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Ultherapy vs HIFU

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

Who invented the original Ultherapy?

Ulthera Inc. from the United States first sell the first Ultherapy© machine back in 2009. And since then, the system and its' technology has gone through a few enhancements to give better experience and result. The technology has been in the market for more than 10 years and it promises best result and best safety profile. To date, no serious complication has been reported due to Ultherapy treatment. It is also US - FDA approved to be safe and effective in skin lifting.

What is the difference between Ultherapy© and other firming machine?

No one knows what you have done! But everyone notices the changes. That is the difference. Ultherapy uses DEEPsee technology that allows physician to visualise the structure under the skin (up to 8mm) during the treatment, making Ultherapy a treatment that is accurate, effective and almost zero down time.

Although nothing happens on the surface, a lot happens under the skin during and after an Ultherapy session. Ultherapy delivers thermal coagulation points under the skin at different depths (1.5mm, 3.0mm & 4.5mm). Each point can reach 75℃. At this temperature, protein denaturation happens and healing takes place slowly over 3 months, effectively increases the elasticity of the skin, therefore giving one the lifting result. All these happens under the skin without any sign of the treatment on the surface of the skin.

To be able to achieve all these, Ultherapy uses micro-focal ultrasound to deliver the thermal coagulation points. Unlike other lifting machines that uses Radiofrequency, Ultherapy can deliver optimal temperature, deeper and much less down time, making it the best lifting treatment.

Why Ultherapy© is being copied?

Like all good things, there will be replicas. Similarly, in the market, there are many replicas of Ultherapy. Some coming from China, some from Korea etc.

These replicas' technologies are not matured and not consistent in their power delivery. They sometimes cause blisters, scarring on the skin. Also, because replicas do not have the DEEPsee probe, physicians can not visualise the structure under the skin, and hence they can only treat blindly, making the treatment less effective and more painful.

Most patients will choose the original Ultherapy for better result and better safety profile.

Are these copied technology (replica) any better?

The simple answer is NO. Hence, until now, only Ultherapy is US FDA approved for skin lifting.

All other HIFU machine is not FDA approved for face lifting.

Why choose RJ's Ultherapy?

Like supercars need professional experience drivers, Ultherapy is a great machine that needs professional experience doctors to deliver superior results. That's why, at RJ CLINIC, all our Ultherapy patients stay with us, because they understand how important is it to have an experienced doctor to deliver the treatment effectively.

Ultherapy result can vary widely between 2 different doctors. Hence, patients must understand, what they pay for are Ultherapy AND the doctors' skill.

If you are keen to visit RJ CLINIC, kindly visit our website


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