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HIFU Adelaide - Ultraformer III

Ultraformer III in Adelaide is a revolutionary non-surgical HIFU device for skin lifting/tightening, skin rejuvenation and fat reduction.



Ultraformer III - HIFU Adelaide

Are you ready to take your skin care to the next level. With multifunctional high intensity focussed ultrasound, you can do just that.  Discover the most remarkable skin lifting and skin tightening technology available today.

Ultraformer III is a medical grade HIFU machine that causes skin tightening, skin lifting and skin rejuvenation. There are no needles involved, no surgery and most importantly no downtime.

Ultraformer III is able to treat areas that have traditionally been difficult to treat with other non surgical techniques. These areas include the jowl, jawline, double chin and neck.

Ultraformer III is not only great for skin tightening/lifting and skin rejuvenation is also amazing for fat reduction and body sculpting.  Reduce fat permanently on your chin, arms, flanks or abdomen to achieve the look you desire.


The Benefits

1) Non-Surgical:

HIFU is a non-surgical alternative to traditional facelifts or invasive procedures. It does not involve incisions, anesthesia, or a lengthy recovery period.

2) Skin Tightening:

HIFU stimulates collagen production deep within the skin, resulting in improved skin elasticity and firmness. It helps to tighten sagging skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

3) Natural Results:

The natural collagen production stimulated by HIFU leads to gradual and natural-looking results. The treatment helps to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin, enhancing your natural beauty.

4) Precision:

HIFU technology allows for precise targeting of specific areas, delivering focused ultrasound energy to the desired depth of the skin. This ensures accurate treatment and optimal results.

5) Customizable:

HIFU treatments can be tailored to address specific concerns and target different areas of the face and body. It can be used to treat areas such as the forehead, brow line, chin, jawline, and neck.

6) No Downtime/ Long-Lasting Results

One of the significant advantages of HIFU is that it requires no downtime. The effects of HIFU continue to improve over time as collagen production increases.

How it works

How does Ultraformer 3 Work?


HIFU or high intensity focussed ultrasound is used to cause a heating effect at precise points within the dermis. Three cartridges are used to to cause heating points at depths of 1.5mm, 3mm and 4.5mm.

HIFU produces a heat in the range of 65-75 degrees C.  This temperature causes instant contraction of collagen fibres and in infant tightening and lifting effect on the skin.  The greatest benefit of HIFU is that it can reach such high temperatures without causing any damage to the superficial skin.

HIFU is the number 1 treatment on the market for treating sagging.  This is because it can treat deep into the dermis at the level of the SMAS (superficial musculoponeurotic system).  Treatment at this level is responsible for the greatest lifting  and tightening effect only achievable by Ultraformer.

Another advantage of Ultraformer is that it is colour blind and can be used on all skin types (unlike laser treatments). There is almost no downtime. After the treatment your skin will have some slight redness, swelling and rarely bruising.


The heating effect of the focussed ultrasound ( see image above) is responsible for stimulating fibroblasts within the dermis to produce more collagen and elastin fibres.  This improves the quality and structure of the dermis, giving it greater support which helps keep the skin plump and resilient to sagging.

Fat Reduction 

The Ultraformer also comes with 6mm and 9mm cartidges which are used for fat reduction. At these depths the focussed ultrasound reaches the adipose layer. The heat produced at the focal point selectively destroys the fat cells.  The immune system breaks down the dead fat cells and removes them via the lymphatic system over the next months.  The removal of fat cells is permanent and they will not regenerate.

Why is HIFU better than other treatment modalities such as Laser,IPL, RF, RF Needle?

Why HIFU is better

The Ultraformer III is a cutting-edge device that can penetrate deeper into the skin and generate more heat compared to other treatments. Remarkably, it achieves this without causing any harm to the outermost layer of the skin.

What does Ultraformer III treat?

The Ultraformer III is a versatile treatment that effectively tightens the skin on the face, neck, and body. In the facial region, it addresses various concerns such as skin laxity, forehead wrinkles, eye wrinkles, eyebrow lifting, pore size reduction in the T-zone, nasolabial folds, and double chin.

The wide cartridge allows for body applications, including the chest, arms/axilla, flanks, abdomen, thighs, and lower legs.

With its comprehensive range of applications, the Ultraformer III offers a non-invasive solution for enhancing skin tightness and addressing specific aesthetic concerns on multiple areas of the body.

How long does an Ultraformer III treatment take?

