One of the first signs of aging is the effect of gravity on the neck, along the jawline, and in the lower face. The skin under the chin and on the neck begins to droop, the skin loosens and becomes crepey. The jawline becomes less defined and our facial contours sag and bag. Overall, the skin loses the tautness of youth. The nonsurgical lifting procedure offered by Jean Chapman M.D. at Laser Med in Alpharetta, GA., is called Ultherapy Neck and Face. Unlike laser treatments, which are based on a surface layer to underlying tissue penetration technology, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin, working from the inside-out to lift and tighten skin noninvasively. Celebrities, including Christie Brinkley, swear by it.
How Does Ultherapy Neck and Face Counteract the Effects of Time?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the neck, under the chin, and along the jawline. Jawlines become more defined, especially for men. Turkey gobblers retreat back to the turkeys, and jowls are reserved for bulldogs. Safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound technology is employed to emit thermal energy into targeted tissue areas in the deep structural support layers of the skin, without disturbing the surface of the skin. This stimulates the body’s own natural production of new, stronger collagen, which gradually regenerates to improve the skin’s tone and texture.
Another Plus—No Pain
The use of ultrasound imaging allows Dr. Chapman to actually see the layers of tissue she is targeting during the treatment. This ensures that the energy is deposited exactly where she has determined it will be most effective. The procedure is not considered painful, although patients do report feeling the warmth of the ultrasound penetrating into deeper dermal layers.
Improvement is Gradual and Subtle
The beauty of this 60-minute Ultherapy Neck and Face procedure is that there is virtually no downtime. However, it is recommended that the procedure is scheduled with several days prior to an event just as a precaution if mild swelling does occur. Everyone ages differently, so no two Ultherapy Neck and Face procedures or results are exactly the same. Improvement occurs over time. Visible results typically become apparent within two to three months and continue to progress for up to six months.
The newly strengthened collagen will remain up to two years after the procedure. However, the aging process continues its effect on skin, so future touch-up treatments are recommended.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results will vary.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jean Chapman at her Alpharetta, GA, practice, conveniently located for patients in Milton, Johns Creek, Cumming, Roswell, Suwanee and Sandy Springs. Dr. Chapman will discuss your specific concerns and recommend a customized Ultherapy treatment plan to achieve optimal results, which may include additional anti-aging signature treatments. Make that appointment and be amazed.