I Heard A Rumour: Debunking Urban Tales On Ultherapy, Laser And Other Aesthetic Treatments

Google reviews on any aesthetic treatments, and we are sure to find some man-in-the-street opinion that ranges from the somewhat logical to the scary and even downright out of this world.

And as layman, we do not know if there is truth in any of the stories or opinions we read online.

While it is true that the Internet has enabled consumers to make better-informed decisions, it is also hard to know if what we have read are simply myths or are indeed information supported by medical evidence. Whether they are myths or facts, when this information is passed on through word of mouth, we start to believe them.

In line with this month’s theme of “Don’t be an April’s fool”, it is time to lift a veil on some things that patients often ask Halley Medical Aesthetics’ Dr. Terence Tan. These are often things that they have read on the Internet or heard from their friends.

What I’ve heard: People say Ultherapy melts fats away. I don’t want to look any more sunken than I already am.

Doctor says: There is no evidence that something like this exists. The function of Ultherapy is for skin tightening by using focused ultrasound to generate collagen. The Ulthera machine is very precise and targets the skin’s Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System or SMAS layer to plump up and firm our skin.

What I’ve heard: There are permanent side effects to Ultherapy.

Doctor says: No, not at all. It is a non-invasive, no downtime skin tightening treatment that is safe and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA).

What I’ve heard: Laser treatments will dry my skin.

Doctor says: Certain ablative laser, which is laser used to resurface facial skin, makes your face feels dry because it peels off the external layer of skin. But it is just a perception and not a real thing. Ablative laser resurfacing helps improve ageing skin.

What I’ve heard: Too much IPL will dry my face.

Doctor says: There is no medical evidence of this. IPL or intense pulsed light uses light energy to rejuvenate the face by lightening pigments, smoothening fine lines, and tighten pores.

What I’ve heard: Dermal fillers will stretch my skin. So my skin will sag once the effect of the filler goes away.

Doctor says: The amount of filler that we inject is normally between 1 to 3ml, which is spread out over several treatment areas. The intent is to enhance the curve we want to enhance and smoothen out wrinkles that we want to reduce. The amount that we use is therefore insignificant compared to the actual volume within the face. Moreover, skin elasticity is more related to loss of collagen as a result of age and sun damage than anything else.

Interested to learn the truth behind some popular filler myths? Watch the video below.

Have you heard any rumours about any medical aesthetic treatments that you’ll like to clarify? Drop us an email, and we will feature the answers in future blog posts.

Don’t be an April’s fool.

Other Interesting Blogposts

Lift Off With Threadlift And Liquid Facelift Mention facelift and chances are, the thought of a surgeon’s scalpel, heavy bandages, and long recovery time comes to mind. But did you know the advan...
Know Your Wrinkles: The Difference Between Dynamic And Static We frown at the thought of wrinkles but do you know that there is a multitude of treatment solutions that will iron out your worries. To find the most...
Let’s Raise Some Eyebrows Eyebrows. They are just hair on our face but so many of us fuss over its shape (arched or straight?). And when we age, our eyebrows start to droop, w...
The Instagram Face Offline It is a beautiful, perfect selfie photo-op kind of day. You whip out your phone only to realise that your "Instagram face" game is not quite up to the...
Why Pay For Lasers In A Clinic When You Can Go To A Spa? Things you need to know about lasers in Singapore   As consumers, we always opt for the lowest priced option that gives us the best value. Wi...
All You Need To Know About Laser Treatments The current beauty trend is to go bare faced. For some time, laser treatments have been used to help achieve better skin complexion. After all, nothin...

Categories: Beauty with a Difference, Laser, Ultherapy, VideosTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *