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Ultrasound Therapy: For Anti-Aging and Preventive Aging

 

In recent years, ultrasound therapy facial treatments have become a go-to treatment for both anti-aging and preventative aging. It is the perfect solution to combatting mild sagging of the skin on the face, neck, arms and abdomen.

Ultrasound therapy anti-aging is a popular choice for those looking for a non-invasive alternative to a traditional, surgical facelift. Not only is it cheaper, but the risks and recovery time are much lower, and yet, in the right conditions, the results can be equally impressive.

As ultrasound therapy facial treatments work best on those with mild aging, it is suitable for all age ranges, including the under-30s who are using regular treatments as a way to stave off wrinkles and sagging skin, as well as a method to rejuvenate their complexion.

How ultrasound therapy works for anti-aging

how ultrasound therapy works for agingUltrasound therapy is proven to be effective in targeting different areas in the face and body which commonly show signs of aging. These include:

  • Lifting the eyebrows and eyelids
  • Improving wrinkles on the neck and decolletage
  • Tightening the upper neck, often known as a turkey neck
  • Increasing definition on the jawline
  • Overall smoothing of the skin
  • Firming the backs of arms
  • Tightening the abdomen

Diving into ultrasound therapy

The treatment works by using targeted ultrasound energy waves on the deeper layers of the skin causing the tissue to heat up incredibly quickly. Once the cells are heated to a certain temperature, they experience cellular damage. This damage then encourages the body to repair itself by producing collagen.

Collagen is a protein that occurs naturally in the body, but as we age, our ability to produce collagen slows down causing our skin to sag. By encouraging the body to produce collagen, patients experience tighter and firmer skin, as well as lifted facial features.

how ultrasound therapy worksThe procedure for popular ultrasound therapy treatments such as High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is relatively simple. A typical session usually takes between 30 to 90 minutes and involves moving a handheld device across the skin, emitting short bursts of energy.

The treatment is not painful, however, some patients may experience slight discomfort. Some numbing cream may be applied beforehand to reduce this discomfort. Additionally, a good aesthetic doctor will also share useful aftercare tips after your treatment to maximize the effectiveness and longevity of your results.

Plenty of research has been done on the effectiveness of ultrasound therapy in anti-aging and preventive aging. A stunning 80% in improvement on the face and neck was found among participants, with physicians noting similar effects on the body as well.

results of ultrasound therapyDo note that ultrasound facial treatments work best on those with mild symptoms of aging, if your condition is more severe, your aesthetic doctor may recommend other options for you, such as a face thread lift or a combination of both.

Different types of ultrasound therapy

When it comes to harnessing the power of ultrasound as a method to reduce the signs of aging, there are two different routes you could take – ultrasound facials or ultrasound facelifts. But what is the difference?

illumia ultrasound facial before after resultsIllumia’s Triple Gold Ultrasound Lifting Facial goes beyond simply lifting and sculpting the skin by actively targeting a variety of dermatological skin conditions. It uses a novel triple ultrasound wave with frequencies of great speed. Not only will patients who undergo this treatment see a reduction in wrinkles and a smoother appearance, depending on their skin concerns, they can also see an improvement in:

  • Acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Chronic ulcers
  • Scars and keloids
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin dehydration

benefits of ultrasound therapyAlternatively, Illumia’s VX HIFU PLUS+ Facelift is your traditional HIFU facial treatment but with maximised results. It uses the latest technology to stimulate collagen production and targets all layers of the skin from the epidermis to the superficial muscular aponeurotic system. This treatment is unique in that it also reduces fat and is especially effective in improving the appearance of chubby cheeks or puffy undereye areas.

Both treatments are non-invasive, pain-free, require zero downtime and are suitable for all skin types.

Is ultrasound therapy effective for preventative aging?

When it comes to preventative aging, it’s never too early to start!

If you take steps towards preventative aging when you are younger, it will be easier to see and maintain the results of treatments like ultrasound therapy.

Cost of ultrasound therapy in Singapore

cost of ultrasound therapy singaporeThere are several factors to be considered when determining the cost of ultrasound therapy in anti-aging. A big factor is the size of the area you wish to be treated. A simple brow lift will cost significantly less than the entire face, or an even larger area like your abdomen.

The machine used to perform your treatment can also affect the price. Unfortunately, not all ultrasound machines are created equal, and different machines have different effectiveness.

For example, the machine in Triple Gold Ultrasound Lifting Facial uses triple ultrasound technology. It is one of the most sophisticated and effective currently available, and this will increase the price of your treatment but also the impact of your results.

Depending on which treatment you choose, the costs for one session can vary. For example, a session of Illumia’s HIFU facelift may begin from $1,200 per session with results lasting up to 12 months.

If you are looking for ultrasound therapy anti-aging as a way to prevent or combat signs of aging, book a consultation with our team of skin experts today.

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