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Ultraformer Skin Tightening Treatment

Are you pulling you skin up towards your ears and smoothing out surface wrinkles?
Pushing your cheeks up towards your eyes or grabbing those extra pockets of unwanted fat on your body?
Out goes sagging, in comes defined with our Ultraformer

Our Ultraformer HIFU device is the world’s number 1 non-surgical, non-invasive face, neck and body, skin lifting plus fat dissolving and skin tightening treatment that works by stimulating your body’s natural regenerative processes using ultrasound technology, all without downtime or a scalpel – sounds too good to be true. We thought so too, until we tried it.

Expected Ultraformer Results


Depending on the treatment you are having 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
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve skin laxity
  • Permanently Dissolve unwanted small pockets of fat

How Ultraformer works

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 that is lifted and tighten during a surgical face lift. 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, yes 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 (neocollagenesis). 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, plumper, more toned skin, brighter, even textured skin, along with some reversal of sagging and wrinkles in the treated areas.

You mentioned fat loss, tell me more!

Ultraformer can also treat stubborn pockets of fat. Macrofocused ultrasound targeted at fat layers, melts and permanently destroys fat cells by heating them to 70 degrees. The melted fat is taken away by the lymphatic system and used by the body for energy. The treatment is great for reducing fat and contouring areas such as a double chin, abdomen, thighs, cellulite, love handles, upper arms and around the bra as examples.

 Contouring with Ultraformer

Because the Ultraformer can not only tighten and lift skin, but also reduce fat, its
revolutionary technology can be used to contour areas of the face and body with optimal speed, comfort and efficiency.

What areas does Ultraformer treat?

Ultraformer treatment is ideal for areas that are particularly prone to sagging skin, such as the cheeks and jowls, the eyebrow area, eyelids, décolletage, the nasolabial lines (from the nose to the corners of your mouth), and the sub-mental zone (the area under your chin). However, it can also be used very effectively for skin tightening on problem areas of the body such as above the knees, armpits, thighs, stomach, and upper arms.

What results can I expect from my Ultraformer treatment?

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 like a sausage in a microwave.
• Micro-Focused Ultrasound also stimulates other cells, called Fibroblasts, to
manufacture new, stronger collagen. This gradually develops over a period of months. The result are seen 3-6 months later as a gradual lifting of the skin in the treated area, as the support structures fill out.

Are the results of Ultraformer long lasting?

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

What treatments do you offer?

We offer 3 different categories of Ultraformer treatments.

Skin tightening

These treatments work on the skins dermis. New collagen is stimulated to thicken and plump the top layer of skin ironing out wrinkles giving a more evened toned, brighter complexion.
You can either treat the whole face – book a Hollywood lift
Or focus on small areas eg: eyelids, lines around the mouth, forehead.
Treatments can be performed every 3-4 weeks

Skin lifting and tightening

Improve skin sagging and laxity by lifting and tightening. This treatment works on the dermis as above but also deeper down in the SMAS and muscle layers to do the above plus lift and contour. If you are pulling your face upwards towards your ears this is the treatment for you.
The area most commonly treated are the lower cheek, jowls and under the chin area
However you can also add in the neck for that extra wow or add in the full face.
Lifting treatments can only be performed a maximum of 3 times a year with annual
maintenance.

Contouring / fat dissolving

Treatments target small pockets of fat on the face or body to permanently dissolve the fat. Great for contouring areas. Fat dissolving can be used in combination with skin lifting or tightening. Areas treated include the double chin, abdomen, axilla, love handles, knees and thighs.

Often these three treatments are performed in combination over time as treatment plan eg:
1 st treatment: full face lifting and tightening and double chin reduction
2 nd treatment 1 month later: skin tightening (Hollywood lift) plus double chin dissolving
3 rd treatment 1 month later: skin tightening (Hollywood lift) plus double chin dissolving

To understand more or find out what is best for you we recommend a consultation with our therapists to design a plan to meet your needs and expectations.

Ultraformer HIFU FAQ

What areas do you most commonly treat?
  • Jawline lifting
  • Lines around the mouth and lip
  • Cheeks lifting
  • Jowls
  • Bowlift
  • Cellulite
  • Tummy for loose skin
  • Hollywood lift treatment for overall skin tightening
What to expect after your Ultraformer treatment?
  • For most there is no downtime, so when they leave the skin looks normal with no surface changes.
  • For a minority your skin may appear red for a few hours.
  • You may also experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness for a few days after treatment. These effects are usually mild and should not cause alarm.
  • Rarely, some patients may experience temporary bruising, welts or numbness.
  • Because Ultraformer is a non-invasive treatment, you can expect to be able to return to your normal routine right away.
  • Can carry on normal day and apply make up.
How many treatments are recommended?

Immediately after the treatment some tightening and lifting will be visible. However because the treatment relies on collagen stimulation over time, optimal lifting results will be seen at 3-6 months. We usually recommend a review at 4 months to assess your results when your main aim is skin lifting.

For skin lifting you can have a maximum of 3 treatments a year with the second a minimum of 3 months after the first.

For skin tightening you can have a treatment every 3-4 weeks.

For Fat dissolving you can have a treatment every 3-4 weeks.

Who is the ideal candidate?

Ultraformer treatments are ideal for individuals seeking:

  • To tighten and plump surface skin lines and wrinkles on the face and body
  • To tighten mild to moderate skin sagging and laxity on the face, neck, or other areas of the body.
  • To lift mild to moderate skin sagging on the face, jowls, neck and other areas of the body
  • To reduce small pockets of fat on the face and body
  • To contour areas of the body by reducing fat, tightening the skin and lifting the area
  • An optimal non-surgical option to fight ageing.
Are there conditions that Ultraformer does not treat?

Because Ultraformer’s Micro-Focused Ultrasound is specifically designed to treat the lower, foundational, support structures of the skin, it does not treat surface problems such as:

  • Sun damaged skin
  • Pigmentation
  • Rosacea, blue or red facial veins or capillaries
  • Acne or acne scarring

For these we generally recommend treatments such as Laser, skin peels and/ or skin needling.

Who cannot have Ultraformer?

Unfortunately you cannot have an Ultraformer treatment if you are:

  • Pregnant
  • Breast feeding
  • Have any open wounds / lesions / severe or cystic acne at the treatment area
  • Metal stents / implants in treatment area
  • Bio-absorbable implants in treatment areas
  • Skin infections of any kind
  • Haemorrhagic disorders / dysfunction
  • <18 yo

There are also some precautions, so please tell us if you are taking any medications, bruise easily, have any autoimmune diseases or other medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy or heart conditions.

Possible side effects from Ultraformer treatment
  • 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.
Can I have Ultraformer if I have dermal fillers or other laser treatments?

Ultraformer is a great addition to dermal fillers and other cosmetic treatments. We have many layers to our face that all change with ageing. The best way to treat ageing is a holistic approach where all layers are equally targeted to maintain harmony. Therefore Ultraformer can be added to any anti aging preventative maintenance or rescue plan. However treatments need to be planned to ensure they work well together. For this reason you can only have Ultraformer with other modalities as below:

Anti-wrinkle injections – 2 weeks before or after

Filler – 2 weeks before or after

Threads – Discuss with us

Laser / IPL – 4 weeks later

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However if you want to understand more or find out what is best for you, we recommend you book a consultation with our therapists to design a plan to meet your needs and expectations.

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