If sagging neck skin is bothering you, call on the expert skin care physician at Esthetica MD. Dr. Dimitry Rabkin
offers a natural alternative to invasive facelift surgery with a unique procedure called high-intensity focused ultrasound or HIFU for short.
It’s completely safe and remarkably effective for treating any part of your face, neck or chest that makes you look older than you feel. Dr. Rabkin is committed to the most natural outcomes using the latest treatments.
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a cosmetic skin tightening treatment. It’s an ideal alternative to a facelift surgical procedure. HIFU, with brand name Ultherapy one of the most popular, is non-invasive and causes no pain. HIFU treatments encourage the production of collagen, a beneficial protein your body produces, to naturally firm and lift your skin.
How HIFU Skin Tightening Works
Ultrasound energy targets the layers of fat just under the surface of your skin. As the tissue reaches a certain level of heat, the cells are stimulated to produce collagen, setting off a natural healing process.
HIFU skin lifting has a number of rejuvenating benefits that restore your appearance. The process gives you a younger, more refreshed look. In addition to the anti-aging HIFU treatment for your face, Dr. Rabkin also relies on HIFU lifting to treat specific areas of concern, such as your neck, chest and body. Benefits include:
- Increased definition of your features
- Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
- Smoother skin
- Tightened skin
The Right Candidate for HIFU Skin Tightening
Most people can experience the benefits of HIFU. This procedure works best if you’re over the age of 30 and don’t have severely loose skin. If you have sun-damaged skin, multiple treatments may be necessary before you see a marked change in your skin’s appearance.
Dr. Rabkin performs a thorough evaluation and then recommends the best procedure. In general, if you have skin that’s loose chin or body, you’re a good candidate for HIFU skin tightening. Because you don’t need anesthesia, it’s a safe, affordable alternative to invasive, surgical procedures such as a face lift.
The HIFU session lasts for 30 to 90 minutes. During this time, you may feel heat and some tingling sensation.
HIFU Skin Tightening Recovery
HIFU skin lifting requires no recovery time. You can come into the spa-like office at Esthetica MD during your lunch hour and be back at work looking refreshed. After the treatment, you don’t need any special accommodations nor do you have to change your activities.
Because of the ultrasound’s ability to generate collagen production, you can expect to see a marked change in the treated area over the next two to three months. The life of the treatment varies by person but typically lasts for up to two years.
Caring for Your Skin
HIFU can’t stop your natural aging process, just slow it down. Since HIFU lifting has no residual or immediate side effects, you can have the treatment repeated periodically. Best skin care practices to avoid further laxity include:
- Staying out of the sun
- Wearing sunblock whenever you’re outdoors
- Stopping or never starting smoking
- Exercising regularly
- Maintaining a healthy diet
- Staying hydrated
Sagging skin can be a thing of the past, contact Esthetica MD for your consultation today!