HIFU

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Utraformer is a revolutionary non-surgical, no-invasive face and neck lifting and skin tightening treatment that works by stimulating your body’s natural regenerative processes. It uses highly sophisticated Micro-Focused Ultrasound energy to rejuvenate three critical levels of your skin’s infrastructure. It has an immediate tightening effect by contracting the collagen fibres that support your skin. Most importantly, Ultraformer treatment stimulates long-term production of new, stronger collagen, helping to lift and tighten sagging skin and fill out wrinkles, without downtime.

ULTRAFORMER RESULTS

A single Ultraformer treatment will:

      • Lift and tighten sagging skin

      • Improve elasticity and firm up skin

      • Provide treated areas with slimmer contours as the skin tightens

      • Rejuvenate and strengthen your skin

      The HIFU Facial Keeps Working Long After Treatment

      One of the unique benefits of HIFU facial treatments are long-lasting results. Unlike some injectables that diminish after a couple of months as they absorb into the body, the HIFU facelift stimulates the skin to continue producing collagen long-term for a more youthful and skin-tightening appearance.

      What Areas Can HIFU Treat?

      HIFU is used to treat these facial concerns:

      • Forehead
      • Eyes/periorbital
      • Eyebrow lift
      • Cheeks
      • Nasolabial lines
      • Lip lines
      • Pore minimisation
      • Skin tightening
      • Jawline
      • V-line contouring
      • Double chin
      • Neck/submentum
      • Decolletage

      Common Questions

      Below the surface (epidermis), your skin is made up of three important layers: the superficial dermis, the deeper dermis and the SMAS layer, the ‘infrastructure’ layer that connects your skin to the muscular structures below. With age, the building blocks of supple, youthful skin (collagen, elastic fibres and a gel-like substance called the extrafibrillar matrix) lose their strength and elasticity and the SMAS layer loses its ability to support your skin. The result is loose, sagging and wrinkled skin. Ultraformer treatment tackles sagging skin at all three levels.

      Ultraformer works with geometric precision. Micro-Focused Ultrasound sends bursts of finely tuned ultrasound energy to precise depths to stimulate regeneration. The target tissues are heated to the specific temperature required to induce ‘thermal injury’, which causes the collagen to contract, and then, over time, to produce new and stronger collagen. Ultraformer’s Exact Focusing Technology ensures that the right depth is always targeted.

      Treatment benefits build gradually over a period of a few months, as the production of new collagen provides a more youthful support structure for your skin. You can expect to experience a tighter, more toned skin, along with some reversal of sagging in the treated areas.

      Typically, the best results being noticeable around six to nine months after your first treatment.

      While the HIFU facelift does not duplicate surgical facelift results, the cosmetic treatment does address the same deep foundational layers of skin without the downtime and risks and for a fraction of the cost—and is an excellent alternative for those not ready for surgery.

      The benefits of a non-surgical HIFU treatment includes:

      • Improved skin elasticity and firmer skin
      • Lift and tighten sagging skin
      • Reduced wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth
      • A more youthful appearance
      • Firmer facial contours
      • Rejuvenated and strengthened skin
      • Improved circulation and healing
      • Diminished shadows and puffiness under the eyes
      • Targeted results that last

      Your first step is to have a skin discovery session with one of our team before having any hifu face treatment. That way, we can ensure the right treatment for you and your goals, and we answer any questions you might have. You’ll feel some vibration and a warm sensation and may feel muscles in the area contracting.

      You can expect to experience two phases of Ultraformer results:

      • You will feel an immediate tightening of your skin in the treated area, as the heat from the Micro-Focused Ultrasound contracts the network of collagen fibres. The strands of protein that make up collagen shrink when exposed to the levels of heat used in Ultraformer treatment.
      • Micro-Focused Ultrasound also stimulates other cells, called Fibroblasts, to manufacture new, stronger collagen. This gradually develops over a period of months. The result is a gradual lifting of the skin in the treated area, as the support structures fill out.

      You’ll want to arrive with healthy hydrated skin for the best results and a freshly shaven face for men. Don’t stress if you arrive straight from work with makeup on as we will remove this for you.

