Ultherapy. We know the secret to ageing gracefully.
Ultherapy is the one of latest non-surgical facelift, for non-invasive treatment for your face, neck and decolletage.
It is starting to rival the traditional surgical facelift for a more youthful, more rejuvenated result that helps you looking your best for longer!
Ultherapy uses targeted ultrasound pulses and your own healing processes to lift, tighten, tone and refresh your skin. In your 30 – 60 minute treatment the ultrasound will stimulate two separate levels – the deep structural support layers of the skin, including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift, without disturbing the surface of the skin to tighten. Then stimulate new collagen more superficially. Without any down time you may see the beginning of change immediately, however, it will take 2-6 months to see the final results.
It has taken the cosmetic surgical and non- surgical industry by storm. Ultherapy will not duplicate the results of surgery but is proving to be a very popular option.
Americans, and now Australians, are currently going wild for Ultherapy and receiving raving reviews in publications like Vogue, Elle and The New York Times.
Who can have an Ultherapy facelift?
Both men and women can be suitable for Ultherapy. Men, in particular, love it because it can a single one off treatment!
All ages can have an Ultherapy treatment (provided you are not contraindicated to the treatment).
Ulthera can be used as a preventative or as rebuilding process.
It is safe to use on all skin colours.
Your Ultherapy Consultation
There is a broad range of people who can benefit, but typically those in their mid thirties and older are good candidates. While this is not a replacement for surgery, there are many people who want some lifting, in order to look more refreshed and toned but are not ready for surgery. We will discuss your concerns, expected results and of course options during your consultation.
This consultation is free.
So how does Ultherapy work?
Using ultrasound technology and working from the inside out to rejuvenate and tighten loose skin; Ultherapy at Aesthetica uses the original genuine Ultherapy from America, and has FDA approval in America and TGA in Australia for skin tightening.
Ultherapy works in two layers.
Firstly targeting the SMAS layer (the layer that lines the muscle, also treated in a facelift) . This is the fissure that lines the muscle and is responsible for the movement of muscle. By introducing heat to this tissue it begins the wound healing process and stimulation.
Then a second pass is where we target the Dermis, this layer is more superficial to the SMAS layer.
As we age the Dermis begins to thin. So by stimulating the cells in this layer we begin to reawaken the collagen and elastin cells. Hence, resulting in rebuilding and thickening the dermal area.
This all happens beneath the skin because surface of the skin remains untouched, so no downtime!
How is Ultherapy non-surgical skin tightening different from other cosmetic procedures?
Ultherapy is the only nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound to specifically target the foundation layer of facial tissue that cosmetic surgeons address in surgery.
Lasers can only to superficial layers.
Radio frequency can go deeper than lasers.
The use of ultrasound also enables us to actually see the layers of skin we are treating, allowing the energy to be delivered precisely to where it will be most productive.
Is Ultherapy facelift painful?
Many forums indicate the pain as the biggest hurdle to overcome for your treatment, however recent protocol changes and redevelopment of Ultherapy guidelines make the treatment more comfortable. At Aesthetica, we understand and will work with you to achieve maximum results with minimum pain. We will induce enough heat to each patient’s comfort level. Too much heat is of no benefit, but, in fact, can potentially cause of complications.
How long does it take?
An Ultherapy non-surgical skin tightening facelift can take up 2 hours and a neck lift treatment can take approximately hour. However, you are here for two and a half hours just so you feel comfortable and not rushed.
When do I see results?
Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months with some patients reporting continued improvement for up to 6 months. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery.
How long do the results last?
Ultherapy facelift will put a hiccup in the ageing process. As a standalone treatment you may see results for 12 – 24 months. People choosing this option are happy to have an Ultherapy every 2 years.
Emily, one of Australia’s most experienced Ultherapy technicians says, as a Dermal Therapist,
“I believe in order to achieve a lasting result you need to treat the skin at different levels.”
- the surface
- the superficial
- the foundation
Ultherapy facelift is often the foundation and cornerstone treatment for most of our skin tightening and lifting plans.
Most of all your tailored maintenance treatments every 3 -6 months will enhance the results.
Accent RF, Omnilux Revive, IPL, or dermal infusions from the Osmosis MD range will be suggested. We recommend using home care Serums and creams form the Osmosis range. Omosis MD range including Vitamin C serums.
At Aesthetica, we like to tailor a range of treatments to get the best long lasting results from Ultherapy.
During your consultation various treatments will be discussed thoroughly with you. That way you will be able to make an informed decision as to what will best achieve your results and meet your budget. I look forward to meeting you for your initial complimentary consultation.
What are the Ultherapy risks?
As with any treatment at Aesthetica, all potential risks and complications, along with your expectations are discussed at your consultation prior to your treatment .
Ultrasound energy has been in use in medical imaging for over 50 years.
After demonstrating safety in clinical studies, Ultherapy has both Australian TGA approval and American FDA approval for skin tightening.
Tens of thousands of treatments have been performed worldwide without any significant adverse events.
Many people who have been using Fillers and anti-wrinkle injections prior to their Ulthera facelift
don’t feel they need them anymore!
At 40 years old Pauline was feeling that her features were beginning to droop and sag. She described the appearance of her skin as dull.We are fortunate that she has shared her experience with us.
To read Pauline’s story visit our blog Facial Rejuvenation – Pauline’s story.
Before and after photos of Pauline. She had a full face Ultherapy non-surgical skin tightening treatment.
In the first image, she is halfway through treatment to the right hand side face, the left is untreated.
The other photo is her pleasing results 3 months later.
Latest news on Ultherapy Facelift
The latest articles on Utherapy facelift appeared in the Aesthetic Medical Practitioner and Cosmetic Surgery and Beauty magazine.
These articles talk about treating the face is fantastic but don’t forget the neck and decolletage!
Ulthera has also been featured on E! , Good Morning America and The Doctors.
Ulthera is the go to treatment for celebrities like Courtney Cox and Cristie Brinkley.