You want to lift and tighten your skin, but you’re not ready to undergo all that is involved in a facelift. We have good news: you don’t have to undergo surgery to address sagging skin. At Veda Medical in Live Oak, TX, we are proud to offer Ultherapy, a non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound energy and imaging to lift and tighten the skin on the face, neck, and chest.
How Many Ultherapy Treatments Do You Need?
The total number of Ultherapy treatments needed for best results varies from patient to patient. Everyone has different goals and comes in with different needs and different degrees of skin laxity. Therefore, each patient will require a customized treatment plan that is unique to their needs. Some people are happy with their results after one treatment, while others require more treatments for the best results.
Some patients undergo additional treatments to help lift and tighten other areas of the body because they love their initial results so much. When you come in for your initial consultation, Dr. Mohan will review your health history, your goals, and your current state of health to first determine if you are a candidate for this treatment, and second, develop a treatment plan that includes the optimal number of treatments necessary for you to reach your goals.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy has been deemed a nonsurgical facelift for its ability to lift and tighten the face. It is the only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that can lift the skin on the face, neck, and chest and it has helped millions of patients all around the world get results without having to undergo surgery. It uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production within the body for dramatic lifting and tightening results.
What Areas Does It Treat?
This treatment isn’t just for the face. It can be used to treat sagging, drooping skin on different parts of the body, including the brow, the chin, the neck, and lines and wrinkles on the chest. If your face needs to be addressed, this treatment can help by lifting the skin as well as the eyebrows, which can droop with the aging process. The chin and the neck can experience drooping just as much as the face, and this treatment will address all these areas.
How Does It Work?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound imaging to deliver heat energy to the target area of treatment. The energy stimulates collagen production and forces the body to produce more as a way to tighten and lift the skin. This treatment relies on the body for results, so you’ll get natural-looking results that will gradually improve over time as your body produces more collagen in the weeks following your initial treatment.
What Happens During Treatment?
During your treatment, your technician will place the handheld device on your treatment area. Once the device head makes contact with your skin, your skin will appear on the imaging screen. Your technician will be able to view your skin and all its layers and will begin the treatment. The imaging allows for precision and accuracy during the treatment session.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
Treatment times vary based on which and how many areas are being treated. During your initial consultation, we will develop a treatment plan and will be able to provide you with a better idea of how long your treatments will take.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Some people feel a change in their skin within the first few days of their initial treatment, but results typically take a few weeks since the effects are gradual. Collagen production takes time, but once your results begin to show up, you will realize that they were well worth the wait. Patients typically begin to see the most noticeable results within 3 to 6 months after their initial treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
The total amount of time that results last varies among patients, but many patients experience results that last for well over a year. Your body will continue to make more collagen in the treatment area, but as your skin continues to experience the aging process, you may need to undergo touch-up treatments every so often to maintain your results. During your treatment, one of our experts will tell you more about what to expect and how often you will need touch-up treatments.
Can I Do Anything to Make My Results Last Longer?
While there is nothing that you can do to make your results last longer, there are ways to make them look better. Tight, lifted skin always looks better on the skin that glows as a result of a healthy lifestyle as opposed to skin that’s sallow and dull. When you live a healthy lifestyle and take care of your skin, your skin will thank you and your treatment results will look that much better.
Live an Anti-Aging Lifestyle
There is a way to live an anti-aging lifestyle. When you make choices that put your body first, your health will thank you for it and so will your skin. Avoid practices that will affect your skin and lead to premature aging such as smoking and anything that puts too much stress on your body. High stress levels are known to break down the body and lead to aging must faster than those who experience a low-stress lifestyle.
You don’t have to do sprints, but you need to constantly challenge your body and build your endurance so that you can keep your heart healthy. Not only will you get the endorphins that result from exercise, but your skin will glow and be the epitome of health.
Eat Healthy Foods
Food plays an important role in the appearance of your skin. Saturated fats and processed foods result in dull, unhealthy looking skin. Rid your diet of any processed foods, excess sugar, and foods that are high in salt.
Eat as much of a plant-based diet as possible and incorporate lean, healthy proteins into your diet as well as healthy fats which are important for beautiful skin. Some examples of foods that will make your skin glow include salmon, nuts, avocados, and green leafy vegetables.
Take Care of Your Skin
This treatment can help lift and tighten your skin, but it can’t give you good skin. That’s up to you. One way that you can improve the quality of your skin is by investing in high-quality skincare products. When you age, your skin needs more than just moisturizer and face soap.
Professional-grade skincare lines typically organize their products according to different needs so even the beginner can choose an array of products that will help them improve the overall quality of their skin.
Avoid the Sun
Sun damage is the number one cause of premature aging. It is completely avoidable, and when you take measures to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, you will notice a big difference. When you don’t apply a daily sunscreen, all of the time that your face is exposed to the sun will add up. That time adds up to a lot of sun exposure over the years and can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots.
Apply a Sunscreen Daily
Who Is a Candidate?
Men and Women With the Signs Aging
Those Who Want to Avoid Surgery
You may know someone who has undergone a facelift, and while you may admire their results, you may not be ready to commit to what it takes to get those results. And that’s perfectly okay. This treatment provides you with an alternative to surgery whether you’re not ready to commit financially, emotionally, or mentally. You won’t have to endure the recovery but will get dramatic results.
The Importance of Realistic Expectations
Is important to have realistic expectations before you undergo this treatment. This treatment will lift and tighten your skin, but it will not give you the same results as a surgical facelift. However, it is the next best thing to a facelift and will give you dramatic and natural-looking results without any downtime or any incisions.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
You don’t have to schedule a surgical facelift to get results. There is a treatment that will give you natural yet dramatic-looking results and will tighten and lift your skin so that you look and feel years younger. If you aren’t ready to commit to a facelift, you can commit to Ultherapy. Contact us today at Veda Medical in Live Oak, TX, and schedule a consultation with one of our experts to find out more about this treatment and if it is right for you.