Tightening it up!July 6, 2016
We all know that as we age our skin begins to lax, muscle tone depletes, volume in our face diminishes with less collagen production, and wrinkles begin to appear.
There’s a multitude of treatment options that are available, but did you know that you can instantly tighten your skin with the use of ultrasound technology?
The idea is baffling: no needles, no knives and no lasers to instantly tighten your skin, it sounds too good to be true, yet the results speak for themselves.
The ultrasound technology works by producing immediate and long lasting results and does this in a number of ways.
Skin Tightening with Ultrasound targets deep structural skin fibres with focussed Ultrasound technology which stimulates collagen growth. As we age, collagen loses its elasticity and its ability to hold the facial skin structure as it did in younger years. This treatment is seen as a boost in reversing the effects of ageing and helps strengthen the skin structure again.
Focussed ultrasound results in heat causes a two fazed response:
- Immediate fibre contraction, tightening and lifting. Collagen fibres are made of protein and when we heat protein it immediately contracts causing a tightening of the skin. This effect lasts for several months and is immediately very apparent.
- This heating results in a typical wound injury response by our deeper cells by releasing growth factors. These in turn, start a process of collagen cell activation and multiplication. This results in extra fibre collagen growth as well as producing a healthier, younger and more supportive fluid interstitial matrix (DNA). This gradually develops its full strength over a period of six or more months resulting in further tightening of the skin with a plumper, smoother appearance.
Results from a single session:
- Lifts and tightens sagging skin.
- Improves elasticity to firm skin.
- Slims down facial and body contours.
- It restores skin back to its strength of a younger skin.
Maximum collagen stimulation occurs between five and six months after the treatment. There isn’t usually more improvement after this, but importantly the density and structure of the collagen is greater as a result of the new collagen stimulation. As a result the condition of the skin is stronger than it was before the treatment. With the skin starting from a stronger base, this means there will be a slower ageing over the next 6 months or so.
The beauty of this treatment is that it is so effective it is only required twice a year to obtain cumulative and additional tightening benefits.