Have you spent enough time looking at yourself in video calls to notice drooping skin around your neck and jaw? You may not need surgery or invasive procedures to fix this problem. Ultherapy® tightens loose neck and jaw skin to provide a tighter, more contoured profile.
What is Ultherapy® for Skin Tightening?
Loose skin around the neck and jaw often develops due to collagen loss from aging and sun damage. Your skin makes less of this structural protein over time, causing it to lose volume and firmness. Ultherapy® triggers collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin and the connective tissue below. Improvement continues over 6 months.
Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to produce heat at precisely controlled depths including the dermis and subcutaneous connective tissue. Targeted to the millimeter, it reaches the layers where collagen forms for powerful skin tightening. Ultrasound energy does not affect the epidermis, making Ultherapy® a safe, non-invasive treatment option with minimal recuperation.
Will I Need More Than One Ultherapy® Treatment?
Unlike many skin tightening treatments, Ultherapy® provides results with a single treatment. Most people have a single Ultherapy® session to achieve their desired results. However, Ultherapy® results are not permanent, and collagen production will slow again over time. Ultherapy “turns back the clock” but doesn’t stop time and aging from moving on. Most people benefit from maintenance treatments. However, some people desire a boost every year or two, while others find their positive results last about five years. Ongoing Ultherapy® treatments can fight signs of aging around your lower face and neck.
What Should I Expect During Ultherapy®?
Ultherapy® treatment usually takes 60 to 90 minutes. We offer a variety of options to keep you comfortable. Many people prefer Pro-Nox, a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen that allows you to relax during treatment and still drive yourself home afterward. We also utilize ibuprofen in conjunction with Pro-nox. You will feel some heat during the procedure, but you should remain comfortable with our customized methods.
Ultherapy® does not require downtime so that you can return to work or other activities. The treated area may look red and feel warm and sensitive for a few hours after treatment, and the redness may last a few days. You can cover minor bruising with makeup. You should avoid exposing the treated area to the sun.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ultherapy®?
Most people make good candidates for non-invasive Ultherapy®. Ultrasound energy works safely on all skin types and tones. Ultherapy® can tighten mild to moderate loose skin around the neck and jawline. However, those with significant amounts of sagging skin make better candidates for a surgical procedure such as a neck lift. Ultherapy generally works best in patients 65 years old and younger. Only a consultation can determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
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If you have further questions about Ultherapy®, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Krauss Dermatology. Call us at (781) 416-3500 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.
By Krauss Dermatology|2023-05-25T17:58:13-04:00April 30th, 2023|Ultherapy|Comments Off on Will I Need More Than One Ultherapy® Treatment?