ULTHERAPY – ULTHERA “NEW NON SURGICAL FACE LIFT”
Ultherapy improves the skin laxity of the face, with energy that reaches the muscular level. It is a non-surgical and only 1 treatment is required.
Ultherapy uses a focused – ultrasound to produce a non-surgical face lift effect. Ultherapy lifts, tightens and tones loose skin to counteract the effects of time and gravity.
Ultherapy® enables to direct sound waves not only into the skin but deep under the skin to the same tissue addressed in surgery. This gently heats the tissue to lift and tighten loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. Besides the visible effects of lifting and tightening, there is also an invisible result from Ultherapy® with the creation of new collagen, which helps the skin maintain its youthfulness.
Ultherapy lifts, tightens, and tones loose skin to counteract the effects of time and gravity. One of the first effects of gravity is that the brows descend, and the eyes start to appear smaller. Ultherapy will lift the brow, which in turn reduces the excess skin on the lids, opens up the eyes and gives a more refreshed appearance.
The beauty of Ultherapy is that it is a 30 to 60 minute procedure that uses the body’s own subtle healing response to gently, gradually restore memory to the skin and its underlying tissue. Ultherapy requires no special recuperation or preparation and typically only takes one treatment to get a meaningful response. Patients enjoy some initial effect immediately following the procedure, but the ultimate lifting will take place over 2-3 months, as tired collagen is rejuvenated and supplemented with new, stronger collagen.
There isn’t a replacement for the dramatic effects of surgery, but Ultherapy offers a ‘no downtime’ approach to improving lax skin in a meaningful way.
These photos have been supplied from Ulthera
All photographs represent one persons experience and this may vary for each patient.
Benefits of the procedure:
Only 1 x treatment is required
The Patient is awake during treatment
Makeup can generally be worn immediately and you can generally return to work that day
Results will occur over the next three months with gradual tightening
Dr Lanzer is the first Surgeon to use this device in Melbourne.
Patients often choose to have the cheeks and lower face treated to obtain the lift of the face. The neck and the forehead can also be treated.
The Ultherapy should not be used over a filler and therefore it is important that there is good timing with other treatments. There may be some pain and tenderness during treatment. The Ultherapy should also not be used over any facial implants.
As it is non surgical no promises of the extent of lift or result can be made as everyone reacts differently to such therapies. Burning or scarring has not been seen however some patients do find the treatment tender and even painful.
Ultherapy can be combined with many other procedures such as fillers and muscle relaxants. Dr Lanzer recommends Ultherapy after a face skin suture lift to enhance results and longevity.
Because everyone’s skin is different generally results will vary:
|1. Lifting/tightening/contouring||Brow evaluation|
|Sagging eyelid skin||Tighter/better-fitting skin|
|Lax, loose skin on the cheeks||Less hooding /more lid showing|
|Poorly defined jawline||Lifting of cheek tissue for overall ovaling effect of lower 2/3 of face|
|Jowls / Marionette lines or folds||Reduction in folds /lines between nose and corner of mouth downward|
|Downturned mouth||Sleeker,more defined jawline;jowls reduced|
|Folds from nose to mouth||Cheeks less sunken, more volume|
|Corners of mouth turned up|
|2. Skin Feel||Firmer|
|Stiff not resilient||Softer, more resilient|
|3. Texture||Reduced crepe paper texture|
|Fine Lines||Smaller pores|
|Crepe paper-like appearance|
|4. Colour||More even tone|
|Tiny blood vessels||Brighter|
All photographs represent one person’s experience, and results may vary for each patient. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken, together with a balanced diet and exercise. Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.
We offer a FREE, No Obligation Cosmetic Surgery Consultation and a detailed explanation of the procedure.
Dr Lanzer can email all patients a detailed consent form which provides information related to the surgery. This information is made available to all patients before surgery, allowing enough time for the patient to ask any questions they may have.