As technology continues to advance, the world of cosmetic treatments is no exception. One of the latest breakthroughs in the field of non-invasive skin tightening is Ultraformer MPT, a cutting-edge technology that has garnered attention for its impressive results, and is gaining popularity among both patients and practitioners.
Understanding Ultraformer MPT
Ultraformer MPT, or Micro and Macro Focused Ultrasound with Multi-Point Technology, is a non-surgical skin tightening procedure that utilises focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. These technologies are often referred to as HIFU devices, (high intensity focused ultrasound), but Ultraformer MPT is the newest HIFU technology available.
Unlike traditional surgical facelifts, Ultraformer MPT is minimally invasive and has no downtime, making it a popular choice for individuals looking to rejuvenate their appearance without the expense, potential risks and prolonged recovery associated with surgery. Having said that, it works best for mild to moderate sagging and for some people with significant skin laxity, facelift surgery may be a better option.
How Ultraformer MPT Works
Ultraformer MPT works by delivering ultrasound energy to multiple depths within the skin, targeting both the superficial and deep layers. The new multi-point approach allows for precise and controlled energy delivery,at a faster rate and with little to no discomfort. This in turn stimulates collagen production and tightens the skin over time. The treatment is customisable, allowing practitioners to tailor the depth and intensity of the treatment based on each patient’s specific wants and needs.
How does Ultraformer MPT compare to other Skin Tightening Technologies?
- Radiofrequency (RF) Skin Tightening:
- Ultraformer MPT vs. RF: Both Ultraformer MPT and RF treatments are non-invasive options for skin tightening. However, Ultraformer MPT’s use of ultrasound energy can penetrate deeper into the skin, potentially leading to more significant collagen production and skin tightening effects. We tend to use RF technology for those with significant skin textural issues or scarring, who would also like some skin tightening.
- Laser Skin Resurfacing:
- Ultraformer MPT vs. Laser: Laser treatments are effective for skin rejuvenation, but they primarily target the skin’s surface. Ultraformer MPT, on the other hand, addresses both surface and deep skin layers, providing more comprehensive results for skin tightening. We tend to opt for laser skin resurfacing if there is significant sun damage, skin textural and/or pigment issues.
- Traditional Surgical Facelift:
- Ultraformer MPT vs. Surgery: Patients with significant skin laxity are more likely benefit from a surgical facelift. Unlike a surgical facelift, Ultraformer MPT is a non-invasive procedure with minimal discomfort and no downtime. It offers a more accessible option for individuals who want to address skin laxity without undergoing surgery, but have not progressed to the stage of severe skin laxity and sagging.
What can Ultraformer MPT can treat:
- Brows: For a non-surgical brow lift to open up the eyes.
- Cheeks: To tighten and lift sagging cheeks and reduce nasolabial folds
- Jowls: To improve the appearance of jowls and jawline contour.
- Neck: To address loose skin and wrinkles on the neck.as well as reduce fat in the submental (double chin) area
- Neck and Décolletage: To improve the appearance of the neck and chest area.
- Arms: For tightening loose skin on the upper arms.
- Abdomen: To reduce sagging skin and improve the abdominal contour, including fat reduction..
- Thighs: For tightening and firming sagging skin on the inner and outer thighs..
- Knees: For addressing sagging skin around the knee area.
- Hands: To rejuvenate and tighten the skin on the hands.
- Elbows: For addressing sagging skin on the elbows.
- Ultraformer MPT-Hollywood facial:
- The Ultraformer MPT has 2 “booster” handpieces that can be used to deliver topically applied skincare deep into the layers of the skin.
- The ultrasound aids in deeper penetration of specially designed ampoules of skincare products and hyaluronic acid to give your skin an extra boost.
Benefits of Ultraformer MPT
- Non-Invasive: Ultraformer MPT does not require incisions or anaesthesia, reducing the risk of complications associated with surgery.
- Minimal Downtime: Patients can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment, as there is no recovery period needed. Some minor redness and swelling may be experienced but this is short-lived.
- Customisable: Practitioners can adjust the treatment parameters to meet each patient’s unique needs and desired results.
- Long-Lasting Results: The collagen production stimulated by Ultraformer MPT can lead to gradual and long-lasting skin tightening effects, although it is recommended to maintain your results with annual Ultraformer MPT treatments.
Ultraformer MPT is a remarkable advancement in the world of non-invasive skin tightening technology. With its ability to target multiple depths within the skin, it offers a promising solution for individuals seeking to improve skin laxity without surgery. While there are other skin tightening technologies available, Ultraformer MPT stands out for its effectiveness, and minimal downtime. If you’re considering a non-invasive skin tightening treatment, consult with one of our practitioners to determine if Ultraformer MPT is the right choice for you.
Author: Dr Jenny Kimmins