Knife-less therapy for timeless beauty

Ultherapy, a non-invasive cosmetic procedure gives natural yet noticeable results

Forty-year old Anita (name changed) got all excited when she received an invitation for a college reunion. Reminiscing old times, she smiled thinking how popular she was, especially for her looks. But the smile vanished as soon she saw herself in the mirror. After birthing two kids and a life that revolved around family and work, her face had sagged and she had developed fine lines, pigmentation and dullness on her skin. All of a sudden she got scared of the idea of meeting her college friends again. What would they say? She did not want her pretty image shattered.

Only if reality had a Photoshop to make us look flawless at all ages. Nonetheless, there is cosmetic surgery to the rescue. But alas, most of us are scared of going under the knife and do not want needle stings. Anita’s friend recommended her to consult with Dr Shahin Nooreyezdan and Dr Kuldeep Singh, Senior Consultants at Delhi’s Apollo Cosmetic Clinics, who recommended an advanced treatment to overcome skin ageing issues called Ultherapy.

Dr Shahin Nooreyezdan, Senior Consultant, Apollo Cosmetic Clinics,Delhi said, “When we met Anita, she was distraught with how her face looked. The fact that she was completely focused on her household was visible. She was but the mother of two, and, had hardly devoted any time to take care of herself and her skin. Fact remains that beautiful, glowing younger looking skin requires intensive care, both internally and externally. Especially, after crossing 30’s this process requires extra effort to overcome the signs of ageing. A relatively new therapy for India, Ultherapy provides an immediate smoothing effect by slowing down the aging process by creating new structural collagen and eventually tightens it thus improving skin texture and tone. The treatment was pretty refreshing for Anita and what she saw left her completely speechless. She never imagined that she could relive those golden years of her early teens and twenties.”

Today, Ultherapy is being used in more than 55 countries and around 40 scientific papers have been published on the procedure. More than twice that number of scientific lectures have also been delivered at various platforms.Dr Nooreyezdan and Dr Singh have regular interactions with patients facing a variety of issues falling under the realm of cosmetic treatments including hair fall issues, skin problems, botox, etc. to name a few.

Dr Kuldeep Singh, Senior Consultant, Apollo Cosmetic Clinics,Delhisaid, “Also known as the ‘lunchtime lift’, Ultherapy is a micro-focused ultrasound treatment for skin tightening. Yes, an ultrasound system, normally used for viewing baby growth in pregnant ladies. Conveniently termed as ‘lunchtime lift’ it requires no overnight stay at the clinic. You can literally choose to get it done in your lunch hour and go back to work.  It is a mere 60-90 minutes’ treatment that uses your body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually restore memory to the skin and underlying tissues. The results of the treatment can be enhanced further with the use of Dermal fillers and Botox.”

Approved by the USFDA, improvements continue for 6 months. Different than lasers, which penetrate the skin from the outside-in, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin, specifically targeting the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen lives. The technique uses ultrasound pulse energy to enter into the tissue, working from the inside-out delivering thermal energy. This thermal energy revives the collagen producing engines within the tissues, resulting in the production of new collagen and markedly improving the elasticity of the skin. The effect lasts for up totwo and a half years after which you may need another session as you have become two and a half years older too!!

Dr Singh concluded, “Ultherapy is recommended for those between 35 and 60 with early signs of laxity. These patients see results within three to six months with a single treatment. Patients over the age of 60 may require a second treatment in six months. Treatments specific for certain areas such as the chin, eyes or brow can last for several years.”


Vinod Kumar

Health Journalist & writer. Editor of monthly health magazine "Health Spectrum."

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