“Medically based treatments that offer no downtime, no scarring & visible results are really the appeal of non-surgical aesthetics”, says Chantal Ward, RN (CANS) member ASLM. “And while cosmetic surgery by a reputable surgeon can offer positive outcomes, many patients opt out seeking treatments that:
- 1) are non-invasive.
- 2) are more affordable/budget friendly.
- 3) require little to zero downtime from daily activities.
It is for these reasons that Botox™, Thermage™️, Fraxel™️, Exilis™️ Radio Frequency, IPL, Lasers and Micro-Focussed Ultrasound therapies are popular solutions for anti-aging.
As both a clinic owner and Aesthetic Industry Trainer Ms. Ward’s perspective on non-surgical treatments is unique. “Not only do I receive feedback from real patients that come to see me at Clarity Medspa, I am constantly receiving feedback from nurses, doctors, and technicians that I have trained or who I collaborate with. When discussing expectations & outcomes with either of these groups, I am noticing that skin lifting and tightening are the most sought after treatments for one simple reason: They are safe and offer visible results.”
Ms. Ward goes on to say that selecting the right treatment for a non surgical face lift requires due diligence, as not all devices are created equally. “While Thermage™ opened up the playing field for the treatment of lines and wrinkles, consumers can now benefit from a wider range of outcomes as clinics guide them towards solutions using radio frequency (Exilis Elite™) for tightening, PRP, MicroNeedling and focussed ultrasound (Ultherapy™) approved for skin lifting”
Skin that is strong, firm and has good elasticity is a common goal for those aged 35 and beyond. It is the job of aesthetic practitioners to explain that healthy looking skin is built on a strong foundation, deep within the tissue. “The best treatment plans come from building NEW collagen and strengthening deep in the tissue with Ultherapy and later, finishing on the surface to improve texture & tone (ie sun damage, capillaries, smooth wrinkles)… it is our methodical approach that brings people to Clarity Medspa”, says Ms. Ward.
How does Ultherapy™ tighten skin and result in skin lighting?
Ultherapy has the ability to work deep in very precise layers of the skin, making it the modality of choice for skin tightening and lifting. “The precise nature in how Ultherapy™ energy is deposited, allows most patients to see visible transformations, in only one treatment.
Ultherapy™ heats the tissue at 3 depths (1.5, 3.0 and 4.5 mm), targeting deeper than any other facial aesthetic technology. Treating at the 4.5 mm contracts the SMAS (this is where a surgeon will treat during a face lift) which results in lifting of skin. Peer-reviewed clinical studies demonstrate that a collagen contraction occurs due to high temperatures reached below skin, while leaving the outermost layers of the skin unaffected.
Heat contraction that occurs is 3-dimensional for immediate tightening, as well as the production of new collagen. Because outermost layers are fully protected, there is no downtime.
The best outcomes rely on the ability of a device to deliver energy while enabling the operator the ability to actually visualize (Diagnostic Ultrasound) that the energy is reaching optimal depths.
Is Ultherapy Safe?
Both FDA & Health Canada approved, Ultherapy™ is considered an industry leader for its ability to satisfy both conditions.
Ideal for treating the full face, neck, brow, eye area and chest, with improvements that always look natural and are noticeable.
Is Ultherapy Painful?
Questions around comfort and whether or not Ultherapy hurts, are very common… If you have heard that Ultherapy is painful this most likely because inexperienced technicians was doing the treatment or a knock-off device was being used. Under the hands of skilled technician, this treatment should feel no more than “a little spicy”, in other words light heat sensations.
ULTHERA™ is the only device APPROVED for LIFTING skin and allows for improved collagen density while offsetting the effects of aging .
For safe and effective non-surgical treatment options, turn to Clarity Medspa & Laser. Consult with us at our medical-grade facility; call us at (416) 960-2222