WHAT CAUSES SAGGY SKIN
As you age, the collagen that binds your skin together will begin decreasing which results in skin drooping and becoming saggy, losing its plumpness. The effects of the sun and gravity on your skin will also be more apparent to the naked eye as your facial muscles lose its strength. This comes about as a result of the loss of collagen and elastin – the key component needed to maintain your skin’s structure.
Besides helping with sagging on the face, Ultherapy also helps diminish the appearance of eye bags or wrinkles under the eyes. By tightening the skin under the eyes, the eye bags become less noticeable. Combining this treatment with dermal fillers gives even better results for eyebags.*
HOW CAN IT BE TREATED?
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 was the first machine of its kind on the market, providing a non-invasive treatment to improve skin aesthetics. Premier Clinic’s Ultherapy offers noticeable results minus the discomfort. Ultherapy refers to the use of the Ulthera machine to treat sagging.
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.
HOW IT WORKS
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.*
Watch how Dr Kee Yong Seng performs the Ultherapy treatment by clicking the play button above
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.
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