ULTRAcel HIFU skin tightening treatment

ULTRAcel HIFU skin tightening treatment

ULTRAcel -HIFU for facial rejuvenation, tightening and lifting

Hans Place Practice was one of the first clinics in the UK to use INTRAcel for non-surgical skin tightening and rejuvenation, since then countless patients have been thrilled with the great results it has achieved. In 2015, ULTRAcel was launched.


A state-of-the-art  update of INTRAcel, offering patients an even more efficient way to non surgically tighten  the tissue of the face and neck. ULTRAcel uses handheld devices that supply grid radio frequency and high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).

Together, these target not only the skin but also the deeper facial and neck soft tissue structures, allowing more facial lifting and neck tightening than with the INTRAcel alone.


In 2019 the latest generation Ultracel device was released. Extending under the skin from the neck up into the face is a tissue plane known as the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). As we age, the SMAS becomes less elastic as the collagen and elastin fibres in our skin break down – it’s this that leads to wrinkles, neck folds and sagging jowls.

Modern surgical facelifts lift and tighten the SMAS, resulting in a more natural look than the  pulled, ‘operated on’ appearance of facelifts from yesteryear. For those who want a facelift or neck lift without surgery, then ULTRAcel is the ideal non-invasive surgical solution. Read our patient testimonials on Trustpilot here

What is ULTRAcel?

ULTRAcel is a non-surgical treatment for tightening, smoothing, firming and lifting skin and deeper tissues reducing the appearance of ageing without the down time associated with laser resurfacing or surgical facelift.

How does ULTRAcel work?

It combines High Intensity Focused ultrasound ( HIFU) and radio frequency technology, all in one simple procedure.

It’s a very targeted treatment so the skin and deeper tissues (SMAS) are affected. The body’s natural healing process produces a new, healthy and tighter appearence of the face and neck.

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Dr Mike Comins is highly professional with great attention to detail. I am two weeks post op and although I have been advised that results will take between 6 weeks, with full healing and definition up to 6 months I can honestly say that I can already see the benefits. I have a naturally slender...
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Meet Dr Mike Comins

As a leading practitioner in aesthetic medicine, Dr Mike Comins founded Hans Place Aesthetic Practice in 1999. Dr Mike Comins has always been at the forefront of his industry, being both the Medical Director of The Private Clinic Group and the President of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr Mike Comins practices aesthetic medicine as opposed to cosmetic surgery. All his treatments are walk in/walk out without the need for general anaesthetic or overnight hospital stay.

Hans Place Practice was one of the first clinics in the UK to specifically focus on non invasive, minimally invasive and minor surgical aesthetic treatments.

Dr Mike Comins MBBS MRCGP FBACD is a fellow of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine. He was also president of the college from 2009-2011.

At a glance


mild to moderate face and neck sagging


high intensity focused ultrasound


45-60 minutes


not needed





Should Consider

face-lift if more then moderate facial sagging

Ultracel FAQs

What conditions and areas can be treated with ULTRAcel?

  • General firming, tightening and lifting of skin on the Brow, face, neck and jaw.

Combined with INTRAcel.

  • Skin tightening around eyes, the top lip, around the mouth, the jowls, the neck, hands, the chest and other body areas such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and knees
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Persistent open pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin Laxity or wrinkles after liposuction or VASER procedures

When will I see results?

Generally the skin will begin to feel and look smoother and tighter even after one treatment, the results from the treatment will continue to improve for up to six months.. The results are variable, depending on the original quality of the skin, deeper tissues and degree of damage to be treated.

How many ULTRAcel treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required will depend on the area being treated and the quality of the skin. For lower face, brow and neck tightening / lifting we usually recommend a complimentary  ‘top up’ second session 3-4 months after your treatment. For acne scars, wrinkle and pore reduction using INTRAcel 2-4 treatments are recommended. Dr Comins will be able to discuss this with you during your consultation.

How is ULTRAcel treatment carried out?

  • The ULTRAcel treatment is performed at our Practice in London.
  • The treatment itself usually takes between 30-60 minutes, depending on the area
  • The device head will be passed over the skin
  • You will experience a prickling sensation followed by a feeling of heat
  • It is likely several passes to the planned treatment area will be required during each session.

Does ULTRAcel hurt?

For skin tightening and lifting no anaesthetic is usually required (although we can provide pain relief and mild sedatives if needed).

The levels of treatment can be adjusted to suit patient comfort. If you are worried about discomfort or feel nervous about the treatment you can discuss these concerns with Dr Comins who will suggest the appropriate response.

Is ULTRAcel safe?

Yes, the treatment is safe but it must be carried out by a trained and experienced health care professional to ensure that different areas are treated at the correct levels. As with any treatment it is important to discuss any possible side effects with Dr Comins in your consultation.

What are the side effects of ULTRAcel?

You may experience a deep mild sunburnt sensation for a few days after treatment, then virtually no discomfort.

The skin can be red for a few hours; this usually resolves within 24 hours, this is a normal sign that the skin is healing deeply. Swelling is minimal particularly under the eyes (if treated) and resolves in 1-2 days. Sometimes a small bruise can occur.

Other possible side effects will be discussed in your consultation with Dr Comins.

Care following treatment

The use of a high factor sunscreen (30+) following the treatment is very important to protect the skin during the healing phase and for several weeks following treatment.

Aloe Vera gel and cold compresses can be applied following treatment if required.

All your aftercare needs will be discussed by Dr Comins in the consultation process and he is on hand after the treatment to answer your questions.

Find out more about ULTRAcel:

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