Singapore Beauty Bloggers` Take on Ultherapy

This photo grabbed from Ju Ann’s Instagram account shows her glowing and skin-tight face 2 months after her Ultherapy treatment
This photo grabbed from Ju Ann’s Instagram account shows her glowing and skin-tight face 2 months after her Ultherapy treatment
Singapore Beauty Bloggers` Take on Ultherapy
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American supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley glows youthfully at 64. Sixty-four! Impossible? Yes, by nature, but definitely possible by aesthetic procedures!

I’ll let you in on Christie’s secret. It’s none other than ULTHERAPY!

Ultherapy is a procedure that uses ultrasound technology to lift and tighten skin starting from the eyebrow all the way to the chest. It is a non-invasive procedure that offers no downtime and surgery, perfect for patients who have inhibitions of going under the knife. It has a long track record for being used globally by medical professionals and it is no stranger to Singapore’s aesthetic doctors.

In fact, a lot of Singapore beauty bloggers have tried this skin therapy in the hopes of achieving the same young and fresh look that some Hollywood celebrities have thanked Ultherapy for. Want to see results? Read on.

Achieving V-shaped Face with Ultherapy by Celine Chiam

What I love about lifestyle and beauty blogger Celine Chiam’s review is its very extensive feature about Ultherapy. Celine goes the extra mile by placing photos of almost every step done to her face and was generous enough to embed a video, too!

In her article, Celine discloses that it has been her desire to have a well-defined face. She decided to go for the Ultherapy treatment because of its non-invasive procedure. This factor is crucial for her as she mentions that in case she does not like the outcome of the treatment, her face will still go back to its original state, as the results of Ultherapy are only temporary.

On to her experience!

At the start of her Ultherapy journey, Celine headed to an aesthetic professional that is an expert in the treatment. Celine mentions that she had a very thorough consultation with her doctor. During this consultation, Celine found out that Ultherapy should be done prior to getting any other facial improvements. Since Ultherapy is a treatment that tightens the skin, it will generally affect any treatment previously done on your face, such as the nose or eyes, as it makes your sharper after the procedure. This, she says, will alter the initial look you have and may not complement your new face shape, which you may not like.

Consultation prior to treatment. Remember to discuss thoroughly with your doctor your desired results
Consultation prior to treatment. Remember to discuss thoroughly with your doctor your desired results

For her treatment, Celine enumerates the parts of her face that underwent Ultherapy. These are her double chin, short, chin, round face, jawline, eye bags, and nose.

Not a stepped to be missed: numbing cream application.
Not a stepped to be missed: numbing cream application.

At the start of her treatment, Celine’s face was cleared of makeup. After this, numbing cream was applied onto the areas for treatment. To be precise about where to direct the heat energy of the Ultherapy device, the doctor marked Celine’s face. As soon as this is done, the treatment proceeded.

Marking the face for accuracy on where the Ultherapy device is to be administered.

Celine recalls that her entire procedure lasted for 30 to 45 minutes. Regarding pain, she recounts that she only felt the heat of the device and some prickling on her face. She rated her pain experience as 3 to 4 on the scale of 10, with 10 as most painful. She also mentions that there were swelling and redness on her face, but it did not last long. The numbness of her skin waned an hour after her treatment finished. An iced roller was used on her face after the treatment to ease down the burning sensation on the skin. She further shares that there is no downtime needed for this treatment and she was able to return to her regular activities right after.

The Ultherapy device injects heat deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production.
The Ultherapy device injects heat deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production.

The results of her treatment came 3 to 4 months after her first Ultherapy treatment. Celine shares a photo of her face and explains that her face looked rounder not because the treatment did not work on her, but rather because she gained more weight after the procedure. To testify on the effectiveness of Ultherapy, Celine points out that her face has a more inverted triangular shape and that her jawline has slimmed down. She also conveys that aside from the tightening of her skin, her complexion improved and she had lesser pimple breakouts.

