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Here’s How I Got Skin Tightening Without Surgery

Sponsored by Ultherapy.

Hey! You all know how passionate I am when it comes to talking about beauty and all things skincare. I love being updated on new and, above all, effective options to maintain healthy, glowing, and youthful-looking skin. Now that I am in my early 40s, I feel in harmony with many aspects of my life. Without a doubt, the phrase, “It’s good to grow gracefully but not passively” is a prominent part of my mindset. A powerful phrase that on one hand invites us to love and accept ourselves for who we are and on the other hand, encourages us to take action to try to look our best. It’s proven that no matter your age, there’s nothing superficial about making yourself feel good, strong, and confident because there is a deep connection between how you look and how you feel.

Before the outbreak of the virus began, I had the opportunity to partner up with one of the brand leaders of skin rejuvenation, Ultherapy. I loved the opportunity to be able to share my full experience with all of you and try this non-invasive skin-lifting treatment that some call “a celebrity secret weapon.” 

I decided to try it because one of my biggest concerns after turning 40 was starting to notice signs of aging, specifically sagging skin. I remember around a year ago, I had the opportunity to talk with a plastic surgeon friend and discuss non-invasive options to improve the quality of the skin and maintain a youthful complexion, he mentioned Ultherapy. As we were discussing, he mentioned it was one of the most effective alternatives to tighten the skin with a non-invasive treatment. I felt like it was just what my skin needed and I immediately asked if if I would be a good candidate to try it.

Before getting fully in depth into my experience, let me explain a little bit about Ultherapy.

What Is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is the only FDA cleared non-surgical treatment that lifts and tightens the skin on the neck, chin and brow, and smooths lines and wrinkles on the upper chest. It is the only non-invasive treatment that goes deeper to stimulate the production of your own natural collagen, without any downtime. For safety information, visit www.Ultherapy.com/IFU.

Collagen is a protein that is naturally produced by our body, known to be “the fountain of youth.” However, as we age it gradually decreases. For this issue, Ultherapy helps by starting a regenerative process that produces fresh, new collagen and boosts your own, obtaining gradual results that become more noticeable in a span of two to three months. The best part, no downtime required, you can carry on with your daily activities after the treatment. Obviously you must avoid exercising and things like saunas but only for 24 hours. It was important to me to try a procedure that wouldn’t keep me from my routine and commitments. 

My Full Experience With Ultherapy

Prior to the official day of the treatment, I stopped by La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic for a consultation to ask all of the questions I had and to discuss my concerns and areas that I wanted to improve, since Ultherapy can be customizable depending on the person’s needs. With that being said, this treatment lifts and tightens the skin on your neck, chin, and brow, as well as smooth the lines and wrinkles on the upper chest. I really need to mention that this clinic has a professional and kind staff. They made me feel very comfortable at all times.

La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is a place in La Jolla California that provides all kind of skincare treatments and procedures.

Keely, the nurse practitioner, took a look at my skin and explained to me all of the improvements and benefits I could expect from Ultherapy. We decided we were going to target my lower face and neck, which I consider my areas of concern, but I also wanted a little lift on the forehead area and raise those brows up.

We also discussed options to block or diminish the discomfort that the treatment tends to cause. Keep in mind that there are different options available according to every person. We decided that nitrous gas would be the best option for me. The decision was based on my pain tolerance, which to be honest is high. Then, we scheduled the time for my appointment.

The day of my appointment arrived and I was so ready and excited to wake up that lazy collagen and boost new production to keep my skin looking healthy and firm.

The treatment lasts around 2-3 hours so I cleared off quite a few hours of my agenda for the day. First of all, it’s important to get some photos as good reference to compare the results over time.

Once I was ready to start, numbing cream was applied all over my face and the nurse started to mark all of the areas where the micro-focused ultrasound technology that Ultherapy provides, would be applied to stimulate collagen production deep below the skin’s surface.

nurse applying numbing cream before ultherapy

Something called ultrasound imaging is used, this allows the targeted tissue to be actually seen by the health care professional so the focus is precisely where it’s most needed. Ultherapy also uses micro-focused ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production deep below the skin’s surface.

You can’t stop the process of aging, but you can improve some of the signs when it comes to your skin

Ultherapy

Directly after the treatment, my face felt a little numb and as you can see, some parts of my skin had a little redness. All of this, however, is completely normal.

woman showing her complexion just after her Ultherapy treatment.

My Final Results

Don’t expect your skin to change overnight. Overtime you’ll start to notice your skin tightening. After about 3 to 4 months expect to see the final and clear results. After 4 months, there was a noticeable difference for me – someone can look at you and tell you that you look great without necessarily being able to know you got something done because of how natural and gradual the results are, but still clear. Overall this was an amazing experience. Individual results may vary. I can confidently say I want to incorporate this treatment into my skin maintenance from now on.  

I promise that none of the images have been retouched. I notice that especially the skin around my chin and jawline has tightened and feels more defined. And some fine lines that I had on my neck are more subtle now.

Keep shining beauty! Don’t ever let age be an excuse to stop you from making yourself feel good and comfortable in your own skin. If you have any questions about my experience or anything you’re curious about, feel free to let me know down below. 

 

Special thanks to Ultherapy and La Jolla Laser Clinic for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

 
XOXO,
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