Skin Tightening (Ultherapy®/Velashape™) Miami
Manly is a smooth tight jawline but you look in the mirror and things look softer than they once did. You haven’t gained weight, but you can see a bit of a double chin. Where your cheeks and forehead were once taut and smooth, they now have a bit of a droop. The great news is that non surgical soilutions are avaiable at our office. Ultheraphy and Velashape™ are non invasive skin tightening devices that can help give that tout look back!
Benefits & Uses
Sagging skin can quickly make you look like you’ve aged significantly, and over-the-counter skin products won’t do much to offset this sign of aging. If you want to resolve sagging skin, you’ll need to explore professional treatments. Though they use different types of energy to achieve their goals, Ultherapy® and Velashape™ have similar benefits.
Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production, a protein in the skin that supplies support, elasticity, and a youthful glow. Collagen production slows down with aging, but Ultherapy® helps to re-kindle this powerful force in anti-aging for tighter, smoother skin in the forehead, cheek, jaw, and neck areas.
A technique that uses radiofrequency and infrared light energy, Velashape™ also stimulates collagen production for tighter, younger-looking skin. Velashape™ is mostly used for the neck and the body rather than the face, and has the added benefit of improving the appearance of cellulite for many patients as well.
Everyone has different needs for anti-aging, which is why the consultation prior to any procedure is a necessary part of the process. Dr. Walder will assess your skin and discuss the different options for treatment with you, providing suggestions and discussing your personal goals for cosmetic enhancement. You will get the opportunity to ask any questions you might have and learn more about how the process works, as well as determine whether Ultherapy® or Velashape™ might be a good option for you.
The best candidates for skin tightening with Ultherapy® and Velashape™ are healthy men with mild to moderate sagging skin. Patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure. During the consultation, prospective patients should get a good idea of what can be expected from the treatments.
In both procedures, a special handpiece is used to target the area being treated. The length of treatment depends on the procedure, with a thorough Ultherapy® treatment taking about 90 minutes and Velashape™ procedures running shorter. Because both treatments are based on collagen production, you will see only modest results, if any, right after the procedure. Gradually, over the course of several months, you will notice the skin-tightening and contour improving. If you choose Velashape™, you will need at least 3 treatments before seeing satisfactory results.
Both non-invasive procedures, Ultherapy® and Velashape™ are very safe, and produce few side effects that would make a recovery period necessary. Some redness and swelling may occur for a short time following the procedures, but patients can be back to their normal activities almost right away.
Choosing the Right Surgeon
As newer, innovative procedures, not all dermatologists offer Ultherapy® and Velashape™ treatments. It is important to choose a provider who is familiar with the process and will set you up for success with skilled application. Though the treatments are non-invasive, it does take significant skill and knowledge to perform the procedures and create optimal results.
A board certified cosmetic dermatologist like Dr. Walder is your best choice for great skin tightening results. Dr. Walder is dedicated to giving patients the latest and greatest in cosmetic skincare, without compromising on safety and results. If you would like to learn more about skin tightening at Dr. Walder’s office in Miami, call today to schedule your appointment.
Do Ultherapy® and Velashape™ require any downtime?
Because the treatments are gentle and non-invasive, most patients can be back to normal activities within a day.
Do the treatments hurt?
These gentle treatments are generally tolerated very well. Discomfort during and after the procedures should be minimal.
How many treatments will I need?
For Ultherapy®, good results can be achieved with just one treatment. Results appear gradually for several months, and patients should see improvement up to six months after treatment. Velashape™ typically requires 3 treatments.
How long do the results last?
With variations in rates of aging, it is hard to predict how long results will last for each patient. However, Ultherapy® continues to work for at least 6 months, and Velashape™ should have results with a similar longevity once the treatment series is complete. At a certain point, the body will stop increased collagen production and go back to normal.
Are Ultherapy® and Velashape™ safe for all skin types?
Because the energy is directed into the deep layers of skin and does not affect the skin’s pigment, Ultherapy® and Velashape™ are safe for a range of skin types.