Ultherapy is non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten skin. Areas we apply this treatment includes the jawline, brow, neck and décolletage to achieve natural looking results.
It is an excellent treatment to tighten and rejuvenate the skin creating a more youthful appearance.
Ultherapy is often described as a facelift without surgery or a ‘lunchtime lift’ because of the speed and effectiveness of the procedure.
Our clinic is an Ultherapy Centre of Excellence and Dr Tailor and her team at Health & Aesthetics has a wealth of experience in delivering this treatment.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is often compared to HiFu, but it is a much superior treatment. Ultherapy, works by using Micro Focused Ultrasound into targeted layers of the skin. Ultherapy uses patented DeepSee technology, which means the technician can see the layers of the skin that needs to be treated. Without this, the treatment is considered ‘blind’. A blind treatment should be avoided as the technician would not know if they are treating the right layer of the dermis, or bone, or fat. Hitting bone would cause significant pain and treating fat would cause fat loss, which will result in a loss of volume.
Since Ultherapy uses Micro-Focused technology rather than High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HiFu), this means that it targets a specific, pin-point area, creating better, more targeted results. The MFU targets layers of the dermis, creating micro-wounds. When you create these tiny wounds underneath the skin, collagen and elastin production is stimulated, resulting in a lifted appearance and regenerating the skin.
While this treatment isn’t considered painful, it can become uncomfortable. However, this can be minimized by taking painkillers an hour prior to treatment.
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Ultherapy testimonial – Jo (48)
“Results were evident within 2 to 3 months. 6 months on from the treatment, I am really impressed with the results and glad that I chose this treatment. I really do look good and feel great. I have recommended the clinic to many of my friends who have also had treatments and are also very happy.”
“I would highly recommend this procedure!”
“I felt both anxious and excited before my treatment. I have always been self-conscious about my neck so I was extremely excited to have the procedure and see the benefits. For a couple of weeks after the treatment, I felt a little numb and bruised but there was no visible bruising. I was so pleased seeing my before and after photos, there was definitely a large difference from just 12 weeks and I was delighted with the results. My neck along with my face had noticeably changed shape. I would highly recommend this procedure!”
“London clinic in Surrey”, Joanne
“Visited Health and Aesthetics for Ultherapy treatment in October 2015. I was feeling unhappy about my face as I’m getting older, but this treatment knocked years off me. I feel revitalised and six months after the treatment, I’m amazed by my results.I would recommend this clinic as the staff are very friendly and professional. I was made to feel comfortable the moment I walked into the clinic and any fears that I had were quickly put at ease by Dr Rekha Tailor and my Aesthetician, Hannah Betts.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Ultherapy works by gently heating the deep tissue below the skin using a handheld ultrasound device. Then you can see images of the tissue layers on screen so that the therapist can accurately view and target the areas in most need of treatment.
Then we direct the ultrasound energy to precisely the right depth, which stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, tightening and rejuvenating the skin.
Ultherapy lifts and tightens the brow, jawline, neck and décolletage. It is the only FDA approved treatment of this type, which means it is safe and effective and went through thorough trials.
The results are almost as good as a surgical face lift and it is an excellent alternative ‘face lift’ or ‘neck lift’ for those who don’t wish to have surgery.
Ultherapy can also be used to prolong the effects of previous cosmetic surgery.
You will experience mild discomfort while the ultrasound treatment is being delivered. However, this can be minimised by taking painkillers an hour beforehand.
You can return to normal life immediately and no-one will know that you have had treatment. At most the area may feel a little tender and/or slightly swollen after treatment. There may also be some redness for 1-2 hours. But that is all – no needles or incisions are used.
It really is now possible to have a lunchtime lift!
We recommend an initial treatment followed by maintenance every 12-18 months.
A full-face treatment takes 90 minutes. A partial treatment, or brow lift, takes 45 minutes.
You will see an improvement in your skin tone after about 4-8 weeks, followed by a gradual improvement in the tightness of your skin (including less sagging) as the new collagen and elastin take effect.
Some people will produce more collagen and elastin than others so it can be difficult to predict exactly how your skin will look. However, optimum natural looking results can usually be seen around 6-8 months after treatment.
Results typically last for around 18 – 24 months but we do recommend a maintenance treatment every 12 – 18 months. Research may lead to even longer lasting results in the future.
Ultherapy can rejuvenate saggy skin in areas such as the brow, jawline, neck and décolletage. This treatment is ideally suited to those in their late thirties and early forties with a mild to moderate degree of skin laxity.
Those with a lot of sagging and laxity would achieve better results via surgical treatment. However, if you fit into this category but do not wish to undergo surgery, you would still benefit from Ultherapy treatment. You will just not see quite as significant results.
Ultherapy can prolong the effects of previous cosmetic surgery.
Yes, Ultherapy is effective on all skin types and there is no risk of hyperpigmentation.
Yes, for example if the patient suffers from collagen or immune disease, severe thinning of the skin or extensive sun-damage.
Ultherapy is less effective in overweight patients or those with severe skin laxity.
During the ageing process, the skin begins to lose collagen and elastin, which are responsible for firmness and elasticity. This results in sagging and drooping of the skin.
Recent studies have shown that heating the deeper tissues of the skin stimulates a healing response and prompts the production of new collagen and elastin which have a long-term lifting and tightening effect.
Ultherapy is unique in using focused ultrasound energy to target deep within the tissues while leaving the surface of the skin completely unaffected.
Ultherapy has US FDA Clearance* and European CE Mark IIa. In order to achieve this, the device has undergone numerous clinical trials, over a long period of time, to demonstrate that it is safe and effective. To date, over 1,000,000 Ultherapy treatments have been carried out worldwide.
The Ultherapy machine scans and visualises the tissues live before we deliver the ultrasound, therefore, we can target the treatment very precisely and stimulate new collagen and elastin formation exactly where needed.
*This is the ONLY device that has this clearance and health + aesthetics is the first clinic in Surrey and Hampshire to have it. Hence, we have great skill in delivering the treatment.
Please be aware that there are copy devices on the market. However, these devices do not have FDA clearance so have no safety or evidence data to support them.
These machines do not scan therefore cannot deliver ultrasound energy precisely. This means they could cause long-term harm and/or not deliver results.
Although you can return to work immediately, you may be a little red after the treatment for 1-2 hours. No incisions are made during the treatment, so it is needle free. You may feel a little tender or slightly swollen after treatment.
Ultherapy can be carried out before or after dermal filler treatment.
Accent Prime is an excellent complimentary treatment which uses Radio Frequency to further tighten the skin and Ultrasound to contour the face.
As with all of our treatments, we highly recommend that patients invest in our cosmeceutical range ZO Skin Health which will help to help it slow the ageing process and repair the skins barrier function. Skinade is a fantastic option for those looking to stimulate collagen production and improve skin’s quality, while Radara would help to deliver much needed Hyaluronic Acid to the eye area to improve hydration and fine lines and wrinkles in the area.
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At Health & Aesthetics, we believe that the fundamental basis for a successful aesthetic procedure is an in-depth consultation with a skilled qualified practitioner to assess your needs and develop a bespoke personal treatment plan so that you achieve outstanding natural looking results.