As you get older, muscles and fat in our face start to migrate, leaving you looking tired and sad. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound also known as “HIFU”’ has fast become the lifting treatment of choice for the face and neck. Just a single session of HIFU will deliver visible effects in lifting and tightening facial skin. It will also help boost natural collagen production which helps maintain the skin. You will see a noticeable improvement in facial contouring, fine lines and wrinkles.
12 – 15 months
As well as the face and neck, our HIFU machine can also be used for a body sculpting treatment that offers a truly remarkable breakthrough in weight loss treatment for the body. This innovative and unique technology provides a non-invasive alternative to liposuction and other weight loss surgeries.
HIFU stands for ‘High Intensity Focused Ultrasound’, this treatment can target various depths of the body’s tissue for skin tightening, skin lifting and body contouring. Entirely non-invasive, HIFU works by targeting deep layers in the skin – it boosts new collagen production and collagen regeneration right at the source.
Every patient’s comfort threshold is different, and you may experience slight discomfort while the ultrasound energy is delivered. This is temporary, and the feelings you encounter are a positive sign that the process is working.
- wrinkle reduction.
- tightening sagging skin on the neck (sometimes called turkey neck)
- lifting the cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids.
- enhancing jawline definition.
- tightening of the décolletage.
- smoothing the skin.
- Fat dissolving.
- Body contouring.
The procedure we offer has been proven safe in several clinical studies, and there have been tens of thousands of successful treatments performed already around the world. Additionally, ultrasound energy has had an excellent track record across many disciplines of medicine for over 50 years.
Due to the non-invasive nature of HIFU treatments, there is no downtime from the procedure. You’ll be able to return to your normal activities straight away, and there are no special recovery measures needed.
Some clients do enjoy immediate initial effects; however, the ultimate lifting and toning results will take place over the following 2 to 3 months. During this time, tired collagen is replaced with new collagen that has a higher level of elasticity. As the collagen-building process continues, you may see further improvements up to 6 months after the procedure.
You may experience slight redness for up to an hour following the treatment, and a small percentage of our clients do experience minor swelling, tingling or tenderness. These symptoms are mild and temporary.
The answer varies depending on what the treatment is targeting. A full face treatment typically takes 60-75 minutes, and a partial face or brow treatment will take approximately 30-45 minutes.
Following the HIFU treatment, clients will still have fresh, young collagen for over a year. This can continue for another year, depending on the condition of the skin. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the ageing process, and this varies by individual.
The majority of clients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment. This depends on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and collagen-building process.