At Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC, we often see clients who are frustrated by the quality of their skin. They spend a lot of money on skincare products that irritate the skin and help little, if at all. We have a better solution. Today, we reveal everything you need to know about Ultherapy, including how it can help you care for your skin.
How Ultherapy Can Help You
It Stimulates Your Body’s Production of Collagen
Ultherapy is the only Health Canada-approved treatment for lifting the skin on your neck, chin, and eyebrows while erasing wrinkles on your chest. All of this is possible because it stimulates your body’s production of collagen. Collagen is the type of protein found in abundance in your skin that keeps it smooth and tight.
The signs of aging may be accelerated by smoking, unprotected sun exposure, dehydration, and bad genes. However, all these issues ultimately come down to weak collagen. By the age of 30, your body is starting to produce 1% less collagen per year. Thanks to the micro-focused ultrasound energy of this treatment, the deepest layers of your skin are warmed and your skin produces collagen at an increased rate again.
It Can Replace a Facelift
Ultherapy is often called a non-surgical facelift because it lifts the skin around your chin and jowls as well as your cheeks. Some people even use it to replace a forehead lift by having it tighten the skin above the eyebrows. Invasive anti-aging procedures have their place, but they’re not right for everyone. They are incredibly expensive, and they require significant preparation and recovery.
In stark contrast, this treatment requires no downtime or recovery. There are absolutely no restrictions to your routine once your treatment is over. Moreover, the only preparation required before this treatment is removing your makeup and other skincare products before you come in for treatment.
It Can Shave Years Off of Your Neck
Because neck skin is so thin, it is one of the first places to show the signs of aging. Add in regular fluctuations in weight, and you end up with sagging folds of skin draping your neck and visible bands of fat. This treatment corrects both the appearance of a “turkey neck” and bands of fat.
This treatment requires no general anesthesia. You will not be drowsy and flitting between consciousness and unconsciousness for countless hours after treatment. Just because you don’t want to go under the knife doesn’t mean you have to settle for looking your chronological age.
It Will Improve Your Confidence in Your Chest
Your chest is another part of your body that shows the signs of aging even when you’re relatively young. This is because men and women alike often expose their chest to the sun. Whether you’re sunbathing or just enjoying the weather, it can be easy to forget to reapply sunscreen as directed on the bottle.
Unfortunately, the sun’s UV rays are the strongest when most people are outside, which is between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. The damage caused by the sun’s UV rays results in sagging, wrinkled skin and sunspots. All of these imperfections can be found on the chest and improved with this treatment.
It is Safe for Your Skin
Many people turn to laser treatments in an attempt to slow or reverse the signs of aging. Like this treatment, laser treatments use heat to encourage your body to produce more collagen. However, lasers have a long way to go before they will be safe on all skin types, tones, and textures.
Thanks to incredible advances in laser technology, laser treatments can be safe for people with Type I, II, or III skin as rated by the Fitzpatrick scale. But it’s still not safe for people with Type IV or V skin. This treatment is safe for people with any skin type.
It Saves You Tons of Time
A facelift can easily take an hour or two and only addresses skin around your cheeks, chin, and jowls. A neck lift can also easily take an hour. This treatment takes between 30 minutes and two hours. While this may sound like it lasts as long as invasive procedures, it really doesn’t.
Treating the chest takes half an hour. Treating the face and neck together can take between 60 and 90 minutes depending on several factors, including the extent of correction required and whether we are treating your whole face or just your neck, lower face, or middle face. But the real time savings comes afterward. If you have a facelift or neck lift, you can expect days and possibly even weeks of downtime and recovery. There is no downtime with this treatment.
It Can Provide You With Long-Lasting Results
The results of an invasive anti-aging procedure can last anywhere from three to 15 years. However, just because this treatment isn’t invasive doesn’t mean that it can’t compare to an invasive procedure. It provides results in just a third of the time as an invasive skin lifting procedure, but the results easily last two years.
It Can Correct the Results of a Facelift
Some of our clients choose this treatment to extend the results of their facelift. They can’t afford another facelift right but can absolutely invest a little to extend their youthful results for another two years. And a surprising number of our clients use this treatment to correct the results of an unsatisfactory facelift.
It Provides Rapid Results
Due to extensive swelling, it can take up to six months to see the final results of an invasive skin tightening and lifting procedure. With this treatment, the initial results are immediate. After that, the results continue to improve over the course of two to three months.
Some people want instant final results and think two to three months is a long time to wait for a drastically enhanced aesthetic. Would you rather wait half of a year looking puffed and worked on while waiting for long-lasting results? Or would you rather have results that continue to improve over the course of weeks?
It’s Easy to Achieve the Results You’re Seeking
Some anti-aging treatments require between three and six treatment sessions spaced four to six weeks apart to achieve your desired results. Once you’ve perfected your aesthetic, you have to come in every week or month to maintain the results. With this treatment, 90% of our clients need only one treatment. The other 10% require only two treatments.
What to Expect During Treatment
If you think that this treatment has something to offer you, you’re probably wondering what you can expect during treatment. During your initial consultation, we will review your facial structure and aesthetic goals to help you determine how long the treatment should take. Regardless of the extent of correction you need, the treatment is consistent.
First, we sanitize the treatment area with alcohol. Once it is clean, we will apply an ultrasound gel. After that, we will place the device against the skin. Once the device is on, we view your structural tissues and adjust the device to provide ultrasound energy to the appropriate depths (muscle tissue, deep skin tissue, and superficial skin tissue) in the right places.
How to Extend the Duration of Your Results
At the end of the day, the duration of your results depends on your skin health. If you have unhealthy skin, a boost to collagen production won’t matter too much. To get the most out of your treatment, you have to make a concerted effort to keep your skin healthy. Here are several steps you can start to implement today:
This piece of advice is crucial but tricky. You should stop smoking for your skin health because one of the chemicals found in cigarettes is nicotine. Nicotine weakens your existing collagen and slows your body’s production of this crucial protein.
Unfortunately, nicotine is found in every single smoking cessation and smoking alternative product. It is found in smoking cessation gum and patches. It is also found in e-liquid for vaping and chewing tobacco. Do your best to go 72 hours without consuming nicotine. If you can do that, you never have to consume nicotine again. To help you quit, pick up a hobby that requires your hands, such as building LEGOs.
Drink More Water
Roughly 50% of Canadians suffer from chronic dehydration. Whether you don’t drink water while drinking beer during a hockey game or you simply forget to sip H2O throughout the day, if you don’t urinate several times a day, you are probably dehydrated. If your urine is not translucent or extremely pale, you are definitely dehydrated.
You know that water is good for your overall health. But did you know that it is also crucial for your skin health? It doesn’t just allow your skin to look hydrated and moisturized without expensive moisturizing creams. It also is essential for the proper functioning of collagen and elastin that keeps your skin tight, smooth, and healthy.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
Another simple, effective step you can take to extend the duration of your results is to protect your skin from the sun. If you are outside between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM, wearing a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunblock is crucial. Always wear sunblock when you go out during the day, even if it overcast outside.
Unfortunately, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for anti-aging. That’s why we are proud to offer several other treatments that work wonderfully with this one to perfect your appearance. By far, Botox and Xeomin are our most popular. Botox and Xeomin are neuromodulators that perfectly complement this treatment because they address lines, wrinkles, and folds caused by muscle hyperactivity.
All the collagen in the world won’t smooth wrinkles caused by localized hyperactivity. Most of our clients use these treatments as an alternative to an invasive brow lift. However, it can be used to correct any texture issues caused by muscle hyperactivity. These include smile lines, frown lines, laugh lines, and crow’s feet. To determine if one of these neuromodulators can treat your wrinkles, come in for a consultation.
What to Expect During Treatment
The needle used to inject these neuromodulators is so fine that you will feel no pain or discomfort. Even better, treatments only take between three and 15 minutes!
Discover How to Take Better Care of Your Skin Today
Do you feel that your skin could use a little extra help? Do you want to learn more about Ultherapy? Your skin health and self-confidence are of extreme importance to us. Call Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC at (604) 936-9706 or book an appointment online today to learn more or get started on taking better care of your skin.