Ultherapy is the very latest in non-surgical face lifting. Ultherapy can also help tighten loose skin around the neck and chest area as well as lift heavy eyelids. This non-invasive procedure for the face uses ultrasound to stimulate your body's own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin.*
Who is the ideal candidate for Ultherapy?
What is the correlation between sun damaged skin and Ultherapy?
Ultherapy relies on your own body's natural response to stimulate collagen so you must have good base-line collagen levels. As one ages, collagen can diminish, or even break in the case of extensive sun damage. For patients who have broken collagen (also known as elastosis), Ultherapy is not as effective. Patients who have minimal sun damage but lax collagen will benefit most from Ultherapy.*
Which areas can be treated with Ultherapy?
How is Ultherapy different from Thermage?
Both Thermage and Ultherapy are non-surgical options for face lifting and in the treatment of the neck and décolletage area. Both treatment devices use controlled heat to stimulate collagen. Thermage works by radiofrequency energy; however, Ultherapy uses what is known as high intensity focus ultrasound. In general, Ultherapy goes deeper than Thermage and can be controlled precisely using ultrasound guidance during the treatments.
Why is candidate selection so important for Ultherapy results?
Apart from having lax collagen that is free from sun damage, Ultherapy is best used on patients who have a moderate amount of facial fat. This is because it tightens skin so effectively that for patients who have very little in the way of facial fat, volume replacement would need to be considered. Our dermal specialists will assess your facial structures and inform you of the best method to achieve your desired results.*
What is involved with Ultherapy treatment?
We perform Ultherapy using local anaesthetic in combination with oral anti-inflammatories and paracetamol tablets one hour before the procedure. The client sits comfortably in our special reclining chair and the Ultherapy is delivered via a smooth applicator under ultrasound guidance. Throughout the procedure, the applicator on the skin is visualised with the Ultherapy screen. This is a precise method that shows the skin and muscle layers. Each applicator treats skin to a specific depth that is meticulously controlled by our dermal specialists.
How long does it take to perform Ultherapy?
What is the expected recovery period following Ultherapy?
When will I see the results from my Ultherapy treatment?
Ultherapy is designed to gently heat and contract collagen, but it also stimulates collagen-producing cells in your body. This is an immune process which takes three to four months for maximal collagen production and contraction.*
How may treatments will I require and how long does Ultherapy last?
Most patients only require one to two treatments. The results* will last several years depending on your genes and skincare. The treatment can be repeated as needed.
Who is the ideal candidate for Thermage skin tightening treatments?
Generally, ideal candidates are patients who exhibit good skin texture. Brisbane has a high UV index, but if you have looked after your skin with sun protection and only exhibit skin laxity, you may be a suitable candidate for Thermage skin tightening. In patients who exhibit more facial fat, we may suggest another form of skin tightening known as Ultherapy.
What other non-surgical methods does the Fiori Institute offer to tighten and rejuvenate skin?
We have one of the widest selections of skin rejuvenating devices:
Thermage is designed to treat what lies under your skin namely to rejuvenate collagen and elastin and to tighten loose jowls and provide a nonsurgical facelift. Thermage shows bias towards patients who are ethnic in origin, as these skin types can more easily contract collagen and elastin.
Ultherapy uses a different form of skin heating known as HIFU. This stands for high intensity focus ultrasound. Ultherapy is a better treatment for patients who exhibit more facial fat and patients of Caucasian heritage.
The EndyMed Intensif PRO Shaper offers a more gentle method of contraction collagen. This system gradually stimulates and contracts collagen over 4-6 treatments.