Whenever you reach that point in life where you start to notice the formation of lines and wrinkles, you may start to wonder what it is about getting older that causes them. That is also when you might start trying to figure out if there is anything you can do to make these age indicators go away. Ultherapy® is a safe and effective treatment that can reverse some of the common signs of aging. Learning a little bit about how the wrinkles form will help you to understand why this treatment works.
In the dermis, which is a lower layer of the skin, there is a substance that helps to keep the skin tight. It is called collagen, and it is naturally produced by the body. For some reason, however, the body will not produce as much of it once the years start to add up. This reduction in the level of collagen produced naturally will cause the skin to lose some of its tightness and fullness. What happens next is the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Since the lack of collagen led to their development, finding ways to increase its production will help to get rid of the wrinkles because of the tighter skin that will develop.
If you are interested in exploring ways to tighten the skin and enjoy a wrinkle-free appearance as a result, you should have a discussion with our team about Ultherapy®. This is a safe, non-invasive treatment that will produce results in a way that does not require any downtime for recovery. It does not cause serious side effects. In addition, it can be done in the comfort of our office.
Ultherapy® takes advantage of ultrasound energy to achieve therapeutic results. With Ultherapy®, the sound wave energy can be dialed in to allow tissue at various depths to be targeted. When it is used for the elimination of lines and wrinkles, the lower layers of the skin are targeted. As the dermis begins to absorb the ultrasound energy, it will become warmer. The heat will stimulate the production of collagen. As the collagen levels increase, the skin will return to a level of fullness that it had before the aging process caused it to decrease.
The full results of the treatment will not happen overnight. Rather, it will be a gradual process as the collagen grows over the following months until it reaches its peak. There may be some immediate tightening of the skin in response to the heat from the therapy, but the full results will come about gradually. This helps to make the results look natural.
Make an appointment at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center in Lynnwood or Mount Vernon to learn more about Ultherapy®. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!