While there is nothing we can do to stop the clock, there are treatments available to combat the signs of aging. One of these is Ultherapy, a US FDA-cleared procedure for naturally lifting the skin on the face, neck, and chest area. This non-invasive treatment is also used for sculpting or defining contours of the lower face.
So, how does Ultherapy work?
Ultherapy uses a handpiece that safely delivers time-tested focused ultrasound energy into the deeper layers of the skin. The heat triggers a natural response in the body, which then jumpstarts the production of new collagen. This can help lift and tighten the skin or treat moderate skin laxity without the pain and side effects associated with surgery.
The procedure can last between 30 and 120 minutes, depending on the area to be treated. There is also no downtime, but you may see some skin redness after the treatment; this will subside after a few hours. Read our previous post for a rundown of the things you can expect before, during, and after Ultherapy.
Collagen creation with Ultherapy
The main appeal of Ultherapy is the production of new collagen. The precise delivery of ultrasound energy bypasses the surface of the skin, which heats and treats the deeper layers. This then stimulates the production of new collagen, resulting in a significant tissue lift over a period of 2 to 3 months.
Ultherapy works best if:
- You have mild to moderate skin laxity
- Your skin is starting to feel and look saggy
- You want to address loose skin on the face and lowered eyebrow lines
- You want to improve lines and wrinkles on the upper chest
- You want to contour your face or have more defined facial profile
Just do take note that the results are gradual. You may see some improvements within the first month after the procedure, but significant results can be seen 3 months after the treatment. This is the period when the new collagen begins to lift and tighten the skin.
The Hyper-Personalized treatment plan
Ultherapy allows a personalized skin lifting procedure through Hyper-Personal Lift. This involves the use of real-time imaging to derive data and tailor the treatment depending on the unique needs of the patient. The Hyper-Personal Lift involves 3 steps: See, Plan, Treat (SPT Protocol).
See – This uses the visualization technology to get an insight of the quality of your underlying tissues and determine the right depth and Ultherapy application.
Plan – This is the stage where imaging data is used to determine collagen-rich tissues and to map out the proper treatment technique.
Treat – Using the data and imaging gathered, the treat stage continues with the treatment with a precise delivery of energy on the areas where it will be beneficial. This helps ensure proper technique and effective treatment.
With the Hyper-Personal Lift, you can have a treatment plan that is right and all about you. The real-time visualization allows the aesthetic doctor to see deep within your skin for a precise and personalized treatment.
How long the results last
As previously mentioned, you may see an initial improvement after the procedure, but significant changes appear over 2 to 3 months. You can see further improvements up to 6 months following your Ultherapy session. The results can last for up to a year or two, but this still depends on every patient.
Keep in mind that while Ultherapy helps stimulate the production of new collagen, the aging process continues and does not stop. This will then have an effect on your skin’s elasticity and overall quality. This is why repeated touch-ups are recommended to maintain the youthful results of the treatment. You can also make Ultherapy an annual treatment as a way of depositing more collagen into your collagen bank.
Be reminded: Although Ultherapy is considered an alternative to surgical facelift, it cannot replicate the effects of a surgical procedure. Ultherapy, however, is a good choice if you’re not ready for a surgery or wish to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Schedule a consultation today
Achieve a more youthful appearance this New Year with Ultherapy. Contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor to learn how Ultherapy can benefit you.