What is Ultraformer 3 HIFU?

Ultraformer 3 HIFU is a 3rd generation medical-grade HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) non-invasive treatment that targets to improve the different signs of skin aging. The procedure uses the latest Micro-Focused Ultrasound Technology to lift, contour, and tighten skin without surgery.

Treated Skin Conditions

Ultraformer 3 HIFU is best used to treat the following facial and neck skin conditions:

  • Double chin
  • Dull skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Eyelid hooding
  • Eye wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Sagging skin
  • Uneven skin tone

Treatment Benefits

Ultraformer 3 HIFU has several benefits:

  • Collagen stimulation
  • Little discomfort
  • Long-lasting results
  • Natural-looking results
  • Skin lifting
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Skin tightening
  • Treatment is done without damage to other layers of the skin


Ultraformer 3 HIFU is a treatment that is HSA approved. It works by releasing high intensity focused ultrasound into the deep layers of the skin, measuring up to 1.5, 3.0, and 4.5 mm in depth. The energy delivered through the 3 layers of the skin has a higher peak power and is able to penetrate deep into the SMAS layer of the skin. The effect enables quick muscle contraction in the SMAS layer resulting in the tightening of the skin instantly. In addition, the procedure promotes the production of new collagen to the upper layers of the skin, which continues gradually even after the treatment.

Ultraformer 3 HIFU uses a transducer that measures 2.0 mm and is best suited for Asian face shapes. The MF2 transducer is more accurate and is able to reach and treat even the most challenging areas of the face such as the corners of the mouth (Nasolabial Folds) and eyes (Crow’s Feet).

The device’s patented technology is designed to improve comfort during a procedure, hence enabling the doctor to execute more “shot counts” of high energy levels to the skin, leading to optimal results.

Ultraformer 3 HIFU is highly recommended for patients who appear to have the symptoms of aging, but are hesitant to go under the knife. This treatment is best to treat fine lines, wrinkles, saggy facial and neck skin.

Doctors can further assess your qualifications during a pre-treatment consultation. Ultraformer 3 HIFU is not recommended for patients who have dermal fillers and facial implants, so it is crucial that these details are communicated to your doctor before undergoing treatment.

Ultraformer 3 HIFU has been used successfully for decades without any major reported issues of side effects. Its device has a good record when it comes to passing clinical standards.

A numbing cream is usually administered to manage pain during the treatment. Patients may feel a prickling sensation and some discoloration on the treated area following the treatment. However, these are temporary.

The duration of the procedure is done in an hour or less, depending on the extent of the area that needs treatment. Minimal to no downtime is needed. Patients are able to return to their normal routines right after the procedure is finished.

Patients can expect to see the onset of improvement in the treated area instantly once the treatment is done. The lifting and toning of the skin will be visible within 2 to 3 months as the collagen production continues to progress and rejuvenate the skin during this time.

The effects of Ultraformer 3 HIFU can last from 12 up to a maximum of 18 months, depending on the skin’s response to the treatment. Maintenance of the treatment is recommended to keep the skin from regressing, especially for patients with severe skin sagging.

The number of treatments will vary between patients as the longevity of the results will depend on the skin’s response to the treatment. At the same time, the rate at which the skin succumbs to aging is a factor to consider. Some patients age faster than others, so they may benefit from more than one treatment to keep their skin well maintained.

Ultraformer 3 HIFU is designed to penetrate the deep layers of the skin to promote support through lifting and toning, while lasers are used to address skin conditions that are usually found on the surface of the skin (e.g. pigmentation, wrinkles, scars).

No, Ultraformer 3 HIFU cannot effectively replace the results that are achieved by surgery.

The total cost for a full-face treatment of Ultraformer 3 HIFU can be obtained from the clinic directly as this may be customized according to a patient’s need. The price for Ultraformer 3 HIFU starts at $450 for a small area of the face.

Dr. Chua Cheng Yu has extensive knowledge and expertise in providing excellent aesthetic care and treatments for his patients. He is authorized and certified by the ADEG in Singapore to do different kinds of aesthetic procedures. Dr. Chua ensures that his patients only receive the optimum and safest methods in every service that he does.

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