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In the natural evolution of time, our skin undergoes subtle yet undeniable changes. This transformative process begins quietly in our 20s and 30s, marked by the gradual loss of collagen and elastin—fundamental elements of youthful skin. As these vital components diminish, attention is drawn to the growing concern of sagging skin, particularly around the jawline.

While topical skincare plays a role in maintaining skin health, it falls short in fully reversing the effects of time. This is where the expertise of a doctor specialising in aesthetic treatments becomes invaluable. The doctor can introduce you to advanced in-clinic technologies and solutions like Ultherapy, meticulously designed to revive the youthful essence of your skin.

A Non-Invasive Marvel

Ultherapy, an outstanding non-invasive treatment, stands as a beacon of hope in revitalising your skin’s natural allure. It harnesses the power of ultrasound technology to precisely target specific muscle areas beneath the skin’s surface.

By delivering energy at distinct depths—1.5mm, 3.0mm, and 4.5mm—Ultherapy ignites the body’s inherent capacity to generate collagen.

“It enhances the skin’s firmness, strength, and tightness, simultaneously reducing the prominence of fine lines and wrinkles,” says Dr Vicki Leong, Merz Aesthetics Trainer and Medical Director at VIDASKIN Medical Aesthetic Clinic. “What sets Ultherapy apart is its efficiency, achieving these results with minimal downtime and discomfort.”

Furthermore, Ultherapy boasts FDA clearance for its skin-lifting capabilities, standing as the Gold Standard in skin rejuvenation, earning its reputation through remarkable, enduring results.

Ultherapy Authenticity and Affordable Alternatives

In the realm of aesthetic treatments, authenticity is paramount. Look for authenticity indicators like the Ultherapy Authenticity Decal, Certificate of Authenticity, and clinics listed on the Ultherapy Singapore site of certified clinics.

While Ultherapy stands as a reliable solution, it’s essential to note that some clinics may offer lifting treatments like HIFU as more affordable alternatives. Exercise caution, as these alternatives may not provide the same level of effectiveness and be as targeted as Ultherapy.

Read on for the answers to some commonly asked questions about Ultherapy.

Who is Ultherapy Suited For?

Whether addressing mild sagging or combating advanced signs of ageing, Ultherapy offers a non-invasive path to reclaim youthful beauty.

“Ultherapy is suitable for anyone looking to naturally refresh their look, reduce the signs of ageing such as skin laxity and sagging, and improve facial contour,” according to Dr Leong.

What Happens During Ultherapy?

The Ultherapy experience begins with the delivery of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to precise depths within the skin. This focused approach targets foundational layers responsible for collagen production.

“We will first scan the face using Ultherapy’s in-built real-time visualisation and determine the treatment depths to be used. You will experience a small prickling sensation, usually well-tolerated and rated at 2 to 3 out of 10,” says Dr Leong.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Your Ultherapy journey promises lasting transformations. Over several months, gradual improvements will persist for one to two years, ensuring enduring beauty.

“The results from Ultherapy usually last 1 to 2 years and depend on factors like genetics, lifestyle, or exposure to external factors such as sunlight,” states Dr Leong.

What Can a Patient Expect Post-Treatment?

Following an Ultherapy session, you may experience temporary redness and mild swelling. These effects typically subside within a few hours, allowing you to swiftly return to your daily activities. To preserve your newfound radiance, “address and minimise the effects of extrinsic ageing, such as smoking, excessive caffeine intake, stress, and excessive UV exposure. Having a well-balanced diet with mineral-rich foods high in antioxidants will help prolong the results. Don’t forget your sunscreen!” advises Dr Leong.

Ultherapy presents the key to unlocking the beauty of your youth. With the right guidance, experience a transformation that defies the hands of time.

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