Though it is perfectly natural to notice gradual signs of aging, it is not necessarily desirable. Thankfully, recent advances in skin care make it possible to reverse such changes without costly solutions like a traditional facelift. Juvanni Med Spa in Yonkers, NY provides such care, including Ultherapy, a revolutionary noninvasive treatment that uses high-focused, intense ultrasound energy to lift and tighten skin to enhance the appearance and deliver more youthful looks without surgery or chemical peels.
Collagen is the main structural protein in various connective tissues within the body. Unfortunately, as people age, the collagen under the skin can become worn, causing the skin to sag. Ultherapy gently heats the skin tissue without cutting or disrupting the surface, lifting and tightening the skin by stimulating the body’s collagen-building process.
By delivering ultrasound energy below the skin, Ultherapy stimulates the production of collagen deep within, penetrating to depths other skin rejuvenation treatments cannot reach, significantly improving efficacy. The production of new collagen adds volume to the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue. This results in firmer, tighter, more youthful-looking skin.
Medical professionals have been using ultrasound therapy safely for over 50 years, and since Ultherapy bypasses the top layer of skin, side effects and downtime are minimal. Also, because the treatment does not compromise the skin or surrounding tissues, it is one of the safest therapies in medicine. It requires no downtime, and a single session takes from only 30 to 90 minutes. In most cases, one appointment suffices to achieve excellent results, and the treatment is safe for all skin types and tones.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ultherapy for lifting and tightening saggy skin below the eyebrows, on the neck, under the chin, and on the chest. Some doctors also elect to use the treatment in other areas, including the stomach and above the elbows and knees. It is the only FDA-approved remedy for the non-surgical treatment of lines and wrinkles in the decolletage area.
Some patients see an immediate lifting effect as the heat energy causes collagen fibers to constrict, but results typically take two to three months to become more visible. The most dramatic changes become apparent over the next three to six months, or even up to a year or more as the body speeds up collagen production. The new collagen and lifted, smoother skin will last for years, but one can help maintain this effect with proper skin care and treatment.
The ongoing effects of aging and gravity do not stop however, so most patients eventually return for follow-up sessions. Many maintain their results by returning for additional treatments every two years. Others who wish to be proactive and forestall the aging effects by “pre-juvenating” rather than rejuvenate start treatment early, when there is just a hint of sagging, and then repeat treatments as frequently as every six months.
To discover the best treatment plan for you, contact Juvanni Med Spa in Yonkers NY today. Our medical team will be happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation to discuss the benefits of what we offer. We have years of experience to help you evaluate your dermatological needs and determine the best solution for you.