The year is now 2020 and it’s the start of a new decade. If you look at pictures of yourself 10 years ago, are there any things appearance-wise that stick out to you? Are you showing more signs of aging than you were 10 years ago? We all are.
Aging isn’t something that can be fully avoided; however, there are numerous things that can slow the process while keeping you looking fresh, healthy and revitalized.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatments
As we age, the skin on our face can start to look loose and wrinkly. Why does this happen?
These changes in our appearance signal a decrease in the production of elastin and collagen, two proteins crucial to maintaining a plump, firm, and smooth complexion. Over time, this process translates into sagging skin.
The most notable way to combat aging is facelifts.
But you don’t have to start with a facelift to combat these signs of aging. Myriad non-surgical procedures can help you temporarily halt this process while restoring a firmer, more youthful appearance.
With non-surgically invasive skin tightening treatments, you can also expect:
- Results to last for one year or more
- Very low risk of adverse effects when performed by a qualified provider
- Treatments performed in-office that last no more than one hour
- A noticeable “lifting” effect
- Tightening of mild to moderately loose skin on the neck, face, or body without scarring or surgery
Skin-Tightening Procedures 101
With this information in mind, let’s take a look at a selection of non-invasive skin tightening procedures. That way, you’ll have a better idea when it comes to your options.
If you’ve researched this topic for any length of time, you may have already come across some of these options. When it comes to skin-tightening procedures that don’t require surgery, they include:
- Ultrasound skin tightening
- Radiofrequency (RF) treatments
- IPL/RF combination treatments
- Non-surgical body contouring
Let’s take a closer look at each of these options and what they can do for you.
Ultrasound Skin Tightening
Ultrasound skin tightening, or Ultherapy®, relies on ultrasound energy to heat your skin at specific depths and locations. This heating function serves to stimulate collagen production, helping your skin regain its firmness.
Your practitioner will administer these treatments using a handheld device. This device transmits ultrasound waves throughout the skin’s multilayered surface. The use of ultrasound in medicine is time-tested and safe.
The FDA has approved Ultherapy for the effective tightening of skin along the chin, neck, chest, and brow. Patients in the early stages of aging see the best results, especially when it comes to the neck and face.
Treatments take no more than 30 to 90 minutes each and result in no downtime. Ultherapy can postpone the need for a facelift for many years.
During the procedure, some patients report feeling temporary discomfort as the ultrasound energy gets transmitted to their skin. But side effects prove mild. They include temporary numbness, bruising, and redness.
Following the procedure, it can take between two and three months to enjoy the full benefits. Ultherapy cost varies from patient to patient.
Start 2020 and the next decade off by taking care of yourself. Ultherapy® can help you look refreshed and revitalized.
In fact, Christie Brinkley (now 66 years old) speaks to the benefits of Ultherapy as one of her ways of maintaining her youthful, timeless appearance.
If you’re looking for med spa services in the Charleston area, Coastal Skin Solutions has got you covered. Browse our blog for more of the best anti-aging treatments for youthful-looking skin.
If you’re ready to learn more about Ultherapy or one of the numerous other services we offer, schedule your appointment and we’d love to speak with you.