The natural aging process, along with various elements such as gravity, sun exposure, lifestyle, diet and environmental pollutants can take a great and noticeable toll on your skin. Overtime, these factors can cause the muscle tone to decrease, leading to loose and sagging skin.
At Halley Medical Aesthetics, one of the most common questions we get from patients is related to how to reduce or reverse the effects of aging.
One such treatment that does this is the Ultherapy skin lift, which has recently generated much interest and popularity in Singapore, despite the many skin lifting options currently available.
In this post, we will address some concerns you may have about Ultherapy to help you gain a better understanding of this specific anti-aging procedure.
Ultherapy skin tightening poses a number of unique attributes that help boost its popularity across the country.
Why? It’s because Ultherapy is safe, precise and effective. It is also the only non-surgical treatment approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). This treatment uses focused ultrasound energy to stimulate the body into producing collagen that will lift, tone and tighten sagging skin. It requires no incisions or downtime.
Knowing that our services are FDA-approved not only gives our patients peace of mind, but also assures our doctors that we are giving them the best treatment possible! As there are many skin lifting services available, it is important to choose a treatment that is both safe and effective.
There may be several treatments that claim to be as effective as the Ultherapy skin tightening procedure, but do not bear safety seals and certifications. Being US FDA-approved means that we can be trusted to deliver safe, effective and quality treatments.
Beneath the epidermis and dermis lies the subcutaneous musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) layer, which is composed of elastin and collagen fibers. In Ultherapy, the doctor accesses the SMAS layer to lift and smooth the skin without actually penetrating it.
The anti-aging treatment employs transducers to accurately access 1.5mm, 3.0mm and 4.5mm under the skin. With an imaging guidance system, we are able to determine the optimal placement of energy before delivering ultrasound technology.
The result is an increased production of collagen, which creates the desired skin tightening effect. This lifting and firming process typically develops over a period of 90 days.
Most patients ask us if Ultherapy is safe to do while undergoing other treatments. It is, and the results are often dramatic. For instance, patients who want treatment for hollow and sagging skin under the eyes can combine Ultherapy with undereye thread lifts. The same applies to those who want a brow lift. Ultherapy is safe to use with botulinum neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin to lift the brows and forehead.
Many are also not aware that the Ultherapy skin lift can also be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the chest, neck and décolletage.
Depending on the expertise of the doctor and the extent of treatment, a full-face Ultherapy skin lift in Singapore ranges from $2,000 to $6,000.
At Halley Medical Aesthetics, we are transparent with our service fees. Our full-face package, which includes the upper neck, is offered at $3,200. Ultherapy on the cheeks and under the eyes is $2,200, while treatment for chubby cheeks is priced at $1,900. Skin tightening on the upper face costs $640.
However, as each Ultherapy skin tightening treatment is customized according to the patient’s needs, it’s best to schedule a consultation for a more accurate quote.
Before every Ultherapy session, numbing cream is applied to the treatment area.
During the treatment, the doctor conducts live ultrasound imaging on the treatment area to ensure that the energy is focused on the exact area where it will be most beneficial for skin tightening.
The duration of an Ultherapy session depends on the extent of the treated area and severity of the condition. Treatment for the whole face and upper neck typically lasts 60 to 90 minutes, while undereye treatments take just 30 minutes.
Most patients find that the Ultherapy procedure is quite tolerable and complete each session with no problems. At Halley Medical Aesthetics, we will adjust the intensity and duration of the treatment to keep patients comfortable.
After an Ultherapy session, your skin might appear flushed, but these typically disappear after a few hours. It is also normal for the treated area to be tender to the touch for the first few weeks after treatment. Optimal results can be expected in about three months.
What’s great about Ultherapy is that it is a non-invasive procedure, meaning there are no incisions made. It requires no downtime or recovery period, and it is usually done in an outpatient setting. Patients can have their treatment and immediately resume their normal activities after.
Ultherapy is an ultrasound-based treatment that poses no risk of nerve damage or irritation. Using an image guidance system, doctors are able to exercise extra caution when handling the skin.
What you should be concerned about, however, is whether the doctor is experienced in administering Ultherapy treatments, and is also using an authentic Ultherapy machine – both of which you can be assured of at Halley Medical Aesthetics.
Over time, the treated skin will feel tighter and radiate a youthful look. Pore size will be minimized, and the skin will be smoother, less saggy and with less prominent wrinkles. Patients may also notice a reduction in the hollowness of sunken facial features.
Ultherapy is one of the best skin tightening treatments available, especially for those who don’t want to undergo a surgical facelift.
Dermal fillers and thread lifts are also popular and effective in adding volume to the face and tightening sagging skin, but they do not generate the same uniform effect as Ultherapy.
On the other hand, Ultherapy can be combined with dermal fillers, thread lifts and other skin rejuvenation treatments. At the end of the day, the most suitable treatment is one that satisfies the patient’s needs, preferences and budget.
Ultherapy produces long-lasting effects. The effects of one session are typically good for one year. Therefore, we recommend an annual refresher to keep up with the body’s natural aging process.
I would recommend Ultherapy skin tightening to people who are looking for skin tightening treatment. Safe, effective and with no downtime, it is a great treatment to counter the effects of aging.
Everybody needs Ultherapy, even me! I personally did an Ultherapy treatment recently, and I can’t wait to see the results on myself. It has not been three months yet and I already see subtle lifting of what used to be my drooping jowls.
A number of our patients, both male and female, are in their early 20’s and typically undergo Ultherapy to get rid of eyebags and chubby cheeks. After one quick session, our patients come out of the clinic looking even more fresh and youthful.
Other areas that will benefit from Ultherapy: eyebrows, double chins, jowls, and the chest area. Most of my patients come in for either the full face and upper neck or jowl treatment, and these areas show good results.
Yes, a registered doctor who is qualified to use an Ultherapy machine is the only person who can administer these treatments in Singapore.
There is no fixed formula on how you can find the best doctor for your Ultherapy needs. What we advise you to do is do a lot of research first, and speak to different doctors. From there, along your other considerations such as budget and personal preference, you can narrow down your choices and find the doctor you’re most comfortable with.
Ultherapy is safe, with proven effectiveness, and there is no downtime! So what are you waiting for?
Headed by Dr. Terence Tan, Halley Medical Aesthetics is an aesthetic clinic for Ultherapy known for its non- to minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation and fat reduction treatments achieved using the most modern technologies and equipment. To schedule an appointment, call 6737-8233.