The Duo-Facelift Programme aims to provide a holistic anti-ageing treatment for an overall lifted and V-shaped face. This is a combination of treatments using two FDA-approved, minimally invasive devices, Thermage and Ultherapy — used to treat various layers of the skin to reduce signs of ageing and lift sagging skin. It also smoothens the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Both treatments function based on the science of neocollagenesis, which is a process that occurs in the human body as a natural part of wound repair. Using targeted energy, skin laxity is treated by delivering targeted heat to deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production to promote gradual tightening. The new collagen and elastin will strengthen the structure of your skin for a refreshed, and well-sculpted appearance.
The treatments can be done on the same day or one month apart.
Uses: Micro-focused ultrasound energy
Time: 30-90 minutes
Ultherapy is a non-invasive medical-grade treatment that helps lift the face, tighten loose skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles using ultrasound technology. Ultherapy is used in areas that tend to have more wrinkles or sag over time.
Ultherapy’s imaging mode uses ultrasound imaging to allow the doctor to visualise the layers of tissue beneath the skin’s surface. This ensures that the microfocused ultrasound energy is delivered at the correct depth in the correct areas.
Uses: Targeted radiofrequency energy
Time: 30-90 minutes
Thermage is a minimally invasive procedure that uses targeted radiofrequency energy to heat deeper dermis layers of the skin to contract collagen proteins and stimulate further collagen production. At the same time, it has an integrated cooling system, where the tip of the Thermage handpiece vibrates and cools the skin’s surface to aid in patient comfort.
On their own, these treatments are effective in lifting the face and smoothening skin. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy, while Thermage uses radiofrequency energy. The difference in energy allows these treatments to heat skin at different depths.
When used together, these treatments are able to target various layers of the skin for a more holistic programme and better results — tightening sagging skin, while improving its texture and strength. This is achieved without the need for injections or surgical incisions.
Yes, it is recommended that you undergo both treatments on the same day. Otherwise, they will have to be done one month apart.
This is recommended for patients who experience mild to moderate skin sagging, wrinkling or loss of elasticity in the skin. There is no age requirement for this programme, but patients between the ages of 30-60 generally opt for this treatment.
Both treatments are FDA-approved and are considered safe, and have little to no downtime. This treatment programme is a good option for those seeking non-surgical treatments to lift and rejuvenate the skin.
Effects from the treatment programme can last between 1-2 years. This can be further extended by taking steps to boost your collagen production and keep existing collagen healthy.
You may experience some discomfort during the procedure. Rest assured, you will be given a topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) to ensure you are kept as comfortable as possible.