Much like wrinkled hands, crinkly cleavage and ‘turkey neck’ may betray your young-looking face and reveal your true age. With Ulthera, you don’t have to cover these areas anymore. This non-invasive sagging skin treatment lets you wear revealing necklines and off-shoulder frocks with confidence but without downtime.
How Does Ulthera Work?
Ultrasound energy has been safely used in the medical field for more than 50 years, and now that same energy is used as an anti aging skin rejuvenation procedure in an FDA-approved treatment called Ulthera (also called Ultherapy).
In Ultherapy, ultrasound energy is delivered to a layer beneath the skin surface, with the energy heating the tissue and causing coagulation of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are crucial to skin firmness and resilience. When these proteins coagulate, the body starts its healing response, which over time, lifts and tightens sagging skin.
Where Else Can You Use Ulthera?
You can have your eyes opened up for a more alert look by using Ulthera to lift your eyebrows. If you have slack jawlines, either due to advancing age or skin laxity after weight loss, you can have Ultherapy to firm up this area, along with your neck. Because the effects of the treatment are seen over time, the non surgical face lift you get from Ultherapy is more gradual and natural.
Ultrasound imaging, which is the kind of ultrasound you are most likely familiar with, is used in this treatment to allow a skin care specialist to see the layers of tissue they are working on, ensuring that ultrasound energy is delivered to the skin’s foundational layer.
Additionally, with practitioners able to see the treatment area, they can also see which nerve areas to avoid, leading to higher safety profile compared to other non-invasive anti-aging procedures. Even better, Ultherapy has a high efficacy rate as confirmed in clinical trials and in more than half a million procedures in skin clinic in Singapore and aesthetic clinics around the world.
How is Ultherapy Different from Other Non-Invasive Skin Tightening Treatments?
Unlike lasers and infra-red technology which have to pass through the top layers of the skin, Ulthera is delivered straight to the foundational layer of the skin, bypassing the surface, thus leaving “no evidence” of the treatment. Because the surface layer of the skin is untouched, a patient can immediately return to his or her activities without downtime.
Aesthetic clinic Singapore patients find that, in general, only one treatment is needed to improve aging skin and counteract the effects of gravity and time. Because the skin still ages at its normal rate, an annual touch-up helps maintain the initial results.
Ultherapy has now been designed with an upgraded software to be more patient-friendly, making the procedure much more comfortable than in the past. To reduce discomfort, you may request from your doctor for some pain medications to take before the procedure.
Tingling, redness, swelling or tenderness to the touch may appear after the treatment and normally go away after a few hours. With its effects lasting for up to two years, the mild and temporary post-procedural side effects make this treatment worth it.