Ulfit is the latest in non-surgical skin tightening and body contouring treatment that uses advanced high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology to firm, tighten, lift and contour skin on the face and body. Tighten and lift your forehead, eye area, cheeks, jowls, neck, wrinkles and double chin, or contour or tighten the abdomen area. In just one or two treatments you can see dramatic results. Pricing starts from $249.
The procedure is well-loved for its effectiveness, minimal downtime and reduced discomfort compared to other lifting procedures. Ulfit tightening and contouring is available for the abdomen as well as the face and neck. High-profile fans include Bella Hadid and Kim Kardashian West, who famously used the procedure to tighten her stomach post-pregnancy.
Nicknamed the ‘lunchtime lift’ for its ease and quickness and taking just about an hour and a half for the full face, it works to tighten, contour and lift using skin tightening and lifting technology. This technology stimulates the skin’s natural regenerative process while also lifting the deep muscle layer beneath it (the same muscle layer—SMAS—that surgeons work on when performing surgical facelifts).
Results typically develop as collagen production increases in the 6-12 weeks post-treatment. A tighter, more contoured appearance generally lasts from 12 to 18 months, and possibly longer.
Verve editors Jude and Fran tried out the Ulfit treatment on their faces.Read on to find out about their treatment experiences.
How was your experience with Lovely by Skin Institute?
Jude: I had a senior therapist perform the treatment on me. She explained what was involved clearly with the results and I felt totally at ease with her working the ultrasound wand on my face. She was incredibly confident, which I feel is very important when one is working so closely to your face!
Fran: I really enjoyed my experience at Lovely. They were easy to find—all branches are conveniently located in Westfield shopping malls—and parking was painless as well. The Lovely therapists are warm, friendly and professional, and décor is light, uncluttered and tasteful. Great care was taken to explain what the treatment is all about and to establish if it was right for me and follow up texts and calls to find out how I was feeling post-treatment were much appreciated. Treatment rooms are super comfortable and totally private.
Have you noticed any differences in your skin since the procedure?
Fran: Straight after the procedure, the skin on my face felt really hydrated—in fact, I felt glowing. I did experience a tiny bit of bruising in the week that followed. I understand that post Ulfit treatment can take up to three months for major benefits to show up. I eagerly anticipate the newer, fresher me! Watch this space.
Jude: My treatment was done approximately three weeks ago—my skin feels smoother and I am feeling there are fewer lines visible. I am sure as time goes on it will keep improving.
Do you think you will get the treatment again in the future?
Jude: Yes I would have the treatment again—I look forward to doing this again.
Fran: My therapist, Natasha, recommended 2x Ulfit treatments; I am keen to see optimal results and happy to invest in a second treatment.
Did you have to take any downtime after the procedure?
Jude: No downtime at all—I was back at work after the treatment—I had no side effects at all.
Fran: No downtime at all – straight back to work in fact. (It is not called the lunchtime facelift for nothing!)