Are you frustrated by the appearance of your neck, chest, or face? Do you wish that there was an effective solution to lift and tighten loose, sagging skin that didn’t involve invasive surgery? If so, you may be able to get Ultherapy at ICT Eye in Wichita, KS. We understand the signs of aging can seriously affect one’s self-esteem, and we also understand that surgery is right for everyone. That’s why we offer several non-surgical treatments to improve the health and appearance of the skin.
Who Can Get Ultherapy?
Adults Who Can Follow Preparation Instructions
If you’re at least 21 years of age, there is a good chance that you can get Ultherapy safely. However, you need to be committed to following all preparation instructions to qualify. For example, it is vital that your skin is not irritated when you come in for your non-invasive, ultrasound-based skin tightening treatment. Therefore, you will need to avoid waxing the targeted area or getting any other aesthetic treatments that have the potential to irritate the skin.
It is also important that you wear sunscreen diligently in the weeks leading up to your treatment session. If you have a sunburn in the treatment area at the time of your scheduled appointment, it will have to be rescheduled. During your initial consultation, we will give you a complete list of things to avoid to qualify for your session. You also need to be able to maintain a healthy diet that includes plenty of hydrating fluids for you to get the most out of your session.
Adults Who Can Follow Aftercare Guidelines
You also must be able to follow all aftercare guidelines to qualify for this treatment. Even though this treatment isn’t invasive, there are steps you will need to take to care of your skin for a little while after treatment. For example, it is extremely important that you don’t sweat excessively. Therefore, you won’t be able to wind down in a steam room or dry sauna. Similarly, you should avoid taking a steaming hot shower after your Ultherapy treatment.
Another important thing to avoid after your treatment session is dehydration. The results of this treatment are derived from your skin ramping up its production of collagen in response to the heat emitted by the sound waves. To see your ideal results as quickly as possible, your skin needs several building blocks to produce extra collagen. Among the most important building blocks for the construction of this protein are water, vitamin C, and amino acids.
Adults Who Have Realistic Expectations About the Results
Additionally, you need to have realistic expectations about the results to qualify for this treatment. You should understand that this treatment can make you look years younger and much slimmer by tightening up loose skin. It will not make you look like a different person or someone who’s had work done. You will simply look like a younger, natural version of yourself.
You should also understand that it will take you several weeks to see your ideal results even if you only need one treatment session. Since this treatment’s results are derived from a boost in localized collagen production, you won’t be able to see your desired results until your skin has had enough time to produce an adequate amount of collagen in your areas of concern. Finally, you should understand that your results may last for years, but they will not last forever.
Other Frequently Asked Questions Answered
What Can I Do To Extend the Longevity of My Results?
To ensure your results last for as long as possible, you need to do your best to keep your collagen healthy and strong. One of the most effective ways you can accomplish this is to wear sunscreen diligently and minimize your exposure to sunlight between the hours of 10 o’clock in the morning and 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Remember that you need to wear a sun protectant that provides a sun protection factor of at least 35 and blocks UVC rays.
You should also remember that your sunscreen should be stored in a cool, dry place, and it should be reapplied every four hours. Moisturizing your skin every day is another effective step you can take to keep your skin looking tight and smooth. For maximum efficacy, you should moisturize your skin twice per day if you have dry skin. You should also stay hydrated, eat nutritiously, support the efficiency of your circulatory system, and minimize alcohol consumption.
Will This Ultherapy Treatment Hurt?
No, you will not feel any pain or discomfort during your ultrasound-based skin tightening treatment. When the special ultrasound gel is applied to your treatment area, it will feel cool. It will not feel painfully cold.
Then, the energy from the sound waves will warm the deepest layers of your skin, but the heat emitted by the sound energy will not be uncomfortably hot. You should not be surprised if you feel a slight tingling, but that’s the only sensation besides warmth you’ll feel.
How Long Will My Treatment Take?
The length of your treatment depends on the severity of your concerns and the scope of your goals. If you are only concerned about one region of your body, like your chest or lower face, your treatment session may be completed in just half of an hour. On the other hand, if you have several areas of concern, you may need 90 minutes for an effective treatment session.
What Can I Expect After My Treatment?
Once your non-surgical skin tightening session is complete, you are free to go back to work as long as certain conditions are met. While there is no downtime to speak of, there are a number of recovery guidelines you will need to adhere to for the best experience. Remember, you need to avoid excessive heat, sweating, and vigorous physical activity. Therefore, you will need to take off from work if your job is physically demanding.
What Other Cosmetic Treatments Can Improve My Appearance?
During your initial consultation, we will go over all of your cosmetic concerns and goals. Depending on where your aesthetic is now and what you would like to achieve, you may benefit significantly from a chemical peel. The beauty of a chemical peel is that it is incredibly customizable. The strength of the peel can be tailored to the severity of your concerns, the type of concerns you have, and the sensitivity of your skin.
How To Care for Your Skin After a Chemical Peel
Like Ultherapy, a chemical peel requires no downtime. However, there are steps you will need to take to care for your skin once your treatment is over. For example, you will need to keep your hair out of your face for a week or two while your skin is peeling. It is important to ensure your hair remains out of your face so you are less likely to accidentally touch your face.
It is also vital that you do not pick at your peeling skin. This will only extend the amount of time it takes for your skin to finish peeling and potentially lead to acne outbreaks or other problems. To help you determine whether a chemical peel is appropriate for you, we will give you a complete list of aftercare instructions during your initial consultation. If you feel unsure about whether you can follow all of them, this treatment may not be right for you.
How To Prepare for a Chemical Peel
The most important chemical peel preparation step you must take is to attend an initial evaluation. Chemical peels are safe for all skin types and tones. However, an evaluation is required to verify that this type of treatment will be safe and effective for you and your goals. In addition to giving you a complete list of aftercare steps, we will also give you a complete list of preparation guidelines, like avoiding sunburn and certain skincare products.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Do you think your self-confidence would improve if your skin was lifted and tightened? Do you wish you could smooth unwanted wrinkles away effectively without surgery? If so, you may be able to get Ultherapy. To find out for sure whether this non-invasive treatment is right for you, contact us today at ICT Eye in Wichita, KS to schedule your initial consultation. If you can follow all preparation and aftercare guidelines, there’s a good chance you’ll qualify!