What is Skin Tightening?
Kingsway Dermatology and Cosmetic Centre uses Ultherapy® the only Health Canada approved treatment proven to lift skin on the brows, face and decollete with no surgery and no downtime.
During your Ultherapy® treatment session, focused ultrasound energy is used to initiate the body’s natural response to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen and strengthen weak collagen.
Some clients notice an initial effect immediately after their treatment, but the real results appear over the next three to six months as new collagen builds, making Ultherapy® one of the most effective choices for addressing loose skin.
Following your Ultherapy® experience, you can expect some lingering warmth, tightness, or redness, that will fade within hours of this skin tightening treatment. Bruising can occur, but will fade within one to two weeks.
Ultherapy® Skin Tightening Benefits
There are many factors that lead people to choose Ultherapy® for their skin tightening needs.
This is a non-invasive treatment—there are no injections or cutting—so there is essentially no recovery time. Many clients report feeling nothing out of the ordinary after just a few hours and are back to their regularly scheduled activities very quickly after a skin tightening treatment.
Ultherapy® works quickly to provide results. Though patients should be able to see tighter skin immediately, further improvements are seen even six months after a treatment.
Ultherapy® is an ideal choice for those with a busy schedule. The procedure is a one-time treatment, as opposed to other skin tightening treatments which require multiple treatment sessions.
What Areas Can Be Treated with Ultherapy® Skin Tightening?
Several areas can be treated to appear smoother and younger with Ultherapy®. Common regions to enjoy skin tightening and lifting are:
- Face, including the eyebrows, cheeks, jawline, and the area around the mouth
Areas can be treated at the same time, on the same visit, or treated as a smaller area, depending on your specific needs.
How Does a Skin Tightening Treatment Work
The technology used at Kingsway Dermatology provides skin tightening and lifting from the inside out.
Unlike some invasive techniques and some heat-delivery methods, the focused ultrasound from Ultherapy® does not damage the outermost layer of skin. Instead, the ultrasound beams pass through, targeting deeper, where the collagen lies. Collagen is an important component that helps provide skin its fullness and shape. It’s essential in providing skin tightening and lifting, helping boost areas where laxity has led to loose, drooping skin.
Heat from the ultrasound source actually remodels the collagen, helping it to flow into a shape that better reveals the desired, firmed-up contours of more youthful skin. As the collagen resettles into an ideal aesthetic position, the skin above tightens and lifts, reducing the combined appearance of wrinkles and sagging.
Skin Tightening Recovery
Recovery from Ultherapy® is quick, and clients who enjoy the benefits of this treatment are free to work, socialize, and participate in all of their regular activities with virtually no interruption to their schedule. Bruising is a possible side effect that can affect some patients. Should it occur, it is temporary and can be covered with make-up.
Skin tightening with Ultherapy® is only one of many ways to bring a fresh appearance to your face.
Microneedling and fractional skin resurfacing are frequently a go-to choice for people looking to smooth out their complexion. Over a series of treatments, these stimulate collagen formation to smooth wrinkles and improve the texture of your skin.
Clients looking to treat wrinkles and hollows rather than loose, lax skin may also want to consider dermal fillers. This injectable treatment helps to restore the fullness and volume that diminishes over time. BOTOX® is another popular injectable option. These choices are minimally invasive with the injection of substances via a thin needle. The results are visible quickly and the recovery time is essentially non-existent.
Finally, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) works to soften fine facial lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes, mouth, on the cheek, and on necklines. PRP uses your own blood to stimulate collagen growth and improve overall skin texture.