The Ashbrooke Clinic is a pioneer for Ulthera in Sydney
Voted the most innovative technology to hit the aesthetics market in the last 5 years, Ultherapy is the world’s first Ultrasound face-lifting technology.
Often touted as The One women have been waiting for all their lives, Ultherapy relies on high intensity ultrasound to non-invasively contract facial skin and stimulate collagen growth, resulting in a younger, more lifted appearance. Results are evident after 1-2 simple sessions.
Our doctor at Ashbrooke, Dr Sarojini Nair has been doing this procedure for several years now with amazing results.
WHAT IS ULTHERAPY?
Ultherapy is a breakthrough procedure that uses medical ultrasound for non-surgical cosmetic improvement of the skin. Ultherapy works deep below the surface without harming the outer layer of skin for dramatic and long-lasting benefits of facial firming, skin tightening and super-lifting.
Improvements around the eyes include lifting of the brow line to reduce droopiness on the eyelids, smoothing of crows feet, and a more open, refreshed look to the eyes in general. Sagging skin on the cheeks can be tightened and lifted, which in turn can improve folds from the nose to mouth, folds from the mouth to jaw, and drooping corners of the mouth. A more defined jawline and overall improvements in skin texture and evenness of color can be additional benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen. This same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat at just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed.
Your skin’s response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen over time. A gradual tightening occurs, ultimately resulting in a natural lift and conditioning of the skin over time.
Ultherapy is the only skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound to image and treat the skin. The ability to utilize an established technology — to both see below the skin and then treat it with great precision — helps ensure both safety and satisfying results.
Most patients will see good results after 1-2 treatments. This will be determined by your doctor. In addition, your doctor will schedule follow-up visits to take photographs and track your progress.
Ultherapy is a very comfortable procedure. No injection anaesthesia is required. Patients may feel a prickling or warm sensation beneath the skin when the ultrasound energy is being delivered into the tissue. This is how Ultherapy lifts and tightens the skin from deep within, delivering dramatic and long lasting facial lifting effects.
Ulthera can be done on any part of your face including the forehead, the temples, the mid and lower face, jaw line and the neck is also treated. The most popular treatment is the full face and neck treatment which gives patients the maximal visible benefits. During your consultation, your doctor can tailor a treatment plan for you.
The regenerative process is initiated right away so some patients may be able to see immediate lifting of the skin. However, the full effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months and some patients will see optimal results only after a few months.
In the FDA clinical trial, 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. A smoother texture and more even skin color are also possible side benefits.
Ultherapy takes 30 minutes. You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and you can put on makeup if needed. Your skin may appear a bit flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear in a matter of hours.
Of course, your skin will continue its natural aging process, so you may need to schedule additional treatments over time to maintain your results. Some patients may want to repeat their treatments every year; others may want to repeat the treatment after a longer interval. The doctor will be able to help you make that decision during your follow-ups.
Ulthera is safe for all skin types. Any patient who has experienced some sagging of their skin will benefit from this treatment. It is likely that if your sagging is severe, you may need a repeat treatment for optimal results. A good candidate is someone with skin that has ‘relaxed’ to the point of looking less firm. A lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. The doctors will evaluate if you are an appropriate candidate at the time of your consultation.