What problem areas does HIFU target? What kind of results do you get?
HIFU addresses mild to moderate loose or sagging skin. Face, Neck, eyelids, chin, jawline, brows and areas of the body that are wrinkling or sagging, such as armpits, stomachs, thighs, can all be treated with the ultrasound technology of the Ultraformer III. It's a complete package that allows you to notice improvements even after the first treatment, and the bonus is that it can be performed in as little as 30 minutes in a lunchtime break with no downtime, minimal side-effects and is almost completely pain-free
What can I expect in the treatment?
Prior to treatment, your skin will be cleaned, and a set of clinical photos will be taken. A topical anaesthetic may be applied. You may experience some minor discomfort in some areas as the ultrasound energy is delivered.
How long does each treatment take?
Ultraformer treatments take between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on which areas are being treated.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients will need only one treatment and then can repeat the treatment every 12 months to maintain their results. For moderate to severe laxity, 2 treatments in the first 6 months are recommended, and maintenance treatments every 12 months after that. Your consultant can advise you of the appropriate treatment regimen to maximise your results during your consultation.
Who can have the Ultraformer treatment?
Patients suitable for Ultraformer are those with sagging and laxity of the skin, caused by sun damage and ageing. Patients with facial implants or open wounds on their face are not appropriate for this treatment.
What are the possible side effects?
Although side effects are uncommon they can occur. They are usually temporary and mild in nature.
- 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.
- As with any heat-based treatment, there is a very slight risk of burning the skin.
- 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.