UItherapy is a safe and effective non-invasive ultrasound (US) treatment that can lift and tighten facial skin and muscle without downtime. It is targeted for Lifting skin on the neck, under the chin, on the brow etc.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) directly delivers heat energy to skin and subcutaneous tissue that can stimulate and renew the skin’s collagen and thus consequently improving the texture and reduce the sagging of the skin. It literally achieves the results of a facelift or a body lift without any invasive surgery or injections. Moreover, an added bonus of this procedure is that there is no downtime. Furthermore, it works equally well for people of all skin colors, in contrast to that of lasers and the intense pulse lights.
It’s heating directly to deeper tissue, in order to lift the skin. It is performed in the office with only ultrasound gel applied to the skin. An ultrasound screen image allows the physician to visualize the level of treatment before energy is applied to the targeted tissue. The treatment takes from 45 to 90 minutes depending on the area(s) treated.
Key points in HIFU-based skin tightening treatment:
From shallow to deep facial structures are divided into: Epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous fat, SMAS, muscles and bones. Traditional surgery facelift surgery aims to suspend SMAS, achieving skin tightening and lift. Besides acting on fibrous SEPTA, Ultherapy can also act on deeper SMAS layer, which is the key point of traditional facelift surgery.
No surgery, No bleeding, No scars, No trauma, No radiation, No side effects
Facial skin sagging, wrinkles, skin aging and roughness, reshape the face curve, effectively improve the eye region and neck tissue sagging, ptosis (drooping).
Tightening of the loose skin, removing real and false wrinkles, repair stretch marks.
Acne and acne scars
Suitable for fine wrinkles and deep wrinkles, forehead wrinkles, eye wrinkles, purify eyes, nasolabial folds, lip wrinkles, frown lines etc….
Not recommended for:
People who have implant(s), a pacemaker or other similar electronic apparatus and implant of injected products, which can be dissolved by raised temperature.
After an Ultherapy – “an ultrasonic knife” operation, a temporary slight swelling phenomenon is very normal.
For a week after the treatment don’t go hot sauna, yoga and other high-temperature environment, also direct sun exposure is not recommended.
Before the treatment, to maintain the skin health, part hair clean, do not use heavy make-up on the day of treatment, the current traces of make-up have to be removed gently.
Do not use hot water to wash the face for three days following the treatment
We suggest to apply a moisturizing mask 2-3 times a week for 2 weeks.
For a week after the procedure do not eat soy sauce or other heavily pigmented foods, spicy food and drink alcohol
Implanted cardiac pacemaker or other similar electronic apparatus.
Has been taking oral isotretinoin therapy such as (Accutane/Roaccutane/Oratane) over the past 9 months.
Has dermal filler, or the gold or other thread implantation
Serious heart disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism patients.
Surgery, wound not healed.
Patients with advanced cancer.
Patient with has unrealistic expectations.
Cold Sores: If you have a history of cold sores, ask us about pre-care instructions.
The intensity and duration of your side effects depends on the treatment aggressiveness and your individual healing characteristics, but usually can last up to a week after treatment.
Most swelling will resolve within a day or two, but please use these techniques to minimize swelling:
Apply cold compresses to the treatment area for 10 minutes every hour
Sleep elevated the first night. Use as many pillows as you can tolerateMost redness resolves within a few hours, but if the skin is still slightly pink or red in areas please avoid hot water when washing or showing until the ‘blush’ has subsided. If you wish, you can apply makeup immediately after treatment to minimize the redness.
After Treatment Skin Care
Avoid Excessive Heat: For 2 days post-treatment, avoid partaking in activities that will heat up your skin, such as going in a hot tub/Jacuzzi/sauna, or strenuous exercise.
Skin Care Products: All of your skin care products should be non-irritating and non- clogging for the first week. Please do not use any scrubs, toners, glycolic acid, retinoids (RetinA or retinol), or bleaching creams (hydroquinoin) until your skin has healed.
Sunscreen: Proper and frequent application of sunscreen is very important. The sunscreen should offer broadband protection (UVA and UVB) and have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more. You should apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside, and again, immediately before. After that, reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours. If direct sun exposure is necessary, wear a hat and clothing that covers the treated area. Use this regimen during the healing period and always.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please ask us!