24 June, 2021
The dream of a younger looking face and body without ‘going under the knife’ is becoming a reality thanks to non-surgical aesthetic devices like Cynosure’s ULTRAcel Q+.
Almost every one wants to look more ‘beautiful’, or at least, the very best version of themselves.
Most try to achieve this universal goal using whatever means are available to them – typically, clothes and accessories, diet and exercise, skincare, haircare and makeup – with varying degrees of success.
Others, of course, opt for extra ‘help’.
Once such ‘help’ was largely limited to going under the knife.
Fortunately, today there are many alternative options available to help us look best in real life and online.
maximise their appeal in real life (and filters online!), but increasing numbers recognised they need a bit more help as they age or gain a few kilos.
Most however are reluctant to have surgery to achieve their often unspoken desire to look younger, slimmer, more beautiful.
The reasons why are debatable yet still seem to commonly include financials, fear (of procedure and results), lack of time, not wanting to be considered vain, not look natural and of course having seen so many ‘botched’ stories.
For such people, and those who don’t need/want a drastic change, the arrival of high-tech surgical options has been a God-send.
At last the ‘help’ they need for visible results is finally available – without the ‘risks’ of surgery.
One such device that stands out in the crowd of devices offering to transform client’s faces and bodies with visible results is Cynosure’s ULTRAcel Q+.
Launched locally earlier this year, the device is quickly becoming renowned as a game changer for its ability to ‘reducing fat and tightening skin on the face and body’ fast!!!
Developed by Cynosure, innovators and leaders in energy-based aesthetic and medical treatment systems, ULTRAcel Q+ uses high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to reduce unwanted fat cells and tighten skin at the same time.
During treatment, the ultrasound created by the transducer is applied to tissue. This precise delivery of HIFU energy to the treatment area causes the targeted tissue molecules to vibrate. Heat is generated due to the friction between molecules, resulting in collagen denaturation and tissue destruction and cavitation.
Frequency determines the rate at which energy is absorbed by the tissue molecules. The higher the frequency, the shorter the wavelength. Shorter wavelengths are the most effective on thinner tissue.
Following two to four treatments, patients see a significant improvement in areas such as the thin, nasolabial folds, cheeks, forehead, knees, upper arms and eyes.
According to Cynosure Australia product marketing specialist Alana Moscaritolo explains that the ULTRAcel Q+ was designed to precisely target and naturally regenerate collagen, resulting in greater skin elasticity and a tighter, more contoured appearance.
The ULTRAcel Q+ stands out from similar solutions on the market, for key reasons:
Faster treatment time. A full face treatment can be completed in just 10 minutes and a partial body treatment in 15-30 minutes.
Better visibility and accessibility. Slimmer cartridges make hard-to-reach areas, including the eye rim, more accessible and visible.
Wider treatment area capabilities.
Dot and linear capabilities. The different cartridges allow for dot shots (temperatures over 65◦c in short duration to provide localised heating and tightening) and linear shots (temperatures over 58◦c to provide bulk heating and eliminate large volumes of fat).
Reduced flushing and redness.
Skin tightening is one of the many benefits of the ULTRAcel Q+ system. Here’s why it’s becoming a preferred alternative to the traditional facelift.
Loose and sagging skin is a major concern in older patients, particularly women, and a few decades ago, traditional, surgical facelifts were the only solution. This is all changing.
According to the 2019 Plastic Surgery Statistics report, there has been a 8% decline in the number of facelifts performed between 2000 and 2019. This declining interest in surgical facelifts could speak to the rising popularity of other non-invasive alternatives.
In another report by Statista, it was discovered that in 2019, the number of non-surgical procedures performed was almost equal to the number of surgical procedures performed that same year. This too speaks to a growing need for more non-invasive procedures that can prevent and slow down the most common signs of ageing, to lift and tighten the face, as well as other areas of the body.
ULTRAcel Q+ treatments are faster, result in minimal discomfort and leave patients with firmer, smoother skin that looks natural and youthful.
Here’s how the ULTRAcel system works to tighten the skin in a similar way to facelifts:
The HIFU produced by the ULTRAcel applicator works by heating up the deeper layers of the skin. The heat helps tighten the lower two-thirds of the face and encourages the body to produce more collagen. Higher levels of collagen will help keep the skin firmer for longer.
For one, while a facelift is mostly used to address sagging skin, ULTRAcel sessions can do so much more. Along with leaving you with a firmer appearance, treatments also result in tighter pores, fewer lines and wrinkles, an improvement in skin tone and a reduction in scarring.
Patients who also want to address their neck and décolletage area could do so in the same session. In the case of facelift surgery, a neck lift would need to be added to achieve the same result, which can increase costs and time in surgery.
A facelift does produce more dramatic results; however, the downtime required often deters patients from scheduling the surgery. As the ULTRAcel system does not damage the superficial layers of the skin, very little downtime is required. If anything, there may be some minor redness and discomfort similar to sunburn after each treatment.
High intensity (HIFU) non-surgical treatment that promotes neocollagenesis.
ULTRAcel Q+ helps to reduce stubborn fat cells and tightens areas on the face and body with the additional benefit of reducing flushing and redness.
Setting the ULTRAcel Q+ apart from the competition is the option of a linear cartridge which is unique to the device providing the fastest treatment time in market with the capability of performing a single shot in under 1.5 seconds. This allows the device to perform fat reduction unlike any other competitor devices.
The ULTRAcel Q+ treatment works by delivering high frequency ultrasound waves, generated from a transducer into the tissue to produce heat at a focal point (HIFU). HIFU does not cause epidermal damage. It promotes collagen denaturation and regeneration by raising the tissue temperature.
Ultracel Q+ has two type of cartridges. With the dot cartridge, each dot delivers focused high intensity energy that reaches about 65°C. This temperature is optimal for stimulating collagen which is beneficial for skin elasticity and skin tightening. The linear cartridge delivers bulk heating to a wider area. This is effective for volume reduction.
Less Than 3 Minutes For a Full Face Treatment
The fact that patients are able to delay the need for surgery is one of the most appealing aspects of skin and body tightening technology.
To find out more, visit https://www.cynosureaustralia.com/product/