Non-Surgical Skin Tightening, Firming And Lifting Treatment
Sloane Medical Aesthetics is the pioneer for Ulthera in Singapore.
What is Ultherapy™?
Ultherapy™ is a breakthrough procedure that uses microfocused ultrasound for non-surgical cosmetic improvement of the skin. Ultherapy works deep below the surface - without harming the outer layer of skin-for dramatic and long-lasting benefits of facial firming, skin tightening and lifting.
Improvement around the eyes include lifting of the brow line, reduced droopiness on the eyelids, smoothing of crows' feet, and a more open, refreshed look to the eyes in general.
Sagging skin on the cheeks can be tightened and lifted, which in turn can improve folds from the nose to mouth, folds from the mouth to jaw, and drooping corners of the mouth. Often, a more defined jaw line and overall improvement in skin texture and evenness of colour are known additional benefits.
Ultherapy is FDA-approved for treatment of the upper face.
How does it work?
Ultherapy works by delivering focused ultrasound beams below the surface of the skin to trigger the production of new collagen. Over the course of weeks to months, the newly produced collagen creates a gradual tightening across the treated regions, ultimately resulting in a natural lift and conditioning of the skin.
How is Ultherapy different from other non-surgical skin tightening procedures?
Ultherapy is the only skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound to image and treat the skin. The ability to utilize an established technology -- to both see below the skin and then treat it with great precision -- helps ensure both safety and satisfying results.
What is the procedure like?
Ultherapy can be performed in the clinic and will take approximately 60 minutes. It can be typically performed with a layer of numbing cream on the face. Our clients have reported feeling a warm prickly sensation beneath the skin when the ultrasound energy is being delivered into the target tissue.
You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and you can apply makeup if needed. Your skin may appear slightly flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness will subside within a few hours.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients will see visible results after 1 to 2 treatments.
What areas of the face and neck are treated?
Ulthera can be done on any part of your face including the forehead, temples, mid and lower face, and jaw line. In some cases, the neck is also treated. The most popular treatment is the full face and neck treatment which gives patients the maximal visible benefits. During your consultation with us, our doctors will tailor a treatment plan for you.
What kind of results can I expect?
The regenerative process is initiated right away so some patients may see an immediate lifting of the skin. However, the full effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months, almost imperceptibly until compared to previous photos.
In the FDA clinical trial, nine out of ten patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line. This resulted in opening up of the eyes and a more youthful appearance overall. Patients also reported firmer, tighter, better-fitting skin in other areas of the face and neck as well. Smoother texture and a more even skin colour are also possible side benefits.
How long do the results last?
Of course, your skin will continue its natural aging process, so you may need to schedule additional treatments over time to maintain the results. Some patients may want to repeat their treatments every year; others may want to repeat the treatment after a longer interval.
Can anyone have the treatment?
Ulthera is safe for all skin types. Any patient who has experienced some sagging of their skin will benefit from this treatment. It is likely that if your sagging is severe, you may need a repeat treatment for optimal results. A good candidate is someone with skin that has 'relaxed' to the point of looking less firm. A lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of "maturing" skin. The doctors will evaluate if you are an appropriate candidate at the time of your consultation.
Is Ultherapy safe?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy, which has been used in medical imaging and therapeutics, such as sonograms, for over 50 years, and clinical studies have confirmed the safety of this latest application. As with any medical procedure, there are general safety considerations, which your physician will review with you.