After our twenties, the production of certain proteins in our skin begin to slow leaving us with less supple skin that's more lax. This part of the aging process often leaves patients with sagging skin and wrinkles around the neck area, often known as "turkey wattle." In the past, surgery has been one of the only options to remedy this area that often makes us look older than we are. However, new technology called Ulthera® Non-Surgical Skin Tightening uses ultrasound waves to tighten and lift loose skin.
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta uses the scanning ultrasound first to map out the deeper layers of tissue to determine the depth and areas of treatment needed, tailoring the treatment to each patient's individual concerns. Then, low levels of focused ultrasound energy are targeted toward the treatment area to heat the predetermined depth of tissue under the skin. The heat energy helps to tone and tighten loose skin while stimulating the production of collagen. By encouraging collagen production, Ultherapy® treatment helps lift and firm loose skin over time for more natural-looking Atlanta Ultherapy® results.
How does Ulthera® Skin Tightening work?
Ulthera® works using ultrasound waves to heat the deeper dermal layers of the facial tissue and increase the production of collagen. The gentle heat produced by the ultrasound waves leaves the outer layers of the skin undamaged, making Ulthera® great for patients of all skin tones and textures.
What does the Ultherapy® treatment feel like?
Each person's comfort level differs; therefore, some patients report discomfort when the energy is being delivered. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta's providers will ensure that your experience is as painless as possible through the use of numbing creams or other local anesthetics.
The treatment area may appear red following the procedure, and some patients experience swelling, tingling, or tenderness immediately afterward as well. Side effects from Ulthera® are generally mild and temporary.
Ultrasound technology has been used in the medical field for over 50 years, and Ulthera® is FDA-approved for non-surgical skin tightening. In order to gain FDA approval, Ulthera® was demonstrated and approved as a safe treatment.
Ideal candidates for Ultherapy® include both women and men who are experiencing sagging in the skin under the chin and around the neck. Ulthera® is not a replacement for surgery in patients with more advanced signs of aging but can help individuals who would like to lift, tone, and tighten areas of loose skin. Contact us for a consult to determine if Ultherapy® is right for your needs.
The content on Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s website is intended to educate patients about skin conditions and treatments, but is not to be taken as medical advice. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is not responsible for any omissions of information or any damages arising from the display of said content. Dermatologic treatment must be determined on a per patient basis by a board certified physician. It is recommended that you obtain assistance from a licensed professional for any treatment questions.