Ultherapy® (Ultherapy Singapore) is the only technology with
an FDA indication for non-invasive tissue lift. It uses micro-focused ultrasound to precisely heat tissue at multiple depths without affecting the surface of the skin. The result is a multi-dimensional lift that begins at the skin’s foundation.
What is Ultherapy?
The Ulthera system received U.S. FDA approval in 2009 through the de novo process, creating a new category of device. It is the first and only non-invasive technology to receive FDA indication for lift. Unlike traditional laser and radio-frequency devices that heat tissue through the skin’s surface, Ultherapy delivers micro-focused ultrasound energy below the skin’s surface. This targets the foundational layers of the skin, precisely heating tissue to the optimal temperature for neocollagenesis (>60oC), without affecting the epidermis.
As we age, our skin starts to sag with gravity and wrinkles form on areas such as the forehead and crowsfeet. This is where Ultherapy comes in! A non-surgical ultrasound treatment that combats the signs of aging by tightening and lifting saggy and loose skin around the face and neck. Results can be achieved with just one 60 minute session.
The beauty of this 30-60 minutes face treatment is that it uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually “restore memory” to the skin and underlying tissue support.
How does the Ultherapy procedure work?
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen that allows your practitioner to plan your treatment. This same applicator is then used to deliver tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy at just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, all the while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. Your skin’s response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.
How is this procedure different than other cosmetic procedures?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical procedure that allows practitioners to see below the surface of the skin and to specifically target the deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address with surgical facelifts. It not only treats the outer layer of the skin but also the underlying support beneath, resulting in a treatment that is safe and has no downtime.
What does it feel like?
There might be slight discomfort felt during the process but it is a sign that new collagen is forming. Comfort levels may differ for each patient but our medical staff at The Chelsea Clinic aims to make each session as pleasant of an experience as possible. A layer of numbing cream is applied before each Ultherapy session begins and after treatment there might be slight redness but it tends to subside in a few hours. You may resume your normal daily activities and no special aftercare measures are required. It is normal to experience slight swelling a few days after the treatment or a tingling sensation a few weeks after. However, these symptoms are mild and will eventually subside.
What kind of results can I expect?
With just one treatment, the regenerative process is initiated, but the effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months. Further improvements can even appear up to six months following a procedure. Some patients may benefit from more than one treatment. Visible effects including a lifting and toning of sagging skin. In the FDA clinical trial for instance, nine out of ten patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line. This results in reduced skin laxity on the eyelid and a more open, youthful look to the eyes overall. Patients who had undergone Ultherapy review that their skin felt firmer and better-fitting after one session. There is also an invisible results from the procedure with the creation of new, more youthful, collagen and elastin that helps strengthen the skin from within.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
Individuals with loose and saggy skin on their face or eyelids are good candidates for Ultherapy. Although Ultherapy does not replicate the results of surgery, it is an alternative solution for those are still unsure about going under the knife.
Ultherapy before & after photos can be shown upon request during consultation.
This treatment is available at The Chelsea Clinic, Rochester, Singapore.
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