Talking Turkeys – Ultraformer (Spa+Clinic Magazine)


Ultraformer - Jowls

Before & After Ultraformer for Jowls

Ultraformer - Neck

Before & After Ultraformer for Neck

With more than a million successful treatments performed worldwide, Ultraformer micro-focused ultrasound (MIFU) for non-invasive face and neck lifting was recently registered with the TGA, only the second device in Australia (Ultherapy being the first) to be so acknowledged.

Ultraformer targets the SMAS for more natural and durable skin tightening. (SMAS is a layer of tissue which covers the deeper structures of the cheek area and is linked to the superficial muscle covering the lower face and neck, called the platysma. Some techniques for facelift surgery lift and reposition the SMAS along with the skin),” says Sydney dermatologist Dr Adrian Lim, who has been trialling the device.

“The ultrasound waves generate heat to contract collagen and skin connective tissue down to the muscle level and also stimulate skin rejuvenation and regeneration.

“The delivery of the MIFU is not associated with any epidermal injury and so does not entail any recovery or downtime.

“At uRepublic (Dr Lim’s practice), in 85 percent of patients we treated, skin contraction with improvement in facial and neck contours could be seen immediately post procedure.

“At least half of the non-responders will show improvement with time.

“Blinded physician assessment of the before -and-after photos indicated a noticeable change post procedure (one to 4.5 months).

Ultraformer is well received by patients and fills the gap in the market for a well-tolerated and consistently effective procedure for non-surgical face and neck tightening.”

The device features seven transducer cartridges to select precise depth and energy for maximum lift with less pain than early generation MIFU technology.
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Reshaping – Face & Body

CLATUU 360 Freeze and ULTRAFORMER are two devices that help you to reshape your face and body. Click on the arrow below which will take you to the information on Reshaping. Alternatively click on What we Treat or Procedures for more information and, as always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Clatuu targets several stubborn fat areas



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Varicose Veins & Venous Disorders (Australian Doctor)

How to treat varicose veins-Dr A LimVARICOSE veins are the most common superficial venous disorder of the lower limb. Venous malformations can also affect the lower limb, and a number of key syndromes are associated with venous malformation and/or varicose vein.

Procedural treatment options for these superficial venous disorders include surgery, sclerotherapy and laser. Below we have the article for you download. This article provides an update on therapeutic advances in the areas of ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and endovenous laser ablation of superficial veins. Click the link below to download the article.
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Treatment of varicose veins (Dr Adrian Lim)

Dr Lim varicose veinsPatients often ask about management options for unsightly varicose veins


A 48-YEAR-OLD nurse presents with a 10-year history of varicose veins that are gradually getting worse. She complains of significant aching and swelling of the affected leg that gets worse with prolonged standing, especially at the end of the day.

She is currently well but has a maternal family history of varicose veins with the complication of thrombophlebitis and venous ulceration. She asks about her management options.


The diagnosis is straightforward when there are clearly visible dilated and tortuous vein segments. In less clinically apparent cases, ultrasound scanning (audio Doppler or visual Duplex devices) is required to assess superficial venous reflux or incompetence. Significant venous reflux or congestion may occasionally be detected in patients presenting with ‘mild’ looking varicose veins. Before treating varicose veins, a Duplex scan is required to map the entire superficial venous network so that no ‘hidden’ varicosities are missed. The map provides information on the degree of venous reflux or incompetence as well as vein lumen diameter. More severe disease is correlated with greater reflux and larger lumen diameters. Specific procedural options include vein stripping, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation or a combination of procedures. In recent years, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and endovenous
laser ablation techniques have become a popular alternative to this stripping procedure. Informed patient preference will help determine the specific treatment

Dr Lim and Dr Elvy are set up to offer you the best results for your leg vein problems. At the forefront of Phlebology leg vein assessment and treatment since 1998. With over 10 thousand procedures performed we combine expertise with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that you are in safe hands!

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Acne Scars

Acne ScarsIt can create several types of scars, including elevated, pitted and shallow types. Older forms of treatment have now been superseded by laser resurfacing; fractional resurfacing is a major advance in this area and means a faster healing time. Treatments can also be up to 70% effective in repairing acne scars.

See out Acne Scars page for treatment information.


How do I get brighter fresher-looking eyes?


Adrian Lim interviewed (Notebook Magazine)

If the eyes are the windows to our souls, it’s no wonder we want to banish dark dark circles, under-eye bags and mysterious tiny bumps. Our eyes are the first of our features to show signs of tiredness and ageing, but you can help the area look smoother, firmer and brighter. Cosmetic dermatologist Dr Adrian Lim reveal how…

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Why good skin need not cost a fortune



Quotes by Adrian Lim (The Sun Herald)

“The bottom line is most products don’t deliver”, Dr Adrian Lim from the college said. “There’s a huge gap between what’s proven to be effective.”…

Expensive creams that claim to turn back the clock do practically nothing and sunscreen is the only anti-ageing product that works, dermatologists say.  And consumers are being ripped off when they pay hundreds of dollars for so-called “cosmeceuticals” when a cheap jar of sorbolene is just as effective. “Sunscreen is the No.1 product that can reduce blemishes and signs of ageing – it’s that simple,” Phillip Artemi from the Australasian College of Dermatologists said. “Don’t spend a fortune on products because it’s not going to make a difference. “Why spend $500 when you can spend $5?” The college’s annual meeting has heard that, despite extravagant claims, skincare giants don’t subject their products to scientific trials.

The bottom line is most products don’t deliver,” Dr Adrian Lim from the college said. “There’s a huge gap between what the cosmeceutical companies say and what is proven to be effective.” Washing with a gentle soap-free cleanser once or twice a day and applying sunscreen each day are the basis of a skincare regime dermatologists say.


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