What is High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)?
is truly a remarkable breakthrough in technology, offering a truly
non-invasive alternative to a surgical face lift, a MUST have
treatment option, and the ONLY FDA approved treatment with a specific
intent for improvement of lines and wrinkles on the face and
décolleté, penetrating to depths only previously possible with
Hifu uses the power of Ultrasound to safely lift and tighten skin.
Ultrasound is a form of energy that is significantly different than
light such as IPL and Lasers or Electrical (Radio-Frequency) energy.
Hifu, protects the skin surface, whilst precisely penetrating at
deeper depths and higher temperatures than Radio Frequency for
example, treating beyond the Dermis and Foundation layers, where
structural weakening starts.
Tissue at the target point is heated to ~65°C, Thermal Heat is created with
the skin tissue creating both spaced ‘wounds’ and cellular
friction - which in turn promotes healing, immediately contracts
collagen and stimulates a rapid production. Over the next 90-180
days, the wound-healing response stimulates long-term tissue and
leads to further lifting and tightening, with results that can last
Italso helps to improve the tone and all the features of your face such
as your eyes, cheeks, mouth, chin and skin also making it a viable
alternative to Botox, with the benefit of being able to maintain
facial expression. Excellent for post surgical face lift to maintain
the lift and treat blood stasis, scarring, and numbness.
How does HiFU differ from laser treatments?
HiFU uses sound energy – tried-and-true ultrasound –
which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat
depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. HiFU ultrasound stimulates
collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over 2-3 months.
Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature, so laser treatments
typically only treat superficial skin and are not designed to lift skin. Since the two technologies often treat
different types of skin issues, they’re actually very compatible.
How does HIFU stimulate the creation of collagen?
What are the benefits of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)?
As a completely non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound offers patients many benefits over other procedures –
Safe and Effective
Cost Effective Alternative to a Surgical Face Lift
No Need for Anaesthesia or Sedation
No Incisions or Risk of Infection
Results can be seen after just one treatment
Results can last for 18 months plus
With the advantage of three depth cartridges (1.5mm, 3mm and 4.5mm – for face and neck treatment), Hifu has the capability of penetrating to depths only previously possible with surgery.
How long is the treatment?
Each session is dependent on the treatment area, but we advise
around 30 minutes for a small area whereas a face and neck procedure typically takes 90 -120 minutes
Your treatment will be tailored to your individual requirements which will be discussed in your
pre-treatment consultation. Additional time will be required if you require more areas.
Results we can achieve with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound:
Look Between 4 - 8 Years Younger with One Treatment
Increase Blood Circulation
Increases Elastin & Production of Collagen
Re-educates the Muscles
Stimulates Skin Cells
Improves, Firms & Tightens Muscles
Eyelid Hood Reduction
Nasonabial Fold Reduction
Improves & Tightens Sagging Skin
Cheek, Jowl & Neck Tightening
Double Chin Reduction
Eye Bag Reduction
Fat Deposit Reduction
Fine Lines & Wrinkle Reduction
When Are Results Visible?
Some results will be seen immediately post treatment, with optimum results expected from three to six months.
How Long Do Results Last?
Individual results will differ, however on average a minimum of 18 months to two years.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Most patients only need one treatment. However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the individual’s collagen-building process, some patients benefit from additional treatments. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help patients keep pace with the body’s natural ageing process.
Who Is Suitable for HIFU?
Anyone with drooping skin, or considering a face lift but isn't ready for surgery is a good candidate.
All Skin types and tones can be treated.
Can HIFU replace a facelift?
HiFU treats the deep foundation layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, but will not duplicate the results of a surgical facelift. HIFU is a great alternative, however, especially for those not ready for surgery or for those looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Are there any side effects?
The skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some people experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you.
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