Dana Brownell, MD
Medical Spa & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Westport, CT
As you age, your skin starts to lose its youthful elasticity and tone. Sagging skin creates heaviness around your brow, cheek, jawline, and neck. Board-certified physician Dana Brownell, MD of Westport Medispa in Westport, Connecticut offers Ultreha™ to promote noninvasive, noticeable improvements in the tautness and lift of your skin. To learn more about this remarkable skin tightening procedure, call the office for an appointment today.
Skin Tightening Q & A
How does Ulthera promote skin tightening?
As you age, your production of the skin-strengthening protein known as collagen decreases. Consequently, your skin loses its natural elasticity and tone.
Ulthera is a form of ultherapy, a safe, effective ultrasound technology that reaches deep below the surface of the skin to promote collagen production. It’s an FDA-approved, nonsurgical procedure that lifts, tones, and tightens loose skin.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to stimulate the deep structural support layer of your skin. The procedure can affect the same supporting tissue typically targeted with a surgical facelift without any incisions or other disruptions to the surface of your skin.
What should I expect during an ultherapy skin tightening session?
During your session, Dr. Brownell applies a smooth applicator to the surface of your skin to project images onto a screen. These images reveal the deeper layers of your skin and show her where ultrasound energy should be directed to promote healing.
The applicator then delivers low levels of focused sound energy that reaches precisely beneath the skin where you need repair. During the entire procedure, the surface of your skin remains undisturbed.
Most people tolerate ultherapy well without any medication, but if you’re concerned about prickling or heat sensations, talk to Dr. Brownell. She can offer medication to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
Who benefits from skin tightening with ultherapy?
If you’re bothered by skin that sags and looks loose, you may be just the right candidate. You may have complaints about a drooping brow line or sagging skin around your eyelids. People who benefit from ultherapy are also concerned about changes in their cheek and jawline contour or are disturbed by loose skin on the neck.
Do I need to schedule downtime following skin-tightening procedures?
No downtime is required following your skin tightening treatment. You may have some pinkness noticeable at the surface of your skin, but this should disappear within a few hours.
When will I notice skin tightening results?
After just one ultherapy treatment, your skin will start to regenerate collagen and look revitalized. It takes two to three months for you to experience a significant change in the appearance of sagging skin. Results start to show up first at the browline and at the eyelids, and improvements in tone of the cheeks and neckline follow.
If you aren’t quite ready for surgery, but want tighter, firmer skin, contact Westport Medispa to learn more about Ulthera. Call the office today.
Our Medical Spa Services
Lasers, Botox, Dermal Fillers and Ultrasound devices, like a scalpel, are only a tool to be used while practicing an art. The results and risk of complications are directly dependent on the skill of the doctor using the tool.
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE OPTIMIZATION
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
FRAXEL LASER RESURFACING
PLATELET RICH PLASMA
CELLFINA CELLULITE REDUCTION