this treatment, not only will the practitioner use ultrasound to take a closer look at what is causing your skin to sag in the sublayers of skin, but they will also use ultrasound energy to heat up the dermis (lower layer of skin) that resides beneath the epidermis (the top layer of skin). Using ultrasound imaging, they will be able to see which areas to target with this ultrasound energy, and then the science begins. The ultrasound energy heats up the sublayer of skin, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin proteins. These essential proteins will start to fill the region of the sublayers of skin over time. This is what helps the skin of your face, chin, neck and even your chest to lift, rather than sag.
You might expect that Ultherapy® will take a long time to recover from, since it does so much for your appearance. What is surprising about this treatment is that the downtime is minimal. In fact, in most cases, you will be able to return to work and resume your regular activities right after leaving our office.