At a certain age most ladies tend to feel insecure when their skin starts to suddenly become loose and saggy. This can also happen when one has lost weight. As a result, this leads to one wanting to look youthful again, especially in certain areas of the body such as;
- The upper face
- Sagging jowls
- Sagging chin
- Wrinkled chest and neck
Ultherapy®, also known as non-surgical skin tightening in Dubai, is a non-invasive skin tightening procedure which uses ultrasound energy to tighten and lift the skin on the eyebrows, under the chin, jowls, the décolleté, and neck. It is commonly known as the non-surgical face lift or uplift. It is also the only FDA cleared treatment for non-invasive skin tightening in the neck and brow area as well as FDA cleared for improvement of wrinkles on the décolletage.
The Ultherapy® skin tightening procedure is done using the Ulthera® system, which uses micro-focused ultrasound to lift and tighten the skin. Images of the connective tissue and skin are reflected on the Ulthera device which has a monitoring screen. This is used to ensure delivery of the ultra sound energy beneath the skin is precise. The focused energy from Ultherapy is heated (60-70 degrees Celsius) and coagulates proteins that generate new collagen, which tightens and lifts the connective tissue.
The Ultherapy skin tightening procedure targets deeper tissues than any other non-surgical treatments as it goes deep into the dermis and SMAS layer that is usually tightened during a surgical face lift. The results are visible from two months after the procedure, and last up to 2 years. The treatment does not have any downtime since it is non-invasive, which means no scarring either.
When the collagen is heated during an Ultherapy treatment, it results in;
- An increase in skin elasticity, which becomes resistant to physical strain because the existing collagen is reorganized.
- A formation of new collagen (neo-collagenesis) and tissue repair that initiates natural healing response as the body registers the TCPs.
- Contraction of the collagen fibres to their original size when the heat disrupts and breaks the bonds holding their shape.
- The ultrasound releases inflammation which releases specialty cells that come as damaged tissue followed by fibroblasts. Fibroblasts initiate creation of more collagen.
Our Commitment To You
Our highly trained and experienced staff will guide you smoothly and comfortably along the entire process of an ultherapy treatment in Dubai, which will allow you to make the best decision. At Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery, our experts have more than 20 years of experience in plastic and cosmetic procedures and have helped more than 10,000 patients safely achieve their dream of beauty and confidence. We will identify the most suitable expert for you, will listen to you, understand and identify your individual and detailed requirements in a tailor-made consultation, advise you on what you expect from the right treatment and ultimately develop the most suitable treatment plan with you.
Ultherapy Skin Tightening And Lifting Process
a) The Consultation
The first step of an Ultherapy skin tightening procedure is having a detailed consultation and examination in the clinic with our Board-Certified Dermatologist, to determine a tailor-made plan for each candidate. The specialist will assess your skin so as to counter check if the procedure is right for your skin.
b) The Procedure
The second step is to schedule the Ultherapy treatment in Dubai with a highly qualified and experienced Dermatologist who is an expert in Ultherapy and anti-aging procedures. The procedure requires 30 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the size of the target area.
Prior to any procedure at the clinic, each patient is screened to ensure that it is safe to proceed This includes either a full history and examination to ensure the patient is a fit candidate for the procedure.
The areas to undergo the procedure are marked with gridlines so as to guide the specialist. The positions marked are passed over by the treatment handpiece, then held for a few seconds to allow it to fire focused ultrasound points in multiple linear fashion. Different number of lines and levels are fired depending on the areas treated so as to enhance the skin tightening and lifting.
The energy is passed between 1.5 millimetres and 4.5 millimetres into the dermis, thus tightening the deepest layers of the skin. The depths of the skin and temperatures are identified and corrected by the ultrasound imaging.
The Ultherapy® skin tightening procedure is done in a treatment room at the clinic, and the patient is allowed to get back to his/her day-to-day activities after the procedure.
The expert physician accompanies the patient throughout the entire process of recovery and healing, through scheduled follow-ups.
c) The Recovery
Upon leaving the clinic, the patient’s skin is sensitive to the touch, and that’s the only downtime. Results become visible after two to three months, and the skin tightening process continues for up to two years. A touch-up of the treatment might be required after this.
Although the Ultherapy® skin tightening procedure is straightforward, it is important that the right level of intervention or treatment is determined and that the procedure, be performed by a qualified and expert Dermatologist. A potential candidate has to fit into certain criteria to be eligible for the procedure and should have:
- Mild to moderate skin laxity.
- Not be pregnant or lactating,
- Should not have any metal implants in the body.
- Realistic expectations regarding the expected results.
- Be in good health both physically and psychologically.
What To Expect From An Ultherapy®
The main benefit of an Ultherapy® procedure is tightening and lifting loose skin. Since everyone is different, the expected results of Ultherapy® might vary from person to person, but benefits typically include:
- Zero downtime
- Only one session is required
- It is an FDA cleared non-surgical facelift
- Zero scarring
- Builds up collagen for up to 2 years
Book your appointment for a Consultation.
Meet one of our experts at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery for a personal consultation, to develop a tailor-made plan for your ultherapy skin tightening in Dubai. Contact us or book an appointment and our patient care coordinators will identify the most suitable expert for you.
Dr. Claudia Alves Silva Machado
Dr. Kamal Sawan
Dr. Buthainah Al Shunnar