Ultherapy: Is This Skin Lifting Treatment Worth Paying For?

You’ve seen Ultherapy at work on the web. The premise is so tempting because it is the only US FDA-approved, non-invasive, no downtime skin lifting treatment that uses micro-focused ultrasound.

You’ve also read how safe it is but other than cost concerns, you’re unsure of what to expect on the day after or even 90 days after treatment. We answer questions that really matter here in this skin lifting treatment – Ultherapy 101.

How will the treatment hurt my pocket?

At Halley Medical Aesthetics (Halley), for instance, it costs S$3,900 for a full face and upper-neck lift using the Ultherapy Amplify protocol of 800 lines. This means your face receives 800 lines or ‘shots’ of micro-focused ultrasound energy to your face. This energy is responsible for the heavy lifting of your skin over time.

Ultherapy Amplify protocol of 800 lines
Ultherapy Amplify protocol of 800 lines

This 800-line protocol is 300 more than the previous protocol of 500 lines (currently priced at $3,200 at Halley). This means that the amount of energy that is hitting your face, asking your skin’s elastin fibre to generate collagen is increased by 60%. In fact, this latest 800-line protocol brings good news to those who have always wanted to do this non-invasive skin lifting treatment but is afraid of the discomfort they have heard or read about online.

Dr. Donna Chow of Halley Medical Aesthetics
Dr. Donna Chow of Halley Medical Aesthetics

According to Halley’s Dr. Donna Chow, this upgraded protocol actually gives a more comfortable Ultherapy facelift experience to patients. Studies have shown that decreasing the baseline ultrasound or intensity of each pulse contributes to the patient’s comfort without reducing clinical results. “So with the Ultherapy Amplify protocol of 800 lines, doctors can give patients a higher density of pulses to their face and upper neck at an intensity level that is comfortable for them while delivering optimal lift at the same time,” says Dr. Chow.

How will the Ultherapy treatment ‘hurt your pocket’, you asked? The 800-line protocol is finally a treatment option that gives your face the most optimal and an even more intense skin lift that one associates with the Ultherapy name – without the discomfort that one used to hear about. This value goes beyond the price tag that any clinic would place on the treatment.

What can I expect to see the day after my treatment and 90 days down the road?

Because everyone’s skin is different, results will vary. This table below by Merz, the pharmaceuticalcompany behind Ultherapy, describes the variety of responses reported by patients and what they may experience in the area of skin lifting, toning, and shaping..

Responses by Ultherapy patients in the area of skin lifting, toning, and shaping. (Source: Ulthera)
Responses by patients in the area of skin lifting, toning, and shaping. (Source: Merz)

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