Do you wish there was a way to tighten up loose skin without committing to surgery? If so, you may be a good fit for Ultherapy at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in Mason, OH. To help you determine whether this soundwave-based treatment is right for you, we’re taking a closer look at what you can expect from this treatment, including the longevity of the results and how quickly those results become apparent.
How Long Does Ultherapy Last?
Ultherapy results usually last for five years. Nevertheless, several factors affect how long the results of this treatment last. Therefore, you may find that your skin tightening results only last for a couple of years once your final results become apparent. Fortunately, you can take steps to ensure your final results last as long as possible. For example, protecting your skin from sun damage will go a long way in preventing premature skin aging.
Another step you can take to extend the longevity of your results is to lose weight slowly if you have weight to lose. Younger people who lose weight quickly are less likely to suffer from loose, sagging skin because they have plenty of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in their skin to maintain excellent elasticity. Unfortunately, as you age, the levels of these substances decrease to the point that the skin can’t keep up.
How Much Weight Can I Lose Weekly?
It is highly advisable to lose no more than two pounds per week if you suffer from obesity, and you should try to keep your weight loss to a maximum of one pound per week if you are overweight or at a healthy weight. It is also important to stay hydrated and moisturize your skin on your weight loss journey so that your skin is hydrated from the inside and outside.
Additionally, you should make sure that you are eating plenty of vitamins, minerals, and protein every day. Your skin can’t produce collagen in sufficient quantities if it doesn’t have the ingredients it needs. If you’re not sure whether you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals every day, plan your meals for a week. Carefully note your portion sizes and the percent RDA of your micronutrients to ensure you’re on track.
How Soon Will I See My Final Results?
How soon you can expect to see your final Ultherapy results depends on the number of sessions you will need and how quickly your skin can produce collagen. It usually takes between four and six months for your skin to finish producing extra collagen in response to each treatment session. If you need to schedule a second treatment session a month after your first, it may be seven months from the first treatment that you see your results.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
If you’re like most people, you will only need one treatment session to achieve your desired results. Therefore, you can expect to see your ideal results no more than six months after your treatment session. We will advise you on how many treatment sessions you will need during your initial consultation. Besides giving the general advice that severe cases may require two sessions, we can’t say without evaluating the severity of your concerns.
What Steps Can I Take to See My Final Results Faster?
One of the most effective steps you can take to see your final results as quickly as possible is to get plenty of sleep. It is important that your skin has all of the nutrients it needs to build extra collagen and keep it healthy. However, most of your body’s healing processes occur during the final phase of the sleep cycle. You should be able to see your final results faster if you commit to at least 7.5 hours of sleep nightly.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Skin Tightening Treatment?
If you’re at least 18 years of age and in relatively good health, there is a very good chance that you will be considered a good candidate for this skin tightening treatment. There are minimal health requirements that need to be met due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment. However, we still need to discuss your health history and present health before determining whether this treatment will be safe for you.
We also need to verify during your initial consultation whether this non-invasive skin tightening treatment will be effective for you. If you haven’t lost a significant amount of weight recently, there is a good chance you only have loose skin rather than excess skin. Therefore, there is a good chance
Take the First Step to Restore Your Skin Health Today
If your goal is to achieve tighter, smoother, healthier skin quickly, there are a number of options at your disposal. If your goal is to enjoy younger-looking skin for years to come, you need Ultherapy. The results of this treatment last anywhere from two to five years, and the treatment shaves years off of your face. To find out whether this skin tightening technique is right for you, schedule your consultation with us today at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in Mason, OH.