Whenever your face begins to show its age, or it starts to make you look older than you really are, your thoughts may turn to ways by which you can look younger. This is why a lot of people elect to undergo a surgical facelift. Countless other people, however, would like to have a younger appearance, but do not want to undergo surgery. Instead, they opt for a less invasive procedure. They also choose one that allows for the return to normal activities immediately. If this describes your desires for achieving a younger look, you should check with our team about Ultherapy®.
Ultherapy® can take the place of a surgical facelift by using ultrasound energy to tighten the skin. It uses the same types of high-frequency sound waves that are emitted when a doctor orders an ultrasound for imaging purposes. These sound waves bounce off of the various types of tissue at different speeds. The data is fed back into a computer that converts it into an image that can be seen on a screen. In fact, when Ultherapy® is done, the medical professional providing the treatment can also see what is happening on the screen, since it is the same type of energy that is used. This means that there are some advantages to Ultherapy® that are not there with other treatment methods. Since the therapist can see what is happening, any necessary adjustments can be made to the settings of the equipment in order to make sure the energy is delivered in precisely the right amount at the exact depths needed to produce optimum results.
As the skin absorbs the energy produced during an Ultherapy® session, it will be gently warmed. This stimulates it to start the process of growing additional collagen. As the collagen level increases during this growth process, a younger appearance will return as the additional collagen makes the skin tighter.
Collagen is a natural protein that the body produces in the lower layers of the skin. It serves the purpose of holding tissue together while giving fullness and tightness to the skin. As you age, your body will no longer produce collagen in the same quantities. In fact, the level of production drops. This is the root cause of an aged appearance. With less collagen present, the skin will become loose. The sagging and wrinkles that develop next are among the most common and well-known signs of aging.
Ultherapy® stimulates collagen production. The skin then tightens itself without the need for a surgical procedure. If you are not satisfied when you look in the mirror but you do not want to undergo surgery either, you should have a discussion with our specialist at the office of Daniel J. Leeman, MD. When you do, be sure to ask for more details about Ultherapy®. You may find that it is exactly what you are looking for to achieve your cosmetic goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Austin!