Looking in the mirror can leave you wondering what methods are available to reverse some of the signs of aging that you see. This can be even truer when you compare your image in the mirror with a picture that may have been taken several years ago. If this scenario sounds familiar, there is no need to panic. Instead, you might want to learn about the ways in which you can benefit from Ultherapy®. This is a treatment method that uses ultrasound energy to produce therapeutic results.
Those signs of aging that you see in the mirror are likely in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. You may also notice some sagging of the skin as well. If you have questions about what it is about aging that causes these unwanted signs, the answer is fairly simple. There is less collagen present in your skin as you age.
Collagen is actually a protein that is produced by the body and found in the lower layers of the skin. It is beneficial in that it helps tissue to stick together. It also gives fullness, firmness and tightness to the skin. Over time, your body will reduce the amount of collagen that it produces. This is in part because of environmental factors to which you may have been exposed. It is also a natural effect of aging.
With less collagen present, the skin will loosen and form wrinkles. It will also sag in places like around the jowls. Ultherapy® is beneficial in helping the body to produce additional collagen, restoring the level of tightness.
If you want a facial rejuvenation method that is comfortable and produces few, if any, side effects, Ultherapy® may be right for you. It is done when a wand is moved over the surface of the skin. As this happens, ultrasound energy is emitted and absorbed by the tissue. The tissue will then be gently warmed. This stimulates the skin to start the process of growing additional collagen. It is a process that will take place over the following months until the level reaches its peak. The intent is to return the collagen to a level at which it was during the youthful period of life. The level of skin tightness will return accordingly.
Ultherapy® utilizes the same high-frequency sound waves that are used for imaging purposes. In fact, because of this, the professional delivering the therapy can see what is happening on a computer screen. This enables the technician to make any adjustments in the intensity so that the optimal results are obtained. This is an advantage that is not available in other facial rejuvenation treatments.