Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive, no-downtime skin tightening treatment that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
It uses ultrasound and the body's own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin. Your skin's response to this energy is to recondition tired skin by stimulating the growth of fresh collagen. The result is a tightening and gradual lifting — or shifting — of the skin back into its more youthful position and form-fitting shape.
Ultherapy is for anyone who is looking for a skin tightening treatment to reverse aging. It can be used on men and women in their 20s to maintain firmness in the face and provide spot treatment in areas that show early signs of age, like our eyebags, cheeks, jowl area, and brows. Ultherapy is also good for slimming down chubby or "chipmunk cheeks".
For more mature patients, Ultherapy is effective for lifting and contouring sagging areas due to aging. Other than the full face, it is also suitable for the spot treatment of delicate areas such as our eyebags, cheeks, jowl area, brows, and neck.
At Halley Medical Aesthetics, we want you to be beautiful, desirable, and unforgettable.
We put our heart into finding and delivering treatments that are optimal for each patient. Because our clinic is passionate about unveiling a version of you that is beautiful and confident inside and out.
Drop by our conveniently located clinic in Orchard Road to enquire about our signature fat reduction, anti-aging, and facial enhancement treatments.
The SMAS or subcutaneous musculo-aponeurotic system is a layer under our skin that is rich in collagen and elastin. This SMAS layer is where plastic surgeons traditionally target to get the desired lift during an open surgery.
The Ulthera device is a real game changer in that doctors are now able to target this same layer without making any cuts into our patients. Ultherapy treats the SMAS layer without disrupting the skin with pinpoint accuracy under the skin with the help of transducers. Its unique ultrasound imaging ability allows us to determine the optimal placement of energy before we deliver the focused ultrasound energy.
Our skin’s response to this energy is an increased production of new collagen in our body, giving the desired skin tightening effect. This process develops over a period of 90 days, and evidence also shows that the lifting and firming process continues even after that.
Many people are surprised to find that they can combine Ultherapy with other treatment modalities to achieve more dramatic results. For instance, for patients who want a brow lift, doctors often use botulinum neuromodulators to relax the muscles and achieve a lift. But for a more long lasting result, we can combine this with Ultherapy of the brow and forehead.
Numbing cream is applied to the area that requires treatment before the procedure, which will make the treatment a more comfortable one. After about 20 minutes, we will wash off the numbing cream and apply gel to the face.
Throughout the treatment process, the doctor will do an ultrasound imaging of the treated area to ensure that the ultrasound energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial for the patient.
The treatment duration depends on the area treated. Treatment of the whole face and upper neck takes 60-90 minutes, while treatment of the undereye takes approximately 30 minutes.
The Ultherapy procedure is very tolerable and patients complete their treatment with no problem at all. Any discomfort is managed before treatment begins with numbing cream, and we customise the intensity and power of the treatment to suit all patients. There is no need to worry about pain.
Your skin might be flushed and there might be some swelling right after the treatment but these will disappear within a few hours. The treated area will also feel tender to touch, almost like the skin is “aching” for a few weeks after Ultherapy but that is normal. It is an indication that the skin is responding to the treatment. Optimal results are expected in about three months’ time.
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