How the face ages
- 20s – Skin is hydrated and supple. Natural fat pads underneath lift skin, and a strong meshwork of collagen fibers provides thickness and structure.
- 30s – Skin begins to show signs of laxity, as natural thinning takes place. Pregnancy or birth control may also have an effect on a woman’s skin texture.
- 40s – Now skin is noticeably dryer and thinner. As fat pads diminish, the upper half of the face loses lift. Lines and wrinkles appear, and skin sags at the jowls and neck.
- Beyond – Signs of aging simply compound. Delicate areas become crepey, lines are deeply etched, and wrinkles, folds, and creases are pronounced. Changes are seen from the face to décolletage.
“Prejuvenation” with Ultherapy
There is an alternative to trying to resolve aging skin with face lift surgery. Ultherapy treatments, started in your late 20s or early 30s help to prevent wrinkles and sags from developing.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that thickens, tightens, and lifts skin. Full treatment on the eyebrows, chin, neck, and chest takes about 90 minutes. Safe ultrasound energy is delivered to deep skin layers. It creates a thermal response that stimulates natural production of collagen. Treatment is well tolerated, and there is no downtime.
Results appear over the course of several weeks, as collagen builds in foundation layers, and lasts about a year. Periodic touch-up appointments continue to reduce signs of aging.
Whether you want to look younger without surgery, or delay the need for face lift, Ultherapy could be a great solution. In Mountain View, CA, call (650) 962-4600 to schedule a consultation.