Harper’s Bazaar Group Luxury Beauty Editor, Katy Young experiences the non-invasive skin tightening treatment that is Ultherapy.
The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, the No1 Ultherapy treatment provider for the 9th year in a row, is renowned for their trusted reputation, respected and sought-after doctors, and combination bespoke non-surgical treatments. It was an easy choice for Katy Young to reach out for Ultherapy advice to our expert Dr Matthew Jarvie-Thomas, Cosmetic Doctor named in Tatler’s Top Doctors. All you need to know about Ultherapy, from concerns to side effects are broken down for you with the help of Dr Jarvie-Thomas.
Why choose Ultherapy?
For Katy, Ultherapy was an obvious choice once she understood that “the procedure was essentially an anti-ageing treatment”. She says, “the ultrasound works on the foundation of the skin, boosting natural collagen to result in firmer, fresher-looking skin. Celebrities have been known to use it as a new facelift alternative.”
Dr Jarvie-Thomas reinforces this reasoning, explaining “Ultherapy offers a non-surgical way to lift and tighten the skin. Many of our patients at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic are bothered by jowls and losing the sharpness in their jawline and neck. Ultherapy targets the production of collagen and elastin – the scaffolding of youthful skin – making it a great option to generate that lift.”
Common concerns about Ultherapy
From Katy’s experience, any discomfort “doesn’t last beyond the treatment.” Dr Jarvie-Thomas reassures that Ultherapy should not be a painful treatment, but that some “Patients may experience low-level discomfort.” The way in which he manages this individual concern is to prepare his patients “with numbing cream and painkillers pre-treatment.”
With his patients, Dr Jarvie-Thomas finds there is little-to-no discomfort involved, with the treatment itself feeling warm and in certain areas just a bit prickly.
What happens in the Ultherapy session?
Before you reach the day of your Ultherapy treatment, you should have had a “thorough consultation with a qualified practitioner” to discuss your suitability for this treatment. Dr Jarvie-Thomas explains that “during the treatment, imaging is used to give optimal results safely, so your practitioner knows precisely what depths are needing to be treated. The treatment is completely non-invasive and will take 30-90 minutes depending on the areas treated.”
From her experience, Katy found that her treatment “took approximately 20-30 minutes using a handheld gadget to deliver ultrasound waves across [her] face and neck”, and she didn’t experience any side effects from her treatment.
Is Ultherapy the right treatment for you?
Ultherapy absolutely works says Katy, while also making the point that Ultherapy should “only be carried out by certified professionals. And her final tip is to ask the clinic to show you examples of previous work, so you feel confident in their hands.”
Dr Jarvie-Thomas says, “Ultherapy is widely regarded as the gold standard of non-surgical skin tightening, making it a great preventative or regenerative treatment”… “My patients love how it gives them the ability to generate their own collagen and while the results come gradually, they will last for years, not months.”
Ultherapy at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic
This is why we champion Ultherapy at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic. If you’re interested in finding out more about Ultherapy with one of our expert medical practitioners please book your consultation here or give our state-of-the-art London or Buckinghamshire clinic a call on 0343 253 8240.