Skin ages with time, pollution, stress and UV exposure. Collagen is lost and your features start to develop drooping effects. What can you do to reverse this?
Ulthera is a non-surgical option to treat the following:
Ulthera is available in Singapore at Freia Medical.
Ulthera is US FDA cleared for skin tightening of the neck and brows. The lifting effects are natural, consistent, safe and predictable.
Using ultrasound technology, the device stimulates your skin to produce collagen, which in turn repairs and reverses age-related damage. No downtime, no scars. Just a noticeable lift of all your features.
What is Ulthera treatment?
Ultherapy is a treatment that uses focused ultrasound energy to effectively tighten skin, creating a lifting effect without the need for surgery, needles or downtime.
This non-invasive treatment procedure uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually restore memory to the skin and underlying tissue support.
There is virtually no risk when performed by an experienced doctor. Dr. Ma routinely performs this face tightening procedure on patients who desire a lifted, refreshed look and yet do not want any downtime.
This treatment is used for lifting the brow, cheeks, jowls and also to tighten skin at the neck and double chin area.
Our faces can tell many stories, and while wrinkles might say experience, droopiness says tired. As we age, the skin loses the youthful turgor and starts to sag. Surgery has always been an option, but many do not want the associated risks of prolonged pain, downtime and risks, not to mention, the classic complaint that a surgical face-lift gives an unnaturally tight appearance.
There is Ultherapy, a noninvasive, safe focused ultrasound treatment for counteracting the effects of time and gravity on your skin.
How does the treatment procedure work?
The device uses focused ultrasound to target the lax part of the skin. Ultrasound energy has been used in the medical industry to scan various parts of the body. This ultrasound energy causes an excitation of the collagen fibers, activating a string of processes to rejuvenate and tighten skin. This change goes on for months as your body responds to the ultrasound stimulation.
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed on your skin projects an image onto the screen that allows our doctor to plan where the energy will be directed. This same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat at the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, all the while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. This means a high level of safety and efficacy.
Your skin’s response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening occurs, resulting in a natural lift of skin over time.
How does the treatment feel like?
Many patients describe the sensation as momentary prickling or heat beneath the skin. This is the ultrasound energy being delivered into the tissue.
Comfort levels vary from person to person and apart from the routine numbing cream applied pre-treatment, it is unlikely you will need pain medication during the procedure. Our doctor will discuss options with you.
What can I expect afterwards?
You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take. Your skin may appear slightly flushed immediately after getting treated, but any redness should resolve within hours.
Is this treatment safe?
Ultrasound energy has been used in the field of medicine for more than 50 years, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of this application for skin tightening. Ulthera has been given US FDA approval, reflecting the safety and efficacy of this treatment.
As with any medical procedure, there are general safety considerations, which our doctor will review with you.
What kind of results can I expect?
After the treatment session, the regenerative process is initiated, but the full effect will build gradually over the next 2 to 3 months. You will feel that your skin is more taut, that you will appear more refreshed and the more obvious sag lines will improve. Individual variation can occur.
In the FDA clinical trial, 9 out of 10 patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line. This resulted in reduced skin laxity on the eyelid, and a more open, youthful look to the eyes. Patients reported firmer, tighter, “better-fitting” skin in other areas of the face and neck as well. There isn’t a non-invasive way to produce the dramatic effects of surgery, but now there is a non-invasive approach for skin tightening and lifting.
In more advanced cases of skin sag, repeat sessions may be indicated after 3 to 6 months, for the best results. Our doctor will discuss options and tailor our Ultherapy programme to suit your needs.
How long should my results last?
Depending on the condition of your skin, your diet and lifestyle, age, genetics, etc, the treatment will generally last up to 2 years. Some of our patients return every 1 to 2 years for a maintenance program. As part of good medical advice, a healthy lifestyle in moderation is always helpful to feel and look youthful.
Who is a good candidate?
A good candidate is someone with skin that has “relaxed” to the points of looking and often feeling, less firm. A lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Or it could be that turkey neck that people notice even before looking at you. It could also be the tired cheeks that have lost their youthful tightness.
If you desire a rejuvenated look, but are afraid of undergoing surgery, then this treatment might just be what you are looking for.
Can it be used on other parts of my body?
You may treat the neck area, right down to the chest. This is suitable if you want tightening of the neck skin and under-chin area.
More and more data are emerging from international experience that Ulthera (Singapore) can be applied to other sagging areas, especially the tummy, arms and studies are underway to evaluate it’s effect on cellulite. We will update our clients in good time. Stay tuned!
Call us at +65 6735 8180 to get lifted today!
I am an international patient considering the Dr. Harold Ma’s Ulthera procedure. How long should I plan my stay?
Our regional and international clients typically spend a minimum of 1 day in Singapore: Arrive in Singapore, head to our clinic, have the Ulthera procedure done, and fly off or stay on in Singapore for a holiday, business meeting, etc. Speak to us for more information. Our staff are fluent in English, Mandarin, Malay, Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin and Burmese. You can have a Skype consultation with Dr. Ma prior to your arrival, to have all your concerns and questions answered.