It’s a scene that seems to happen in most movies based around the adventures and pursuits of the middle-aged: The main female character stares into a mirror with an unhappy look. She then pulls back the skin of her face, harkening back to a time when she was younger, and in her opinion, more beautiful. If this scene has ever played out in your bathroom mirror, you aren’t alone. Everyone’s skin gets a little looser as they get older.
For years, the only solution for skin tightening was surgery — most commonly facelifts. In fact, over 120,000 facelifts were performed in 2018, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Facelifts are certainly effective but also take weeks to heal. After surgery, most people are bandaged for a few days and experience swelling for weeks. Luckily, there is now a way to tighten skin without surgery: Ultherapy®.
If you’ve been searching for a skin-tightening solution that produces proven results, Ultherapy could be your answer. To explore this breakthrough treatment, come see the team at Qvita Health & Wellness. Our CEO and leader, Panagiota (Peggy) Demetriou, ARNP, FNP-BC, is proud to offer Ultherapy as part of a wide range of primary care and cosmetic services. Our practice uses a holistic approach to deliver comprehensive health care that considers all sides of the equation.
Before your appointment, learn more below about what exactly causes wrinkles and how Ultherapy can help.
How aging causes sagging skin and wrinkles
As you get older, your body naturally slows its production of elastin and collagen. These two proteins are key ingredients for firm skin that can stretch and snap back into place easily. Elastin gives your skin the ability to be flexible, while collagen is made up of tightly-constructed fibers that make your skin firm and taut.
As your body makes less elastin and collagen, proteins already in your skin also deteriorate due to other factors, such as:
- Sun exposure
- Loss of fatty tissue between skin and muscle
Stress, your daily facial movements, and ever-present gravity also contribute to skin sag and wrinkle formation.
How Ultherapy works
Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology to tighten and firm up your skin.
During a treatment, micro-focused ultrasound energy goes below the surface of the skin to cause cellular friction and precise heating. This heating damages old collagen, which your body naturally starts to synthesize. The small injury kicks your body into a healing mode to rebuild and repair the treatment area with renewed collagen production.
Ultherapy also leverages traditional ultrasound imaging to help your Qvita Health & Wellness team member ensure the treatment energy is delivered exactly where it benefits you most.
What can Ultherapy treat?
This procedure can be used to treat the most common problem areas for men and women, including the following:
- Eyebrow line
- Chest (including décolletage)
As an added bonus, most patients see results after just one treatment. Results may improve in the first three to six months after treatment and can last up to two years. And unlike facelift surgery, Ultherapy is truly non-invasive and requires no downtime after treatment.
You don’t have to rely on surgery to achieve tighter, more youthful-looking skin. Ultherapy could be the perfect match for your aesthetic goals and the team at Qvita Health & Wellness will help you get amazing results. Call or book an appointment at our Wesley Chapel office today.