Why the collagen-boosting Ultherapy treatment is the ultimate non-surgical alternative to a facelift
Beauty journalist Isabel Edwards Brown at Harper’s Bazaar meets with Dr Tracy Mountford of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic to discuss everything there is to know about Ultherapy’s “gold-standard” collagen-boosting treatment.
Isabel opens the article by discussing how there has been a “slew of high-performance non-surgical treatments” that have hit the beauty industry recently. This has given patients the chance to “refresh” and enhance their looks without having to resort to “extreme measures” like invasive surgeries, which often involve downtime.
Ultherapy has rapidly become known as one of the top non-surgical treatments on offer in this regard. It non-surgically lifts and tightens the face just like a surgical facelift, but without going anywhere near a scalpel. By using ultrasound technology to stimulate restorative collagen stores deep within the skin, it is now widely regarded as “the gold standard non-surgical treatment for skin lifting and tightening, leading patients to “a smoother, healthier-looking complexion” without any need for recovery time.
The Cosmetic Skin Clinic is quoted as the “industry leader in the procedure” having performed “the most treatments in the country” and being voted as “the number one Ultherapy clinic in the UK and Ireland for the past seven years.”
Isabel then addresses directly Dr Mountford directly to discover the top five things that have made the treatment so popular with beauty patients and experts alike and reports:
- 1) Boosting natural collagen production
“The process uses advanced ultrasound energy to stimulate the production of your natural collagen, which helps to restore the skin’s suppleness, as well as lifting and bringing definition to the contours of your face and neck.” It can also be applied to the chest and decolletage area to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- 2) One treatment with long-lasting results
Unlike many other non-surgical treatments, “only one treatment is required,” explains Dr Mountford. “Impressive results can be seen after two to three months as the growth of collagen and elastin replaces the old tissue. This will go on improving up to six months, and will give a lasting effect for over a year and even up to two years, depending on the age and lifestyle of each patient.”
- 3) No downtime needed
“For Ultherapy to work, it has to heat the deeper layers of the skin,” says Dr Mountford. “Some patients have higher sensitivity to this than others, but in a lot of cases, it is likened to an elastic band being pinged against the skin.”
“There is no real recovery time needed – there may be slight redness for a few hours, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch. This effect is typically mild and only temporary.”
- 4) Uses visualisation technology for best results
Ultherapy is extremely advanced thanks to its breakthrough “visualisation technology” that allows “the practitioner to see where you need more collagen.” This empowers the practitioner to deliver a treatment plan that will achieve “optimal results” as they can visually detect exactly where you need a collagen boost, and then apply the treatment to stimulate fresh collagen production in these areas.
- 5) Suitable for everyone
Ultherapy is ideal for all skin types, including darker skin tones. Dr Mountford elaborates:
“It can be used from your 30s onwards to address the premature signs of ageing. If you are in your mid-to-late 40s or above, it can be used as a regenerative treatment, as it stimulates collagen production in the skin.”
In terms of the results, they are said to “speak for themselves. The gradual, natural-looking lift leaves patients’ skin looking brighter, tighter and refreshed.”
To find out more about Ultherapy treatments at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic in London or Buckinghamshire, contact our clinics directly on the following numbers: 0203 319 3637 (London) or 01753 646 660 (Bucks). Alternatively, fill out our enquiry form.