Laser TherapeuticsSome patients experience minor flushing or redness, including welts, for a few hours after the procedure. Effect on skin surface – Ultherapy heats tissue at specific depths under the skin surface and has no effect on the superficial layers at all.
Treatment areas include the face, tummy, breasts, chest, buttocks, thighs or neck. Results vary, however, depending on the degree of skin laxity, accumulated sun-damage, individual biological response to ultrasound energy, and the individual’s collagen-building ability. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help patients keep ahead of the body’s natural aging process. Your skin will be cleaned and a cool ultrasound gel is applied to the chin sculpting skin of the area to be treated to allow good contact and penetration of the ultrasound energy. The area is then visualised with ultrasound to view the skin thickness and precisely identify the optimal target level for collagen stimulation, tightening and lifting. Skin tightening is a walk in-walk out procedure, but requires extreme attention to detail. Our skin tightening specialists use a progressive deep heat approach that leaves the surface skin unaffected.
Because of superficial safety issues, RF heats tissue to only 40-50℃ which induces less new collagen synthesis. Precision and visualisation – Ultherapy uses precisely focused ultrasound energy with visualisation to produce discrete zones of thermal coagulation at 1.5mm, 3mm and 4.5mm depth. Discomfort varies from patient to patient, and on the region being treated. In some areas there is mild to moderate discomfort associated with each ultrasound pulse. This is usually well tolerated, however, discomfort can be lessened with oral pain medications prior to the procedure and use of localised vibration during the procedure. The treatment time varies from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the areas to be treated. A simple browlift including treatment around the eyes takes 30 minutes whereas a full face and neck may take 1.5-2hrs.
The benefits of removing excess skin however, generally outweigh this downside to surgical lifts. However, to accomplish any real, drastic change, technological intervention is required.
Ultherapy causes heating of the tissueat a temperature range proven to be optimal for stimulating new collagen production (60-70℃). There is initial thermal coagulation and denaturation of weak collagen, and contraction of collagen fibrils, whereby an immediate tightening effect may be visible. Synthesis of new collagen progressively increases over the next 3-6 months resulting in subtle, natural looking skin tightening and lifting.
I felt safe in light of the current pandemic and staff were accommodating and friendly. Results are immediate making the treatment ideal if you need quick results for an upcoming important event, occasion or holiday. It is recommended for the face, loose tummy, sagging upper arms or thighs. An accurate quote will be given to you during your initial consultation and assessment. Mild, temporary tingling or tenderness might persist for a few weeks after the procedure. You can return to normal activities immediately after Ultherapy treatment, and there is no specific aftercare needed. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin problems they can frequently be used together.
This causes excess skin to dry superficially creating tiny brown, crusty carbon dots which slough off like a scab would within 5-8 days post procedure. This treatment is excellent for tightening of the face, neck, under the eyes and the stomach. Perfect for those who are in good health and exercise regularly, but need some help to tighten the skin that becomes lax with age and body changes. Pregnancy is a major cause of loose skin as the skin has been stretched beyond its normal elasticity. Aging, extreme weight loss, genetics and long-term exposure to UV rays are also major factors in causing the loss of elasticity in skin.
Thermage skin tightening treatments use radio frequency technology to heat the deep, collagen-rich layers of your skin. This heat helps to remodel your existing collagen and encourages new collagen growth, a process called neocollagenesis. It is this new collagen that makes the skin appear firmer, tighter and improves the overall texture of the skin. Treatments take approximately 90 minutes, depending on which area of the body is being treated. Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin tightening technique that uses micro-focused ultrasound energy to produce controlled heating of collagen both within the skin and in the layers beneath the skin. It penetrates significantly deeper than lasers do (up to 4.5mm) and can be precisely focused in these deeper layers without any adverse effects on the skin surface. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure with American FDA approval proven to tighten and lift loose skin of the face, neck and chest.
Treatments can be performed on all skin types and on most body parts, including the face, neck, décolletage, eye contour, tummy, arms, knees and even the buttocks. The importance of preparation and aftercare is to ensure that you receive maximum results with minimal side effects to the treatments we offer.
Both PDO Mono threads can take anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes depending on the number of threads required for the procedure. Usually only 1 treatment is required, however, a second treatment may be required to achieve optimum results in cases where skin laxity is more pronounced. Here at Brisbane Skin, our dermatologists and therapists treat for tightening of the face, neck, under the eyes, arms and stomachs. Please allow 30 minutes for your treatment, which includes preparation and treatment time. This is a no-downtime procedure and many patients go straight back to work following their visit.
ULTHERA® is also TGA registered in Australia for lifting and sculpting of skin. This premier treatment uses energy-focusing radio frequency to kick start the body’s own natural renewal process to tighten, smooth and contour the skin.
The cost of the procedure depends on the area to be treated, including the time and number of ultrasound pulses required. Collagen production with associated tightening and lifting will start to become visible at 2-3 months post-procedure, and continued improvement can be seen for up to 6 months. A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that is losing its elasticity and looks less firm. Typically, those in their thirties and beyond who have mild to moderate skin laxity around their eyebrows, their jowls and neck will benefit from this procedure. Ultherapy is also a good option for those who want to prevent future skin sag and droop, and for those who want to maintain the effects of cosmetic surgery. The mono threads stimulate an increase in collagen production which takes approximately 12 weeks to occur.
Jowls are the dreaded area of saggy skin in the lower face, but keep your chin up, ultrasound skin tighening provides an effective solution. As you age or after giving birth or losing weight, your skin may lose its strength and elasticity. This can be improved by helping your skin stimulate new collagen to regain a firmer structure whilst also slimming down facial and body contours. The LED skin treatment works on a cellular level to fight active acne, rosacea and leaves your skin energised and youthful. Combine your treatments with LED Light Therapy and Skinstitut cosmedical skin care. Post-treatment, it's important to keep the skin cool, calm and hydrated. Minimal sun exposure, exercise and heat on the treated area is recommended.
The use of Skinstitut's RF aftercare pack is recommended for the next 7 days. Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser, Enzymatic Micro Peel, Multi-Active Mist, Rejuvenate 15 & Age Defense SPF 50+. Temperature – Ultherapy heats collagen at specific depths to a range between 60-70℃, the optimal temperature for new collagen production.