Ultherapy High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Saggy Skin
WHAT CAUSES SAGGY SKIN
As you get older, the collagen holding your skin together will start to diminish which can lead to your skin drooping and becoming saggy as it loses its plumpness. The sun and gravity will also have an effect on your skin, which will become more visible as the strength of your facial muscles begin to weaken. This occurs because of a loss of collagen and elastin, which is the crucial component needed to keep your skin’s structure.
Apart from reducing the sagging on your face, Ultherapy can also reduce the appearance of eye bags or wrinkles below your eyes as it tightens the skin. You may also opt to combine this treatment with dermal fillers in order to get even better results for eye bags.
HOW CAN IT BE TREATED?
The High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technique can help to rejuvenate and tighten your skin, and is a technique that stimulates collagen production in your skin using ultrasound energy. The Ulthera is the first machine of its type available, and provides non-invasive treatments to improve the aesthetics of your skin. The Ultherapy at Premier Clinic promises great results without the discomfort, and refers to the usage of the Ulthera machine to treat sagging.
How suitable you are as a candidate for Ultherapy HIFU treatment will be discussed during the consultation session, where our doctors will also address any worries or concerns that you hav
HOW IT WORKS
Utilising ultrasound technology, the procedure using the Ulthera machine is non-invasive and has been certified as an effective and safe technique by clinical studies. The ultrasound energy will bypass your skin’s surface at the correct depth and temperature without causing any damage. This is designed to get a response from your skin, which will then produce fresh collagen; this substance is required for your skin to regain and retain its elasticity. It also utilises ultrasound imaging to allow doctors to view the skin tissue layers, ensuring that the areas needing the most treatment will be looked at for best results.
You only need one treatment session to rejuvenate your skin. Immediate results may be visible after the session but it is more likely that results will become more noticeable in the next 2-3 months. This allows collagen some time to take effect, tightening skin to reduce wrinkles and signs of aging in the treatment areas.
No downtime is needed for Ultherapy HIFU treatment, which means you can continue your routine and daily activities immediately following the session. No special skincare regimes are required, but you should look after your skin using the relevant products. Your skin may become red after the session, but this should subside in a few hours. Patients have also reported minor swelling or tender skin, but this is mild and temporary.
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