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The Anti-Aging Advantages of Skin Tightening

Woman with youthful left side of face compared to an older-looking right side of face.If you could stop one part of your body from aging so that you would continue to look young, you might want to choose your skin. The skin reveals the passage of time perhaps more so than any other part of the body. Wrinkles, sagging, age spots, and textural changes are all telltale signs of skin aging. Ultherapy® skin treatment can minimize signs of aging by building collagen and elastin so that your skin appears full, healthy, and youthful.

How the Skin Ages

Skin aging is both intrinsic and extrinsic. “Intrinsic aging” refers to biological and genetic factors, such as the gradual slowing in the skin’s production of collagen and elastin. “Extrinsic aging” is caused by environment and lifestyle choices, such as sun exposure and nutritional habits. Both types of aging cause the skin to become progressively more wrinkled, thin, rough, saggy, and brittle.

There are ways to slow extrinsic aging so that your skin does not age prematurely. For instance, you can keep your skin healthy and vibrant by wearing sunscreen and moisturizer, avoiding smoking, cleansing your skin often but gently, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly. However, intrinsic skin aging is genetically and biologically determined, and it affects everyone regardless of lifestyle choices. The only way to slow intrinsic aging is to rejuvenate the skin from within by stimulating new collagen and elastin. Treatment with Ultherapy® can counteract intrinsic aging by building new collagen to tighten, lift, and smooth the skin.

How Ultherapy® Rejuvenates the Skin

Ultherapy® is an FDA-approved, non-invasive skin tightening procedure that uses sound waves to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Focused ultrasound energy gently heats the skin, causing it to visibly and immediately tighten. The treatment also triggers new collagen formation, which continues over the weeks after treatment and leads to progressively better-looking results. Ultherapy® can be performed on the brow, chin, neck, and chest to tighten the skin, smooth out wrinkles, and give the skin a more youthful appearance.

Ultherapy® Treatment at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery

At our integrated medical spa, we offer advanced, clinically proven skin care procedures. Dr. Mesbahi and our medical aesthetician, Sandra Oulmas, work together to provide the best treatments for ultimate skin health. Patients can undergo Ultherapy® treatments or select other treatments custom-designed for their anti-aging needs.

If you would like to retain your youth or regain a more youthful appearance, Ultherapy® can provide clinically proven skin tightening and rejuvenation. Call (703) 287-8277 or fill out our online contact form to request your consultation today.