As you age, your body begins to produce less and less collagen than it did when you were young—and less collagen leads to skin laxity, wrinkles, and fine lines. While many people consider a facelift to tighten their skin and restore their youthful appearance, surgery isn’t your only option. My name is Dr. Christine Eros, and I am a board-certified family physician at Eros Beauty and Wellness. I offer Ultherapy, a treatment that can lift the skin on your face without surgical intervention.
Here, I will explain what Ultherapy is and how it stimulates collagen production.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive alternative treatment to the traditional facelift. It utilizes the power of sound energy (ultrasound) to help rejuvenate and reverse the signs of aging like wrinkles, skin laxity, and skin sagging. Ultherapy is a highly customizable technology that stimulates collagen production and can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your face, neck, chest, and brow area.
How Ultherapy Stimulated Collagen Production
Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins found in your body and can be found in your bones, tendons, muscles, and skin. Collagen provides structure and strength to your body’s cells. When it comes to your skin, collagen is what provides a youthful appearance and firm tone. Due to the natural aging process, unprotected sun exposure, smoking, stress, and dietary choices, collagen production in our bodies can diminish with time.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to generate a thermal effect under your skin. This heat energy is then directed at different depths, allowing it to further penetrate the muscles, skin, and superficial wrinkles. The heat from the thermal effect triggers your body to produce fresh, new collagen, which leads to firmer skin, reduced sagging, and fewer wrinkles.
What Are the Benefits of Ultherapy?
During your Ultherapy session, I will use the handheld device and glide over your skin, similar to other ultrasound experiences you may have experienced. I’ll apply a topical gel at the treatment areas to allow for smooth movements.
Ultherapy is entirely non-invasive, meaning no injections, incisions, or scarring are associated with this treatment. Although Ultherapy cannot duplicate the results of a surgical facelift, it is a good option for those who aren’t ready for surgery.
Another benefit of Ultherapy is that it doesn’t require any downtime. You may experience some slight redness at the treated area, but this should dissipate shortly after your treatment is over.
It is essential to take care of your skin after having Ultherapy to ensure that it stays happy and healthy.
- Wear sunscreen daily—rain or shine.
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
- Keep your skin moisturized with an oil-free and fragrance-free moisturizer
- Eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of foods rich in vitamin C, as vitamin C supports collagen production.
- Try to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Sleep helps to promote cellular renewal and improve skin health.
Experience Collagen Induction with Ultherapy at Eros Beauty and Wellness
If you’re bothered by loose skin but aren’t ready for surgery, it might be time to consider Ultherapy. To learn more about Ultherapy and how it can rejuvenate and tighten your skin, call us at (619) 481-4651 or contact us through our website to schedule your consultation with me today!