Dubai, UAE (October 13, 2014): Ultherapy works through the power of ultrasound energy to tighten, lift and tone the skin, hence the name “uplift” instead of facelift.
“When the Ulthera device is placed on the targeted area, it emits controlled heat energy. This penetrates the skin and encourages the production of new collagen and elastin, hence the tighter and firmer results,” explains Olimpia Carmen, Head of Laser and Skincare department at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic.
The treatment is considered high tech because when the specialist is “uplifting” a patient’s face, he/she can clearly see what is happening to the skin and tissues beneath, on a monitor. “It is a very basic procedure that can take 30 minutes to two hours per session, depending on the size of the area to be lifted,” says Carmen.
According to her, anybody with visibly saggy skin on their face, neck or brow areas can undergo the procedure. “The only setbacks that can prevent a person from having Ultherapy include lesions, cystic acne, pregnancy/breast feeding, dermal implants, metal implants and mechanical implants.”
Unlike other face lift procedures, Ultherapy, also known as the lunch-time procedure (no down time), takes 1 to 3 months to show results. “This is because by working on the deeper skin tissues, it stimulates the growth of new collagen, which happens over time after the procedure,” notes Carmen, adding that in some cases, people see immediate results after the first session.
Although clinics differ, the cost of this treatment depends largely on the size of the target area and how many sessions one will undergo. “For the best results, it is advisable for one to go to a recognized clinic with Board Certified specialists like Dubai Cosmetic Surgery,” advises Carmen.
Ultherapy treatment has been touted the world over, especially in Hollywood as the new kid on the block, where non-invasive skin firming procedures are concerned. According to the makers of the Ulthera device (Ulthera Inc.), the feedback has been 100% positive, what with stars like Vanessa Williams and Courtney Cox championing it.