If your skin could only hear what’s making it appear younger, firmer, and more vibrant. Ultherapy is one of the latest non-invasive treatments for loose skin that goes deep below the surface to get the results you want. It’s a simple, non-surgical procedure that uses an ultrasound applicator to beam waves of low-level sound energy to firm up those areas where the skin is loose, sagging, creased or marred with fine lines.

Ultherapy penetrates deep below the skin’s surface to stimulate new collagen production and the body’s natural repair mechanisms. The process is subdermal, so it does not harm or damage the outer layers of the skin.

This treatment approach causes a slow build-up of new collagen to gradually produce results. The procedure is not painful but may require a mild sedative to prevent possible discomfort. The cosmetic surgeon then goes to work using targeted sound waves to soften those unwanted creases around the nose and mouth or other key areas where the skin needs firming up.

Ultherapy also helps soften eye wrinkles and creases around the mouth and shrink enlarged pores while promoting a subtle lifting of the skin around the cheeks and jawline. The procedure takes about an hour to complete and there is no recovery period.

Because Ultherapy produces a slow buildup of effects, the results are not readily noticeable. A patient may need two or three treatments and three months to see positive changes in the treated skin areas.

Candidates for Ultherapy include men and women with visibly loose skin. Results generally last for up to two years. Ultherapy also can be done in combination with other cosmetic procedures or injectable fillers such as Botox.

Before choosing a specific cosmetic procedure or combination of them, it’s important to consult first with a qualified plastic surgeon. Dr. Kyle S. Choe is a board certified facial plastic surgeon located in Virginia Beach. He can be reached at The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery at 757.389.5850 for a personal consultation.