We have to admit it: We love our phones for the convenience they bring — and for the photo apps that take 10 years off our selfie faces! The apps are so powerful in waving a magician’s wand over our faces, that we wish we could do the same in real life, right? With Ultherapy®
, that overall uplift and toning are possible.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only no downtime, non-invasive skin tightening treatment to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It uses micro-focused ultrasound to trigger 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, new collagen. The result is a tightening and gradual lifting — or shifting — of the skin back into its more youthful position and form-fitting shape.
There is now an update of the treatment protocol, where 800 lines
or ‘shots’ of micro-focused ultrasound energy is given during full face and upper-neck lift treatment instead of the previous protocol of 500 lines. By delivering a higher density of pulses, we can expect an even more intense tightening and more volumising lift of the treated area.
Who is it suitable for?
As the signs of age start setting in from our 20s, it is never too early to start maintaining good skin. In our 30s and beyond, bone resorption kicks in, where bone tissue is absorbed by the body. With the bone mass that props up our flesh and skin shrinking, facial drooping sets in. Photo-ageing also contributes to the wrinkles, folds, and loose skin that start to show on our faces in the jowls, brow, and undereye areas.
Why is Ultherapy so effective?
Because Ultherapy can be applied with much precision, doctors are able to tighten soft tissue and skin with pinpoint accuracy. Micro-focused ultrasound energy is directed 1.5mm, 3.0mm, and 4.5mm underneath the skin without disrupting the surface. Hence it can target and treat the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS), a layer of fibrous tissue beneath the surface that helps give the face its shape. The body’s regenerative response is then triggered, rejuvenating collagen and resulting in a tighter firmer appearance.
The Ulthera device is highly versatile and is effective for lifting, contouring, and shaping the face, lifting droopy eyelids, smoothening wrinkles, reducing the appearance of eye bags and tightening sagging skin on the cheeks, neck, and eye areas. It is also effective for enhancing and sharpening certain facial features and the overall shape of the face.
Halley Medical Aesthetics was awarded four “Golden Record Awards” for Ultherapy.