First and foremost. This procedure, which uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), has been nicknamed the “non-surgical facelift” because of its tightening, lifting, and contouring abilities. The method uses heat to transmit focused ultrasonic waves into the skin’s layers, promoting neocollagenesis. New collagen is generated, plumping out wrinkles and tightening and firming the skin.
To target drooping skin and unclear contours, it can be used all over the face or around the jawline. Because it works on the SMAS level, the Ultraformer is quite effective at contouring when you have laxity issues and jowling or drooping.
The SMAS level is a small thin sheet that rests between the muscle tissue and the fat layer; if you had plastic surgery like a face lift, the surgeon would operate on this area – here is where you’d achieve the lift. We’re also addressing the dermis level with this therapy by using HiFu to create inflammation (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound).
Ultraformer gives an immediate improvement as it shocks the SMAS level – similar to placing a wet woollen jumper in the dryer, it shrinks and tightens the skin – and then when we develop collagen and elastin over the top at the dermal level, you get plumping and a more youthful appearance.
There are three rounds to complete, each of which targets various layers of the skin and becomes more powerful as it progresses. Depending on your pain level, you may just experience a small warmth and tingling feeling (especially when the machine is targeting superficial levels of skin), or a more intense aching (when the machine is operating deeper down and around places where the skin is thinnest over bone).
There is an immediate improvement (even if it is little), but the biggest effects are always seen after 12 weeks. To achieve the greatest results, collagen induction and healing might take up to 12 weeks. Around the four-week point, you might start to notice a difference in your skin.