Recent tech advancement within the cosmetic industry has created a new generation of high-performance non-surgical treatments that deliver amazing results. Ultherapy®, the non-invasive treatment which uses ultrasound to lift the skin and facial features has become a go-to for fresher, younger-looking skin.
When it comes to the signs of ageing, wrinkles and spots can be treated with a host of topical remedies but the other key sign of ageing, sagging skin, can need a more specialist approach. There are a multitude of factors that causes the skin to sag: age-related loss of collagen and elastin, UV damage, dehydration, pollution, stress and well...the past year.
At the root of the issue is a breakdown of collagen and elastin, the main components that give skin its bounce. Both proteins are plentiful when we’re young, but as we age, the levels of
each decrease. Areas with thinner skin, like the neck, eyes, and décolletage, are often the first
to show signs of ageing, as well as ones that experience frequent movement like the neck, mouth, eyebrow bone and jawline. The lower half of the face in general is one of the first to exhibit sagging because the fat pads in your cheeks are slowly migrating downward. That’s why most people will eventually develop jowls on either side of the mouth.
Historically the ways to tighten skin have either been mild and less impactful (stimulating collagen with topical treatments such as serums or creams) or severe (CO2 peels or pulling the
skin tight with a surgical face-lift, both of which involve downtime and risk).
Ultherapy® works with your own skin to leave you looking refreshed and like you have had a good eight hours sleep
Tess Daly, Ultherapy brand ambassador
Ultherapy ® provides a non-invasive alternative with proven efficacy and little downtime.
Ultherapy ® is a non-surgical ultrasound treatment that stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin deep within the skin. It is used on the face, neck and décolletage and
has received acclaim from experts as the gold standard for skin lifting and tightening, which can even lead to a smoother, healthier-looking complexion.
Using ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the skin’s foundation, it significantly lifts and tightens the skin on the face and neck and décolletage. With the ability to reach depths from 1.5mm to 4.5mm beneath the skin to stimulate new collagen and elastin, Ultherapy ® can
get to even the smallest areas to lift the eyebrows, chin and neck tissue as well as improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
“With Ultherapy ®, I treat the SMAS, a deep fibro connective tissue layer, which surgeons tighten during facelift surgery. If it weren’t for the ability to see the SMAS, to ascertain its depths and to customise the treatment accordingly, my patients would not be getting outstanding results,” explains Dr Orla Grimes, Irish Ultherapy ® Clinical Specialist, Beacon Face and Dermatology Clinic. “It is one of the great successes of my practice.”
Thanks to Ultheraphy ®, tightening the skin on your face no longer requires drastic measures. The end results speak for themselves: the gradual, natural-looking lift leaves patients’ skin looking brighter, tighter and refreshed. So much so that TV star Tess Daly recently revealed she chose Ultherapy® to help achieve her timeless and natural look and is now officially a brand
ambassador for the treatment.
The benefits of Ultherapy
BENEFIT #1: NATURAL LOOKING RESULTS
Ultherapy ® is about enhancement and natural-looking results and is the only FDA cleared and CE marked, non-invasive treatment of its kind. The treatment uses micro-focused ultrasound technology to stimulate the production of natural collagen to lift and sculpt the face, neck and décolletage. What’s more, Ultherapy ® not only firms the skin but it leaves patients looking more refreshed by boosting the skin from the inside out.
BENEFIT #2: ONE TREATMENT MAY BE ALL YOU NEED – AND RESULTS CAN LAST A YEAR
Perhaps the most alluring part of Ultherapy ® is the fact only one treatment may be needed. After just one single micro-focused ultrasound treatment, you can expect to see significant lifting and tightening of the facial and neck areas within 180 days. In fact, 73 per cent of Ulthrapy ® patients saw an improvement in their jawline after just three months and continued to see results for over a year.
BENEFIT #3: THERE’S LITTLE TO NO DOWNTIME REQUIRED
Unlike other aesthetic treatments which may require up to 14 days to heal, Ultherapy ® is a non-invasive treatment with little or no downtime. This ultrasound energy is delivered wiáthout disrupting the skin’s surface, meaning there is no real recovery time needed. Patients may experience momentary discomfort but this typically goes away once the treatment has been performed.
BENEFIT #4: IT CAN BE TAILORED TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS
Ultherapy ® uses visualisation technology to allow the practitioner to see where you need more collagen, and plan a bespoke treatment plan targeting these areas for optimal results. What’s more, the treatments are time effective meaning they can easily fi into your busy schedule. A full face and neck treatment with Ultherapy ® takes around 90 minutes, a full-face treatment takes around 60 minutes, a lower face and neck treatment takes around 45 minutes while treating the décolletage only takes around 30 minutes.
BENEFIT #5: IT’S SUITABLE FOR JUST ABOUT ANYONE
Ultherapy ® can be used on all skin tones and types, including darker skin. A good Ultherapy ® candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to look less firm or tight. Think lowered brows, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin and lines or wrinkles on the chest. It can be used for younger patients to address the premature signs of ageing. If you are in your mid-to-late 40s or above, it can be used as a regenerative treatment, as it stimulates collagen production in the skin.
*M-ULT-UK-0097 Date of preparation: June 2021
Ultherapy® is available in a number of leading aesthetic skin clinics throughout Ireland For more information about Ultherapy® and to find an Irish clinic visit ultherapy.co.uk.
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