As we age, skin loses elasticity and as a result, we get jowls or sagging skin just below the chin or jawline. Most women and men will experience jowls, to some degree, as they get older.
Fortunately, Ultherapy offers patients a non-surgical solution to treat mild to moderate skin laxity on the face, neck, and chest.
WHAT CAUSES JOWLS?
Aging is the number one cause of the appearance of jowls. Skin’s collagen and elastin deplete as we age. As this occurs, this internal support system of the skin becomes compromised. What we see is the apparent laxity of the skin and wrinkling as a result. Weight loss, simple genetics, smoking, frowning, overexposure to UV light, and stress are other instigators of premature jowls.
WHAT IS ULTHERAPY?
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved non-surgical skin tightening ultrasound treatment used to lift skin on the neck, chin, and brow, and improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage area. According to FDA sources, the Ulthera System is the “only energy-based device with an indication for lift.” It is an overall attractive option offering a safe and effective way to rejuvenate the face and improve jowls, without incisions, anesthesia, or much-reported downtime.
HOW DOES ULTHERAPY WORK?
Ultherapy stimulates collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer – without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. This controlled thermal damage stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin to lift, tone, and firm loose and sagging skin effectively overtime.
IS THERE DOWNTIME?
Our patients experience little to no downtime. Post-procedure, a patient is free to return to normal activities immediately without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements. The skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
A good candidate for Ultherapy has mild to moderate skin laxity suitable for skin tightening. Areas
HOW LONG DO ULTHERAPY RESULTS LAST?
Just one Ultherapy session (30-60 minutes long depending on the size and number of treatment areas) is needed to rejuvenate the face and treat the jowls. Within one-to-two months, patients can expect to see visible lifting, restoration of youthful contours, and significant disappearance and/or reduction of double chins and jowls.
Final results are usually revealed by six months and these can last upwards of two years.