My 1st Experience With Ultherapy, And 3 Things You Should Know


Going to an Aesthetics clinic for skin tightening or facelift has never come across my mind because I’m afraid of needles (not the pain)- on me, Don’t judge me, I know I’m an ex-nurse, and I have no issues administering needles to patients.

So when I was introduced to Ultherapy, my concern was mainly about is there any downtime, any side effects and how long does it last?

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment that goes deeper to stimulate the production of your body’s own collagen and elastin, for natural-looking results without surgery or downtime. Yes, no downtime and it lasts about 18 months to 2 years, of course, that depends on the individual.
So, it’s actually a good alternative for those who want a natural non-surgical approach

How does Ultherapy works?

By using focused ultrasound energy to generate a thermal effect that targets the area underneath the skin. The thermal effect activates your body to start creating collagen, which results in firmer skin, less sagging, and fewer wrinkles

Selecting an Ultherapy Clinic in Singapore…

It’s important to choose Ultherapy-certified clinics because the clinic has to complete Merz’s Ultherapy advanced clinical training course. Although it’s a non-invasive procedure, using an unsafe device or ultrasound energy delivered wrongly can result in burns to the treated area or a less ideal outcome.

I decided to go with Halley Medical Aesthetics due to their positive social media presence and their doctors are highly trained with surgical qualifications and their interest in anti-ageing treatments. Most importantly their transparent pricing which is listed on their website.

Halley Medical Aesthetics
Halley Medical Aesthetics Located at Orchard Gateway

Before the treatment

I had a consultation with Dr Mark Lim, telling him my area of concern and what I can expect during the treatment and the outcome. We took some photos and got ready to start the treatment! I didn’t apply any makeup on that day, only sunblock, but the therapist still gave me a good facial cleansing. I was also given painkillers to prepare for the treatment.

Discussing with Dr Mark on Ultherapy treatment
Discussing with Dr Mark on Ultherapy treatment
Mapping out the area of concern
Mapping out the area of concern
Giving me ideas of what he will do.
Giving me ideas of what he will do.

Numbing cream is applied to my face before the procedure to make the treatment more comfortable. After 20 minutes, the numbing cream is washed off and the ultrasound gel will be applied to the face to prepare for the treatment.

Applying numbing cream after facial wash.
Applying numbing cream after facial wash.
Waiting for the numbing cream to work its magic!
Waiting for the numbing cream to work its magic!

During the treatment

Throughout the treatment process, the doctor will do an ultrasound imaging of my treated area to ensure that the ultrasound energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial for the patient

This is to ensure the shots are given at the correct location and indication of the number of shots given.
This is to ensure the shots are given at the correct location and indication of the number of shots given.
Dr Mark administered Ultherapy shot.
Dr Mark administered Ultherapy shot.

At the start, I felt a bit of aching pain, but it’s bearable and still quite comfortable. During the 2nd round, I actually felt nothing and almost fell asleep.

The treatment duration depends on the area treated. Treatment of the whole face and upper neck takes 60-90 minutes, while treatment of the undereye takes approximately 30 minutes.

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After the treatment

I can feel a bit of tenderness on my face when I touch my cheek, if not I can’t feel any difference or pain. There is also no redness or flash on my face. Although some people may experience flash and some swelling right after the treatment, these will disappear within a few hours. It is also normal to feel tender and “aching” for a few weeks on the treated area, as it is an indication that the skin is responding to the treatment. Optimal results are expected in about three months’ time!

Any things that you should take note

Like I mentioned previously, there is no downtime for the treatment. Super important to me as my schedule is packed back to back with my work and kids activities. Basically, you can continue your activity as per normal, including putting makeup right away or having your usual simple facial treatment.

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The 1st picture was taken in 1st week of Oct (with makeup), 2nd photo is the next day after Ultherapy and the last is 2 months after Ultherapy. Can see that my skin is much more firm, especially at the eyes, cheekbones and jawline.

Halley’s staff had actually fixed a 3 months appointment for a post-treatment review! I will update and share over here in Jan 2022!

So, you can say that I can’t wait to have firm and younger skin soon!

Please feel free to comment below, or DM me on my IG or Contact me if you have any questions regarding my Ultherapy treatment!

If you are keen on trying Ultherapy to lift and firm your skin, you can contact Halley Medical Aesthetics to book an appointment.

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Hihi, I’m Qiqi, a mother of 4, staying in a sunny Singapore. 

Started blogging since 2004, stop blogging in between while trying to manage my parenting life and business. 

Hope my articles help you achieve what you need in life. 

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