The Lunchtime Lift

What if you could erase fine lines in your lunch break? The Ultraformer III, available at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, claims to do just that.

Say goodbye to wrinkles, stubborn body fat and sagging skin with the Ultraformer III, the revolutionary, non-invasive treatment promising to make you look (and feel) totally transformed in as little as one treatment.

The non-invasive treatment contours areas of concern via a low dose of micro-focused ultrasound (MFU) energy and can reach precise skin depths without causing damage. The heat released via MFU energy results in tissue remodelling, boosting collagen production and naturally stimulating the skin to tighten, brighten and revitalise. You can expect to experience some tingling during the treatment, but numbing cream, applied half an hour beforehand, minimises any discomfort.

It’s been hailed the ‘lunchtime lift’, reportedly leaving you looking refreshed in just 30 to 40 minutes. So, whether you’re concerned about fine lines around the eyes or the subtle appearance of a double chin, this treatment can be highly-tailored to target the lax areas you’re looking to lose.

And it’s not just the face and neck that the Ultraformer III targets. Stubborn areas we all struggle with (think hip dips, wobbly thighs and soft stomachs) can become taut and toned as the Ultraformer III kills fat cells before being naturally removed via the body’s lymphatic system and metabolism.

Most patients will only need to have the treatment once a year to maintain results, with little to no downtime usually experienced. Individuals with severe skin sagging may need treatments every six months initially, with annual appointments afterwards (more than 90 percent of people who’ve used the Ultraformer III claim to see an improvement in as little as four to 12 weeks).

And while the reported results are significant, they are also subtle. The thirdgeneration, highly-focused ultrasound treatment aims to enhance your natural appearance, not radically change it. Think of it as a skin refresh instead of a total beauty overhaul.

These natural results are in line with Advanced Cosmetic Medicine’s ethos. Dr Rahma Targett is an expert at achieving an individual’s aesthetic goals while advocating for natural enhancements without over-treatment. The boutique Melbourne Street clinic has been delivering a highly-tailored approach to aesthetic cosmetics since 2016 with its array of skin rejuvenation therapies, body sculpting treatments and injectables. The Ultraformer III is just one of the world-class aesthetic treatments available at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine.

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
58/41–47 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
08 8239 0431

The New Nose Job

Reshaping your nose no longer means painful and costly rhinoplasty – there is a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative, and the results are impressive. We chat to Dr Rahma Targett to find out more.

Unlike surgical rhinoplasty, nose thread lifts are virtually pain-free. The procedure is quick (just 30 minutes) and the results are natural and immediate. “In comparison to surgical rhinoplasty, the differences in cost and downtime are huge,” says cosmetic physician and owner of Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, Dr Rahma Targett.

“Some people can spend years saving up for a surgery like rhinoplasty, however nose threads are an affordable option. In terms of downtime, the healing time for rhinoplasty can take months, and up to an entire year to settle into its new form.” Nose thread lifts, however, in which absorbable PDO threads are placed carefully in the nose to lift and improve definition, only cause temporary swelling and minor bruising, which subsides in one to two weeks. 

While impressive, nose thread lifts aren’t the only non-surgical option for those looking to reshape and contour their nose – dermal fillers can also be used, however the results aren’t as long-lasting. “Nose thread lifts can last up to two years,” says Dr Targett, compared to one year for dermal fillers. There are also fewer complications with nose thread lifts and the results are generally more cosmetically aesthetic, from slimming the nose bridge, achieving better nose definition, reducing the width of the nose and lifting the tip.

As the threads start to dissolve – usually after about seven months – the body then begins to produce its own natural collagen, creating additional tightening. “So even after your initial nose thread appointment, there is an ongoing effect over the coming months as extra collagen is produced,” explains Dr Targett.

While the procedure is suitable for most people, a consultation is essential to see if nose thread lifts are the best option for you and your nose goals, and in terms of safety Dr Targett says to “do your research and make sure you see a qualified cosmetic physician who will ensure your nose threads are inserted correctly”.

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
58/41–47 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide