Inner beauty is just as important as outer, but it’s often physical appearance that makes a first impression on other people. Americans spend time and money on their hair, makeup and clothes, but these embellishments may be secondary to the most crucial accessory of all: flawless skin. After all, fine lines, wrinkles and redness are often the first indicator of age, since our skin tends to loose its supple elasticity as we grow older.

“The front of the neck is one of the primary features we use to guess a person’s age. It often catches our eye first,” plastic surgeon Rod Rohrich explained. “Sagging neck skin is the telltale sign of true aging, so restoration of the neck is an important part of facial rejuvenation.”

No matter how much you spend on beautiful clothes and expensive cosmetics, having smooth, youthful skin is the key to looking vibrant and refreshed. The good news is that sagging neck skin doesn’t necessarily require a full-blown surgical operation. Minimally invasive therapies like Ulthera are available to help tighten and rejuvenate areas that have loosened with age.

This innovative technique relies on the application of ultrasound to allow physicians to see beneath the skin and directly target layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production. This produces a firming effect that results in younger, fresher skin over time.

“With Ulthera, we can reach some of the deeper facial structures and some of the connective tissue that we could only get with surgery before,” said surgeon Haresh Yalamanchili, quoted by American Health and Beauty. “We can tighten up some of the deeper muscles and connective tissue without having to use a knife or sutures by going deeper under the skin with the ultrasound. Therefore patients don’t have the downtime or the expense associated with traditional surgery.”

He added that patients in their late 30s to early 50s are ideal candidates for this procedure, since these individuals generally see the most dramatic improvements. Their skin still has good elasticity and may respond better to the ultrasound, although older people have also experienced satisfactory results.

Those who are interested in Ulthera have nothing to lose by speaking to a skin care professional at their local medical spa. Learning more about the technique can help get them on their way to firmer, younger looking skin.

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Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.

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