The biggest problem I’ve had with ageing has been my sagging face. Yes, the sudden loss of flexibility and fitness I used to enjoy is a bummer, but the sagging unfortunately really gets my goat. Thanks to my job, I have been able to try out a number of fabulous treatments and products that have helped tremendously, but one thing I had yet to try was HIFU.
HIFU is not new, in fact, its a tried and tested treatment that gives you an instant, visible lift. If you are a HIFU newbie, let me give you a quick rundown on what you can expect. The first thing you’ll do when you get to the clinic is to fill up a form and have Dr Ram examine your face and determine which are your problem areas. For me, it was a loss of laxity in my lower facial region.
After the examination and recommendation, a therapist will take you to a treatment room, deep-cleanse your face and prep you for the treatment. Once cleansed, a cold gel will be applied onto your face and the treatment will commence. The treatment does not take long (approximately 10 minutes for the whole face) and depending on the level the machines is set on, you can either feel some discomfort to absolutely nothing at all. The lower region – think double chin and sagging jowls, requires a higher setting and did cause me some discomfort, especially around my teeth and jawline, but its completely bearable, even if your pain threshold is low.
I went in with a face that looked a bit boxy but came out with one that was so much slimmer, with a much tighter and more defined jawline! The results were instant and impressive. So far I have had two treatments, each a month apart and one more to go. You don’t need to space your treatments so close together like I did, but can instead spread them several months apart – but for the sake of the article and to also increase the level of collagen, I decided – with the doctor’s advice of course – to do the treatments back to back.
Expect to feel a bit tender or sore around the jawline area for a day or two. Again, it is completely bearable and totally worth the results.
If you are looking for a quick yet cost-effective, safe and painless option to tackle the early signs of ageing or slow down the ageing process, I would honestly recommend the Ultra V non-surgical facelift available at The Wellness Clinic.
The Ultra V HIFU Facelift is a non-surgical, clinically proven technology, for lifting and tightening the face, neck and body. Ultra V HIFU treatment works by penetrating the skin with ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the deep dermal and subdermal levels. As the skin structure responds to treatment, collagen fibres organize and shorten, resulting in a tightening and lifting effect on the skin, leaving the skin looking younger and more refreshed. I particularly like treatments that can give me long-term benefits like collagen regeneration.
“Through its patented, innovative continuous motion energy delivery technology, the Ultra V HIFU system is unique in its ability to deliver skin tightening energy quickly, precisely, and most importantly – painlessly into the skin to create instant results, making it one of the most popular and sought after lifting treatments for face and neck,” said Dr Ram Nath, Director, Aesthetic and Medical Services, The Wellness Clinic.
The Ultra V HIFU Facelift is suitable as an early intervention to prevent the signs of ageing for those in their 30s. It is also suitable as a form of maintenance for those in their 40s and 50s, between other more intensive skin tightening and lifting procedures such as Ulthera and Thermage. It takes less than 30 minutes for a full face and neck treatment, with no numbing cream required and no downtime. Results are visible after just one treatment, making it ideal for a quick lunchtime makeover and you can expect to pay around $425 per session, which is just a tad bit more than a good facial.
The Wellness Clinic is located at 501 Orchard Road, #04-01 Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880. Tel: 6732 0812.