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Ultherapy - FAQS

  • Scientifically proven to stimulate new collagen and elastin

  • Results can last for over a year

  • Can specifically target areas on face, neck and chest

  • Treatment can take just 30 minutes

  • Maintenance is simply one treatment annually

  • Minimal downtime 

What is Ultherapy?

Welcome to our Ultherapy FAQ page where we give you some background information and answer the most frequent questions we hear from clients about this amazing non-invasive treatment.  Ultherapy has been around for more than a decade - research into applications of micro-focussed ultrasound and visualisation began as far back as 1998!  And from 2004 until its commercial launch in 2008, Ultherapy underwent extensive clinical trials to evaluate its safety and efficacy.  The concept of Ultherapy is that it uses time-proven ultrasound energy to lift and tighten skin to achieve a fresher, youthful look without surgery!  Ultherapy is FDA-cleared and has also received the European CE mark for non-invasive sculpting and lifting of the face and neck from brow to décolleté.

Ultherapy: The Gold Standard for Non-Invasive Skin Lifting & Tightening

An expert panel of aesthetic practitioners designated Ultherapy the "Gold Standard" in non-surgical skin lifting and tightening.  This means that Ultherapy:

  • Is a non-invasive option with a well-established safety profile, and efficacy supported by the largest body of clinical data currently available among non-surgical skin lifting procedures:

  • Is FDA-cleared to lift the skin of the brow, neck and under the chin, and also improves lines and wrinkles in the chest area;

  • Uses a visualisation technique both before and during the treatment (a feature exclusive to Ultherapy) to achieve precision targeting customised to each patient as well as enhanced comfort; and

  • Enables the application of micro-focused energy to heat tissue and kick-start active collagen production (neocollagenesis).


See all the FAQs below - if you have a question that we have not answered or if you are unsure about any aspect of the treatment, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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  • Downtime: None
  • Time: Approx 1 hour
  • Duration of Results: Annual Touch-up
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  • How Does PRP Work?
    Once the consultation and patient case study phase is concluded, a small amount of blood is taken and passed through a centrifuge system to separate the platelets and fibrin from the red blood cells – this concentrate, known as the matrix, is then injected into the areas to be treated. Note the plasma remains alive in the treated area for approximately 7 days but the activity of the stem cells in the plasma continues working for about 3 months.
  • Is PRP Therapy Safe?
    Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is the safest non-invasive procedure available in the market today because you are using cells from your own body therefore there can be no allergic reaction: • It’s the only treatment of this type that can be injected into the tear trough of the eye without fear of any adverse effects • No surgery/no anaesthetic • Completely safe and natural – no synthetic substances/no danger of allergic reactions or infections • Walk-in Walk-out procedure – minimal disruption to your life Above all, the treatment is virtually painless and patients can look forward to a fast recovery.
  • Where Can PRP Be Used?
    Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can be used on the face, neck, hands and all over the body with excellent results: skin is re-plumped and rejuvenated; fine lines and wrinkles are reduced; skin contours are redefined to create a youthful, radiant bloom; skin is stimulated by the growth factors in the plasma to repair and rejuvenate itself. It is hugely successful in the treatment of areas such as: crow’s feet “crepey” eyelids acne scarring/scars in general wrinkles/fine lines around nose, lips, mouth sagging skin in the neck area stretch marks burned skin
  • What Does PRP Feel Like?
    Prior to treatment, the patient’s skin is numbed with a topical anaesthetic and plasma is then injected into the Upper Dermis – the patient may experience a sensation of tiny pin pricks but feedback from clients indicates that this sensation is not at all uncomfortable.
  • What After-Care Is Needed?
    Patient will experience slight swelling but this will usually disappear in 24 hours. In cases where patients are prone to bruising easily, slight bruising may be evident, but as with any other filler, this is easily covered with make-up.
  • How Long Will The Effects Of PRP Last?
    In cases where skin is not deeply wrinkled/badly scarred or burned, follow-up treatments are recommended on an annual basis. In the case of damaged or quite wrinkled skin, a follow-up treatment is advised for 3 months later and thereafter on an annual basis.
  • Who Is Not Suitable For PRP?
    Because you are using cells from your own body, there can be no allergic reaction, therefore PRP is suitable for most people however if you have any concerns or specific medical conditions, we will advise you during the pre-treatment consultation whether the procedure is safe for you or not. Following consultation, the patient is advised on dietary changes required to aid the process e.g. increase intake of Vitamin C and water, and avoidance of stimulants such as coffee, alcohol and cigarettes. Patients will experience much more effective and satisfactory results if they follow these guidelines.
  • Are There Any Side Effects?
    No unnatural substances are used, therefore there is no danger of adverse/allergic reactions because you are using your own cells.

"I just take care of my skin, eat well, exercise.  And I love....Ultherapy" Jennifer Aniston

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