All of us like to maintain a youthful appearance and will do whatever it takes to look beautiful. It is also a fact that nobody is interested in revealing their age.
Collagen is the protein in the human body responsible for the provision of skin’s fundamental support structure. Collagen makes the skin firm and looks younger. However, collagen production reduces each year in the human body by one percent as soon as you attain the age of twenty years. This makes your body produce thirty percent less collagen by the time you reach the golden age.
It is the major reason we experience skin sagging and wrinkles as we advance in age.
Nevertheless, there are several aesthetic methods for enhancing the production of collagen in the body. One of the mildest and most efficient procedures that utilize the application of ultrasound energy is Ultherapy®. It is a non-invasive procedure that ensures the firmness of the skin without interruption in your daily activities.
WHAT IS ULTHERAPY?
Ultherapy® makes use of ultrasound energy while other skin tightening procedures apply laser energy. The FDA has certified this soft, non-invasive treatment and known to be the most effective method for activating new collagen production in the dermis skin layer. This procedure is responsible for the lifting, tightening, and toning of the skin on the neck, face, and décolletage.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Ultherapy® session entails the insertion of a hand piece over the skin. This device gives concentrated ultrasound energy into the dermis, which is the second layer of the skin below the epidermis. As soon as the ultrasound energy gets to the deeper levels in the skin, the foundation of the skin is heated by the ultrasound energy. This makes the body to observe this penetration as a “wound,” and reacts by producing new amounts of collagen and new skin cells to take care of the “wound.” The newly produced collagen and skin cells enhance the texture and tone of the skin in the treatment region.
Ultherapy® is a safe procedure compared to other tightening methods that cause damage to the epidermis. Its ultrasound energy moves through the epidermis into the dermis. It offers protection to the outer skin surface and considered to be safer than other procedures. There is no downtime when this process is carried out.
This procedure offers similar skin tightening advantages as a surgical facelift. As a non-invasive procedure, it does not achieve the same level or change in the patient’s body.