Quick Facts: Ulthera Skin Tightening
- The most popular system in the world to non-invasively correct loose skin of the neck, chin & lower face
- Focused ultrasound specifically heats up the deep layers of the skin to effect collagenesis and tightening
- Clinical trials shows a significant improvement in lower face laxity
- The technique is downtime free with some mild redness for 60 minutes & no special after-care procedures required
- Most patients require a single 60 minute session about once every 3-5 years.
- Ulthera is the most popular laser systems in Asia due to its effectiveness & zero side effects on dark skin type
- All patients at Kiora are treated by a Cosmetic Doctor of over 15 years experience in Cosmetic Lasers
Ulthera uses focused ultrasound beams to tighten and stimulate collagenesis of the deep layers of the skin whilst bypassing the superficial epidermis. This results in a more effective skin tightening with far less downtime and is suitable for all skin types from fair caucasions to the darkest skin types.
Ulthera is the leading skin tightening procedure worldwide. By selectively targetting the correct depth of the skin it achieves a clinically significant tightening in patients. Because it uses ultrasound there is no downtime and no need to avoid sunlight exposure after the treatment. Most patients only require a single 90 minute session every 3-5 years.
Ulthera at Kiora is primarily used to tighten the skin of the lower face and neck. These areas are traditionally very hard to improve with either surgical or non-surgical medical techniques since a certain degree of laxity is required around the neck and lower face to allow normal movement of the head. Since Ulthera uses ultrasound to directly improve the quality of the skin it can create a tighter more youthful appearance without affecting the range of movement of the head. Other areas that can be treated with Ulthera skin tightening include the upper face for a brow lift and the stomach area.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Ulthera Skin Tightening uses focused ultrasound beams to specifically target layers of the skin at key depths of 4.5mm, 3mm and 1.5mm. The focused ultrasound beams bypass the superifical layers of the skin and causes direct heating and tightening of the critical layers of the skin requried for a visible and natural improvement.
Most patients require a single session about every 5 years.
This is an ideal system to effect a visible improvement and tightening of the skin for the darker asian skin types. Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Malaysian, Indian and other South east asian skin types respond favourably to ultrasound stimulated skin tightening. Typically the pigment that causes the darker skin types blocks most of our cosmetic lasers and lessens their effectiveness for patients with darker skin. As Ulthera uses ultrasound energy it directly bypasses the superifical dark layers and works at the depth to effect the best possible tightening result.
Ulthera is a very low risk procedure. It uses ultrasound energy so unlike other systems there is no need to avoid sunlight exposure and their is no photosensitisation. The procedure is done under an advanced direct visualisation monitor to regulate the delivery of ultrasound energy in real time. This enables the correct dose to be delivered in the safest possible manner.
WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?
Any patient with skin that is starting to show the first signs of laxity. If you can see visible sagging of the skin compared to past photographs of yourself then you are suitable. Most patients, both male and female, are between 35 to 77 years of age. As Ulthera uses focused ultrasound to bypass the superficial layers of the skin and directly target the collagen it has almost no side effects, is not affected by the darkness of the skin and has almost no down time.
Ulthera uses focused ultrasound enabling the superficial layers of the skin to bypassed so only the essential deeper layers are targetedm heated and tightened. However, there is still some brief discomfort. Each pulse of tightening ultrasound energy feels like a brief burst of heat. It would not be accurate to describe it as pleasant but all of our patients have made it through a full session. The results are worth it!
Kiora's two principle cosmetic doctors have been with us for over 15 years and are experienced with the full range of laser, injectable and directed energy non-surgical cosmetic procedures. They continue to see all of their patients personally to assure them of the highest quality medical care and safety. Ulthera is possibly the best procedure in the world for skin tightening but often to achieve a great result other problems such as sun damage, frown lines and jowls can also be treated with a other techniques. The end result of all of these little improvements is superior to using a lone, singular technique. In their quest to achieve natural, youthful results Dr Grace Lin and Dr Neville Lee See have found the sum of a number of improvements is greater than the individual parts