The time taken for treatment will depend on the number of areas being treated.  Each area usually takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

How many treatments will I need and how often?

Your doctor will perform an initial assessment of your face and recommend a treatment suitable for you.  Usually two treatments are performed in the first six months and then maintenance treatments are performed every twelve months.

How do I prepare for the treatment?

To ensure a smooth and comfortable experience with Ultraformer III treatment, we have some additional preparation guidelines for you:

  1. Shaving (for men): We recommend that all male patients come to their appointment with a clean-shaven face. This ensures better contact between the device and the skin, maximizing the effectiveness of the treatment.
  2. Makeup removal (for women): It's important for female patients to arrive without any makeup on their face. Our team will provide a gentle makeup removal process before the treatment to ensure optimal results.
  3. Pain management: While the treatment may cause some discomfort, it is generally well-tolerated. If you have a low pain threshold or prefer to minimize any potential discomfort, you can take two tablets of Paracetamol half an hour before your appointment.
  4. Arrive early: We kindly ask that you arrive at least fifteen minutes before your scheduled appointment time. This allows you to complete any necessary paperwork and ensures that the treatment can start on time.

By following these additional guidelines, you can enhance your Ultraformer III experience and achieve the best possible results. Our team at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine is dedicated to providing you with a safe and comfortable treatment journey.

Is Ultraformer III painful?

Most clients find Ultraformer to be very tolerable. On a pain threshold out of ten, most say it is a two or three level. If requested numbing cream can be applied before your treatment.

Additionally, 1g of Paracetamol can be taken before your appointment. Numbing cream can have limited effect due to the depth of treatment that Ultraformer reaches.

What are the possible side effects of Ultraformer III?

Side effects from Ultraformer III treatment are rare and typically mild in nature.

Immediately after the treatment, it is normal for the treated area to appear red, which usually subsides within a few hours.

You may also experience mild swelling and tenderness in the treatment area for a few days. In rare cases, some patients may notice mild bruising and temporary numbness.

Serious side effects are extremely rare. These may include skin burns or temporary inflammation of motor/sensory nerves. However, our skilled technicians are trained to minimize the risk of these side effects by avoiding sensitive nerve areas and applying firm pressure to the skin during the treatment.

At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, we prioritize your safety and well-being. Our team is experienced in providing Ultraformer III treatments with minimal side effects, ensuring a comfortable and effective treatment experience.

Before & After

Mid Face+Submental+Neck+Cheeks (1000 shots) from $2000
Cheeks+Lower Face (420 shots) from $840
Submental (400 shots) from $800
submental+neck (720 shots) from $1440
Hollywood Full Face (540 shots) from $1080
Hollywood Full Face - Series of 3 from $2754
Hollywood - Forehead+Periorbital(390 shots) from $780
Hollywood - Forehead+Periorbital - Series of 3 from $1989
Tummy Tightening (3 passes) - Series of 3 from $3264

The Doctor

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Dr Rahma Targett

Dr Rahma Targett is a General Practitioner(FRACGP), with a specialty in Cosmetic Medicine. She founded Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in 2016 and has since become well known as a trusted and in demand Cosmetic Physician in Adelaide.  She has a Diploma in Dermoscopy and  a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Targett is a leader in her field and regularly attends Cosmetic conferences to keep up to date with modern aesthetic techniques.  At advanced Cosmetic Medicine you can always be reassured that you will be welcomed and treated personally by Dr Rahma Targett.



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What are the contraindications for Ultraformer III?

• Anticoagulant therapy – bruising will occur

• Skin conditions caused by autoimmune diseases – medication may work against treatment in body

• Skin cancer, and Herpes Simplex – Spreading of active cells in area

• Diabetes or epilepsy – Skin healing concerns

• Severe skin diseases – Could flare up condition

• Decortication or heart disease – Bruising may occur

• Hypersensitiveness or hypertrophic scars - May find treatment intolerable

• Open wounds or lesions on the treatment area, severe or cystic acne on the treatment area or skin infections

• Metal stents/electrical implants in the treatment area • Bio-absorbable mechanical implants

• Patients under the age of 18 (Require parent or guardian supervision)

• Patients with haemorrhagic disorders or other haemostatic dysfunction


Time sensitive factors to be aware off.

• Botox wait 2 weeks after before Ultraformer

• Fillers – wait 2-12 weeks depending on the type of filler and depth injected, Sculptra – wait 3-6 months

• Threads – wait at least 6 months depending on the type of threads used - doctors letter preferred

• Surgery / scars – 12 months over scar

• Cryotherapy – wait 2-4 weeks

• Pregnancy or when breastfeeding

How long does it take for Ultraformer to work?

