Spending time in the sun or losing a large amount of weight can cause your skin to become wrinkled and loose. At ICT Eye in Wichita, Kansas, we can use a state-of-the-art treatment called Ultherapy to lift your sagging skin and fade your lines. This non-invasive treatment will quickly firm your delicate tissues and give you a more youthful appearance.
What Is Ultherapy and How Long Does Ultherapy Last?
Ultherapy is a sophisticated treatment that will use sound energy to tighten loose tissues on your brow, chin, and neck. We can also use this innovative method to fix fine lines that have changed the appearance of your chest. Since the sound energy that we send into your desired locations will produce long-lasting changes in your skin, your treatment areas will usually look youthful and lifted for about two years.
Understanding This Non-Invasive Treatment
We will transform your appearance by using a specialized device to deliver ultrasound energy into your desired locations. During this process, we will use a viewer to visualize your tissues. This technology will allow us to customize your treatment by placing precise amounts of energy into specific areas of your skin.
This ultrasound energy will produce a thermal effect that will transform the deeper tissues in your target area. This gentle process will correct your sagging issues and fine lines by helping you make additional collagen. Collagen is a natural protein that will help your skin look firm, strong, and youthful. When you produce these new proteins, the structure of your skin will improve, and your loose tissues will become tighter.
Achieving Lasting Improvements
Although this treatment will usually lift your skin for about two years, the specific length of your improvements will depend on your skincare routine, the amount of time that you spend in the sun, and other aspects of your lifestyle. In addition to avoiding excessive sun exposure and adopting healthy habits, you can extend the duration of your new look by getting occasional follow-up treatments at our office in Wichita.
In particular, we will probably advise you to get one ultrasound session every 12 months. Receiving annual touch-up appointments will provide you with lifted, attractive skin for many years.
What Steps Should I Follow Before I Receive My Initial Appointment?
You won’t need to worry about changing your exercise schedule, eating habits, or other parts of your routine during the weeks before you get your first ultrasound session. That said, you might be required to stop taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications for 14 days before your appointment. These medicines, which are sometimes called NSAIDs, could alter your response to this anti-aging method.
On the morning of your appointment, you should not put lotion, makeup, or other products onto your face, neck, or other treatment areas. In addition, you should wear a comfortable outfit to our office in Wichita.
Will My Ultrasound Session Be Relaxing?
This is not an invasive or uncomfortable treatment, and you will feel very relaxed and calm during your skin tightening treatment.
A Quick Process
In general, this skin tightening process will last for about 30 to 60 minutes. The exact length of your session will depend on the size of your treatment area and the results that you are interested in achieving. If you are interested in improving larger areas of skin, your appointment will usually take a slightly longer amount of time to finish.
Starting Your Ultherapy Treatment
Under some circumstances, we may help you relax by giving you a calming medication before we begin to improve your sagging tissues. Next, we will clean your target area and put a gentle ultrasound gel onto the surface of your skin. After we start sending sound energy into your tissues, you will notice a mild feeling of warmth.
As your tissues become warmer, the sound energy will create a beneficial thermal effect in your target location. This process may feel very similar to a hot stone massage, and you can read a novel or close your eyes and rest during this relaxing part of your treatment.
What Will Happen After My Ultrasound Session Is Complete?
If you choose to use ultrasound energy to firm your sagging skin, you won’t need to skip your workouts, avoid your work assignments, or take a long break from your other important activities. However, you should be ready to make some very small changes to your skincare routine and other aspects of your schedule once you finish your treatment.
Leaving Our Office
If you received a calming medication during your appointment, you will not be able to drive. Instead, you will need need to have a friend, relative, or other person take you back to your home. If you did not use medication to relax, you will be able to drive back to your home, run errands, or do other daily tasks. For example, you might return to your office and work for the rest of the day.
Pampering Your Skin
During the rest of your day, you should not put concealer, blush, or other types of makeup onto the areas that we improved during your session. In addition, you should not apply skincare products to your target areas during this time.
Adopting a New Beauty Routine
As your tissues begin to respond to this treatment, you can use a variety of skincare products to enhance your results. In particular, we may advise you to use lotions or creams to hydrate your tissues. You can also extend the improvements in your skin by using beauty products that contain retinol and vitamin C.
In addition, you should remember to use gentle cleansers that do not contain abrasive ingredients when you are washing your face, neck, and other target areas. During this part of your skincare routine, you should avoid using harsh methods to dry your skin. Instead, you should gently pat your face or neck with a towel.
Will I Need To Get Several Ultrasound Sessions?
In general, you will be satisfied with the improvements in your loose skin or wrinkles after you get a single ultrasound session. If you have very lax skin, we may suggest receiving multiple treatments. We can help you create a personalized skin firming plan after we have assessed your laxity issues and other cosmetic challenges.
When Will My Skin Become Firmer?
After we send a sufficient amount of ultrasound energy into your neck, face, or other areas, you will begin to make new collagen proteins in these locations. This process will probably take about eight to 12 weeks to complete. During this time, your sagging skin will become tighter, and your treatment areas will start to look more youthful.
Can I Use Other Methods To Improve My Collagen Production?
In addition to providing Ultherapy treatments, we can use a technique called collagen induction therapy to improve your sagging skin. This minimally invasive technique can also be used to fix your fine lines, stretch marks, sun damage, and other aesthetic conditions. During this anti-aging treatment, we will enhance your collagen production by using a special device to gently puncture your skin.
We can use this technique to enhance the appearance of your face, neck, upper chest, and hands. Each of your sessions will usually last for less than 45 minutes, and this technique can improve your stretch marks and other problems for about four to six weeks. When your skin starts to return to its previous look, you can renew your results by getting another collagen induction therapy session.
Firm Your Sagging Skin
When the skin on your neck and face begins to sag, you may feel less attractive and vibrant. Receiving an Ultherapy session will allow you to lift your loose skin and achieve a refreshed appearance. If you are interested in hearing more about the process of using this non-invasive method to improve your sagging skin, you should set up a consultation at ICT Eye in Wichita, KS.