Celine confides that Ultherapy delivered its promise of tighter skin but was less obvious on her as she gained weight 3 months after her treatment (left photo).
Celine confides that Ultherapy delivered its promise of tighter skin but was less obvious on her as she gained weight 3 months after her treatment (left photo).

By the 4th month following the treatment, Celine’s face looked younger and more radiant! Her face amazingly achieved the V-face she was hoping for, which she can enjoy for 6 months to a year!

Celine flaunting her much younger and V-shaped face 4 months after her Ultherapy treatment.
Celine flaunting her much younger and V-shaped face 4 months after her Ultherapy treatment.

If you want the full details of Celine’s very informative Ultherapy review, you can get them all here.

Saying Bye to my Dark Eye Circles and Eyebags (Part 1): Ultherapy by Carrie Sim

In this blog review, Carrie Sim turned to Ultherapy to treat her unflattering eye bags, which has caused people to ask whether she was feeling exhausted. She shares that her dark circles developed due to allergies and a sinus problem.

Ultherapy is also safe to treat the face’s sensitive areas, such as those under the eyes.
Ultherapy is also safe to treat the face’s sensitive areas, such as those under the eyes.

To address this skin flaw and look less like a panda, Carrie headed to her chosen dermatologist for a consultation. During her conversation with her doctor, Carrie share that the Ultherapy treatment was recommended to improve her under eye problems. Her doctor explained that the treatment would be able to volumise the hollow areas beneath her eyes and also lift and tighten the saggy skin caused by the eye bags. In addition, she can expect her skin to look more radiant and youthful as the procedure improves her complexion by producing more collagen in the skin.

Ultrasound imaging is used in the Ultherapy procedure to ensure precision of the use of the Ulthera device.
Ultrasound imaging is used in the Ultherapy procedure to ensure the precision of the use of the Ulthera device.

Carrie tells that she mentioned to her doctor about her concerns of having the ultrasound energy applied under her eyes—an area that is very sensitive. Her doctor assured her that this process was safe and will be applied with precision under her eyes. At the same time, her doctor detailed that real-time ultrasound imaging was to be used to ensure that the treatment is done only on the correct areas.

Carrie’s experience does not enumerate the preparations made before the procedure. She quickly jumps to the details of how the Ultherapy treatment was done.

Mild heat and prickling sensations were felt as the device was placed on Carrie’s problem area.

As the Ulthera device was pushed on her face, she shares in her review that she felt pinpricks and mild heat on the area. The feeling was highly tolerable. Her procedure was finished in a little over 30 minutes. No downtime was needed and Carrie was able to rush off and do her errands as soon as her treatment was done.

For results, she recalls seeing improvements 2 to 3 months after her Ultherapy treatment. Unfortunately, there are no photos provided on her blog review. But she mentions about writing a succeeding post, which also chronicles the other procedures she took in addition to Ultherapy in order to achieve the best results of getting rid of her eye bags.

Carrie’s under eye Ultherapy treatment cost $420.

You can read part 1 of her entire eye bags improvement experience on her blog, carriesim.com.

Ulthera: Cutting Edge Procedure Without Needing the Cut by Karen Ashley

Beauty blogger Karen Ashley reveals in this assessment that at her age (mid-30s) she is not in need of a face-lift yet. I do agree as she actually looks like in her early 20s! However, at this point in her life, she cannot deny the fact that gravity is taking its toll on her skin—especially those on her face and neck.

Notice the skin that sags on the sides of Karen Ashley’s face, making her jawline undefined.
Notice the skin that sags on the sides of Karen Ashley’s face, making her jawline undefined.

For this Ultherapy review, Karen Ashley shares that she aimed to address her saggy jowls and cheeks. Ultherapy is her ultimate choice for treatment as there is no need for her to undergo any surgery. She considers the pain, downtime, and going under the knife are the factors why she eludes getting plastic surgeries done to her body.

Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure perfect for women who wish not to undergo surgeries for face enhancements, like Karen Ashley.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure perfect for women who wish not to undergo surgeries for face enhancements, like Karen Ashley.

