The 'Non-Surgical Facelift'...does it actually work?
Have you ever looked in the mirror and completely freaked out because things aren't so taught and lifted as they were a mere 3-4 years ago? This is exactly what happened to me the other day whilst I was in Perth.
I was looking through pictures taken a couple of years back of Eve and I holidaying in Macedonia, and I couldn't help but notice how different I looked. I mean... I looked the same but something was different, I couldn't put my finger on it until it hit me, I don't know how didn't I pick it sooner but... I look... older!
Okay, yes, I know..."Breaking News: as you get older, you actually look older too". But it's not like the photo was taken 15 years ago... it was only 3 years ago! eek! I do like the thought of aging gracefully, and that it's important to feel comfortable in your own skin, but I also want to take some preventative measures.
Talking to my girlfriends in Perth, one of them suggested I go to see Dr Joanna Teh at Dermedica to see what she recommended.
I wanted to see if there was anything I could do to maintain the firmness of my skin, but I wanted something non-invasive, that would help restore my collagen and elastin. And since I had to fly back to Melbourne the next day, I needed something that only required a single treatment! Oh and because I'm not asking for enough already, I wanted something that required no down time (no one has time to hide away while your face recovers!).
OH, one more thing... it couldn't be a Laser treatment. Because of my melasma (skin pigmentation). Yes, laser can sometimes make melasma worse depending on the type of melasma you have... but that's another blog post.
Surprisingly, Dr Teh had a treatment that fit my criteria. Hard to believe due to my long of the list of requirements, but she was serious. It's called Ultherapy.
What exactly is Ultherapy? It's a non-invasive treatment that sends ultrasound energy to target the lower foundations of the skin's dermal layer, helping stimulate the growth and repair of collagen and elastin. Target areas are usually brows, neck, and under the chin. They claim it helps to lift and tighten the skin so...I definitely had to give it a try.
....So how did it go? There was a little discomfort but I mean... it was a walk in the park compared to childbirth so I can't complain! The results aren't instant, but you only need one treatment!
It takes a few months to see the results, so I'll let you know how I go! Looking at the incredible before and after Ultherapy pics on the Dermedica website, I'm hoping to see the same!
Also, this was not paid content - I'm genuinely dying to try different things on my skin and find out what works. Let me know if you've tried any super successful treatments, I would love to hear them!