(English) Pros and Cons of Undergoing Ultherapy Treatment
A non surgical facelift in Singapore that requires no incisions or downtime may seem far from reality but we assure you it exists! As we get older, we lose volume and collagen in our faces, especially in our cheeks, lips, temples and around the mouth and eyes. Fillers can do an excellent job of restoring this lost volume and make you look younger. However, there are many who want a longer lasting treatment without the need to inject needles into the face.
Luckily for them, there are now a number of procedures that can promote tightening of the skin, while being completely non invasive. Ultherapy, one of the effective, non surgical facelift options in Singapore is US FDA approved and naturally lifts and tightens skin – without any downtime or incisions.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive, breakthrough procedure that uses medical ultrasound for cosmetic improvement of the skin. By working deep below the surface, Ultherapy gives long lasting benefits of facial firming, skin tightening and lifting without harming the outer layer of the skin.
As with any ultrasound procedures, Ultherapy involves a smooth applicator delivering low levels of focussed heat at the right depth below the skin to get the desired effect. Skin responds to this energy with an increased growth of new collagen, thereby resulting in tightening and a natural lift and conditioning of the skin over time.
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Popularity of Ultherapy
As the only FDA approved medical treatment in Singapore; Ultherapy is popular for its non-surgical route to face lifting and tightening. This effective procedure requires no downtime and needs only 60 minutes for your face and neck area, making it perfect for busy, time-poor individuals.
The results in this case do all the talking. Users experience improvement around the eyes such as lifting of the brow line, smoothing of crows’ feet and a refreshed look to the eyes in general. Sagging skin on the cheeks is tightened and lifted, which in turn improves folds from the nose to mouth, and mouth to the jawline including drooping corners. Visually over a period of time, a more defined jawline, evenness of colour and overall improvement of skin texture is also seen.
Treatment areas and risks
Ultherapy treatments can be customised to an individual’s needs and expectations. Doctors use Ultherapy on different parts of the face and neck including the forehead, temples, mid and lower face, and jawline. Common problems that can be treated include droopy eye brows, saggy cheeks, jowls, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, saggy neck and loose skin in the chin and chest area.
Sold on Ultherapy but wondering if there are any risks involved? First off, more than a million people worldwide have used Ultherapy safely. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy, which has been used in medical imaging and therapeutics, such as sonograms, for over 50 years, and clinical studies have confirmed the safety of this latest application. As with any medical procedure, there are general safety considerations, which your physician will review with you.
After the treatment, there may be cases of mild soreness or redness but these usually resolve themselves within a few hours. Other than this mild irritation, this FDA approved procedure delivers without any downtime. You can also apply makeup right after as there are no incisions to watch out for.
Pros and Cons of Ultherapy
When it comes to the advantages of undergoing Ultherapy, its ability to provide a non surgical facelift with zero downtime is a big positive. Versatile in nature, this procedure can be done anywhere on the face thereby allowing doctors to work on any skin laxity issues their patients may be facing.
Ultherapy stimulates deep skin tissues to regenerate new collagen levels in the skin. This process allows your body to provide a good lift for visibly tighter and firmer looking skin. For a treatment that gives visible results in just 1 treatment, the pros of getting Ultherapy are plenty.
It is also a relatively comfortable procedure in comparison to a surgical facelift. With no anaesthetic injection needed, Ultherapy feels like a warm, prickly sensation passing through the skin – one that is not painful or unbearable.
Results of Ultherapy are also long(er) lasting than other non surgical treatments. The regenerative process is initiated right away so patients may be able to see lifting of the skin immediately. However, the full effect gradually builds over the course of two to three months with some users seeing optimal results only after a few months. Of course, as skin continues its natural aging process, additional treatments will be needed over time to maintain the results.
As many advantages as Ultherapy has, it is equally important to manage expectations and know that it cannot replace a surgical facelift for certain cases. Any patient who has experienced some sagging of their skin will benefit from this treatment. Whether you need repeat treatments will be based on how much sagging one has. A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has ‘relaxed’ to the point of looking less firm.
But, if you are in the advanced stages of ageing and have severe sagging, you may need a combination of treatments that may or may not include using surgical methods. A qualified doctor would be the best person to evaluate your next steps with achievable and visible results.