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Discover The Ulthera Deep Skin Tightening Treatment

As we age, sagging skin becomes a concern for many. Exploring skin solutions often sparks the question: which treatment should I choose? One of the most talked-about technologies is Ulthera. If you’re now wondering, what is Ulthera? And can it really provide visible results for sagging skin? This article will clear up any doubts.

What is Ulthera Treatment?

Ulthera (or Ultherapy) is a non-invasive skin-tightening technology that delivers energy waves directly into the skin without surgery, avoiding any cuts and allowing immediate return to daily activities post-treatment. Approved by the US FDA, Ulthera utilizes High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to precisely target deeper skin layers, stimulating collagen and elastin production for firmer, younger-looking skin.

How Ulthera Works

Ulthera uses special ultrasound technology, Micro-Focused Ultrasound (MFU) with HIFU, to create heat at about 60-70°C, targeting precise points deep within the skin. This process stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin beneath the skin surface, enhancing skin firmness and elasticity.

Results from Ulthera Treatment

The results from an Ulthera treatment include:

  • Firmer and tighter facial skin.
  • Reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Minimized pores.
  • More defined facial contours.

Benefits of Ulthera

Ulthera treatment penetrates the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) layer, the same targeted in surgical facelift, providing significant results without surgery. In addition, Ulthera has a quick treatment time of 30-60 minutes with no downtime.

Its MFU technology allows precise temperature and energy control with real-time imaging so practitioners can see and target the exact skin layers, ensuring accurate energy delivery.

Moreover, the various transducer sizes cater to different skin depths, offering comprehensive treatment options:

  • 1.5 mm for superficial skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
  • 3.0 mm for deeper skin lifting and firming.
  • 4.5 mm for the deepest skin layers, typically used for lifting cheeks, chin, and neck.

Is Ulthera Painful?

During the treatment, you may feel heat and slight discomfort, which indicates that the energy is reaching the subdermal layer. However, pain levels vary according to each individual and can be managed with adjustments by the practitioner.

Is Ulthera Safe?

Ulthera is a popular and well-established skin-tightening method with over a decade of use and approvals from the FDA in the USA, Asia, and Europe. Its high-frequency ultrasound technology safely penetrates the deep skin layers without affecting surrounding tissues.

Where Can Ulthera Be Applied?

It has various applications for the treatment of different areas of the body, including:

  • Forehead
  • Eyebrows
  • Cheeks
  • Under-eye area
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Mouth area
  • Jawline
  • Chin
  • Neck

Preparation for Ulthera Treatment

Consult a doctor to discuss your medical history and previous aesthetic procedures to tailor your treatment plan, which includes determining the appropriate number of lines or shots for optimal results.

Before the treatment, follow our pre-procedure Ulthera treatment guidelines, such as avoiding prolonged sun exposure or activities that may sensitize the skin. Also, refrain from consuming alcohol and smoking.

Post-Treatment Results with Ulthera

After Ulthera treatment, expect an immediate 30% improvement in skin tightness and wrinkle reduction, with continued enhancement over three months lasting up to a year, depending on individual skin conditions.

Woman undergoing Ulthera treatment

How Often Should Ulthera Be Done?

Since Ulthera results can last a year, an annual treatment is recommended to maintain long-lasting skin firmness and rejuvenation.

Post-Treatment Care for Ulthera

Although it’s considered safe, there may be some minor side effects of Ulthera treatment. These can include swelling, redness, soreness, bruising, and numbness or tingling of the treated area.

Our Ulthera post-treatment guidelines are straightforward. Any mild swelling or redness typically subsides within 24-48 hours. To optimize your treatment results:

  • Apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Cleanse with water only.
  • Continue with your regular skincare and sunscreen.
  • Avoid direct sunlight and stringent products for a week.
  • Contact your healthcare provider if you experience abnormal side effects.

Ulthera Treatment Considerations

Ulthera might not be suitable for individuals with certain health conditions, as the energy waves could lead to complications. Those with the following conditions should consult a physician before undergoing Ulthera:

  • Pregnant women
  • Nursing mothers
  • Individuals with certain chronic diseases, such as heart conditions or epilepsy
  • People over 70, the results may not be as pronounced
  • Individuals with keloids or tattoos in the treatment area
  • Those taking certain medications like aspirin or anti-inflammatories
  • Individuals with metallic or electronic implants in the treatment area

How Ulthera Differs from Sofwave and Thermage

With various skin-tightening options available, what is Ulthera’s advantage over others, especially compared to popular technologies like Sofwave and Thermage?

  • Ulthera uses Micro-Focused Ultrasound (MFU) to target the SMAS layer, which is ideal for those with significant sagging and deep wrinkles, offering results that last 1-2 years.
  • Sofwave employs Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology (SUPB) to address multiple skin layers, which is suitable for skin laxity issues, large pores, and uneven skin tone, with results lasting about a year.
  • Thermage utilizes Monopolar Radio Frequency energy to treat multiple skin layers, which is ideal for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction, with results lasting 1-2 years.
Ulthera Sofwave Thermage
Energy Wave Type Ultrasound Ultrasound Radio frequency
Skin Layer Penetration SMAS (muscle) Dermis Epidermis, Dermis, Fat Layer
Results Tightening
Reducing wrinkles
Defining facial contours
Tightening
Reducing wrinkles
Better skin complexion
Stimulating collagen
Tightening subdermal fat
Stimulating collagen
Result Duration 1 year 1 year 1 year
Unique Features – Real-time imaging screen for depth visibility
– Multiple ultrasound transducer sizes for different skin layers
– Large transducer head covering a wide treatment area
– SofCool technology protects the skin with cooling effect
– Energy penetrates 3 skin layers simultaneously
– Vibration system to minimize pain
– Periodic cooling to reduce side effects
Ideal For Those wanting facial tightening and defined contours Those with skin laxity, wrinkles, and deep lines desiring firm and smooth skin Those with skin laxity and excess fat in cheeks and under the chin

Choosing the Right Clinic for Ulthera Treatment

Selecting the right clinic is crucial once you decide to proceed with Ulthera treatment.

  • Choose a certified clinic with proper medical licenses where treatments are administered by experienced, highly trained physicians.
  • Consult the clinic’s specialists to tailor a treatment plan to your specific skin concerns
  • Verify the authenticity of the Ulthera machine by scanning the QR code on the machine or see more information on this website: https://www.merzaesthetics.co.th/
  • Ensuring it’s FDA-approved and has a legitimate import record.

Prepare for a youthful transformation with the advanced Ulthera skin-tightening program at Privato Clinic, a leading aesthetic clinic serviced by dermatology experts with over a decade of experience. Receive personalized consultations and treatments using state-of-the-art technology, ensuring effective and targeted results.

Visit any of Privato Clinic’s three locations across Bangkok or contact us for a skin consultation.

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