Ultherapy™ from Ulthera HIFU offers Skin Tightening & Face Lifting with the power of ultrasound. Non-invasive high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) gently targets the deeper tissue on the face and body, providing face and body contouring with tightening and lifting …
Experience a non-surgical facelift, and body contouring without invasive surgery or liposuction.
The skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some clients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature.
Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any aesthetic medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you.
We can add a 14-minute HEALITE low level light therapy (LED-LLLT) treatment after your Ultherapy session: this has been found to help eliminate any mild discomfort in addition to improving the result.
These are both important building blocks within our skin. Collagen is a protein that is abundant in our skin and is important in providing strength and stability through the cross-linked bundles of collagen fibres. Collagen is produced by special cells (called fibroblasts) but over time our skin loses some of its collagen, contributing to skin laxity and sagging.
Elastin is a highly elastic protein in skin, which is also made by the fibroblasts and which forms elastic fibres, rather like thick rubber bands. These maintain skin elasticity and allow the skin to return to its original position when it is poked, pinched or stretched.
Again, as we age, our skin loses some elastin so that the elastic fibres lose their elasticity, which also contributes to sagging and laxity. Since our faces are constantly subjected to movement and pressure (when we smile, sleep, talk, shout, cry, laugh or sing) the loss of elastin and collagen really can take its toll
The natural wound healing process triggered by Ultherapy helps rebuild the skin’s fibrous matrix with young, healthy collagen and elastic fibres, turning back the skin’s ageing clock from within.
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure takes 60–90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
Most clients need one treatment. However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the individual’s collagen-building process, some clients benefit from additional treatments.
Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help patients keep pace with the body’s natural ageing process. In Bella Pelle we can complement Ultherapy with low-level light therapy using the HEALITE LED system, which will accelerate the repair process and possibly prolong the results.
You may see some initial lift, immediately after treatment as the heal generated by Ultherapy shrinks the target collagen. The ultimate results, however, will take place over 2–3 months, as the growth of new collagen and elastin replaces old tissue targeted by the treatment.
And the remodelling process makes sure they are optimally aligned and tightened. A single Ultherapy treatment can give a lasting effect for over a year in some people and your consultant will advise on the likely outcomes for you.
It has to be said that Ultherapy does not duplicate the results of a facelift, but it does lift and tighten the treated skin as you can see from the before and after examples below.
On the other hand, Ultherapy may be used before, or as an alternative to surgery and after surgery to maintain the effects. Unlike surgery, it also has the added benefit of allowing you to resume your usual lifestyle and activities immediately after the treatment session.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over 2-3 months. Lasers rely on light energy, which typically involves some damage to the upper layers of the skin, resulting in a certain degree of downtime.
Ultherapy’s ultrasound energy is safely transmitted through the skin with no superficial damage to reach depths of focus between 1.5 mm and 4.5 mm. This means that no downtime is required after the treatment. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they can be compatible.
We have a large range of laser systems in Bella Pelle, and we firmly believe in the concept of combination because no one system can usually achieve perfection. Once we assess your skin we can advise you what is best for you.