As we get older, we notice significant changes to the quality of our skin. Ultherapy is a procedure that uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin. This natural process doesn't require any surgery, which can help to give you a more youthful. Ultherapy is a safe procedure which is approved in over 90 countries.
Ultherapy is best suited to those who wish to lift the skin on the neck, on the brow, and under the chin, as well as improving lines and wrinkles. Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne administers ultherapy to a wide range of patients and have all of the information you will require if you are considering the procedure.
What we can expect with age
As your body ages, you expect gradual changes. Excessive skin laxity and sagging is a continuous degenerative process that affects almost all layers of the skin and the underlying tissues including the subcutaneous tissues, muscle layer, and the bony structure.
The skin has its power of regeneration as a part of our genetic structure. This regeneration power is maintained by the effect of the antioxidants in the skin which protects the skin from UVB damage, and the regeneration power of the fibrocytes which produce fresh skin cells to replace old damaged ones.
As we get older, we gradually lose this power of regeneration and start to show some signs of aging. Skin sagging occurs with tissue deflation and laxity of the supporting tissue system. Tissue deflation and loss of volume affect the skin dermal and subdermal layers due to the aging and environmental effect on the skin cells and elastin. There are a range of cosmetic procedures, offered by Chelsea Cosmetics, that can help maintain a youthful appearance for a longer period of time.
Skin is supported and connected to the underlying subcutaneous, muscles and bone by columns of fibrous tissues and fine fibrous ligaments. These ligaments and fibrous septae get thinner and weaker with age, and that causes the drooping of the skin.
Vertical changes of the skin include age-related loss of skin cells and elastin in the dermal layer of the skin which leads to skin thinning and sagging of the skin over the underlying supporting structures.
How Ultherapy helps
Ultherapy harnesses the power of ultrasound to transform the brow, chin, neck, and chest. Ultrasound, of course, has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years—and Ultherapy has been established as safe and effective in clinical studies in over half a million treatments worldwide. In conjunction with skin care methods that you can perform daily from home, Ultherapy can have long lasting effects.
Ultherapy relies on ultrasound therapy to deliver its skin cell-boosting treatment.
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Why Choose Chelsea Cosmetics?
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We always look for the most advanced technology all over the world and we pioneered Stem cells/ fat transplant, Skin Mesotherapy gun and Plasma pen fibroblast treatment.
Dr Mark Attalla has a 20 years of surgical experience in cosmetic surgery. All the patients are examined well for their suitability for surgeries and all the required tests are done before surgery.
We also pride ourselves with keeping up to date with the ever changing cosmetic industry. Continuous learning is the only way we can provide the latest and most effective procedures.
How it Works
Ultrasound is commonly used for a number of procedures and is often associated with pregnancy scans. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to form an image, so in the case of pregnancy, ultrasound scans use sound waves to create a picture of a baby in the womb. While high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been designed to induce heat in the deep tissues and that causes stimulation of new collagen formation which replaces the old damaged collagen that caused the tissue laxity. Ultherapy focuses these ultrasound waves to a specific point within the skin, and that creates enough heat to coagulate proteins that stimulate new collagen which results in a tightening or lifting of the skin.
There are no visible post-treatment effects as the heat is targeted deep within the skin. The main benefits of Ultherapy include;
- A Non-invasive solution
- No noticeable downtime
- The building of collagen
Who can have Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the best solution for diminished skin laxity often for people over the age of 35. This is a non-invasive alternative to a surgical face-lift, and while the results are not as dramatic or visible, it is well-suited to those looking for subtle changes.
The procedure is well-suited to mild or moderate skin laxity which is becoming less firm. In particular, loose or sagging cheek or neck skin or to lift the forehead and brows, and lines or wrinkles on the chest.
Why does heat make skin tighter?
As we age the shape of the collagen in our bodies begins to change, which in turn affects the foundations of our skin creating a lax. Excessive heat causes collagen fibers to tighten and contract, returning to an original tight shape.
This new collagen formation gives skin increased elasticity and resistance to physical stress.
Ultherapy vs. Lasers
Ultherapy is different from treatment via the use of lasers as it uses sound energy to bypass the surface of the skin. This allows access to deeper layers which other non-invasive cosmetic procedures are unable to reach. This stimulation of collagen production in the skin will lift tissue over two to three months. Most lasers rely on light energy, meaning they are only able to reach the superficial layers of the skin.
Ultherapy Side Effects
It is expected that this procedure may have an immediate result; however, optimal results will be most evident roughly 2 to 3 months after the procedure. In most cases, only one treatment is required to reach the desired goal, but this is case by case, and additional treatments may be required to enhance the results depending on individual goals.
Following the procedure, you may notice some slight swelling or tingling, or less common, bruising. Any side effects should subside within two weeks.
Prior to any procedure, it is best that your skin is in a healthy condition. Please note however that Ultherapy tightens muscles, leaving the skin’s surface unaffected. The use of moisturizer and a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables is recommended to keep your skin its healthiest.
For Ultherapy, Melbourne visits Chelsea Cosmetics
The skilled and knowledgeable doctors and staff at Chelsea Cosmetics are on hand to answer any questions you may have about Ultherapy or to see if the solution is right for you. Chelsea Cosmetics strive to be a cosmetic surgery clinic you can trust. Our highly trained, highly skilled, and well-experienced certified professionals pride themselves on attention to detail and understanding our client’s needs. We’re here to listen to your goals, then recommend a procedure accordingly.
Contact us today to book a free consultation where will examine your desired outcomes and suggest the right solution option for you. If you have any questions, we have the answers you need for making an informed decision.
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Most Popular FAQs
Ultherapy is approved for tightening the brows and forehead. It has also shown skin tightening effects when used on the neck and lower face.
