Back in the day, a facelift was considered to be a complicated and invasive process that required patients to go under the knife. However, with recent advancements in aesthetic medicine, patients can look forward to non-surgical facelift options. One such alternative is Ultherapy.
Ultherapy is used to reverse the effects of aging. It lifts and tightens the skin on the face, neck, under the chin, and above the brow. It is a popular choice as it is a non-invasive US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatment that requires little to no downtime. Ultherapy is also known to help improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the decolletage.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Ultherapy uses real-time imaging to determine optimal placement before micro-focused ultrasound energy is applied to target the deep structural skin layers, such as the subcutaneous musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS). This does not affect or disrupt the skin’s surface. The process hence stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in a facelift effect – the skin is firmer, less saggy, with fewer wrinkles.
WHO DOES IT WORK FOR?
Ultherapy is suitable for anyone keen on an anti-aging face lifting and skin tightening treatment. The beauty of Ultherapy lies in its versatility of application – it can be combined with other aesthetic treatments for greater results. For example, Ultherapy can be used to produce a face slimming result, which can be further enhanced by threadlifts.
HOW LONG WILL THE PROCEDURE TAKE, AND WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
The treatment duration is area dependent. For instance: treating the whole face and upper neck usually takes about 60 to 90 minutes, while treatment of the undereye region takes approximately 30 minutes. Any potential discomfort is managed with a numbing cream prior to the procedure, and the energy level of every treatment is customised to suit each client. Results are typically seen in three months, when the facelift effect of the collagen stimulation process is made apparent.