International beauty trends don’t always translate well in humid weather. Heavy makeup – whether in the form of a smoky eye look, a well-contoured visage or rosied cheeks – rarely lasts a day in the Singapore heat. And aesthetic procedures can be difficult in this climate too. If you’ve tried any form of laser treatment, you’ll know that avoiding the sun afterwards is a requirement. Speaking from experience, running around Singapore under an umbrella while donning a big hat and sunglasses is no fun! One potential solution is Ultherapy.
How it works
Ultherapy addresses years of sun exposure, working from the inside out to lift and tighten skin without downtime or any need to avoid the sun afterwards. And, it’s got the stamp of approval from numerous celebs including A-listers Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox. It’s a non-invasive facelift that treats sagging skin without surgery and it’s also able to target hard-to-treat areas such as the neck, under the chin and above the brow.
Ultherapy uses FDA-approved ultrasound technology, which is applied to your skin using a probe controlled by your aesthetician. Energy pulses through to the deepest skin layers (up to 4.5mm in depth), stimulating the growth of fresh new collagen and strengthening weak stores. Your doctor can see everything happening on screen using ultrasound imaging, so they know precisely where to focus on.
Why we like it
Ultherapy is great for Singapore’s humid tropical weather. There’s no need to dodge the sun after a session, and anti-ageing effects can be achieved without the use of pore-clogging creams. Dr Tommy Ng of Trinity Medical has seen a five-fold increase in the demand for the treatment in the last two years. “Ultherapy has been FDA-approved since I started offering aesthetic procedures more than a decade ago. However, its popularity only surged when celebrities started talking about it,” he says.
He explains that many of his patients are already aware of Ultherapy’s ability to work from the inside out to lift and tighten, thus creating younger looking skin. It works by bypassing the surface of the skin, delivering ultrasound to the layer that’s typically addressed in a surgical facelift. However, for Dr Ng’s patients, they’re also pleasantly surprised by the low aftercare maintenance and lack of downtime. “With the nearly zero downtime required, my patients often return straight to work after their treatment.”
Ultherapy is fast becoming a favourite for many of Dr Tommy Ng’s patients. That’s particularly the case with those looking for an effective anti-ageing solution, plus results that can last three to five years. Sessions cost from $2,388 for a full face and upper neck.
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