Ultherapy in Malaysia
Ultherapy is a skin lifting treatment done with the machine Ulthera by trained physicians. It uses time tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally without surgery. It is not just a normal ultrasound machine but a machine that focuses the energy into a many tiny dots under different depths of the skin, creating many thermal coagulation points (TCP) under the skin without disrupting the skin’s surface. It is with these TCP points, new collagen is produced around these points creating natural lifting effect.
How Does Ultherapy work?
Ultherapy has multiple submissions with US FDA to guarantee its efficacy. US FDA has confirmed that this treatment works to lift and tighten the skin with only ONE (1) treatment.
Furthermore, the lifting effects have been established through clinical studies and over 1 million treatments performed worldwide.
Many machines claim to do lifting but only Ultherapy delivers optimal temperature (70C) for skin to produce new collagen that gives you optimal lifting. Hence one Ultherapy treatment is enough to give you a facelift.
Ultherapy delivers ultrasound energy at precise temperatures to jump-start the new collagen production process.
How long is the procedure?
The procedure takes about 30 minutes to 90 minutes to performed depending on number of areas targeted.
How is it being performed?
Most of the cases are performed without sedation. Only in minority of cases, sedation is required for those very sensitive patients. The procedure is performed by doctors at our center. A layer of gel is applied to the treatment area prior to the treatment. The correct hand piece & energy level are selected. Before delivering the “treatment dots”, the doctor confirms the depth using ultrasound visualisation (just like how we scan fetus in the uterus through the tummy skin). Doctor cautiously delivers more than 800 treatment points all over the whole face/targeted areas.
Is it painful?
There will be some sensation felt during the delivery of “treatment dots”. The sensation is often described as an itch. The sensation confirms the correct and effective delivery of the “treatment shots”. Our clients can opt to be sedated if they feel uncomfortable with the feeling. In this cases, they must fast for 6 hrs prior to the sedation.
Is it safe?
Ultherapy has been in the market since 2009. Till now, more than 700,000 procedures have been performed. No permanent complications have been reported. To further prove it is safe; it is the only FDA approved non-surgical device to life the skin of the cheeks, brow, under chin and decolletage. Furthermore, the procedure is done by certified medical doctors.
When can I see the results and how long do they last?
You will notice some immediate results after the treatment. However, the final result can only be seen in 90 days. This is because the collagen beneath the skin increases day by day after the delivery of “treatment shots”. Most clients need only 1 treatment session to have a sustainable result lasting for 12 months. Some clients with severe sagging skin may need 2 – 3 sessions.
How is Ultherapy different from other skin tightening devides eg: RF?
Ultherapy delivers “treatment dots” specifically to the targeted layers mimicking to a certain degree a surgical face lift. Furthermore, it induces collagen formation by increasing the number of elastin fibers. Other devices use various energy to “heat up” the skin “blindly”.
Is Ultherapy the same as other HIFU machines?
Ultherapy was the pioneer is micro focal ultrasound technology for the use of face and neck skin lifting. It was engineered and manufactured in the USA. Later on, many pirated “copy cats” appeared in the market quoting the success stories of Ultherapy. However, there are several marked differences. Ultherapy has the patented DEEPsee technology that allows physician to see where they treat. This technology is not well developed in pirated machines. Also, Ultherapy delivers more stable, consistent and effective “treatment shots” as compared to pirated machines. That’s a reason why FDA approved Ultherapy as the ONLY machine for non-surgical face lift.