Aging is a genuine concern for many and causes severe distress for some. Fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin are just some of the effects of aging. While the only thing that increases as we get older is our age, it does not mean we have to look our age. What we can do is stave off and even reverse the aging process.
We start to age from the day we were born
The effects of aging is not an issue that should only concern those in the "mature audience" category of 40-year-olds and above.
Chubby cheeks, for one, is a feature that makes a baby cute. But as we grow older and enter our teenage years, chubby cheeks aren't that cute anymore. And contrary to popular belief, chubby cheeks do not go away with time. Although chubby cheeks are associated with being overweight in adulthood, many slim women in their 20s have ‘chipmunk’ cheeks--a feature that many wish to slim down.
After that, bone resorption starts to be an issue, and that is when what used to be cute, firm, and chubby cheeks start to sag and drape down the face. In addition to photo-aging, a little known fact is that wrinkles, folds, and loose skin that form on our face are partly due to bone resorption. Bone resorption is the process in which bone mass is reduced as one ages, much like how older individuals get osteoporosis. The smaller skull combined with looser collagen depleted skin, which drapes on the skull, leads to wrinkle formation and sagging skin in the jowls, brow, and undereye areas.
Precise skin tightening with Ultherapy or high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
Ultherapy, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved non-invasive, no downtime skin tightening treatment that uses high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy to lift droopy eyelids, fill in wrinkles, reduce the appearance of eyebags, and tighten sagging skin on the cheeks and neck area. With the Ulthera device, doctors are able to direct ultrasound energy into the skin without disrupting the surface to target and treat the underlying problem area. The body’s regenerative response is then triggered, rejuvenating collagen and resulting in a tighter firmer appearance.
As Ultherapy is able to specifically target 1.5mm, 3.0mm, and 4.5mm underneath the skin, it is able to target the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS), a layer of fibrous tissue that helps give the face its shape. This gives doctors the ability to tighten soft tissue and skin over three levels with pin-point accuracy.
Take aging by its throat
Age really is just a number whether we are in our 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s or more. So don't let the aging process put a dampener on your birthday. Talk to us on how Ultherapy or HIFU can help maintain and rejuvenate facial skin.
Ultherapy or HIFU is suitable for:
1. Young patients to maintain firmness of the face and spot treatment of troubled areas like eyebags, cheeks/jowl area, and brows.
2. Mature patients to lift and contour sagging areas due to aging. Also suitable for spot treatment of troubled areas like eyebags, cheeks/jowl area, brows, and neck.
Ultherapy or HIFU can be combined with other complementary therapies for better effect.