While you cannot stop the aging process, there are a number of safe and effective treatments nowadays that can help you achieve a more youthful look. Ultherapy is a great choice, as it can take years off your face without any incisions, stitches or even injections.
It’s no wonder Ultherapy is receiving a lot of attention recently because of it’s safe and non-invasive approach to face lifting. This June, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, our Harvard-trained physician, was even interviewed in Kiss92 FM radio station to further discuss the key benefits of Ultherapy.
What makes Ultherapy unique from a traditional surgical facelift is that it uses time-tested focused ultrasound energy that penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin – the same layer that is treated during surgery. It then triggers the production of new collagen, which allows your skin to achieve visible yet gentle lift over time.
It is good to know that Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure cleared by the US FDA to naturally lift and tighten the skin on the face, on the brow and under the chin without surgery. It has also received the European CE mark for non-invasive dermatological sculpting and lifting of the upper and lower face, neck, and décolletage.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy uses a system called Ulthera, which works by bypassing the surface of the skin to deliver the right amount of ultrasound energy under the skin’s foundational layers.
This triggers a natural response underneath the skin, which then jumpstarts the regenerative process that stimulates the production of new and fresh collagen.
Ultherapy also involves the use of ultrasound imaging which allows aesthetic doctors to see where exactly are they treating reassuring patients that the energy is delivered precisely to the areas where it will be effective and beneficial.
How Does Ultherapy Feel Like?
During the treatment, it is normal to feel tiny amounts of energy sensations, indicating that the collagen-building process has been started.
Comfort levels vary from patient to patient, but these sensations are only present while the energy is being delivered on the skin surface. Safe painkillers such as Ibuprofen will be provided and topical numbing creams will also be applied before the procedure to improve patient’s comfort.
How Long Does the Treatment Take? How Many Will You Need?
The treatment duration can last between 30 to 120 minutes depending on the number of areas to be treated. In general, a full face treatment can last for about 75 minutes, a full face and neck treatment for 120 minutes, and a lower face and full neck for 90 minutes.
Most patients can benefit from a single treatment, with the procedure counteracting the effects of aging to give you a firmer and youthful skin. However, you can opt for additional non-invasive treatments for better results, as well as your body’s collagen building process and response to ultrasound energy.
Is There Any Downtime? What Can I Expect After the Treatment?
As the procedure is non-invasive, there is no recovery or downtime. You can immediately return to your normal routine and there are no restrictions or special measures to be taken following the treatment.
Do note that you may feel slight redness in the skin after the procedure, but this should subside after a few hours. A consultation with an experienced aesthetic clinic in Singapore can help you learn more about the things to expect, as well as the Ultherapy side effects.
How Fast Can I See Results?
While some patients notice an immediate effect after the procedure, significant results appear over two to three months. This is the time when the new collagen starts to lift and tighten the skin. You can see further improvements up to six months after the treatment.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Ultherapy?
This non-invasive skin lifting and tightening procedure is ideal if you have mild to moderate skin laxity. You can also benefit from Ultherapy if your skin is beginning to feel and look saggy, with indications such as lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, or wrinkles or fine lines on the chest.
Keep in mind that Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, but it is a great choice if you are not ready or keen for surgery or if you want to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Want to Know More About Ultherapy?
If you’re considering Ultherapy, it does matter to choose an experienced aesthetic doctor. You can trust Dr. Sylvia Ramirez of Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore, who is a Harvard-trained professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry.
Be sure to tune in to SPH Radio, Kiss92 FM, and One FM throughout the month of June 2018 and listen to Dr. Sylvia’s interview about this non-invasive facelift.
With Ultherapy, you can now have a fresher and a more youthful look without stitches, scalpels, and injections! This also means no downtime so you can return to your normal activities after the procedure.
Contact Cutis Laser Clinics today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sylvia to learn more about this treatment and other safe and effective non-invasive skin tightening procedures.