About Skin Tightening
When you are born, you have a full stock of elastin and collagen that help make your skin soft, smooth, resilient, and healthy. In time, this natural stock of nutrients runs low and the skin of the face and body decreases in resiliency, leading to wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin.
If you want to improve the firmness and overall appearance of your skin without surgery, consider Ultralift nonsurgical skin tightening at Forever Slender Med Spa in Wayland, MA. Utilizing high-intensity focused ultrasound energy (HIFU), the Ultralift protocol for skin tightening encourages the production of elastin and collagen in treatment areas to generate firmer, healthier skin.
Ultralift skin tightening may be an ideal solution if you are interested in toning the skin on your body or face without the time and expense of a surgical lift. Schedule a consultation at our Wayland, MA facility to find out more information about nonsurgical skin tightening solutions.
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Skin tightening surgery or “lift” procedures, like a facelift, is still the most effective method to improve loose, sagging skin but nonsurgical skin tightening may be an excellent alternative if you do not wish to undergo cosmetic surgery.
Ultralift HIFU treatments are safe for all skin types and may be performed on most areas of the body and face, including the neck, brow, chin, and chest and in some cases, the stomach, thighs, and arms. Ideal candidates for this treatment:
- Are in good general health
- Are near or at a healthy, stable weight
- Have light to moderate skin looseness on the body or face
- Have lines or wrinkles on the face or body
- Want to improve the appearance and health of their skin
To start the Ultralift HIFU process, the area(s) being treated will be cleaned to eliminate any makeup, dirt, or oil.
Anesthesia options may be considered if you prefer; however, most patients find that any discomfort during the procedure is temporary and easy to tolerate. As soon as you are ready, an ultrasound-conducting gel will be applied to the treatment areas and a handpiece will be evenly passed over the skin several times.
The ultrasound energy produces a gentle heat, which precisely targets the deeper skin layers and prompts the production of elastin and collagen to firm and tighten the skin. The procedure can take about 30 – 90 minutes based on the size and number of areas treated. After the session is complete, you will be able to leave and get back to your regular activities.
What to Expect
Following your Ultralift skin tightening session, the treated areas may be slightly red, swollen, sore, or tingly. This is typical and should resolve on its own over the course of a couple of hours to a few weeks.
During your consultation, our team will discuss the best ways to care for the treated skin after your procedure, including keeping the skin moisturized and protected from sun and environmental damage.
A number of patients see visible improvements immediately after their procedure. Since the elastin and collagen stimulation and growth is a slow process, however, your results should be maximized over the next 3 – 12 months.
In general, the benefits of Ultralift nonsurgical skin tightening can enhance the general health and appearance of your skin for several years. To maintain results, we suggest that most patients undergo an Ultralift procedure every two years.
At your consultation, our skilled team can help you develop your unique treatment plan to meet your needs and cosmetic goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Ultralift nonsurgical skin tightening cost?
Based on the number of areas and the size of each area being addressed, the cost of treatment will vary. Before your treatment, we will customize a specific treatment plan for your goals, then discuss costs. We can also discuss payment options and where to find low-interest medical financing.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein-based tissue naturally produced by your body. Along with other functions, it works to help keep skin hydrated, firm, and elastic. Through the normal aging process your supply of collagen becomes diminished which leads to less elasticity and looser, thinner skin.
Nonsurgical skin tightening increases natural collagen production to allow the skin to be healthier and firmer.
Is the procedure painful?
In a nonsurgical HIFU skin tightening treatment, you may experience a little warmth and minor discomfort (especially if you have metal dental fillings). If necessary, a local anesthetic can be applied to your skin prior to your treatment, but this is generally not needed. If you are nervous about your treatment, ask a team member for more information about the procedure.
What can I expect after my treatment?
After your Ultralift treatment, you might have mild redness, soreness, tingling, or swelling in the skin that was treated. This will typically subside within hours but may last a few weeks in some cases.
Your treatment results will continue to develop for a few months following your session as your natural collagen production increases. Most patients require several sessions to achieve their goals.
Should I get nonsurgical or surgical skin tightening?
At your consult, we will talk with you about your needs and goals. Your answers, plus an exam of your skin to check elasticity, will help us decide whether you are a good candidate for a nonsurgical treatment for tightening your skin.
Typically, nonsurgical skin tightening is designed for younger patients who have loose skin that needs a little extra tone. Moderate to severe loose skin is often better enhanced with a surgical approach.
Plan Your Procedure
Keep It Tight
If your goal is to achieve tighter, firmer skin without undergoing cosmetic surgery, schedule a visit with Forever Slender Med Spa to find out more information about nonsurgical skin tightening with Ultralift HIFU technology. An effective, noninvasive procedure that is safe for all skin types, Ultralift skin tightening can help improve the health and tone of skin impacted by the early to moderate stages of lines, wrinkles, and looseness. Get a personalized treatment plan for noninvasive skin tightening during your appointment at Forever Slender Med Spa in Wayland, MA.