The Category: Non-Invasive Doctor Treatments
The Award: Best Lifting Treatment
The Winner: Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic – Ultherapy
Ultherapy is the only US FDA-cleared non-invasive ultrasound skin lifting treatment. A recent consensus publication recognised it as the gold standard for non-surgical skin lifting and tightening. It works by delivering micro-focused ultrasound energy to key structural layers, such as the SMAS (superficial musculo-aponeurotic system) and deep dermis of the skin.
This stimulates new collagen production, which lifts and tightens skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.
The secret lies in the proprietary real-time visual imaging system that helps the doctor deliver precise ultrasound energy with each shot. The result is a safe, effective and customised treatment.
Plus, the ultrasound energy is delivered without disturbing the skin’s surface, resulting in very little downtime.
While Ultherapy does come with some discomfort or pain, Dr Kellyn Shiau, founder and medical director of Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic, says the clinic can offer numbing cream and oral painkillers, as well as adjust the energy intensity.
Dr Shiau explains that the energy is delivered at three depths – 4.5mm, 3mm and 1.5mm – depending on one’s unique anatomy, to target different layers of the skin. The energy delivery at the 4.5mm depth feels like many tiny electrical zaps or ant bites, but the sensation only lasts for two to three seconds while the energy is being delivered.
The treatment lasts about an hour, not including the 30-45 min it takes for the numbing cream to take effect. Right after, your skin feels a little tighter. After a week, skin feels lifted, bouncier and looks more glowy, with fine lines less obvious. The results are more visible after two to three months, and continue to improve for up to six months.
The benefits are said to last at least 12 to 18 months. It’s the perfect once-a-year maintenance regimen to keep you looking youthful.
Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic is at #02-09 The Cathay, tel: 6815-9922. For more info, visit www.luxaestheticclinic.com.
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