When Is it Right to Get Ultherapy

 When Is it Right to Get Ultherapy

Imagine if you could spend 30 to 60 minutes at a dermatologist’s office and see your skin immediately respond by looking firmer and more lifted. That’s exactly what happens during an Ultherapy session, and over time and with repetition, results increase dramatically. But what is Ultherapy, and is it right for your specific skin concerns? Let’s explore this cosmetic treatment option in depth.

What to Know About Ultherapy?

What Is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a safe, effective, and non-surgical dermatological procedure. The goal of this treatment is to reduce the appearance of loose skin – tightening, firming, and lifting it to appear more youthful. Whether it is patients who have lost a large amount of weight in a short time and have some areas of sagging skin or patients who are just finding the natural aging process to be wearing on their skin’s firmness, Ultherapy can be an excellent option for many types of people.

As the body ages, the production of naturally occurring substances like collagen and elastin begin to wane, causing skin to lose its elasticity and firmness – a process known as skin laxity. Ultherapy works by restoring memory to these production processes, resulting in the creation of new collagen, which ultimately helps skin appear younger and firmer.

How Does Ultherapy Work?

Unlike surgical procedures that remove sagging skin, Ultherapy utilizes the skin’s natural healing processes to tighten and firm loose skin. Ultherapy employs medical-grade, highly focused ultrasound technology to direct sound waves deep under the skin’s surface. These ultrasound waves heat the underlying tissue to lift loose skin – without any surgical incisions needed. Using patented DeepSEE™ technology, the technician performing the treatment can both view and subsequently treat the underlying tissue.

As a byproduct, the body’s natural collagen production processes are activated, and the skin begins to produce more of this substance. Over time, the skin firms and lifts, appearing more youthful. Generally, some results are seen with just one initial procedure, with peak results appearing around two to three months later as the body produces more and more collagen. Some patients may benefit from an additional treatment session.

What Age Is Best for Ultherapy?

Ultherapy can help many people who are dealing with loose, sagging skin they feel self-conscious about. But in particular, it’s designed for moderate skin laxity. For this reason, patients in their mid 30s through their 40s are generally prime candidates for Ultherapy. During these years, skin has not yet progressed to more advanced signs of aging, and the collagen production process can still be triggered for optimal results.

There is no special preparation or downtime needed for Ultherapy treatments, and the procedure typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes.

Contact the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery

Want to give Ultherapy a try or explore your options for reducing sagging skin? If you’re located in the greater Washington, D.C. area, contact The Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery for an appointment with one of our board-certified specialists. We can assess your situation and perform Ultherapy in our offices.

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