Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ultherapy: Stimulating Natural Youthful Skin Through the Beauty of Sound

It's inevitable … the years added to our lives will show on our faces sooner or later depending on various factors like genes, environment, diet, etc. At a certain age, people will notice changes like skin that starts to sag, cheeks that begin to sink, and chin lines that suddenly seems to widen. When laxity first occur on the forehead, it will eventually lead to eyebrow descent, excess skin, or hooding on the eyelids such that you'll appear less open-eyed, among other obvious physical changes.

physical changes brought about by aging
Merz Aesthetics offers a solution to all these changes related to aging via an effective, non-invasive, and sound solution. Merz held a press conference recently at Le Jardin in Bonifacio Global City to introduce Ultherapy, a non-surgical, skin lifting procedure that uses tried and true ultrasound energy.

Dr. Peter Peng, a Taiwanese dermatologist, shared that Ulthera is one of his favorite devices because it is the only device that is U.S. FDA-approved for "lifting" the skin on the neck, brow, and under the chin. "It uses micro-focused ultrasound and is effective and safe. You get lasting results with just one treatment," he described adding that Ulthera has a "deep see" visualization system that enables doctors to literally see what areas they are treating via a monitor. 

(from left) Dr. Elepano, Dr. Teo, Dr. Peng, and Dr. Viceral 
"You are not doing it blind. We can even avoid bones. It's very precise," agreed Dr. Z Teo, a Singapore-based dermatologist who has patients getting Ultherapy for the past six years. "I zero in the treatment where it's needed," he pointed out. When asked about downtime after treatment, he said patients who get a lot of "shots" might feel their skin to be a bit bloated, or there will be some swelling. He assured, "As you wake up everyday, it gets better. By the fourth week, you'll definitely see lifting. There's no redness and no peeling. Pain is subjective and can be managed."

Psychiatrist Dr. Ron Elepano affirmed that when a person feels beautiful, he/she tends to be more confident. "There is scientific basis to looking good. Most depressed patients look tired and sad. Something as simple as Ultherapy can lift and alleviate depressive symptoms," he explained. "Aesthetic medicine can be tailor-fitted to patients and Merz has different offerings to choose from."

before and after 150 days

Dr. Venzo Viceral, Head of Medical and Regulatory Affairs of Merz Philippines Healthcare Inc., reiterated that they have options to help people look and feel better about themselves through holistic rejuvenation. "Ulthera is just one of the products we offer. It complements other treatments within the Merz Aesthetics Portfolio." 

Here are some statistics since the Ulthera System was launched six years ago: 500,000+ patients treated globally, 3,000+ systems sold globally, 100+ patients (filed, published, or issued), 50+ clinical studies, 40+ published peer-reviewed papers, and the one and only U.S. FDA-cleared, non-invasive lift. 

the doctors with event host Angel Jacob
According to the press con's resource persons, Ultherapy is the next evolution in aesthetic science. Its focused ultrasound energy is delivered non-invasively to heat deep tissue without affecting the skin's surface. The heat then triggers the body's natural response mechanism, which results in rejuvenating weakened collagen and supplementing it with fresh, new ones. 

Ultherapy is a single 60-90 minute procedure that bridges the gap between injectables and surgery. It is skin color independent and there are no pre- or post-treatment skin care requirements. Results gradually build over two to three months and can continue to improve up to six months post-procedure. Noticeable results can last for one year or more. 

areas where you can have Ultherapy done
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