High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive technique to significantly tighten and contour aging skin. At City Laser Clinic, we use the medical grade & TGA-approved Ulfit HIFU technology. We have chosen this device as it allows us to use Micro Focused Ultrasound AND Macro Focused Circular Ultrasound.
Macro, micro, what?
Let me try and break it down for you! The micro and macro ultrasounds have different purposes. The micro focused ultrasound targets the upper layers of the skin. This allows it to focus on stimulating collagen and therefore strengthening & tightening the skin. Whereas the macro focused ultrasound targets the deeper layers of the skin (where our fat lives!). The macro focused ultrasound is what allows us to target and melt any unwanted fat. By using both of these ultrasounds together, we can melt fat whilst preventing any sagging.
How Ulfit HIFU Works
Ulfit HIFU uses 65-75°C of HIFU to target your specific area of concern. This will cause skin coagulation to the targeted tissue and trigger your skin to stimulate a wound healing response. The wound healing response has three separate phases which all play a role into the breakdown of fat and tightening of the skin.
- The first response is inflammation (red, hot, slightly swollen skin) which occurs immediately post treatment and lasts up to 48 hours.
- The second phase occurs from the third day until the 6th week after the treatment. This will cause a rapid production of new skin cells, break the tissue into small particles, cause the wounded cells to contract, and stimulate collagen synthesis.
- The third and final stage of the wound healing process is the remodeling phase. During this final stage, the collagen fibres are strengthening and rearranging themselves, causing the skin to visibly lift and tighten, and the fat layer is reduced.
Whilst this might sound intense, you won’t require a numbing cream or any preparation. You will also receive an instant as well as ongoing result.
What Can Ulfit HIFU Treat?
This device can treat most areas on the face and body that stores excess fat and where loss of elasticity is most common. These areas include:
Forehead and Periorbital
Cheek, jowl line and v-line
Chin and double chin
Back and flanks
Inner and outer thighs
Treating Body Versus Face
Whilst it is exciting that we can tighten stretched skin and rid stubborn, unwanted fat, it is not favorable for everyone on all areas of the body. Many of us would be happy to lose volume on locations such as our inner & outer thighs, stomach, and back of our arms, however not on the face. Volume in the face is responsible for a youthful, rejuvenated, & glowing appearance which many of us strive for and would not want to remove.
The Ulfit HIFU allows us to target specific areas by allowing us to change the cartridges (and therefore depth) for each area. Controlling the depth of the HIFU is important in order to target what we would like to alter in the skin. For example, a 6mm depth is used to reach the subcutaneous layer of the skin to specifically target fat cells. However if we want rejuvenate the skin without losing volume, we would use a maximum of 4.5mm which will be able to focus on firming and lifting the skin whilst retaining the volume. Through the varying changeable cartridges, we are able to achieve a non-surgical face lift, AKA the hollywood facial!
Ulfit HIFU Price List
|NAME OF TREATMENT|
|Full Face, Periorbital, Neck Skin Tightening and Lifting|
$2,400 ($1,200 each)
$3,000 ($1,000 each)
$600 ($300 each)
$750 ($250 each)
|Neck Fat Reduction|
$600 ($300 each)
$750 ($250 each)
Neck Fat Reduction & Lifting
$800 ($400 each)
$1,050 ($350 each)