Ultherapy Sydney

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Ultherapy is an innovative and non-invasive alternative to a traditional facelift, an amazing skin and body tightening technology that uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production. With the ability to produce outstanding results, it’s no wonder that the treatment has been awarded as the Gold Standard in skin tightening.  The state-of-the-art skin lifting treatment from Merz Aesthetics has approved in over 90 countries, with over 1.5 million treatments performed worldwide to date. As a local and international expert, Dr Lowe is a national trainer and Key Opinion Leader for Merz and Ultherapy Australia. Dr Lowe shares Merz’s vision of continued product innovation and commitment to clinical excellence, high quality research, and exceptional product development.

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What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is an ultrasound skin tightening device that uses pulses of micro-focused ultrasound energy to stimulate, lift, and tighten some of the deepest layers of the skin. The treatment results in a gradual, non-invasive skin tightening, making it an ideal treatment for a non-surgical facelift. The collagen-boosting ultrasound energy also makes it perfectly placed to tighten the neck without surgery, creating a non-surgical neck lift. Ultherapy skin and body tightening can also be used to target skin laxity and wrinkles on the décolletage, around the knees, elbows and even the abdomen. Ultherapy’s non-surgical approach creates long lasting results with no downtime.

The Benefits of Ultherapy

As an alternative to a surgical facelift, Ultherapy skin tightening provides the following benefits:

  • A non-invasive treatment: The non-surgical nature of the treatment can make it a perfect option for those who do not wish to undergo surgery
  • Stimulates the body’s natural collagen production process: The heat from the ultrasound energy prompts the body to produce collagen, which has long-lasting anti-ageing effects
  • Creates tight, firm, smooth and youthful-looking skin:Collagen is stimulated to replace the loose and sagging skin with new, firmer skin, creating an anti-ageing effect
  • Visible results after one treatment: Thanks to the powerful and effective nature of the treatment, many patients can achieve their desired results after only one session
  • No downtime: The treatment allows patients to return to work or usual daily activities straight away
Ultherapy model 02, non-surgical facelift, MUSE Clinic

What to Expect

In order to determine whether Ultherapy skin tightening is the right treatment for you, your medical history will be reviewed and your skin evaluated. The Ultherapy machine, also referred to as Ulthera, scans the skin to identify all the separate layers of the skin. This makes the treatment extremely accurate, with pinpoint precision improving its efficacy and safety profile.

Your clinician will usually map out the treatment areas and then will repeatedly pass the Ulthera handpiece over the skin. To assist with your comfort levels, a topical numbing cream may be applied in order to alleviate any discomfort during your treatment, and analgesics can be provided if required. Patients will typically feel a hot, prickly sensation as the collagen-boosting energy is delivered under the surface of the skin.

The procedure can take about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the area that is being treated. Patients can return to work or go home directly after their treatment and will not experience any disruptions to their usual activities. We will also provide you with specific aftercare instructions that you should follow as closely as possible, to make sure that you will achieve the best results and minimise any complications.

Most patients will only require one Ultherapy session, however, everyone has a different collagen-building process and biological response to the treatment, meaning that some patients may benefit from additional sessions. The number of Ultherapy sessions that you will need can be determined during your consultation, where a personalised treatment plan can be developed.

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What Can Be Treated with Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is designed to stimulate collagen production, making it suitable to treat many of the common signs of ageing and skin concerns. Some of the most common skin concerns and areas that can be treated with Ultherapy are:

  • Eye Wrinkles: Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Droopy Brows: Lift and rejuvenate the brows to create a more alert and ‘awake’ appearance
  • Lower Face:  Lift and tighten jowls and define the jawline.  Reduce the appearance of lines around the mouth
  • Neck and Décolletage: Treat wrinkles on the neck, including a turkey neck, and upper chest
  • Sagging Abdominal Skin: Address skin laxity following weight loss or pregnancy
    Arms and Thighs: Reduce skin laxity on the undersides of the arms or the inner thighs
  • Knees: Improve lax skin and wrinkles about the knee
Ultherapy model 03, MUSE Clinic Sydney

Ideal Candidates

Ultherapy skin and body tightening is ideal for patients who want to address early to medium degrees of skin laxity. Whilst it doesn’t duplicate the results of surgery, it is perfect for anyone who wants to tighten the face and neck but does not want to undergo a surgical facelift. The Ultherapy skin tightening treatment is also suitable for people who want to maintain a lifted appearance following a prior surgical facelift or neck lift.

A consultation at MUSE Clinic in Sydney will be the best way to determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate for Ultherapy skin and body tightening. We will take your medical history and any underlying medical conditions into consideration before recommending the perfect treatment plan. As part of the treatment plan, some patients may require a combination approach, undergoing Ultherapy together with other treatments to address all of the signs of ageing. This might include anti-wrinkle injections, dermal filler or laser treatments.

To provide you with a guide as to what an ideal candidate can look like, patients should:

  • Be in good physical and mental health
  • Be non-smokers, or willing to quit for a set period of time before and after treatment
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Not have any open wounds or infections in the treatment area
  • Not have acne in the treatment area
  • Hold realistic expectations for the results of the procedure

Ultherapy Costs at MUSE Clinic Sydney

Each Ulthera treatment is tailored to your concerns, expectations and personal anatomy. We recommend a thorough assessment with your clinician to ascertain the best treatment for you and determine the Ultherapy price involved.

