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Trying to find a way to look younger without having to go under the knife? Ultherapy, a non-invasive facelift, is your best bet!
Dr Ivan Puah, Medical Director at Amaris B. Clinic, shares everything there is to know about this popular treatment.
How does Ultherapy work?
Collagen is a natural protein that keeps skin firm, toned, and youthful. As you age, collagen loses its ability to withstand gravity's effects. Contrary to popular belief, there aren't any published medical studies that prove the consumption of collagen or applying collage-infused skincare directly helps give you supple skin. Collagen cream or skincare cannot penetrate the deep skin barrier, and the only way to rejuvenate collagen is by regrowth.
Ultherapy® uses time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally and restore skin's elasticity  and youthful appearance without surgery, putting the bounce back into the skin and your confidence.
This non-invasive skin lifting treatment that uses high-intensity micro-focused ultrasound with real-time visualisation (MFU-V)  can also smooth out lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. Ultherapy® stimulates collagen production in the skin's foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over two to three months, which continues to show results for up to half a year.
Ultherapy's patented DeepSEE™ visualisation technology
Approved by the FDA in 2004, Ultherapy is recognised as the Gold Standard in skin lifting and tightening. It is the first and arguably the only device in the world that uses its patented ultrasound visualisation technology called the DeepSEE™ visualisation technology. This allows better targeting for the doctor to see the skin, bone and muscle structure and focus on the areas where collagen rebuilding is most required.
Is it painful?
It varies from person to person. There may be some discomfort when the ultrasound energy is delivered, but this is only a temporary sensation – and it's a positive sign that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
Is it safe?
Ultherapy® is safe and effective, ideal for women and men, with over 1,750,000 treatments performed worldwide. The safety and efficacy of Ultherapy® have been established through published clinical studies.
Ultherapy Vs HIFU: What is the difference?
Many think that High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and Ultherapy® are the same treatment, but this is incorrect. Unlike HIFU, Ultherapy® has the added benefit of real-time imaging and micro-focused Ultrasound technology. Additionally, HIFU and Ultherapy® use different types of ultrasound beams.
How does HIFU work?
A HIFU treatment uses an acoustic lens. It releases ultrasound energy to the depth of the skin between 1.5 and 4.5mm to trigger new collagen and elastin growth. However, unlike Ultherapy, HIFU does not use any imaging technology.
Who is it most suited for?
Ultherapy is an ideal treatment for men and women concerned with sagging skin, jowls, skin laxity, drooping eyelids, lines and wrinkles on a crepey décolletage .
How long does each session last?
Forty-five minutes to an hour.
What is the cost of Ultherapy treatment in Singapore?
The cost of Ultherapy treatment in Singapore varies, depending on the treatment area and condition of your skin laxity. For more accurate pricing, kindly schedule an appointment for a private consultation with Dr Ivan Puah.
How soon will I notice the results?
New collagen works to lift the skin from within. The effect continues to improve for three to six months and can last a year or more.