The Ultraformer is a revolutionary skin tightening treatment using the power of ultrasound (also known as Ultherapy or HIFU High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) to lift not just the skin but also the deep muscle layer underneath. The Ultraformer uses deep dermal micro-heating and contraction for a multi-layered lifting, tightening and rejuvenation effect. It promotes maximum collagen production meaning plumper, tighter more youthful skin.
The procedure starts with a thorough cleanse of the face followed by the application of a treatment grid (full face treatment only).
As the Ultraformer device is applied to the skin, warm pulses of ultrasound energy are delivered, causing the deep muscle layer to contract. At the same time, the gentle heat also encourages the healthy, natural process of rejuvenation, stimulating your skin to produce its own fresh new collagen, making skin firmer, brighter, tighter and more elastic.
A full face treatment takes 60 minutes.
"It was suggested I try the Ultrafromer. The effects now, just three days later - I feel much tighter, tauter, my skin texture feels smoother and I can just really see a difference with my skin, I'm so happy."
- Suzie, 42
Immediate tightening of skin in treated areas, as heat for the micro-focused ultrasound contracts the network of collagen fibers. This will continue to improve over time resulting in rejuvenation of the skin as the support structure is filled out.
There are no special requirements for Ultraformer. You can apply makeup, exercise and bathe as usual after your treatment.
We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be used daily. If you are under the sun for prolonged periods of time, sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least once every two hours.
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) transducers deliver concentrated waves of ultrasound into multiple layers of skin and body tissues without making direct contact with surrounding areas or damaging the surface. Transferring stabilized temperatures of 65-75°C into the targeted zones, the Ultraformer induces a process of neocollagenesis.
Collagen renewal in the face triggered by HIFU involves heating the dermal and superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layers that undergo separate phases of blood coagulation, wound contractions, and tighter shelving of new collagen to resolve the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.
At The Clinic, we are a certified Ultraformer partner. We use the Ultraformer III machine, the world’s number one choice for non-invasive skin lifting & tightening treatments. It is the most advanced focused-ultrasound device with seven calibrated cartridge depths to elicit multi-layer contraction for facial contouring, wrinkle reduction, and overall skin laxity improvement.
Ultraformer does not affect the outer layers of the skin, so there are minimal side effects or risks. However, due to the different levels of Ultraformer treatment available, side effects may vary. You may experience some mild swelling, tenderness or redness after your Ultraformer procedure, which will subside within 48 hours. Rest assured our registered nurses will advise what you can expect in your pre-treatment consultation.
Ultraformer is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding due to the ultrasound technology used.
Ultraformer has three differing levels, which target to three different depths of the skin. After an initial consultation the best suiting treatment level will be prescribed to you. Therefore, the recommended series of Ultraformer treatments vary from each client and each treatment level.
As the device touches your skin, you will feel a brief moment of vibration and pin prick heating. What you are feeling during the treatment is actually tiny amounts of concentrated ultrasound energy being deposited below the surface of the skin. Clients have noted some discomfort while the energy is being delivered, but it is temporary and a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. We rate the pain 4/10, which can be easily managed with over the counter pain relief we recommend you taking 1-2 hours prior your treatment.
Whilst we have seen amazing results from Ultrafromer, please know that results do vary and we cannot make guarantees. We recommend coming and speaking to our registered nurses for an in-depth consultation. They will discuss in detail how Ultraformer works, whether it will be right for your skin type and the expected results in line with your skin goals.