It can be hard to estimate the total costs of your Ultherapy treatment without a consultation. Costs will vary from patient to patient, and will generally depend on:

  • The treatment area
  • Anaesthesia fees
  • Any additional treatments
  • Your desired results
  • The number of treatments needed to achieve the best results

Results and Recovery

Whilst the results of a facelift are more immediate, Ultherapy requires a little patience. It’s important to remember that Ultherapy works to heal the skin from the inside out, which means that the skin needs time to produce more collagen and for the lifting and tightening to take effect. Some people may see some immediate effect, but most will start seeing a noticeable difference two to three months after treatment. Your skin will continue to tighten and improve over the next six months, as weakened collagen is replaced with new collagen that is more elastic and will create a more youthful appearance.

After your Ultherapy skin tightening treatment, the treated area may feel tender and appear red, but this will subside as the skin begins to heal. To support a successful recovery, you will be given some personalised instructions that you will need to follow to get the most out of the treatment and minimise the chance of any complications. Your Ultherapy aftercare instructions may include:

  • Do not take anti-inflammatory medication
  • Do not apply retinoids to the treated area
  • Do not use exfoliating scrubs on the treated area
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure
  • Avoid prolonged heat exposure, such as saunas and steam rooms
  • Avoid rubbing or itching the treated area
  • Use gentle, non-irritating skincare products on the treated area
  • Wait until your skin is no longer reddened or tender to resume your usual skincare and makeup routine
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Risks and Side Effects

Most of the Ultherapy side effects are mild and temporary, settling quickly after treatment. Bruising or prolonged numbness are rare and will be discussed by your treating clinician. Following your post-treatment instructions can help you to ensure that side effects are kept to a minimum and will subside quite fast. If you are experiencing any concerning symptoms that do not seem to subside, you will need to contact your doctor as soon as possible. Risks and side effects of Ultherapy include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness or flushing
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Tingling
  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle tightness
  • Twitching of muscles
  • Burns
  • Scarring

FAQ’s

How long does Ultherapy last?

Most patients will see results between three to six months. While Ultherapy encourages the production of collagen, it does not stop the natural collagen production process from slowly depleting with age. Therefore, as patients continue to age, future treatments will be required to maintain the desired results. Maintenance treatments approximately every 12 to 24 months are typically required to keep up with the natural ageing process.

Is Ultherapy painful?

At MUSE Clinic Sydney, our patient’s comfort levels are a priority. Ultherapy can feel slightly uncomfortable, with a warm and prickling sensation on the skin as the collagen-stimulating ultrasound energy is being delivered. At the beginning of the treatment, you will be offered a topical numbing cream and analgesics to assist with the discomfort. The sensation that you can feel during treatment is temporary, only lasting while the ultrasound energy stimulates the skin in the treated area.

How does the heat from the ultrasound energy tighten the skin?

When ultrasound energy is delivered into the deeper layers of the skin, the heat can contract the collagen fibres, causing them to tighten. This also causes the body to treat the area like an injury, which prompts the production of new collagen to repair the area. The inflammation that occurs after treatment will also prompt the body to release more cells that clean up the damaged tissue in the area and create even more collagen. We advise not to take anti-inflammatory medication after treatment as this can interfere with this natural process and hinder the results. One of the factors that makes Ultherapy so effective is that it stimulates these collagen production processes at precisely the right depth and temperature, creating optimal results and avoiding damage to the surrounding areas.

How can I be sure that the online reviews are true? I have read that the treatment can dissolve fat.

With over 1.5 million treatments worldwide, the Ultherapy ultrasound skin tightening system has vast amounts of published medical evidence to support its rightful place as an extremely reliable treatment. Unlike copycat technologies, Ultherapy delivers energy with accuracy and precision to minimise discomfort, avoid fat destruction and ensure the optimal result.

What’s the difference between Ultherapy, Thermage and laser?

Lasers use light energy and treat superficial skin concerns but do not provide a lifting effect. Other anti-ageing treatments like Thermage use radio-frequency to lift and rejuvenate the skin, whereas Ultherapy delivers precise amounts of ultrasound energy at optimal depths and temperatures to precisely target deeper tissues. The gradual tightening that occurs results in a natural lift and improved skin tone over time, all without the need for incisions or downtime.

How can I be confident that it is a genuine Ultherapy machine?

There are a number of counterfeit Ultherapy machines in Sydney, which can compromise the quality, safety and efficacy of your treatment. Genuine Ultherapy providers are listed on the Ultherapy website, www.ultherapy.com.au, and should be able to display their Ultherapy Authenticity Crystal and Certificate. Before undergoing your skin tightening treatment, you should make sure that the Ultherapy machine is genuine by checking that your provider is listed on the website and has their required certificate.

Where can I find more information about Ultherapy?

All of our staff at MUSE Clinic are equipped to answer any more questions you may have about Ultherapy treatments.

Blog: Read Dr Lowe’s blog about Ultherapy Non-invasive Skin Tightening and Lifting

YouTube: See Dr Lowe discussing Ultherapy Non-Surgical Facelift

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