Do you wish your skin could be firmer, sag and droop less? If you are not ready to embark on invasive surgery or a facelift, we highly recommend the only FDA approved, non-invasive, skin-tightening treatment - Ultherapy.
ULTHERAPY (USING THE GOLD STANDARD ULTHERA DEVICE)
High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is all the rage in the market, promising a surgical free solution to skin tightening, toning and lifting of the face. Our clinic uses the leading and foremost brand Ulthera, which utilises cutting-edge technology to look beneath the skin and treat the areas of concern with precision. This allows the ultrasound energy to be focused at the correct skin depth to stimulate new collagen production, for maximal tightening results.
IS ULTHERAPY SAFE?
Ultherapy delivers good skin tightening effects and is safe. It is the only non- invasive skin tightening treatment approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). This means that it has undergone stringent testing and has proven its effectiveness and safety as a skin tightening device.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Your dermatologist will perform the whole procedure, targeting the areas you wish to treat. You can choose to treat only small areas such as around the eyes or the entire face. Commonly treated areas include:
- Double chin area
- Neck region
- Around the eyes
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
The procedure takes around 2.5 hours, including 1 hour for numbing cream to take effect. Before the procedure, numbing strategies will be provided to ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible.
During the procedure, a gel is applied before different transducers are placed over the treatment areas. These transducers will deliver ultrasound energy to the top and deeper layers of the skin, encouraging tightening throughout the skin. The skin may look slightly pink after the procedure. Some patients may experience swelling and a mild aching sensation for a couple of weeks. Most patients will see improvement over the next 1-3 months as new collagen forms.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
One of the most common complaints with Ultherapy is discomfort during treatment. Our clinic has devised excellent techniques to minimise pain and optimise comfort during the procedure which includes the use of oral painkillers, numbing cream, numbing injections in sensitive areas, and cooling strategies. We know our numbing strategies work when patients started telling us they feel like falling asleep during the treatment!
IS THERE DOWNTIME AFTER THE TREATMENT?
There may be some mild redness and swelling immediately after the treatment. Occasionally, there can be areas of bruising which will subside over a week. Patients may also feel a little sore over the treated areas for a few weeks. As the downtime is minimal, large majority of patients will be able to resume their usual activities immediately after treatment.
WHEN AND WHAT RESULTS CAN BE SEEN?
Ultherapy is an excellent option for patients who are not ready to embark on surgery or a facelift. Typically, subtle tightening can be seen immediately after treatment. However, the full tightening effect usually takes 3-4 months to appear as the body requires time to generate new collagen.
Final results can vary between individuals. While some patients may see very visible improvement in sagging and facial contours, others may only experience mild improvement. The most obvious areas of improvement are usually the cheeks and jawline area. A brow lift can also sometimes be achieved when treated around the eyes. The effects can last for a year.
For further information and advice, contact us on 6262 0880 for an appointment.