Creases and folds in the skin tend to develop as you age and is a natural, unavoidable process due to the skin losing collagen. Other factors that contribute to this include facial expressions, sun damage or dehydration. The lack of collagen lessens the skins elasticity, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a technique that helps to tighten and rejuvenate skin; it stimulates the production of collagen in the skin via ultrasound energy. The Ulthera providing a non-invasive treatment to improve skin aesthetics. Premier Clinic’s Ulthera machine treats sagging and wrinkles in a process called Ultherapy.
During consultation, our doctors will determine if you are a suitable candidate for Ultherapy HIFU treatment as well as addressing and concerns or worries you may have.
The Ulthera machine utilises ultrasound technology for this non-invasive procedure and is a safe and effective technique. Ultrasound energy bypasses the skin’s surface without causing damage at just the right depth and temperature. This triggers a response from the skin which then naturally produces fresh collagen which is needed to regain and retain its elasticity. In addition, it also makes use of ultrasound imaging which helps doctors to view the tissue layers of the patient, ensuring that the areas in need of most treatment will be attended to for optimum results.
Only one treatment session is required to rejuvenate your skin; you may notice an immediate improvement in your skin after the session, but it is more likely that the progressive results will become more apparent over the next few months. This gives the collagen time to take effect over your skin, tightening it to reduce wrinkles and signs of aging in the areas treated.
The benefit of using this Ultherapy HIFU treatment is that there is no downtime and you can resume your normal life and activities immediately after the session. No special skin regimens are required but it is advisable to look after your skin using the relevant products. Your skin may show signs of redness after the treatment but this should subside in a few hours. Some patients also report slight swelling or tender skin, but this is only temporary and mild in nature.