Ultherapy is a FDA-approved non-invasive and non-surgical facelift that uses focused ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin by stimulating collagen production. This process is called neocollagenesis and it triggers the production of fresh, new collagen to naturally lift and improves elasticity of the the skin.
How does Ultherapy work?
Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound that reaches and heats the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer - the connection between the skin and muscle where actual surgical facelift targets. When the SMAS layer is heated to an optimal temperature, Neocollagensis occurs to strengthen existing weak collagen and stimulate the production of new stronger collagen.
With the use of traditional ultrasound imaging in the device, the doctor is able to see the layers of tissue they are treating during the procedure, ensuring precise treatment and safety for the most beneficial results.
As a result of the high amount of heat energy delivered, the focused ultrasound energy can also reduce double chins and tighten jiggly jowls.
Which areas of the face can Ultherapy treat?
Ultherapy counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your face, without any downtime.
Ultherapy firms and lifts the full face, jowls and upper neck and to help lighten superficial lines and wrinkles such as forehead lines, fine lines around the eyes, crow's feet, nasolabial folds, perioral lines, lip lines, and neck lines.
It lifts droopy upper eyelids and eyebrows.
It loses fats around the chin and neck area and achieves an overall tightening around the neck and chin.
What to expect during the procedure?
A local anaesthesia will be applied on one’s skin prior to treatment for a full numbing of the skin. Patients may feel a warm prickly sensation beneath the skin when the ultrasound energy is being delivered into the target tissue.
Is there any downtime?
The focused ultrasound energy targets the deep layers of the skin and does not cause any damage to the surface of the skin. Patients are able to resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment.
What is the difference between Ultherapy and HIFU?
Ultherapy is a registered trademark for a brand of HIFU produced by Merz Aesthetics. It is a non-invasive skin tightening procedure that is US FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, above the eyebrows and under the chin as well as improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. Ageless Medical also uses Ultherapy and other brands of HIFUs from different country origin so as to offer patient different comfort level and price. These HIFU brands are all proven to provide the same high efficacy for skin tightening.
When will I see result?
As collagen re-modeling takes 10 to 13 weeks to happen, the full lifting effect of Ultherapy will be seen over 2-3 months. Improvements can continue to six months.