      Some other tips to help you get the best results include:

      • Refraining from using retinol products 5 days before treatment
      • Making sure you’re well-hydrated for at least a few days prior
      • Avoid anti-inflammatories (unless prescribed) for 24 hours prior
      • Keep your skin protected from the sun

      A HIFU treatment stimulates the skin to repair more youthful, after your treatment so you must take very good care of your skin at home. Keeping this in mind, we suggest avoiding anything stressful to your skin for the first 24 hours to give it time to heal.

      Some things to avoid are:

      • Using very occlusive creams and makeup
      • Heat, including sun exposure, very hot showers, saunas, spas etc.
      • Anti-inflammatories (unless prescribed). Paracetamol is fine

      Yes, you can! While many patients are happy with the results of HIFU alone, there are no issues with combining injectables, and in fact, they’ll work together to give you a more comprehensive outcome. However, we recommend not having injectables within two weeks, either side of your HIFU treatment.

      Comfort levels vary between people and between body parts. While some may experience discomfort with high intensity focused ultrasound, the sensation involves vibration and heat as the HIFU device sends tiny, concentrated ultrasound energy into the skin. Any discomfort is isolated, temporary, and goes away quickly.

      Your skin may appear red for a few hours after Ultraformer treatment.

      You may experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness for a few days after treatment. Rarely, some patients may experience temporary bruising, welts or numbness.

      There is a slight risk of a burn to the skin, which may or may not lead to scarring. Both a burn and any scarring will respond to medical treatment.

      Temporary nerve inflammation will resolve in a few days or weeks.

      If a motor nerve has become inflamed, you might experience some temporary local muscle weakness. There could be some temporary numbness if a sensory nerve has become inflamed.

      However, due to Ultraformer’s precision engineering, it is highly unlikely that either of these complications will occur. If you’re concerned about side effects, please don’t hestitate to contact us on 49696073.

      A full hifu face and neck treatment can take up to 60 minutes, with individual areas being treated in as little as 15 minutes. You can resume normal activities immediately following the procedure.

      Yes. Ultrasound energy has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years. High intensity focused ultrasound machines are registered medical devices in Australia and are only performed by exclusively trainined professionals by Cryomed. The entire Ultra Medi Spa team are authorised to deliver HIFU treatments for cosmetic applications. Most importantly, HIFU technology is TGA-approved for non-surgical skin lifting and skin tightening and backed by scientific and clinical research papers. Ultraformer is TGA-approved ARTG #267732.

      HIFU treatments are priced at just a fraction of the cost of surgical procedures. The HIFU price is designed to be more affordable and easily accessible to people just like you. Depending on the area to be treated, prices can range from between $150 to $1300 per treatment. For the best advice, come in and discuss the HIFU non-surgical facelift during your free consultation.

      Ultraformer benefits will peak between six and nine months after treatment. The new collagen produced will be stronger, and its structure more ‘youthful’ than previously. This in turn makes your skin stronger and better supported, helping to reverse the effects of ageing on your skin.

      A regular program of treatment every 6 to 12 months will maintain your results, and is likely also to give you some additional improvement after each subsequent treatment.

      While you might find HIFU treatments at a lower cost than at Ultra Medi Spa, the quality of devices and treatments can range significantly.

      A micro-fractionated device or an unbranded HIFU may not omit the same amount of heat or energy as a proper type of HIFU and may require more sessions to achieve visible results.

      A good HIFU procedure should also NOT be ‘painless’ as HIFU utilises 70°C of heat, partially damaging collagen structure, allowing them to repair over time to become tighter and firmer.

      A proper HIFU facelift procedure is usually repeated once every twelve to eighteen months. As for fat-melting procedures such as double chin reduction, 2 to 3 sessions might be needed.

      The degree of heat required for optimal results will probably cause some discomfort as the ultrasound energy is delivered. Your practitioner will advise a plan to optimise your comfort during the procedure. This may include medication to reduce the discomfort.

      Ultraformer treatment is highly efficient. For example, a treatment for the full face and neck will last approximately 45 minutes.

      Because Ultraformer is a non-invasive treatment, you can expect to be able to return to your normal routine right away.

      Disclaimer: While most of our clients have amazing results with HIFU, results do vary, and we can’t make guarantees. In particular, very aged skin may have limited rejuvenation benefits, and HIFU may not be the best option. Schedule your Skin Discovery session for the most accurate, personalised advice.How Many HIFU Facelift Treatments Do I Need?