The damage that the sun can cause first shows up in those areas that are the most exposed, which typically means your face, neck, chest, and hands. While we spend ample time fighting back against this damage in our faces, and even our necks, one area can mar your great efforts if left unaddressed—your chest.
To create a smooth, evenly toned surface from your forehead to your chest, Dr. Thomas McHugh and the team here at McHugh Plastic Surgery offer the exciting Ultherapy® skin-tightening technology.
Here’s a look at how wrinkles and loose skin form on your chest and how we fight back with Ultherapy.
The skin on your chest often shows the signs of aging and exposure more quickly than many other areas of your body for two reasons: 1) The skin on your chest is thin without much fatty tissue behind it, and 2) the area gets a lot of sun exposure.
As the ultraviolet rays from the sun break down the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin, wrinkles and sagging can occur more easily since there’s little fat behind the tissue to hold it in place.
In addition to sun exposure and natural aging processes, if you’ve recently lost a considerable amount of weight, you may be left with sagging and wrinkled skin on your chest.
There are a number of anti-aging laser technologies that are highly effective in banishing wrinkles and tightening skin, and we’re pleased to offer one of the best — Ultherapy.
What makes Ultherapy unique is that it relies on ultrasound energy, which travels deeper into your tissues to spur a collagen response. By reaching all of the layers of your skin with ultherapy, we can lift and tighten from deep within for excellent results.
Another benefit of Ultherapy is that sound wave energy is quite harmless and won’t damage the surface of your skin.
The technology is cleared by the FDA to noninvasively lift skin on your neck, under your chin, and around your brows, and it also improve lines and wrinkles on your décolletage.
Adding to the list of benefits of Ultherapy, most of our patients only need one treatment. After we deliver the sound wave energy into your tissue, it responds with renewed collagen production that lifts and tightens your skin over the course of 6-12 weeks.
As for how long you can enjoy these results, it really depends. If you take care of your skin and avoid sun exposure, you might be able to enjoy tighter skin for a year or more. To be sure, the aging process and genetics will always catch up with you, at which point you can undergo another Ultherapy treatment.
If you’d like to wear that shirt with the plunging neckline with pride, contact our office in The Woodlands, Texas, to schedule your Ultherapy treatment.