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Ultherapy: The Ultimate Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatment with Cinddie

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Hey everyone! I’m Cinddie (@cinddie), a beauty, fashion and lifestyle influencer on Instagram. 

As 2023 comes to a close, we are all reminded of the passage of time and the realisation of our ageing journey starts to sink in. While ageing is a natural part of life, I wanted to start the new year out on the right foot with a fresh, rejuvenated look. Since I had an amazing first experience at Halley Medical Aesthetics with botox and micro-botox, I decided to work with them again to further enhance my appearance.

After witnessing first hand how botox can solve my frown lines and crow’s feet skin concerns, and how micro-botox can amp up my jawline, it sparked my curiosity in other treatments that could give me a more sculpted appearance. Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t dream of having a more lifted and tightened look!

This led me to a new discovery I am so excited to share with you guys — Ultherapy.

Let’s get into it!

Firstly, what is Ultherapy?

The only skin tightening treatment approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) to lift the skin from within, Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment that utilises ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen growth. It targets the deepest SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) layer of the skin, supporting the skin from the inside out. This results in a natural yet effective lifted and contoured appearance that develops over the course of three months. What’s more, the treatment has no downtime, meaning no disruptions to your everyday routine! 

Ultherapy can be used to treat the entire face or on specific areas like the delicate area around our eyes, cheeks, jowl area, brows, neck and chest.

Since my concerns were with some loose skin around the jaw and volume loss in the face, Dr Terence Tan recommended me for a full face of Ultherapy as well as the upper neck treatment.

During the consultation, Dr Tan was thorough and patient, going through the treatment process in detail. He explained that Ultherapy follows the See Plan Treat (SPT) protocol, a method introduced to ensure optimal results during the treatment. In addition to using real-time ultrasound imaging technology to deliver micro-focused ultrasound energy to the correct depth of our skin, Ultherapy’s SPT protocol ensures the best results by:

  • SEEing: Using visualisation technology as well as sound knowledge of the relevant anatomy to identify the target tissue.
  • PLANning: Documenting the target tissue to map out the treatment plan.
  • TREATing: Safely delivering energy to where it will be most beneficial while ensuring proper treatment technique.

He also informed me that Halley Medical Aesthetics is an Ultherapy SPT-Certified aesthetics clinic in Singapore so I was well-assured that I was in safe hands.

Pre-Treatment Preparation

Before the procedure, numbing cream will be applied for 20 minutes to the treatment area to increase comfort during the process. The ultrasound gel will then be applied to the face after the numbing cream is washed off. However, because I was afraid of the possible discomfort, Dr Tan kindly provided me with additional oral medication to ensure that my treatment process would be as smooth and pain-free as possible.

Treatment Process

Throughout the treatment process, Dr Tan was extremely attentive in the ultrasound imaging of my face and upper neck, making sure that the ultrasound energy was only deposited where it would be most beneficial for me. This also ensured that the procedure was time-efficient and minimised any unnecessary discomfort. Additionally, cold air was blown towards the treatment area during the process to reduce the discomfort during the treatment.

The whole process for my entire face and upper neck took between 60 to 90 minutes and in the experienced hands of the Halley team, time flew by just like that! However, the duration differs according to the areas treated. For example, treatment of the undereye will only take about 30 minutes.

Post Treatment

Dr. Tan warned me prior that my skin would be flushed and there might be some swelling immediately after the treatment. However, it quickly dissipated within a couple of hours post treatment so I was not too concerned. He also informed me that any tenderness or aching a few weeks post-treatment is to be expected and is actually a good sign as it indicates that the skin is responding to the treatment! The full results from the treatment can be expected in about 3 months time and I’m excited to see how things progress. 

To maximise the effects of the procedure, I was recommended the following Halley Brilliance Skin Care products:

  • Nano Intense Stem Cells Serum: This rejuvenating serum features a nano-tech system, which delivers active and finer botanical stem cells to enhance skin regeneration. It also contains R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, a natural antioxidant molecule known for smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and pigmentation.
  • Collagen Repair Cream: This highly moisturising cream is formulated with peptides, marine collagen, ginseng extract and vitamins A,C and E to protect skin while minimising visible lines and wrinkles. It also helps maintain the moisture balance, keeping the skin hydrated and supple.

Although it’s only been a month, I can already see the difference in my skin. It looks plumper and healthier, and I feel like my jawline has definitely been defined! The results so far have been so encouraging and I look forward to achieving an even more sculpted look in months to come. Do check back on this post as I will be updating the post with my results!

After undergoing the Ultherapy non-surgical skin tightening treatment, I was amazed by the visible results! My skin looked smoother, firmer and more youthful. The fine lines that used to bother me were now barely noticeable.

One of the things I loved about this treatment is how natural it looks. It’s not like other procedures where you can immediately tell that someone has had work done. With Ultherapy, the results appear gradually and people just assume that you must be taking really good care of your skin.

Not only did my face look better, but I also noticed an improvement in my neck and jawline. The treatment helped tighten and lift these areas, giving me a more defined and contoured profile.

Thank you so much to Dr Tan and the Halley team for taking such good care of me!

Please watch my journey with Ultherapy below.

If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Halley at Their team will be happy to assist you in any way they can.


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