People age at different rates. For everyone who begins to notice aging’s effects on their face and neck in their late 20s, there’s someone else who doesn’t notice it until their mid-to-late 30s. This phenomenon often leads patients to wonder when they can start undergoing Ultherapy treatments to address their concerns. At Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, we understand your desire to look and feel your best, and our aesthetic professionals can provide the answers you seek to help you achieve the best results possible.
If you’re interested in rejuvenating your skin and relish the thought of a tighter, smoother, younger-looking appearance, but aren’t sure if you’re ready to undergo treatment, read on.
What Is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment for lifting and tightening the skin on your neck, chin, or brow and can improve fine lines and wrinkles on your chest and décolletage. It works to correct the effects that aging, genetics, hormones, and gravity can have on your looks. If you’re experiencing skin laxity, folds, lines, or wrinkles, you can expect them to be minimized after undergoing treatment.
How Does It Improve the Appearance of Your Skin?
As we grow older, we notice the formation of wrinkles, folds, and lines in the skin around our face. Part of the cause for this is due to decreasing levels of hormones as well as a decrease in collagen production. For some, lifestyle factors like diet, environmental exposure, alcohol, and smoking can play a role in further reducing the body’s ability to manufacture healthy collagen, which in turn can cause the skin to age prematurely.
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein found in many of the body’s tissues, such as muscles, blood vessels, bones, and skin. When it comes to aesthetics, collagen is responsible for the strength, radiance, structure, and elasticity of your skin, and as it degrades, so too will your appearance. It is the breakdown of collagen that is primarily responsible for the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin that come with aging.
This treatment works by targeting the collagen in the deeper layers of your skin where facial collagen is produced. Once the production of collagen has been stimulated via treatment, the increased production of collagen will last for several months before it begins reducing once more. The effect is results that will continue to last long after your treatment session.
The Technology Behind the Treatment
You’re probably aware that you can use a pair of eyeglasses or a magnifying glass to focus the sun’s rays and ignite a piece of paper. This treatment works much the same way but uses ultrasound energy instead of light. Also, there’s no fire involved, and the heat levels used in treatment aren’t anywhere near high enough to damage your surrounding skin.
This device is designed to focus ultrasound energy and heat energy to the inner layers of your skin (about 4mm deep), heating up the cells in the area and prompting them to produce new, healthy collagen in order to heal. The result is healthier, firmer, more elastic skin with fewer fine lines, wrinkles, or other effects of aging.
How Does Treatment Feel?
Use of the device results in very little discomfort and has no negative side effects. Some patients report feeling a slight tingling sensation at the beginning of their treatment which generally disappears after a few minutes as their skin gets used to it.
During treatment, the Ultherapy device is applied to your skin for between 45 and 60 minutes. Your provider will apply the device around your face in a fashion that is similar to how a doctor applies an ultrasound device to a pregnant woman’s abdomen. The technology used in both applications is very similar, though to treat your skin, the amount of energy needs to be slightly higher to effectively stimulate the body’s healing response.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Treatment?
The best results are obtained by patients who are interested in correcting mildly sagging skin or tightening up areas where they’re starting to notice the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Treatment can be used proactively as well, acting as a preventative measure to delay the natural aging process.
Patients with excessive sun damage or skin laxity may not benefit as much from this particular treatment, though that doesn’t mean that your concerns cannot be addressed. We provide a wide selection of services designed to help you look and feel your best no matter the current condition of your skin. When one treatment isn’t the answer, another surely will be.
What Is the Best Age for Ultherapy?
Treatment is designed to address the effects of aging on your skin. Therefore, individuals who have little-to-no signs of aging on their skin generally are not candidates for treatment. However, the signs of aging appear at different times for different people, and where one patient may be an excellent candidate for treatment at 45, another person may experience similar symptoms at 35.
Genetics, environment, and lifestyle factors all play a role in the rate at which a person ages. While we cannot control our genetics, we can exercise a measure of control over our environment and lifestyle. For example, a person who spends a lot of time outside exposed to direct sunlight may exhibit visible signs of aging faster than someone who does not. Additionally, smokers tend to show the signs of aging much earlier in their lives than nonsmokers.
Patients in Their 20s
Patients in their early to mid-20s will probably not require treatment to correct the signs of aging. During these years, your body has not yet begun to “age” and your skin is still producing new, strong, elastic collagen. However, collagen breakdown tends to begin in our late 20s, though the visible signs of aging won’t be obvious for a few more years. If you want to stave off the effects of aging for as long as possible, undergoing treatment in your late 20s can help you do that.
Patients in Their 30s
It’s during this decade of their life that most people begin to discover the effects of aging on their skin. Provided you’re experiencing mild-to-moderate skin sagging, loss of elasticity, or fine lines and wrinkles, your 30s are an optimal time to undergo treatment.
Patients in Their 40s
Much like your 30s, your skin will continue to lose collagen and exhibit the signs of aging, though they will typically become increasingly pronounced during this decade of your life. Ultherapy can effectively address your concerns and help rejuvenate, revitalize, tighten, and lift your sagging skin.
Patients in Their 50s and Beyond
There is a point where treatment becomes less effective, and it’s usually when a patient is experiencing a significant amount of skin laxity, deep wrinkles, creases, or fissures. This generally occurs in your 50s or beyond, and it doesn’t mean that you cannot turn back the clock on aging, it just means that Ultherapy may not provide you with the specific results you’re looking for.
Why Choose Our Med Spa?
At our med spa, beauty treatments and advanced medical technology are combined to provide you with an unparalleled level of care. It is our mission to provide you with extraordinary esthetic and pain alleviation treatments so that you can put your best foot forward in a way that is rewarding and convenient. Our pricing is affordable, our consultations are free, and we work hard to ensure our patients end up looking healthy, youthful, and rejuvenated.
Achieve the Results You Want at Any Age
Ultherapy treatment is designed to lift, rejuvenate, and strengthen your skin using ultrasound technology. The treatment works by directing ultrasound and heat energy to the deeper layers of your skin to stimulate collagen growth, resulting in a significant reduction in the visible effects of aging on your skin and providing you with the bright, youthful features you desire.
If you’re in your late 20s or beyond, and you’re sick and tired of the way the effects of aging on your skin make you look and feel, call Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH to schedule a free consultation.