What is HIFU?

Ultraformer 3 HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) is a non-invasive device that can tighten, lift skin, stimulate collagen, remove fat and contour areas on the face, neck and body. Ultraformer 3 is a widely used device with over 1 million treatments performed worldwide, it is the world’s number 1 choice for ultrasound skin lifting, tightening and contouring. It is sometimes known as “non-surgical no-needle neck and face lift”.

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HIFU Technology Explained

The Ultraformer 3 HIFU treatment works by effectively treating three important layers: the superficial dermis, the deeper dermis and the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer which is responsible for connecting your skin to the muscular structures below. As we age the building blocks of youthful supple skin (collagen, elastin fibres) lose their strength and the SMAS layer loses its supporting ability, resulting in sagging and wrinkled skin. The ultraformer 3 HIFU treatment works by targeting the three important layers with Micro-Focused Ultrasound to stimulate regeneration. The targeted tissues are heated to the specific temperature required to induce ‘thermal injury’ this causes collagen to contract and in months following, production of new stronger collagen.


Ultraformer 3 HIFU works for face lifting, skin tightening, skin tone improvement, pore refinement, and overall laxity improvement. It can also be used for reducing fat to specific areas including the jowls and submental area (double chin).

Yes the Ultraformer 3 HIFU consists of different cartridges, all with different depths of tissue they can target. The décolletage, arms, abdomen, neck, and thigh region can be treated with the body cartridges. It also has a special 2mm probe for sensitive areas such as around the eyes

Ultraformer 3 HIFU treatment results occur in 2 different phases.

Immediately following the treatment, you will notice an immediate tightening to the areas treated. This is caused by the heat contracting collagen fibres.

3-6 months post procedure- fibroblast cells produce new and stronger collagen resulting in gradual lifting and tightening of the areas treated.

Most of the time you can return to normal life straight after your Ultraformer treatment. Side effects are uncommon, but can still occur.

  • Skin may appear red for a few hours following the treatment.
  • You may experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness for a few days following the treatment.
  • As with any heat-based device there is a slight risk of burning the skin
  • Temporary nerve inflammation may occur which resolves within a few weeks.

Ultraformer 3 HIFU treatments take between 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on which area is being treated.

A conductive gel is applied to your skin during the treatment. As the handpiece touches your skin, you will feel vibration and slight heating. Slight pain can be experienced around the jawline region, this is temporary, and most clients rate the pain 3-5/10.

The amount of treatments required depends on the area being treated, your age, your skin quality and the indication being treated. 

Most patients will require at least one treatment, with a repeat treatment required within a 6-12-month period.
Your therapist can advise you of the appropriate treatment regimen to maximise your individual results during your consultation.


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