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The Non-Invasive Facelift: Everything You Need to Know

Do you pull the skin back on your face wishing it would stay that way? Do you stop yourself from smiling too widely for fear of exposing deep laugh lines and crow’s feet? Ageing is a natural and wonderful process, but what if signs of skin ageing make you look haggard, dampen your mood and deflate your self-confidence?

Collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid form the building blocks of your skin. If you’ve noticed your skin starting to lose elasticity as you age, it’s due to the slowing down of your skin’s natural collagen production. In addition to gravity, pollution exposure, and stress, your skin might start to appear droopy or saggy due to the hundreds of facial movements that happen every day. Luckily, there’s a solution that can help restore your skin back to its former glory: a non-invasive facelift.

Non-invasive facelifts are a type of cosmetic treatment that can change the way you look in a natural but effective way. Because they are non-invasive, they have fewer complication risks, are less expensive, and include little to no downtime, all while producing convincing results. In this article, we look into the benefits of a non-surgical facelift treatment and what it entails.

Benefits of a non-surgical facelift

As you might expect, a surgical lift, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, produces the most dramatic and lasting results. However, that also comes with high costs, long downtime and greater risk of side effects. A non-invasive facelift includes little to no downtime and at a much lower cost. The best part is, it can be used on different target areas so you’re getting exactly what you need, where you need it.

A non-invasive skin lifting solution like Ultherapy® stimulates the production of new collagen to lift and tighten the skin while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is ideal for those not quite ready for surgery or looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.

You might be wondering...

  • Q: What is a non-invasive facelift?
    A: Non-invasive or non-surgical facelift in Singapore includes treatments and procedures that aim to minimise the effects of ageing without going under the knife. You can achieve effective skin-lifting results with little to no downtime using a non-invasive treatment like Ultherapy® .

  • Q: Do non-invasive facelifts work?
    A: Years ago, people had to undergo surgical treatments to address skin laxity issues. However, with technological advancement, we now have effective treatment methods such as Ultherapy® that can be done in a non-invasive way, which is the next best alternative to surgical facelifts.

  • Q: How much is a non-invasive facelift?
    A: The cost depends on the procedure and the skin condition, as each treatment is personalised to each individual’s unique skin composition and structure. For Ultherapy®, the number of lines required will determine the final cost. On average, a full-face treatment starts from S$3,000.

  • Q: Are all ultrasound skin lifting treatments safe?
    A: Ultherapy® is the Gold Standard1  ultrasound skin lifting treatment with real-time visualisation because it has invested in robust clinical research2  that culminated in US FDA clearance. Due to its rise in popularity, counterfeit treatments have emerged with false promises and usually feature only static images or generic ultrasound footage on loop. Always seek an authentic Ultherapy® treatment at an Ultherapy® certified clinic.

    1  Fabi SG, Joseph J, Sevi J, et al. Optimizing Patient Outcomes by Customising Treatment with Microfocused Ultrasound With Visualisation: Gold Standard Consensus Guidelines from an Expert Panel. J Drugs Dermatol. 2019;18(5):426-432.
    2  This includes 50+ clinical trials, 90+ published peer-reviewed papers and 3 FDA cleared indications. Learn more here.

How does Ultherapy® stand out from the crowd?

Ultrasound technology

Unlike lasers, radiofrequency and other technologies, Ultherapy® uses ultrasound technology to bypass the surface of the skin, delivering the right amount of energy at the right depths (targeted tissue layer) and at the right temperature. Ultherapy® is able to non-invasively treat at 3 discrete skin depths (1.5mm, 3mm and 4.5mm) targeting both the dermis and foundational tissue layers where laxity begins. This energy jumpstarts the regenerative process that produces new collagen in the skin.

If you’re looking for very natural-looking results that enhance the way you look, Ultherapy® might be the treatment for you. Because the treatment stimulates the production of your body’s own collagen and elastin, you don’t have to worry about the results looking artificial. You’ll just look like a more rested, reinvigorated version of yourself!

See. Plan. Treat. treatment tool

One thing that sets Ultherapy® apart is its See. Plan. Treat. treatment tool. Just like the ultrasound used during pregnancy scans, Ultherapy® uses ultrasound imaging to non-invasively see beneath the skin’s surface. This allows the aesthetic doctor to effectively pinpoint the collagen-rich layers that will respond best to treatment. This hyper-personalised approach is illustrated in the See. Plan. Treat. treatment tool.

This one-on-one approach allows you and your aesthetic doctor to visualise your skin composition and structure in real-time, and plan the treatment process according to your exact skin needs and goals. It can be used to lift and tighten the upper face, lower face, neck and improve the appearance of décolleté wrinkles. With this unique treatment tool, each treatment is tailored to achieve the best results for your unique skin and target area!

The authentic Ultherapy® experience

Ultherapy®’s deep commitment to safety and efficacy is seen in the extensive investment in clinical research, culminating in the US FDA-clearance and European CE Mark. Unfortunately, knockoff treatments have come about due to the success and popularity of Ultherapy®. Counterfeit treatments can potentially put patients at risk with inconsistent delivery of energy that can damage the skin.

To protect yourself from these counterfeits, look out for the 4 proof points:

A skin lift that lasts

Cost is a major factor to consider when deciding on a non-invasive facelift. Why spend money on a treatment that doesn’t yield results? Here, we let the results of Ultherapy® do the talking.

Before/after photos:
  • Full face
  • Brow
  • Lower face
  • Neck
  • Chest

The skin tightening and lifting effects of Ultherapy® will develop over 2 to 3 months after the treatment for a gradual and natural lift, with results lasting 12 to 18 months on average. This also depends on your body’s natural ageing process. The ideal candidate for Ultherapy® has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin is beginning to look less firm. It’s the perfect option for people who are looking for a way to refresh their appearance without having to go under the knife.

If you are experiencing signs of skin laxity, act now to maximise the benefits! Find a list of certified clinics for an Ultherapy® non-invasive facelift in Singapore.

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