Clinical trials demonstrate the benefits of Ultherapy are still evident 10 months after undergoing the procedure and that no downtime is required for patients receiving the treatment.
Although Ultherapy does not provide the same results as a conventional brow or face lift. It is a safe and suitable option for a patient not yet requiring an invasive and expensive skin-tightening procedure like a surgical facelift.
Some common Ultherapy complaints are pain and discomfort during the therapy sessions, swelling and inflammation after the procedure, and slight tingling, tenderness and redness of the skin. This can be minimised by proper sedation and painkillers before the procedure and avoiding exposure to heat after the treatment for few days.
- One important difference between Ultherapy and Thermage is the method they use to stimulate collagen production. Ultherapy involves ultrasound, while Thermage tightens skin with radio frequency technology.
- Thermage addresses the upper layers of the skin. Ultherapy handles those, as well as deeper tissue. Thermage stimulates collagen in comparatively large sections of skin. The ultrasound technology used in Ultherapy directs heat energy to specific areas.
- When dealing with the eye area, Thermage works well for eye wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and also appropriate for the under eye area. Meanwhile, Ultherapy is useful for the outer eye areas.
You might’ve heard about how they can help in anti-aging and skin tightening, but what are they really?
Ultherapy and HIFU are medical devices that deliver precise amounts of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy into your skin. This non-surgical, non-invasive treatment has the effect of stimulating collagen production, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and causing skin to look younger, firmer, and suppler.
But with so many HIFU devices in the market it can be confusing to figure out the difference between Ultherapy and other HIFU devices.
The major differences between Ultherapy and other HIFU devices are:
1. Ultherapy has FDA Approval
The Ulthera machine that provides Ultherapy skin tightening is a type of HIFU device, but it is the only HIFU device approved by the United States (US FDA) for lifting and tightening skin, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles on the face, neck and chest.
The US FDA is known for being stringent when it comes to safety and efficacy, and its approval of Ultherapy brings about assurances of effectiveness and safety.
This is especially important given the many different types of HIFU devices we see in the market these days. Not all HIFU devices are of medical-grade standards, hence there is a need to take extra precaution. Just to be on the safe side, our clients prefer Ultherapy for ease of mind!
You might’ve heard these buzzwords being thrown around and how they can help in anti-aging and skin tightening, but what are they really?
2. Ultherapy has ultrasound imaging
Ulthera is the only HIFU machine to have ultrasound imaging, effectively allowing our proffessional team to see the layers of skin tissue we are targeting. This allows us to accurately place the Ultherapy device and effectively target problem areas.
3. Ultherapy effectively targets 2 areas :
- The dermis (where our collagen is structurally located)
- The Superficial Muscular Apo neurotic System (SMAS) muscle (a tough, deep layer of muscles and fibrous tissue that forms the structure of the face and neck – this is the layer that plastic surgeons work on when doing a facelift!).
When targeting the dermis, the focused ultrasound pulses delivered by Ultherapy stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, resulting in increased collagen and firmer, younger-looking skin over time.
When Ultherapy targets the SMAS muscle, the ultrasound energy delivered has an effect of tightening the fibrous tissue in the SMAS, causing one to have a lifted.
Ultherapy is non-invasive, using focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen deep in the skin. It does not require an incision or needles like some other cosmetic procedures. An Ultherapy session takes around 30 to 90 minutes; however, this may vary depending on the area treated. Patients favour this procedure as it requires no downtime afterward.
Unlike other cosmetic procedures, Ultherapy uses ultrasound imaging. This means the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment can be seen, making it much easier to focus the energy to where it will be most beneficial
During an Ultherapy procedure, the deep foundational layer of the skin is treated which is much different to a surgical facelift. If however, you do not like the idea of surgery, Ultherapy is a much simpler, less strenuous option.
There is no necessary downtime with Ultherapy, Melbourne residents can return to work or other activities straight away. Your skin will be a little red after the treatment, however this will disappear over a few hours. You may experience mild swelling or tingling which is only temporary.
This varies per patient as it is dependent on the number of areas being treated. The most common time for a procedure if between one to two hours.
The initial skin tightening is evident immediately after treatment; however, as this could be a result of the heat with the actual results appearing over 2−3 months. New collagen takes time to form and realign to create a smooth surface.
Depending on your pain threshold, the treatment can result in various levels of discomfort. Greater pain is often experienced via the deeper penetrating handpieces. There are ways to alleviate discomfort, and the skilled staff at Chelsea Cosmetics will do all they can to ensure the procedure is as comfortable for our patients as possible.
Pricing for an Ultherapy treatment varies, depending on the areas being treated. At Chelsea Cosmetics, we assess your needs and recommend a procedure that is customised to meet your needs, with exact pricing discussed during the consultation meeting.
The consultation is also an excellent opportunity to not only asses your goals and ensures that this is the right treatment for you, but also to answer any questions you may have to ensure you are entirely confident before making a final decision. The trained staff at Chelsea Cosmetics make it their priority to ensure that our patients are well educated in selecting the right procedure that will have the most optimal outcome for their needs and wants.
The first step is to mark the face with grid lines which helps guide the ultrasound handpiece which passes over the required areas. The handpiece fires multiple linearly focused ultrasound points. Often several different levels of the skin will be targeted with various handpieces which results in skin tightening at different levels.
- Brow lift: $350
- Brow Lift and Around eyes: $480
- Lower Face: $1,450
- Lower Face and Under Chin: $2,000
- Lower Face/ Chin/ Neck: $3,250
- Full face- No Under Chin: $2,280
- Full face with Under Chin: $3,000
- Full Face/ Chin/ Neck: $3,800
- Chin: $1,000
- Neck $1,000
- Neck and Chin: $1,800
- Decolletage : $750