The skin rejuvenation effect of Ultraformer III should peak at six months.  The collagen and elastin produced over this period will improve the structure and strength of the skin making our skin more youthful and sag resistant.  Making the skin stronger and more supported is in effect reversing the ageing process on your skin.

Does HIFU tighten belly skin?

HIFU will permanently remove fat cells from your adipose tissue. The heat produced from the focussed ultrasound destroys the fat cells. These cells will be removed from the body over coming months by phagocytosis and the lymphatic system.

HIFU (unlike cool sculpting) will also stimulate production of collagen and elastin to help make the skin firmer and tighter.  This is very important because after fat reduction the skin can be left loose and sagging.


Does fat come back after HIFU?

Fat cells removed by HIFU are removed permanently and will not come back. Fat cells do not regenerate.

HIFU will not remove all the fat cells from a region, only a small percentage. If you put on weight, the remaining fat cells in the region can still swell.  HIFU is not a weight loss tool.


Why is my face swollen after HIFU?

HIFU exposed the dermis to mild heat trauma.  Redness and swelling is a natural reaction to any form of trauma. Swelling should last for any a few days and can be reduced by icing the area after the procedure and sleeping with your head elevated.

Does HIFU tighten jowls?

HIFU is a very popular treatment because it is very effective at tightening the jowl area. HIFU is the percent treatment for saggy jowls, drooping brows and loose skin. The skin will initially be tightened and lifted by the contraction of collagen fibres.  Over the next six months collagen and elastin will proliferate, helping to improve the quality of the skin to make it more resistant from the effects of gravity.

What age is best for HIFU?

HIFU is most suited for those over the age of 30 that have mild to moderate skin laxity. Several treatments may be required to achieve desired results. HIFU is not suitable for treating severe sagging and is not a replacement for a surgical face lift. Prevention is always better than cure. Treatment with HIFU in the early stages of  skin laxity and volume loss are most beneficial.



Is HIFU good for jawline?

People love HIFU because they see immediate results of skin lifting in the jawline . This creates a more defined jawline.  Results will continue to improve over the next twelve months.


How much HIFU do you need for a double chin?

The number of HIFU treatments needed will depend on the extent of the skin laxity and amount of fat reduction required.  This will be determined at your initial consultation with the doctor. Normally 2-4 sessions will be required.

Can HIFU damage facial nerve?

HIFU does have the potential to damage facial nerves.  It is for this reason that the technician will ovoid treating over the regions where the facial nerves are located. The technician will mark off the areas to be avoided prior to starting the treatment.  Superficial treatments above the depth of the facial nerves can still be performed.

How long does numbness last after HIFU?

Numbness around the yes and the lips may last for up to two weeks.  HIFU penetrates the deepest layers of the dermis which can cause minor damage leading to numbness in these areas.

Is it OK to have cosmetic injectables after HIFU?

It is best to wait seven days post HIFU before undergoing cosmetic injectables treatment.

Clients should wait four weeks after having cosmetic injectables before having a HIFU treatment.  This will allow time for the injectables to settle and prevent any possibility of migration of product.

Is Ultraformer III better than fillers?

Ultraformer III uses the body's own healing mechanisms to generate a natural increase in the amount of collagen and elastin.  This is longer lasting when compared to cosmetic injectables.  It may take up to six months for the full effects of HIFU to be seen.

Results from dermal fillers can be seen immediately.


Can you do Ultraformer III on the forehead?

Ultraformer III can be performed on the forehead using the superficial probes.  This will help remove wrinkles and cause skin tightening of the forehead.

Does Ultraformer III melt fat on face?

Fat reduction can be achieved on any part of the body when done using the right Handpiece. Excess facial fat can also be treated, such as the jowls, double chin and cheeks. Fat cells are destroyed by the heat and removed from the body by the lymphatic system.

Can Ultraformer III make skin worse?

Ultraformer III is considered a safe treatment and should only improve your skin by the laying down of collagen and elastin over time.

If firm contact is made with the skin, Ultraformer should not cause any damage to the epidermis.

Does HIFU lift cheeks?

Ultraformer III is also known as a NON Surgical Facelift. For a client with mild to moderate skin laxity in the cheek region, HIFU can help to lift and tighten this area. (the term skin laxity is often used to describe loose skin)