Beneath the skin there is a network of collagen, and its job is to support the skin and to keep it tight and youthful looking. Throughout life we all lose collagen due to the natural aging process and environmental exposures, and the loss of collagen is what contributes to the loss of fullness in the face, formation of wrinkles and sagging of the skin. If you’re asking, “why not build more collagen?”, then you’re on the same path as many anti-aging treatments that are on the cutting edge of cosmetic dermatology. A non-surgical procedure to firm and tighten facial skin is already in use and in high demand, and that procedure is called Ultherapy. Ultherapy is a FDA approved medical device that uses ultrasonic waves to lift and tighten the skin of the face by stimulating new collagen growth in the deeper layers of the skin. As an added benefit, Ultherapy does not require any downtime like one would experience following a facelift. Patients in their thirties and forties who are beginning to see signs of aging are ideal candidates for Ultherapy, as are older patients who do not wish to have a surgical intervention. Ultherapy can also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic dermatology therapies like Botox, dermal fillers, and skin resurfacing. West Houston Dermatology & Laser Skincare Center is proud to offer its patients access to this exciting and proven technology. Dr. Mahoney already has numerous patients who have seen excellent results on the face and neck from Ultherapy treatment. Fore more information on Ulthera and to see if Ultherapy is right for you contact us today.