Ultra V Lift is an effective anti-wrinkle facelift and skin tightening procedure that has been very popular in Korea due to its safe, fast and effective results. Performed by over 2000 clinics in Korea, it has also gained much popularity in Japan and over other parts of Asia. Achieve the most sought after ‘V-shaped’ face or a natural looking nose lift with this treatment.
What is Ultra V Lift technology?
Ultra V Lift is an advanced technology where fine threads called polydioxanone (PDO) that were commonly used in surgery are inserted into targeted areas under the skin to stimulate skin tissue. As a result, the skin tissues create new tissue fibroblasts and collagen, which produces a tightening effect from inside out. When sagging skin is tightened, it creates a more sculpted ‘V-shape’ face as well as smooth, silky skin.
Ultra V Lift can be applied to anywhere on the body, including the face, eye corners, cheeks, double chin, neck, forehead, laugh lines, forearm and abdomen. It can use to heighten the nose bridge, giving it a natural elevated look.
What is PDO?
Polydioxanone (PDO), synthetic absorbable monofilament thread is commonly used in cardiovascular surgery and fine ligatures. It is ultra thin (0.12mm), therefore makes the treatment much more comfortable.
How is the procedure done?
The entire procedure takes about 30min – 1 hour (depending on treatment area), where an anaesthetic cream is applied on the treatment area prior to the procedure.
The doctor then deftly inserts the threads under the skin. There is hardly any pain, bleeding or swelling and the patient can go back to work after the procedure. As the threads are dissolvable, they are slowly absorbed into the body safely.
Who would be suitable candidates?
The procedure is suitable for most people. Most patients are aged from 25 onwards, when the effects of ageing become apparent. Ageing causes the skin tissue to thin because the collagen and elastin fibers break down, which results in sagging skin, deep creases, folds and wrinkles. Ultra V Lift reverses the effects of ageing.
How long do the effects last?
The results usually last for 1 to 2 years, depending on individuals’ conditions. Repeated treatments will achieve better results.
Any side effect / problem in daily life?
Patients may experience some side effects such as minor pain, swelling, bruising, bleeding. Patient can go back to daily activities or put on makeup or sunscreen.
Ultra V Lifting VS Traditional Lifting
Traditional lifting treatments are an involved procedure that is invasive. The surgeon pinpoints the incision to be made, inserts a thread in a certain direction and then fixes it by pulling the sagging skin. The area of application is limited due to treatment by thread and there is a recovery period.
For Ultra V Lift, the application area is anywhere on the body and face, including the eye corners, cheeks, nose forehead, laugh lines, forearm and abdomen and the down time is much shorter than traditional one.
Ultra V Lift has none of the drawbacks associated with traditional lifting technology; there is no general or local anaesthesia required, and its procedure time is short, hence dubbed as the ‘lunch time’ treatment in Korea, Japan and other parts of Asia.