Dr Natalie Blakely – MBBS, BA Hons, mBCAM, GMC Registered.
We were one of the first cosmetic clinics in the UK to offer ULTRAcel, a revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment that can remove double chins, tighten sagging skin and rejuvenate poor skin tone.
The treatment is completely non-invasive, meaning there is no need for surgery. By combining Radiofrequency with Ultrasound, ULTRAcel is able to target and deliver heat to collagen in the deeper layers of skin. This stimulates growth of new and healthy collagen, which uplifts skin to feel and look firmer and tighter.
For more information, please read our FAQ section below.
While ULTRAcel and Ultherapy are both popular with patients seeking non-surgical facelifts, here at the Light Touch Clinic our highly qualified doctors prefer using the superior ULTRAcel treatment as it allows for a more targeted approach in tackling problem areas. This is thanks to the Grid Radiofrequency Head which allows heat targeted collagen production to be more direct.
You can find out more about the differences between the two treatments in our ULTRAcel vs. Ultherapy article here.
ULTRAcel is a safe and proven skin tightening procedure that has a minimal downtime, with most patients able to return to their regular routine on the same day as treatment*.
Easy access from London
Being located within the M25, our clinic is under an hour away from London Waterloo Station. Simply catch a regularly departing South West Train to Weybridge and our clinic is a leisurely walk from the station or a quick taxi ride.
|We are an award-winning, doctor-led clinic|
|We have an award winning customer experience|
|Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered medical clinic|
|All ULTRAcel treatments are carried out by highly trained practitioners|
ULTRAcel Skin Tightening Treatment is effective for treating:
DISCLAIMER: Everyone is unique. This means that sensitivity periods, treatment plans, treatment results and their longevity will vary from patient to patient. The information on this page is based on the average treatment experience. For more accurate information, you should make a consultation with one of our experts.
|No. of treatments||Most patients will be recommended 1 - 3 treatments|
|Procedure Time||Around 1 - 2 hours|
|Sensitivity Period||0 -7 days for most patients|
|Back to work||Same day for most patients|
|Full Recovery||Usually 2 - 3 hours|
|Duration of results||Ongoing for most patients|
The radio frequency device delivers heat, which affects collagen in the deeper layers of the skin. This causes deep structures of the skin to tighten, and over time, new and remodelled collagen is produced.
Ultrasound waves are then beamed to a controlled targeted depth of the skin where thermal heat energy tightens and contracts underlying tissue, right down to the muscle layer. Thermal deep tissue injury stimulates the growth of new healthy collagen for prolonged and more intensive tightening.
What does the treatment involve?
A thin gel will be applied to the treatment area and the hand piece will be moved systematically over the area, heating the skin. Immediately after radiofrequency we then change hand pieces and cause deep tissue tightening with ultrasound.
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments required will depend on the original quality of the skin and degree of damage to be treated, but between 1 and 3 treatments may be recommended. Your practitioner will be able to discuss a treatment plan during your consultation. Normally however we can get immediate results with just 1 treatment.
Does It Hurt?
A mild prickling sensation may be felt in the treatment area where energy builds in the deeper tissue layers. Energy levels will be adjusted according to individual patient’s feedback to ensure that the treatment is comfortable.
What is the downtime following an ULTRAcel treatment?
This is a non-invasive procedure which has little to no downtime. Immediately post treatment, the skin may feel warm to touch. In a limited number of patients, there may be a mild sensation of deep tissue tenderness for 5 to 7 days.
How long before I see results?
Immediately after treatment your skin will look and feel tighter and more defined. The degree of immediate tightening varies between patients and most patients’ results continue to improve for at least 3 months as tired collagen is replaced with new stronger collagen as part of the deep tissue healing process. Repeat treatment programs will be recommended on an individual patient process; however, results are predicted to last for a number of years with the skin naturally commencing the ageing process once again.