Tighten and Tone Skin with Ultrasound Skin Tightening Treatments
posted on 12/24/2010
One of the telltale signs of aging is loose and sagging skin, but you don’t have to stress about wrinkles and loose skin around the neck and jawline giving away your age when you undergo a skin tightening treatment. Ultrasound skin tightening treatments such as Ulthera are now available at cosmetic surgery and dermatology centers in the United States, and can help to restore your skin’s youthful appearance.
These skin rejuvenation treatments are performed on an outpatient basis and there is now downtime involved. They’re the ultimate “quick fix” for the “turkey neck” or loose skin around the eyes, nose and mouth, and the ultrasound skin tightening treatment can even be an affordable alternative to facelift surgery.
If you have loose or sagging skin and have considered facelift surgery, set up a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon to learn more about ultrasound skin tightening treatments. This innovative treatment can help to correct wrinkles and will also strengthen, tighten and tone your skin to create a more youthful look.
Reasons to Consider Ultrasound Skin Tightening Treatments
The Ulthera ultrasound skin tightening system is designed to restore the skin’s appearance by increasing collagen production. As we age, the amount of collagen under the skin begins to break down and disappears. Loss of collagen and elasticity are what cause wrinkles and fine lines to appear, so it becomes very important to focus on increasing collagen production whenever possible.
You may be a good candidate for ultrasound skin tightening treatments if you:
- Notice loose and sagging skin around your neck and jaw line
- Want to eliminate lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth
- Want to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance
- Would prefer a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment
How Ultrasound Skin Tightening Works
Unlike other skin tightening treatments that heat up the dermis to create tissue contractions, ultrasound skin tightening procedures involve the application of a non-surgical ultrasound device to tighten and tone the skin, and to stimulate collagen growth. Ultrasonic waves of energy go deep into the skin tissues and directly affect the layer of collagen under the skin’s surface. You’ll notice your skin appears tighter, toned and smoother a few weeks after the treatment.
One of the biggest benefits of the ultrasound skin tightening procedure is that the physician or skincare professional can see the layer of skin they are going to treat using a special device. This provides for a more targeted and precise treatment.
Since there are no incisions, surgery or needles involved with this procedure, you can return to work and other activities right away. The procedure typically takes just about an hour, and many people see progressive results for several weeks and months after the treatment.
If you are considering facelift surgery but are hesitant to go under the knife, learn more about some of the latest skin rejuvenation treatments available. Set up a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for ultrasound skin tightening treatments and similar procedures.