At Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, FL, we offer Ultherapy: a noninvasive treatment that effectively addresses unwanted signs of aging. In particular, this solution delivers excellent results against sagging skin. It can transform your skin in a way that will genuinely increase your confidence and help you look as young as you feel.
How Soon Do You See Results From Ultherapy?
You will notice a difference in your skin after just one treatment, but your final results will take a little time to come in. There’s a reason for this: your body needs time to naturally remodel and rejuvenate itself using your own collagen and elastin.
This is not a temporary cosmetic treatment. This is a real remodeling that helps your body refresh itself from the inside out. Most people noticed a dramatic change within two to three months of treatment, and you can expect your benefits to only get better over the next six months. During those months, your body will create collagen and elastin, and this will improve the foundational structure of your skin and give it more resilience and strength.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
This therapy uses ultrasound technology to lift and tighten the skin. This is accomplished by improving the body’s collagen production. More collagen in the area will tighten and renew the skin, removing signs of aging like loose skin and wrinkles. Collagen works at the deepest layers of the skin for real and long-lasting results.
During treatment, we use an applicator to apply ultrasound energy through your skin’s top layer so that it can reach deeper tissues. Without any invasive procedure, this ultrasound energy will direct heat at those lower layers, contracting existing collagen for an immediate subtle difference, and stimulating further collagen production for profound long-term changes.
Why Is Collagen So Important?
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that strengthens our skin and helps it to be more elastic and resilient. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen, and this means our skin is not as supported as it used to be when we were younger. This is one of the reasons our skin does not bounce back so easily from the muscle movements that cause lines and wrinkles.
What Areas Can Ultherapy Treat?
This popular treatment can lift and tighten nearly any area of the body and face. Some people get treatment only on their faces, while others want to focus on the body or both the face and the body. Anywhere that you have sagging skin, this treatment can help. Some of the areas we most commonly treat include:
If you have concerns about an area of the body not on the above list, just come and talk to us. We can evaluate your concerns and goals and let you know whether this is the right treatment for you. In most cases, it will be!
What It Can Do for the Face
Some people call this a noninvasive facelift, and that’s because it offers some of the same results as a facelift without the pain, expense, and downtime. A facelift is, of course, going to be more comprehensive and dramatic than Ultherapy: this treatment provides a more subtle change. However, it has some important benefits over surgery.
For one thing, it is dramatically less expensive. For another, it does not require any extensive preparation or weeks of recovery time, and there’s no pain involved. After treatment, you can go right back to your normal life and schedule. Finally, the results that it offers develop gradually, meaning that you will never look like you’ve “had work done.” Instead, you will look refreshed and rejuvenated, and people will ask you what you’re doing differently to take such good care of yourself!
What It Can Do for the Body
When we think about signs of aging, most of us think immediately of the face. The reality is that the skin on all of our body can suffer just as much as the skin on our face, because all our skin depends on collagen production. If you are seeing the skin on your body sag or droop, wrinkle or become weaker, this treatment may be able to help. It can lift and tighten skin anywhere, and the sooner you get started, the more effective treatment will be.
Your first step is always to come talk to us about whether you’re a good candidate for this treatment and whether it’s the right way to address your concerns. We will talk to you about your general health, what supplements or medications you’re taking, the condition of your skin, and your goals. We will also ask about any previous cosmetic treatments you may have had and how they went. If this is the right treatment for you, we will schedule your appointment immediately.
On Treatment Day
On the day of treatment, we will clean your skin and then apply ultrasound gel. This gel makes it easy for the device to move across your skin and make contact at every point. You will actually be able to see the deeper layers of your skin on the imaging screen, much as a pregnant woman is able to see her growing baby during a pregnancy ultrasound.
Our technician will use the images to analyze the skin and make an informed choice about the best places and the right depth for applying the ultrasound energy. The ability to see what we’re doing makes this treatment precise and effective. This process is completely painless, and it stimulates the production of collagen without any effort on your part. At the most, you may feel of warming sensation during treatment.
Most people find the treatment very relaxing and are able to work, read, nap, or catch up on correspondence during the treatment. Depending on the size of the area you are having treated, you can expect it to take between 30 and 90 minutes. After treatment, you can go home or back to work. This treatment will not interfere with your ability to carry out your regular responsibilities.
There is no downtime required after this treatment. You can go straight back to normal life. There are just a few minor aftercare instructions that we will give you that will help to protect your skin. We’ll talk to you about these at the time of treatment, but rest assured, they will not interrupt your regular schedule and life.
How Many Treatments Will Be Needed?
It is very hard to say how many treatments you may need because each person is unique. It all depends on your age, the condition of your skin, and your goals. Some people see a huge improvement after just a single treatment, while others need several treatments to get their final results. When you come in for a consultation, we will tell you what your treatment plan looks like and how many treatments you can expect to need.
Do Results Look Natural?
The results of this treatment are very natural. There are no incisions, and no medications or synthetic ingredients or chemicals are injected into you. Instead, the treatment simply stimulates your body to do something that it’s already doing, albeit poorly of late: produce collagen. These results are 100% natural and develop gradually, so they’ll be no dramatic difference that will signal to everyone around you that you’ve been seeking cosmetic treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Treatment?
This treatment is appropriate for both men and women and can be used at any time of life. It is most popular among patients in their 40s and 50s who are noticing signs of aging and want to address them. However, it is also very effective as a preventative treatment among those in their 30s and even late 20s. It can address the very earliest signs of aging, and it can be used even before those signs appear to prevent their appearance for years.
Get a Natural, Younger Look
If the signs of aging are beginning to trouble you, and you are not ready to undergo a surgical procedure and don’t want to inject yourself with synthetic ingredients, this treatment might be a perfect choice. It offers effective and long-lasting results that are achieved by your body’s own efforts. It’s also a very safe treatment: this is the same ultrasound energy that is used to protect the health of mothers and their unborn babies every day all over the world. If you’d like to learn more, contact us at Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, FL today.