Lift your brows, lift a sagging neck, eliminate jowls without any cutting or needles? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
But so did the sound of a magical substance that eliminates wrinkles in 4 days (Botox). Or a device that permanently reduces sweaty armpits (miraDry). The year is 2020 and a face lift without down time or incisions is most certainly possible.
Ultherapy is a treatment that has had dermatologists, aesthetic physicians and beauty experts raving since it was introduced to the market over 5 years ago. It was cleared and certified by the FDA as the only non-invasive face lifting procedure.
So, what is it exactly?
Using state-of-the-art micro infused Ultrasound technology, Ultherapy effectively lifts and tightens skin. Areas of focus for the treatment include brow, neck and jawline.
How does it work?
During a convention of Aesthetic Physicians in the Philippines, Merz CEO Philip Burchard (the company that launched the Ulthera device) explained the way Ultherapy works quite beautifully.
“Remember when as a child you would take a magnifying glass and burn paper? That’s what the machine does with the ultrasound. The burn is below the skin and skin cells start creating collagen to repair this very little burn. That is how collagen is generated.”
And that is the essence of a collagen stimulating treatment. When we introduce a controlled injury to the skin it activates one’s own physiology and processes to repair and lift.
Ultrasound, not surgery.
The beauty of Ultherapy is that we can actually visualize the deepest support structures of the face that we are treating without cutting or disrupting the surface. This makes this treatment completely non-invasive and allows the patient to resume activity straight away.
When will you see results?
For people who have lost contours to their face, for example along the jawline, Ultherapy will help regain these contours – over time. Collagen generates slowly, but noticeably over 3-4 months. After your treatment you will notice a marked improvement in skin quality, but it takes at least 3 months before you can fully appreciate the lifting and tightening effect. Results are subtle and gradual, making this the perfect treatment for someone who wants the results but without a sudden, dramatic change. Results typically last 1-2 years after only ONE treatment.
What makes this treatment so popular is that it not only addresses early signs of aging but also helps boost and maintain collagen levels in younger patients who don’t want to age! Since it was launched in the Philippines in 2015, Ultherapy has become one of the most popular and in-demand treatments. Both men and women appreciate how it maintains their youthful appearance without having to undergo surgery or down time. It is also frequently mentioned on red carpets as the celebrity secret to looking good without looking altered.
The treatment typically takes 1-2 hours and while some may report mild discomfort during the treatment we have found that this is very operator dependant. We are very fortunate at Skin Technique that our own Nurse Injector Lorraine Kennedy also happens to be a national trainer for the Ultherapy treatment and that our techniques will allow for a very comfortable treatment.
We truly are a full service state-of-the-art cosmetic facility now that we have added ultrasound technology. It complements injectable procedures and can even reduce the need for fillers as we are relying on a lifting device to provide results rather than dermal filler. As with any treatment it is very important to have a thorough consultation to assess whether Ultherapy could be the right treatment for you.