Ultherapy Treatment Geelong
In Geelong, the Ulthera treatment is exclusive to CRC. Here, our doctors see and perform a diagnostic on all potential Ulthera patients and prescribe a tailored individualised treatment plan that they supervise.
Our approach to skin rejuvenation and anti-aging is one of subtlety and incorporates a “less is more” philosophy. As well as her extensive experience in plastic surgery, Niamh has also been performing non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques for over 20 years.
Niamh regularly lectures internationally on her approach and techniques to achieve natural facial improvement including how to use ulthera. Ulthera has become a major part of her strategy to refresh a face without looking overdone. The success of the treatment is very dependent on being able to apply the treatment to the correct layers under the skin, requiring good anatomical knowledge. It is also important to check that the patient is a suitable candidate for the treatment.
Initial appointment is 1 hour and subsequent treatments approximately 30 minutes.
After a consultation, assessment of skin laxity and a full medical history then a price can be given. Each treatment is individually tailored to your specific needs.
You will have an immediate tightening but this will relax and it will take 3 – 6 months for the new collagen to start with the best results still being achieved at 12 months.
before & after
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Ulthera 1 Left
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Ulthera 2 Left
What areas can be treated with Ultherapy Treatments?
We generally treat the face as a whole because of the way it is connected anatomically. The sagging of the jowl and upper neck area is actually a result of an overall loosening, it just falls there. So ‘shrinkwrapping’ the whole face has a bigger effect on the lower face than if this area is treated in isolation
We can however boost and target small areas such as lip lines, the eyebrow, crows feet. It can soften some of the lines in this area and minimise the use of antiwrinkle treatments.
It can also tighten up the loosening and lines in the decolletage and stretched tummy skin after babies in some patients.
Face & Neck
The Face & Neck are done together.
This is a non-surgical facelift that tightens the skin non-invasively and stimulates the production of new collagen with no downtime. It can also be used to keep building new collagen after a facelift.
Ultherapy can help with lifting heavy brows or eye hooding. This will be assessed at consultation to determine whether you are a suitable candidate or whether you will need surgery.
This non-invasively smooths wrinkles on the chest and stimulates the production of new collagen with no downtime.
Lip lines can be addressed with Ulthera and depending on the severity a dental block may be required for this treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of ultrasound:
We use the ultrasound energy of ulthera to tighten the face, neck and even decolletage and abdomen.
In the face, it produces an overall freshening to the face and upper neck, reducing some of the sag that occurs as we age in a way that does not look like you have had any treatment at all.
It means that we use fewer dermal fillers and plays an important part in our individualised facial rejuvenation programmes. It is also a very good treatment for those aware of the earliest signs of aging to keep a naturally youthful look.
How does Ultherapy work?
The ulthera machine differs from all other HIFU machines in a few ways. The biggest difference is that it has diagnostic capability. We can see under the skin to the facial structures. It enables us to be precise in where the delivery of shots are placed targeting the small fibrous ligaments crossing the superficial fat layer just above the muscular layer and also tightening the bigger stronger ligaments supporting our face. Any shots beyond this into the muscle layers and even the bone are both wasted and can be painful.
None of the other machines, even with very similar names, have this capability which means that the therapist follows set protocols seen on a screen which may be totally inappropriate for some faces and miss the targets. This results in none or minimal results and can be a more painful treatment with complications. There are many other clinics in Geelong that have similar machines that are colloquially called ulthera but the CRC is the only one that has the advanced technology of visualisation that delivers better outcomes and has an improved safety profile. Because it is designed to be precise in targeting certain tissues the operator needs to be trained in anatomy and understand the structures that they are seeing beneath the skin.
Having seen where to place the shot an appropriate depth transducer is selected, and ultrasound waves focused on the target layer. This makes the tissue molecules in that pinpoint spot area vibrate and heat up and this stimulates your body to repair and produce renewed thicker collagen, which ultimately readjusts and supports those superficial layers which have begun to sag.
See how the ulthera procedure works
In this video, Niamh explains how the Ulthera treatment works and how she keeps the results looking natural on our patient Lisa. She then also shows what’s involved in the preparation of the treatment and explains how she reads the ultrasound results to see which areas to target and which to avoid.
Lisa then shows her amazing results immediately after her treatment and Niamh explains what areas the Ulthera treatment targeted and how it helped achieve a tightening of her face.’
What can I expect?
The treatment rellies on your innate healing properties and so the results appear slowly over months and we see the best result at about 12 months. However it is all you and the benefit you get you keep! Unfortunately you are still aging and so we recommend a short maintenance session every 6 to 12 months.
We have moved away from the terminology of a non surgical facelift because what we see is more of an overall ‘shrinkwrap’ of the loosening tissues rather than a lift in one direction. This is one of its great strengths of this treatment, in producing very natural looking outcomes. The results are subtle, making you look just generally better without looking as if you have had a treatment.
The standard protocol is to have it all in one session which takes and hour and a half plus. We have developed a new Hi5 protocol which allows for shorter treatments spaced a few weeks apart that take about 20 mins. Many patients prefer this and we believe our results are even better! The procedure can be a little painful for some people, though we have seen a couple of patients dose off during the procedure! We will advise on over the counter pain killers to take before you come. These measures and shorter treatment times make it quite tolerable (like antiwrinkle injections; not pleasant but worth the discomfort)
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