Ultherapy helps you say goodbye to drooping cheeks, jowling, sagging skin on the neck and laxity under the chin.
Ultherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate the appearance of facial ageing by lifting the skin. Technology in the area of aesthetic facial treatments has improved dramatically over the past 15 years, but what was lacking was an effective non-surgical option to treat loose skin on the neck and laxity under the chin.
Thanks to Ultherapy, we can now treat these key areas, in just one treatment, resulting in rejuvenated necks, cheeks and jawlines. The new, lower energy settings have allowed even better comfort levels with no reduction in effect. Studies have shown that when reducing the energy level, the results remained the same. Being more comfortable, the procedure can be performed more precisely with better coverage of tissue for lift.
The treatment requires minimal downtime and patients can usually return to normal activities immediately after the procedure, without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements. The skin may appear red immediately after treatment, however this often disappears within a few hours. Some patients experience a slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
The beauty of the procedure is that it helps form new collagen, which continues to form for two to three months after treatment. Initial effects may be seen immediately after the first treatment, however the effect will build gradually as new collagen begins to lift and tighten the skin on the neck and chin.
Ultherapy can be used on all skin types, and there is no risk of hyperpigmentation which is often found in other non-surgical devices. Treatment is long-lasting and can be maintained with a repeat session after 12 to 18 months, depending on the age and health of the person.
Ultherapy is fast becoming the treatment of choice for targeting ageing and sagging skin on the cheeks, jowls, neck and under the chin. With minimal downtime and improved comfort, Ultherapy offers skin lifting and tightening for a rejuvenated, natural-looking appearance.
Ultherapy is ideal for both men and women, of all skin types, with mild to moderate skin laxity, loose neck skin or sagging jowls, who are looking for rejuvenation with a natural degree of firmness and lifting.
The treatment is suitable for those in their early 30s onwards who want to maintain higher levels of collagen and elastin in the skin and help delay the ageing process.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy in two ways. Firstly, it uses imaging technology to see beyond the skin, allowing the practitioner to see key areas to be treated. Then, similar to a magnifying glass, it delivers this energy to its precise target, leaving the surrounding skin intact. Through ultrasound imaging, the practitioner can see beneath the skin about 8mm deep, which allows for unprecedented control. Ultherapy is the only treatment to allow this level of visualisation.
During the procedure, the practitioner gradually moves the flat surface of the ultrasound applicator over each region of the face. The sound waves deliver small, controlled amounts of energy into the deep layers of skin and soft tissue while sparing the upper layers.
The length of the treatment varies, depending on the individual treatment plan, however a face and neck procedure typically takes 60 to 90 minutes.