HIFU Ultraformer III
What is it?
The Ultraformer III is an optimum, non-invasive high intensity focused ultrasound device (HIFU) that uses micro and macro focused technology to effectively lift and tighten the face for a youthful complexion, lifted appearance and a much-defined contour.
With precision per shot pulses, it delivers multiple thermal zones deep into the skin, depositing heat as high as 65 degrees deep into the different dermal layers of the skin especially the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) structure which is a crucial target for significant lifting following collagen growth and remodelling. This precision delivery of a high density of power, triggers the process of neo-collagenesis naturally in the skin for reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, folds and sagging skin.
The Ultraformer III also complies with both clinical and international regulatory standards to assure its safety and efficacy.
What can it address?
- Lifts lower face sagging
- Improves neck laxity
- Improves facial folds e.g. nasolabial smile lines, lower cheek jowls, droopy brows
- Enhances V-shaped facial contour and definition
- Improves fine lines around eyes and mouth
- Yearly maintenance of tight skin via collagen regeneration and deposition
Where can we target?
- Lower face
- Full face
Why choose Ultraformer III over other HIFU machines?
The Ultraformer III is a 3rd generation HIFU that comes with a MF2 transducer that is unique only to this platform. It is specially designed to penetrate down to an ideal 2.0mm depth for the sole purpose of targeting sensitive delicate areas such as forehead, eye and lip regions, so gently with almost zero discomfort yet still as effective to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
The Ultraformer III is also able to deliver quicker successive pulses to achieve the desired effects as compared with other HIFU machines that often requires longer treatment duration. Without compromising on the quality of treatment, a reduced treatment duration with Ultraformer III also ensures any treatment discomfort is always kept to a minimum.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the effect last?
The effect of 1 session of HIFU treatment generally lasts for 1 year.
What is the treatment interval?
We recommend repeating treatments on a 1-yearly basis for continued collagen regeneration for maintenance of a firm and tight skin.
How soon will I see the effect?
The lifting and firming effect of the HIFU treatment be seen as early as 1 to 3 months and continues to improve till it peaks at 6 months post-treatment. Thereafter, the result will be maintained steadily for the rest of the year.
How many sessions are required?
In most instances, 1 session is enough to kickstart adequate collagen regeneration in the skin and have a good overall improvement.
In individuals with very saggy skin to begin with, or individuals looking for a more enhanced lifting result from the HIFU treatment, the doctor may advise 2 sessions in 1 year (each session to be done 6 months apart) to achieve a more satisfactory result.
What to expect during treatment?
The treatment is tolerable with occasional hot with stinging sensation especially along sensitive areas like the jawline and under chin. The treatment usually lasts for about 45-60 minutes. We will apply a layer numbing cream 30 minutes before the procedure to ensure comfort throughout the entire procedure.
For those with very low pain threshold, anti-inflammatory painkiller can be prescribed upon request.
Very minimal flushing redness of the skin can often be seen at the end of treatment.
Is there any downtime?
There is almost no downtime for this treatment. The mild flushing redness that may occur at the end of the treatment in some individuals typically subsides within the next 1-2 hours.
In some individuals, there may be a mild degree of sore or numb sensation which will resolve in a few days to 2 weeks. This should not affect your work or limit your daily activities.
Are the results permanent?
A HIFU treatment’s intended effects of skin tightening and lifting are meant to last up till about 1 year.
But as we all know, with the ongoing effects of ageing on the skin, collagen loss becomes a continual process that is often inevitable. Therefore, it is important to understand the need to proactively maintain HIFU results via regular treatments to constantly trigger collagen neogenesis for a long-lasting result.
What is the post-treatment care?
- Continue skincare and makeup as per usual routine
- Avoid massaging the treated areas
- Avoid taking alcohol on the day of treatment
- Apply cold packs or soothing masks to areas of redness, if any
What is the estimated price per session?
Depending on the area(s) to be treated, the price of HIFU Ultraformer III starts from $1000.
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