Some patients experience minor flushing or redness, including welts, for a few hours after the procedure. Effect on skin surface – Ultherapy heats tissue at specific depths under the skin surface and has no effect on the superficial layers at all.
Treatment areas include the face, tummy, breasts, chest, buttocks, thighs or neck. Results vary, however, depending on the degree of skin laxity, accumulated sun-damage, individual biological response to ultrasound energy, and the individual’s collagen-building ability. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help patients keep ahead of the body’s natural aging process. Your skin will be cleaned and a cool ultrasound gel is applied to the lip enhancement skin of the area to be treated to allow good contact and penetration of the ultrasound energy. The area is then visualised with ultrasound to view the skin thickness and precisely identify the optimal target level for collagen stimulation, tightening and lifting. Skin tightening is a walk in-walk out procedure, but requires extreme attention to detail. Our skin tightening specialists use a progressive deep heat approach that leaves the surface skin unaffected.
No one wants the double chin, the saggy skin under the eyes or wrinkled stomach. Radio frequency technology allows these areas to be treated in a comfortable, quick treatment with no downtime.
The various treatment options available at Cosmos Clinic can effectively treat loose skin by way of assisting collagen production, or by removing the problematic skin all together. Thermage treatments are a safe, non-surgical method to improve skin quality, which helps achieve an overall younger-looking appearance with visible results seen after just one treatment!
Ultherapy causes heating of the tissueat a temperature range proven to be optimal for stimulating new collagen production (60-70℃). There is initial thermal coagulation and denaturation of weak collagen, and contraction of collagen fibrils, whereby an immediate tightening effect may be visible. Synthesis of new collagen progressively increases over the next 3-6 months resulting in subtle, natural looking skin tightening and lifting.
As the energy is delivered a sensation of building heat is felt momentarily. Some patients will feel brief discomfort or even pain with each ultrasound pulse. Treatment involves the formation of small carbon dots strategically place to create a tightening of the skin. Fat deposits cannot defy gravity forever, so as we age the natural fat deposits that usually keep our cheeks looking plump and healthy – travel south into the lower face. With some help with this radio frequency treatment, the elasticity of the skin is repaired and your skin is tightened, holding your natural fat deposits in place and reversing the signs of ageing. One of the biggest draw cards of the Thermage Skin Tightening treatment is that only one treatment is required, and downtime is minimal. For some clients, a bi-annual Thermage session is enough to maintain superior skin health, however it is always best to follow your technician’s treatment frequency recommendations.
This causes excess skin to dry superficially creating tiny brown, crusty carbon dots which slough off like a scab would within 5-8 days post procedure. This treatment is excellent for tightening of the face, neck, under the eyes and the stomach. Perfect for those who are in good health and exercise regularly, but need some help to tighten the skin that becomes lax with age and body changes. Pregnancy is a major cause of loose skin as the skin has been stretched beyond its normal elasticity. Aging, extreme weight loss, genetics and long-term exposure to UV rays are also major factors in causing the loss of elasticity in skin.
Discomfort is most noticeable at higher energy levels, over bony regions and in the vicinity of nerves. For those who need it, we have laughing gas available which is usually sufficient to provide a comfortable treatment experience. You will have an initial consultation and assessment with either Dr Csilla or Nurse Fay to ensure that Ultherapy is the right treatment for you. Patients with more severe skin laxity will benefit more from a surgical procedure and can be referred to a qualified plastic surgeon. Laser Therapeutics use The Matrix Polydioxanone Threads which are re-absorbable threads manufactured in Korea. The Matrix brand is widely available throughout the world, gaining the CE approval Mark and full TGA Approval in Australia. Initially you might observe a correction in the treated area, however, this is due to swelling and will subside.
Any area on the body with mild to moderate skin laxity or crepey skin can be successfully treated with Ultherapy. Ultherapy is ideally suited to those individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity who are not yet ready for a surgical lift, and for those who want to maintain their lift after cosmetic surgery. The treated area will have a special post care cream and you will be supplied with additional cream to reapply as required. Black carbon dots, redness and swelling will be present on the skin for immediately following treatment and will take 3-7 days to fall off. Results can last up to 4 years depending on the patients age, skin quality and lifestyle factors. Find out more about RadioFrequency Skin Tightening in the information below. Or get in touch and book a nurse or therapist consultation to discuss your concerns and treatment plan specific to you.
Both PDO Mono threads can take anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes depending on the number of threads required for the procedure. Usually only 1 treatment is required, however, a second treatment may be required to achieve optimum results in cases where skin laxity is more pronounced. Here at Brisbane Skin, our dermatologists and therapists treat for tightening of the face, neck, under the eyes, arms and stomachs. Please allow 30 minutes for your treatment, which includes preparation and treatment time. This is a no-downtime procedure and many patients go straight back to work following their visit.
Skinstitut is founded on the belief that serious, high- end skincare should be accessible to everyone. Laser Skin Tightening uses leading laser technology to bulk heat the skin to certain temperatures in order to cause collagen contracture. The heat will then metabolise unhealthy fibres and cells causing a stimulation to the fibroblast cells .
The cost of the procedure depends on the area to be treated, including the time and number of ultrasound pulses required. Collagen production with associated tightening and lifting will start to become visible at 2-3 months post-procedure, and continued improvement can be seen for up to 6 months. A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that is losing its elasticity and looks less firm. Typically, those in their thirties and beyond who have mild to moderate skin laxity around their eyebrows, their jowls and neck will benefit from this procedure. Ultherapy is also a good option for those who want to prevent future skin sag and droop, and for those who want to maintain the effects of cosmetic surgery. The mono threads stimulate an increase in collagen production which takes approximately 12 weeks to occur.
The number of treatments is customised to each client and depends on the skin’s condition, age, genetic background, health status and lifestyle. Ultherapy complements all of the other anti-aging and beautifying procedures that we offer at Elysium Skin Center Brisbane. It is the only non-invasive technique that has the proven ability to lift and tighten loose skin on the face, neck and chest without any downtime. I particularly like the ability to now offer a subtle brow lift, jaw lift or neck lift to my patients who have already benefited from improved skin tone and texture. And to have a treatment for those patients keen to prevent future facial sag and droop.
This is usually in the form of skin rejuvenation treatments and surgery. Cosmos Clinic offers a variety of treatment options for effectively treating loose skin by way of assisting collagen production, or by removing the problematic skin all together.