By Sara Grace C. Fojas
We all want to be naturally beautiful as we age, but our body’s nature as we age are wrinkles, thin brows and lashes, fine lines, and a fading smile. No matter how many age defying products we put on our face, our skin won’t stop aging. Not for long.
Along with our aging is the improvement of technology, and this time, technology brought us Ultherapy, a non-surgical procedure that uses micro-focused ultrasound to lift and tighten skin on the brow, under the chin, neck, and chest, and improve lines and wrinkles. It stimulates the body’s own natural healing process which jumpstarts the production of fresh, new collagen. All this is done without cutting or disrupting the surface of your skin—a US FDA-accredited non-invasive lift using ultrasound technology.
The procedure normally takes around 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the treatment area. Afterwards, the patient can return to normal activities right away, without needing to take special measures. Results gradually appear over two to three months as new collagen works to lift and tighten skin. Further improvements can appear up to six months after the procedure as the collagen-building continues.
“This technology is the first of its kind in that it is able to get to deeper skin layers and treat them without any damage to the outer layers. The ultrasound technology used in Ultherapy prompts new collagen and elastin formation so the body is able to treat itself. It has no downtime and you can really have it in your own free time and there’s not much to do after or prepare specifically after the procedure. It allows the body’s own regenerative process that allows the natural protein in our system to maintain the tone and firmness of the skin,” explains Merz Asia Pacific senior regional medical director Dr. Owen Sunga.
Through it, we can experience the natural yet noticeable lifting effects using ultrasound technology to stimulate the body’s own healing process, treating the deeper layers of the skin without disrupting or cutting the surface.
Ultherapy is the Philippine’s Queen of Talk Kris Aquino’s ultimate beauty secret. Aside from taking care of her skin, she claims that Ultherapy was the answer to her number one beauty worry.
“I felt that surgery would cause more problems for me than what it would be worth. I didn’t want anything drastic and high maintenance. I just thought that I’d be happier without a few lines here and there. So, when I was told about this non-surgical lifting procedure that would just take over an hour and needed no downtime, I had to try it,” says Kris.
Despite her hectic schedule, Kris takes care of her skin by following a morning routine and a night routine before sleeping, regardless of how early the call time is or how late she gets home.
She’s also very careful about sun exposure and takes a lot of Vitamin C and collagen supplements.
“It doesn’t freeze your face. It’s not cheap but it’s really worth it. We all want to fight the signs of aging but we don’t want to do it in a way that we will go through all the scientific procedures. You look natural but you look beautiful. The perfection description for it is really tiis-ganda. It’s not painless but I’ll take the pain if I’ll be beautiful,” says Kris. Women should have the option to beautify yourself and you have to feel good about yourself. Looking good makes you feel good. It’s a worthwhile investment.”
Ultherapy is now being offered at a number of authentic treatment clinics in Metro Manila.