Christmas may be right around the corner, but it’s not too late to get the treatment you need to look your best for the season. Utraformer is a unique, non-surgical way to firm and tighten skin for a more youthful appearance. The procedure is non-invasive and uses ultrasound energy to stimulate skin rejuvenation. Over time, your skin will begin to look firmer and more lifted, almost as though you had a facelift but without the anaesthesia, incisions and downtime of a surgical procedure.
The Magic of HIFU
High intensity focused ultrasound is the secret behind Ultraformer’s success. Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images for diagnostic purposes and is used to detect a wide range of conditions or monitor a pregnancy. When the ultrasound energy stimulates collagen production at the level of SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System), the technology effectively heats the underlying layers to stimulate the body’s own rejuvenation process.
The heat from the ultrasound energy promotes the body’s own collagen production, which leads to a more youthful appearance to the skin over time. Collagen is a protein produced by the body that supports the underlying dermal structure and gives skin its supple smoothness. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which leads to skin laxity and the formation of facial creases. Restoring collagen levels is the best way to turn back the clock on your skin with natural, long-lasting results.
The Treatment Process
An Ultraformer treatment does not require any type of anaesthesia and most patients find the treatment to be relatively comfortable. A handheld device is run across the skin’s surface stimulating collagen production at the level of the SMAS without disrupting the epidermis. You may feel a tingling or prickling sensation as the ultrasound energy penetrates the skin, but the sensations should not be terribly uncomfortable.
Most Ultraformer treatments take 30-60 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. After the procedure, you may experience a slight bit of swelling or redness around the treatment site, but it should not be enough to keep you from returning to your regular activities immediately following your procedure. Most patients find any side effects subside within a few hours after treatment.
Most patients will achieve excellent results after just one Ultraformer treatment, although full results will not be visible right away. The treatment continues to work long after your procedure, as your body takes over the process by producing collagen and tightening the underlying dermal layers. You will continue to see improvement in the weeks and months following your procedure, which are likely to last for many months before any type of touch-up procedure is necessary. Some patients may choose to have a second Ultraformer treatment within a few weeks of the first, in order to further enhance their results.
Is Ultraformer right for you?
Ultraformer tends to work best on men and women with mild to moderate signs of ageing, including skin laxity and the formation of facial creases. The procedure is an excellent option for those that would like to turn back the clock but are not yet ready to commit to a surgical procedure. Ultraformer produces excellent results on all skin types and tones.