Going to her treatment, Karen Ashley relays that her doctor explained the process of administering the Ultherapy treatment as she waited for the numbing cream to take effect on her skin. The Ultherapy device was set at 3.0 and 4.5 to treat her cheeks and jawline, while for her upper face the device was set at 3.0 and 1.5. As the treatment commenced, Karen Ashley’s doctor worked on her forehead, cheeks, and neck. She says that she felt a warm sensation during this time and felt no pain at all. Some of the parts that were more sensitive for her were parts where the skin is nearer to the bones, such as the jawline. After the treatment was done, Karen Ashley remembers feeling some ache on certain parts of her face. She also mentions that her face looked red, but the redness eventually subsided after the treatment. No downtime was needed, so Karen Ashley was able to proceed to meet her friends for dinner following her clinic schedule.

Areas with skin near the bones are more sensitive in feeling the heat and prickling from the Ultherapy device.
Areas with skin near the bones are more sensitive in feeling the heat and prickling from the Ultherapy device.

Karen Ashley provides a photo of herself immediately after the treatment. However, she clarifies that Ultherapy’s results are not instantaneous, hence the sagginess on her jawline and cheeks are still visible. She also says that her face felt tingling sensations about a week after the treatment, which was an indication that her body is producing collagen to tighten her skin as it continues to heal.

No instant results after the treatment, but Karen Ashley managed to look fresh in this photo.
No instant results after the treatment, but Karen Ashley managed to look fresh in this photo.

Go through Karen Ashley’s Ultherapy experience on her blog. Click this link.

I Took The Plunge and Got a Full Face Ultherapy Treatment by Ju Ann

After hearing Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian rave about Ultherapy, Ju Ann took the courage to set out to check what this skin therapy had to offer.

Numbing cream is applied to Ju Ann’s face to ease the feeling of discomfort during the procedure.
Numbing cream is applied to Ju Ann’s face to ease the feeling of discomfort during the procedure.

In her blog review, Ju Ann discloses that she was feeling uneasy about undergoing the treatment because of rumours that it was uncomfortable. To counter that, she mentions that numbing cream was applied thoroughly all over her face before the treatment begun. After the numbing cream kicked in, Ju Ann’s doctor performed the procedure. The ultrasound device, which was energy-charged, was pressed to the areas of her face that needed tightening. This took a few seconds before the moving on to another part of the face.

The heat from the device can still be felt despite the anaesthetics used to numb the face
The heat from the device can still be felt despite the anaesthetics used to numb the face

Ju Ann confesses that this procedure did not feel like a walk in the park. She actually found it uncomfortable. To ease the discomfort, her doctor gave her some rubber toys that can be squeezed to release tension from the body. At the same time, the clinic assistant pointed a fan towards her face during the entire procedure. Ju Ann adds that the areas of the face where the bone covered by thin flesh felt the most discomfort. However, she assures that she only felt the pain during the time when the Ultherapy device was pressed onto her face, charging the energy to provide an improvement to the skin. After the completion of the treatment, no side effect or pain was present.

Rubber toys can help ease the discomfort by squeezing them throughout the procedure
Rubber toys can help ease the discomfort by squeezing them throughout the procedure

Results for Ultherapy, as Ju Ann experienced, did not happen immediately. She says in her review that there was still a tingling feeling that she felt a week after her treatment. Her face also felt tender. These signify that the skin’s improvement is underway. Patience is the key when waiting for the results of Ultherapy to be visible as it took Ju Ann 2 to 3 months to see improvements on her face.

There are no after photos in this review, but Ju Ann directed her readers to follow her Instagram account in order to see the results of her Ultherapy treatment 2 to 3 months after. I took the liberty to grab some of her photos, which were taken 2 months after.

This photo grabbed from Ju Ann’s Instagram account shows her glowing and skin-tight face 2 months after her Ultherapy treatment
This photo grabbed from Ju Ann’s Instagram account shows her glowing and skin-tight face 2 months after her Ultherapy treatment

Read more insights from Ju Ann’s Ultherapy experience here.