A combination of damage to the skin from harsh UV exposure and the natural ageing process can make your skin sag and look older than you feel. At Melbourne City Dermatology we use Ultraformer III skin tightening treatment to address skin laxity and ageing. With no social downtime required, this effective treatment has an almost immediate effect. This non-invasive Micro-Focused Ultrasound (MFU) treatment is used to help lift areas of sagging skin while it improves lines and wrinkles on your face and neck.
Using a hand-held device, the ultrasound safely bypasses the superficial layers of the skin and goes straight to where maximum benefit can be reached in the supporting tissues. This results in tightening of the tissues. Over the months after your treatment, the collagen formation will give you a gradual tightening and lifting effect.
Our Ultraformer treatment targets only the deeper layers of skin and the supporting tissue. With no broken skin, and minimal risk involved, you can wear makeup immediately after the procedure. Ultraformer can be used to lift and tighten a number of problem areas, including the lower face, under the chin, and neck. It can reduce wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and cheeks.
During the treatment, low amounts of Micro-Focused Ultrasound energy are delivered into precise skin depths, without damaging the surface of the skin. The Ultraformer III sophisticated ultrasound energy targets and rejuvenates your skin’s infrastructure with micro precision.
The MFU energy creates heat, which stimulates tissue remodelling. The result, over time, is a natural skin lifting, tightening and rejuvenation.
Why Does Skin Sag And Need Tightening?
As part of the natural ageing process, it is normal for your skin to lose some elasticity. Combined with a slow down of collagen production slows down, your skin has less ability to ‘snap back’ the skin into place after it has been stretched. This results in fine lines and wrinkles forming. As you get older your skin also loses plumpness, leading to a sagging appearance.
What Does Ultraformer Iii Treatment Feel Like?
Prior to your treatment, a local anaesthetic cream may be applied to the treatment area up to an hour before the procedure. Your Nurse and Dermatologist will take all steps to optimise comfort and minimise any pain during the treatment. The feeling after the treatment that may last for 1-2 hours is similar to mild sunburn. You may also experience redness and dryness.