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Ultherapy® Tightens Loose Neck Skin with Non-Invasive Ultrasound Technology

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Are you looking for non-surgical face and neck lift options? Skin tightening using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) can provide youthful results without the need for traditional cosmetic surgery. 

At Sylvan Weight Loss and Aesthetics in Fresno, California, our team utilizes advanced skin tightening tools such as the ultrasound therapy device Ultherapy®. Its gentle, effective energy waves precisely target areas that require soothing and tightening to give you the appearance you desire. 

HIFU basics

With high-intensity focused ultrasound, your doctor can specifically target both skin and muscle for optimal skin-tightening results. Aestheticians and medical doctors have successfully used Ultherapy on 1.5 million people worldwide.

The HIFU device pulses intense ultrasound energy down into your skin’s dermal layer. This triggers collagen production, a structural protein that can fill in fine lines and wrinkles, as well as lift and tone your skin. Collagen also enhances your skin’s elasticity and strength.

Skin tightening continues as the HIFU device goes even deeper to target your superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS). SMAS is the structural muscle network that supports your face and neck. Ultherapy also tightens your SMAS, rejuvenating and lifting your facial and neck skin.

Effects of Ultherapy

High-intensity focused ultrasound works to address many issues connected to aging, sun damage, or weight loss skin sag. HIFU can:

  • Reduce wrinkles and smooth your skin
  • Lift your cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids
  • Enhance jaw definition and reduce turkey neck
  • Tighten your décolletage

Your Ultherapy treatment

If you have scheduled an appointment for Ultherapy treatment on your neck to address sagging caused by weight loss — also known as “turkey neck” — make sure your skin is clean and makeup free.  

Your medical aesthetics provider at Sylvan Weight Loss and Aesthetics will begin by talking to you about your treatment goals and cleansing your skin. Then they will apply a special ultrasound gel to your skin, and use ultrasound technology to get a clear picture of the dermal and muscle tissues to determine where they should target the ultrasound waves for maximum impact.  

The Ultherapy device heats tissues as deep as 5 mm under the skin, triggering collagen production to tighten and lift under your chin and around your neck. You might feel mild warmth that comes and goes in waves as the energy enters your skin and heats the tissues. 

Your neck might look a little flushed after your treatment, but this will subside quickly. There is no downtime with Ultherapy, and you’ll be able to go right back to your day. You can usually see the full results 90 days after treatment. 

To learn more about skin tightening and how it can restore your youthful look, contact our office by phone at 559-432-3438 or request an appointment online today.