One of the effects of gravity is that the skin on and around the eyes, chin, neck, chest, and face starts to descend. Ultherapy® will lift, tone, and tighten loose skin around the eyes, chin, neck, chest, and face, which in turn reduces the excess skin and will give you a more refreshed, youthful appearance.
Ultherapy® is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure offered by Dr. Amy Vaughan to residents of Charleston WV. Dr. Amy Vaughan is one of the first practices in Barboursville WV to offer Ultherapy® to residents in Charleston WV. Ultherapy® offers Charleston WV a precise non-surgical approach to elevation of tissues in a similar, but not as aggressive manner as performed by traditional plastic surgical procedures. This new procedure for the face uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin around the eyes, chin, neck, chest, and face. Ultherapy® enables Dr. Amy Vaughan’s expert dermatologists to direct sound waves not only into the skin, but deep under the skin to the same tissue addressed in surgery. With Ultherapy®, there is no recovery time and no extreme or radical change; just a healthy renewal under the surface that is noticeable on the outside.
How Ultherapy® Works
The FDA-cleared device used in the Ultherapy® procedure utilizes the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift without disturbing the surface of the skin. From an external transducer on the skin surface, all tissue levels from the skin down to bone can be visualized on an adjacent imaging screen. The transducer focuses the ultrasound energy to a point that is less than 1mm in diameter. This gently heats the tissue to lift and tighten loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. These pin-point sites of thermal injury result in reorganization and contraction of collagen fibers that tighten and elevate non-surgically layers that are addressed during a facelift surgical procedure.
The beauty of Ultherapy® in Charleston WV is that it is a 60 to 90 minute in-office procedure with Dr. Amy Vaughan that uses the body’s own subtle healing response to gently, gradually, and reliably restore memory to the skin and its underlying tissue. Charleston WV patients will be able to go about their day after the treatment. Ultherapy® requires no special recuperation or preparation and typically only takes one treatment to get a meaningful response. Patients in Charleston WV can enjoy some initial effects that immediately appear following the procedure, but the ultimate lifting will take 2 – 3 months, as tired collagen is rejuvenated and supplemented with new, stronger collagen.