As age catches up with us, our skin loses its elasticity due to the lost of elastic tissue, known as elastin. Our skin gets thinner and drier as well. This results in the drooping of skin around the neck, chin and brow area. It also causes wrinkles to form. One frequently asked question is “Is there a way to maintain youthful and beautiful skin?”
In this article, we will share with you how you can achieve beautiful and youthful skin with Ultherapy treatment in Singapore.
What is Ultherapy and how does it work?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It helps in lifting the skin on the face, neck, chin, chest and brow areas, combating against signs of aging.
Ultherapy is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift; it utilises time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten your skin naturally, without undergoing surgery and downtime. The treatment focuses on using ultrasound technology to restore and firm up drooping skin and lifts areas on the skin such as the neck, chin, brow and chest. By delivering ultrasound energy deep in the skin, Ultherapy is also able to encourage collagen production. Traditional ultrasound imaging is also integrated in Ultherapy to let practitioners observe the tissue layers that they are treating on. This is to ensure that the treatment energy is sent to the place where it is most beneficial to.
To sum up the information mentioned above, Ultherapy is a procedure that triggers collagen production by sending concentrated ultrasound energy over to the foundational layer of the skin, without damaging the surface of the skin.
Ultherapy does not involve the use of toxins or needles. Unlike surgery, lasers and other technologies, the non-surgical procedure of Ultherapy bypasses the skin’s surface and delivers adequate ultrasound energy at the right depths and temperature. The energy then stimulates a natural response beneath the skin that activates the regenerative process to produce new and fresh collagen.
Benefits of Ultherapy Treatment
- Improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Lifts the skin in areas such as neck, chin, brow and chest
- No downtime and produces natural results
Some patients may be able to see an early effect instantly after the completion of their treatment. However, the actual results will only be seen roughly 2-3 months later. This is because new collagen will be produced to tighten and lift skin on the various areas.
What to Expect From Ultherapy Treatment
Before the treatment
During your initial consultation, your practitioner in-charge will discuss with you your various concerns regarding the treatment. Afterwards, your practitioner will decide whether you are suitable for the treatment, based on your skin’s evaluation.
For the official Ultherapy treatment, you can be assured that there isn’t any particular skincare preparations you need to follow ahead of it.
During the treatment
Ultrasound gel will be spread over your skin on the treatment areas. Your practitioner in-charge will then place the treatment applicator in contact with your skin. Thereafter, he/she will utilise the ultrasound imaging to look deep beneath the skin and decide on the most favourable placement for the ultrasound energy. Finally, the practitioner will send the treatment energy under the surface of the skin.
Amid the treatment process, it is normal to experience small volumes of energy sent to specific depths, this suggests that the procedure has begun. The impact only lasts during the transfer of energy. The duration of the treatment is subjected to the area that is treated and based off the plan you are undergoing. Treatment on areas that involve your face and neck take approximately 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes, whereas chest area treatment requires around 30 minutes.
After the treatment
No downtime is required with Ultherapy treatment. You are able to go back to your daily activities instantly after undergoing your procedure. In addition, no post-treatment or restrictions and requirements are needed as well.