Air ulthermage: South Korea’s latest rejuvenating intervention

Invented in South Korea, Air Ulthermage is the latest procedure to look younger.

Air ulthermage is a non-surgical intervention that can rejuvenate facial and neck skin. It is, in fact, three interventions in one: Ultherapy, air jet and thermage CPT. These three techniques affect different skin layers.

1 How does it work?

First, Ultherapy works within deep skin layers to stimulate collagen production using ultrasounds. This will in turn lift the skin. Then, air jet stimulates upper skin layers using… air jets—no surprise here. This intervention is immediately noticeable, whether Ultherapy takes a few weeks to be so.

The last treatment is thermage and also works within deep skin layers. On the other hand, it uses a completely different technology—radio frequency energy—to heat collagen in order to stimulate its production. The overall effect is one of tightening, noticeable after a few months.

Each treatment takes about half an hour. The three procedures are not done back to back, although they will be within the same day. Moreover, Air ulthermage doesn’t need any recovery time.

2 Is Air ulthermage worth it?

Now, let’s talk for real: each of these treatments is not that nice to go through. While some people describe a pinching sensation, others talk about a light burning sensation. Side effects include bleeding, swelling and redness, although they are temporary. There is also a risk of infection, as with many procedures.

Furthermore, Air ulthermage is only available in South Korea right now. It could be worth flying over if the results were lasting for a long period of time, but unfortunately, it’s not the case. Indeed, results will have disappeared within two years after the procedure. It’s not that great of a deal, then.

You should also know that there are almost no studies done on the three separate treatments, let alone on Air ulthermage. Its longtime effects are therefore unknown.

Is looking younger more important than our health, especially for a treatment that doesn’t last long, is costly and that isn’t well studied? We don’t think so.

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