In the past, to look more youthful past a certain age one had to go under the knife to lift skin and reduce sagging. It involved a lot of commitment, pain, and risk, not to mention sometimes it didn’t yield the desired results.
Thankfully these days you can get the benefits of a facelift without drastic surgery. Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses targeted ultrasound waves to encourage skin to produce collagen, a natural protein that gives skin its strength and elasticity.
Think of collagen as the scaffolding that supports your skin and keeps it plump and youthful-looking. As we age, our body produces less collagen. The scaffolding starts to break down, which results in wrinkles and sagging skin. These signs of aging are first seen around the eyes (crow’s feet), brow area (fine lines), jawline (jowls), and neck.
Anyone with a loss of skin elasticity and plumpness, or wants to prevent it, is a candidate for Ultherapy.
What Is Ultherapy
Ultherapy uses an ultrasound applicator to deliver a focused and controlled amount of sound energy to the skin’s deeper layers, instantly tightening and lifting the targeted areas as well as triggering the process to produce new collagen.
Additionally, the ultrasound technology allows visualisation of the skin layers to target the right depth for collagen formation, making for safe and effective treatment. It is the only treatment cleared by the US FDA for lifting skin and improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
The Advantage of Ultherapy
Ultherapy requires no incisions, no stitches, and no downtime. Following the treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tingling, or tenderness to touch that disappears within a few hours. Results may be seen instantly, but a clinically significant lift due to renewed collagen production can be seen within two to three months.
Stronger than an eye cream but less invasive than a traditional facelift, Ultherapy is the next big thing in anti-aging. Lyfe Medical is an accredited Ultherapy clinic, with branches in Rawai and Phuket, Thailand.