Ultraformer MPT HIFU

What is the Ultraformer MPT HIFU?

Woman flaunting stunning results of Ultraformer MPT HIFU treatment for radiant skin.

The Ultraformer MPT, which stands for Micro Pulse Technology, is a new generation of HIFU (or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) technology from Classys, the manufacturer behind the popular Shurink in Korea. Upgraded from the Ultraformer III, the latest Ultraformer MPT operates at a higher speed and precision than before for non-surgical face lifting and skin tightening.

Ultraformer MPT Machine

What is new about the Ultraformer MPT HIFU?

Micro Pulse Technology

With its Micro Pulse Technology, the Ultraformer MPT delivers more precise and efficient shots of ultrasound energy to target specific areas in the skin with both Micro and Macro Focused Ultrasound (MMFU) energy. This ensures that more areas of the skin are targeted for better results.

With both Micro Pulse (MP) mode and Normal mode available, the HIFU treatment becomes more customisable as your doctor can tailor the settings to what your skin needs to achieve your desired results.

Ultraformer MPT handpiece line

New Ultra Booster Handpiece

The Ultraformer MPT comes with an additional Ultra Booster handpiece that can be used to target smaller and hard-to-reach areas such as the double chin more effectively. This handpiece can also be used with skinboosters and serums to enable penetration of active ingredients into the intended depth.

Ultraformer MPT Handpieces

With the new Micro Pulsed Technology and Ultra Booster handpiece, the Ultraformer MPT HIFU treatment is now more precise and efficient, causes less discomfort and is 2.5x faster as compared to the previous generation of Ultraformer III.

How does the Ultraformer MPT HIFU work?

Ultraformer MPT HIFU effectively treats the superficial and deeper skin layers, as well as the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) with a triple layer lifting effect. The treatment heats up and stimulates existing collagen fibres, causing them to thicken and shorten, giving you a long-term tightening and lifting effect.

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound is currently the only non-invasive medical device that allows the deepest penetration of energy, targeting depths of 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm and 4.5mm, for skin lifting and tightening. 

Due to the high amount of energy that the Ultraformer MPT HIFU emits, it is also used to melt facial fats while tightening the area. This is particularly useful for lower facelifts, double chins, neck tightening, and especially jowl reduction (fats around the corner of the mouth).

  • Ultraformer MPT 1.5mm
    1.5mm depth
  • Ultraformer MPT 2mm
    2mm depth
  • Ultraformer MPT 3mm
    3mm depth
  • Ultraformer MPT 4.5mm
    4.5mm depth

1.5mm depth

At this depth, the High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound is able to lighten pigmentation and brighten the skin. The amount of melanin in the skin will reduce by a fair amount after a few weekly treatments with the Ultraformer MPT HIFU.

2mm depth

This handpiece is used to tighten the skin around the eyes. Because the skin here is thinner, the 2mm handpiece is more suitable and targets the dermis layer more accurately than the 3mm handpiece.

3mm depth

At 3mm, the heating of skin tissue is targeted mainly at skin tightening. Radiofrequency procedures, like Thermage and the Sylfirm X, are often used for skin tightening via heating the skin. The Ultraformer MPT HIFU is also able target this depth, where structural collagen is situated, and deliver precise energy to stimulate collagen production.

4.5mm depth

4.5mm is where the lifting effect takes place. The Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) is usually situated at this depth. This is the layer surgeons tighten when performing a surgical face lift. This means stimulation and tightening of the SMAS layer with the Ultraformer MPT HIFU will provide excellent lifting results.

frequently asked questions

The Ultrafomer MPT HIFU is a comfortable procedure. Patients might feel a mild ache along bony areas, like the jawline. This is due to the ultrasound energy reflecting off the facial contours. 

Ultrafomer MPT HIFU takes approximately 60 minutes and has some downtime of mild swelling for around 3-5 days. Your skin may also appear slightly flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness will subside within a few hours.

The number of shots required varies from patient to patient, depending on the severity of the jowls, size of face, power applied during the procedure etc. For a full-face procedure, between 800-900 shots is used.
A proper HIFU procedure is done once every 12 – 18 months. ‘HIFUs’ that need to be regularly are not true HIFUs. Read our blog post where Dr Tan explain how you can identify a true proper HIFU procedure.

Skin tightening and face lifts are standard offerings at the majority of clinics. Dr YZ Tan believes that facial rejuvenation procedures should be individualised, from lasers to HIFU non-surgical face lifts. What would be an ideal approach for one patient is not necessarily the same for someone else. During consultation, Dr YZ Tan will perform an examination to help you better understand the areas that can benefit most from HIFU.

Dr YZ Tan has had the honour of being invited by the Ultraformer manufacturer, Classys, to Seoul, Korea for a one-to-one discussion and training with renowned Seoul aesthetic doctor Dr Cho Chang-hwan of Dongan Centre Clinic. This allowed him to move away from standard protocols and develop his own techniques for individualised HIFU procedures.

At the same time, he was invited to Seoul for the International Microaesthetic Surgery Anatomy Masterclass (IMSA) hands-on practicals. This helped him recognise the specific anatomy of the facial SMAS layer, crucial in helping him formulate his own technique of facial tightening and lifting. From his training, Dr Tan has developed a technique that yields impressive results. Patients typically experience visible jowl and double chin reduction in one treatment*.

*Results may vary from patient to patient

Choose the right HIFU

There are only a handful of HSA (Health Science Authority)-approved HIFU procedures that are certified to be operated by a trained doctor in Singapore. Although beauty salons also offer ‘HIFU’ procedures, these are not medical grade machines or HSA-approved for medical use by a doctor. A HIFU procedure performed at beauty salons might not only yield unsatisfactory results, but could also cause more damage than benefits if performed incorrectly.

The HIFU procedure in our clinic is done with a Ultraformer HIFU. Dr. YZ Tan’s preference for using this HIFU stems down to its effectiveness, safety and it being the most popular HIFU procedure in Korea. Another popular HIFU procedure, more popularly known as Ultherapy, is also available at Mizu.

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