Non-Surgical Facial Lifting and Tightening in Sydney
There once was a time when the only way to tighten your aging, sagging skin was to go under the knife. Now, with advancements in ultrasound technology, you can lift and tighten your face for a younger look without needing surgery. Ultherapy is a newer, non-surgical ultrasound procedure cleared by the FDA for providing men and women with what is being called a non-invasive facelift.
Ultherapy® is a system manufactured by Ulthera, Inc. that uses micro-focused ultrasound to tighten and lift skin. Ultherapy produces an image of the skin and underlying connective tissue so the physician can deliver targeted energy under the surface of the skin with the optimal depth, temperature and precision necessary to generate new collagen and to tighten and lift the skin. Ultherapy stimulates collagen generation and tightens the connective tissue at a deeper level than other non-surgical treatments. This can result in higher eyebrows, a tighter jaw line, and smoother neck. Recent evidence shows efficacy for skin tightening in additional treatment sites such as the chest, abdomen, arms and knees. Ultherapy is the only machine approved by FDA to lift skin on the lower face, neck and brow.
Benefits of getting the Ultherapy procedure include:
- Reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles
- More defined jaw line and neck lift
- More youthful look
- Lifting of the brow line and reduce fine lines
- Lifting of sagging skin on the cheeks
- Improvement in the nasolabial folds
- Usually only one treatment is required
- No downtime
What does the procedure feel like?
The Exact level of comfort vary from person to person. Most patients describe the sensation as a momentary pricking of heat beneath the skin. This is the ultrasound energy being delivered into the tissue, which is how the procedure lifts and tightens the skin.
Is Ultherapy Right for Me?
It is important to have realistic expectations when considering Ultherapy. Because it is a non-invasive alternative to surgery, it is intended for men and women with less severe signs of aging. Those experiencing significant amounts of sagging skin and deep wrinkles may not be able to achieve their desired results with Ultherapy. During your consultation, we will listen to your expectations and analyze your skin. In some cases, surgery may be the best option. A facelift or neck lift can provide you with the long-lasting results that you want.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy’s secret is ultrasound energy. This non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment uses focused ultrasound energy to stimulate your body’s own natural healing process. Without harming the surface of your skin, the deeper structural layers of your skin are restored, resulting in a lifting and tightening effect for your face and neck. Your Ultherapy treatment with MA360 will take only about an hour to complete.
How Long Does it Take to See Results from Ultherapy?
You may notice a visible initial boost in the look of your face right after your treatment, but the results will only continue to get better over time. The effect of the ultrasound energy stimulates your body’s production of collagen and elastin, naturally filling out surface wrinkles and tightening areas of sagging or drooping skin. Your skin will gradually appear younger and tighter over the course of 2-3 months, helping to improve issues such as jowls, facial wrinkles, neck bands, and sagging skin.
In the FDA clinical trail, nine out of ten patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line. This resulted in a more open look to the eyes and a more youthful appearance overall. Patients also reported firmer, tighter, ‘better-fitting’ skin in other areas of the face and neck as well. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, the Ultherapy procedure has proven to be an inviting alternative for many of our Sydney clients who are not yet ready for surgery.