What is High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)?
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 surgery.
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 years.
It also 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.
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
Comfortable and Painless Treatments
Results can be seen after just one treatment
Results can last for 2 years plus
With the advantage of three depth cartridges (1.5mm, 3mm and 4.5mm), Hifu has the capability of penetrating to depths only previously possible with surgery.
Do I have to do anything before my treatment?
A consultation is always needed as this will give us a chance to assess your requirements and will help us to understand what results you are looking for so we can find the perfect solution for you.
How long is the treatment?
Each session is dependent on the treatment area, but we advise around 30 minutes per area. 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
Acne Scar 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?
The number of sessions depends on the clients age and skin condition. One treatment is usually sufficient on light to moderate skin laxity.
Who Is Suitable for Ultra Face?
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.