The abundance of readily available skin-lifting treatments makes it all the more important to be aware of what’s real and what isn’t, and when it comes to authenticity and results, the revolutionary Ultherapy remains at the helm.
Pia Wurtzbach, who started her #BeYoutifulStory with Ultherapy in 2018 and has since undergone the treatment twice. “I’m getting the results I wanted and expected,” says Pia. “What I love about it is that it doesn’t change or alter the way I look; rather it enhances the features I already have.”
Ultherapy is a United States Food and Drug Administration-cleared, non-invasive treatment used to lift and tighten the skin on the brows, chin and neck areas, and improve the lines on the décolletage. It uses Microfocused Ultrasound with Visualization (MFUV) to kickstart the body’s natural collagen production by targeting the innermost foundational layer of the skin at 4.5mm.
“Ultherapy is the only one that uses this kind of technology,” says Dr. Sabrina Fabi, a leader in cosmetic surgery and an official expert on Ultherapy. “It’s in a microscopic level. It’s more precise so you won’t harm the surrounding cells.”
Most of us might be familiar with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatments but they just aren’t the same. HIFU is a device used to break up the fat which, according to Dr. Fabi, isn’t what you want for the face because it’s fat that actually gives your skin a more youthful look.
“Before having my first ever Ultherapy treatment, I made sure to do my research — I consulted my trusted derma, Dr. CRB, and checked the authenticity of the machine,” shares Pia. “It’s a step you can’t skip!”
Because of Ultherapy’s significant results and notable patient satisfaction, there has been a boost in fake machines claiming to give the same results at a cheaper price. “These copycat machines don’t go through rigorous investigations and clinical trials in order to prove their safety and efficacy,” shares Dr. Fabi. “Those taking a risk with these machines are also taking a risk on their skin.
They’ll either leave with no change at all or worse, a permanent damage.”
While some consider it a bit pricey, it’s a self-care investment worth your money. After all, a real Ultherapy treatment costs less than all the treatments you’ll undergo to correct the scarring done by fake ones.
Ultherapy currently has 79 partner clinics across the Philippines, all of which have an Authenticity Plaque and Authenticity Seal. Take a cue from Pia and make sure to get the real thing!