High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, HIFU is a revolutionary treatment is that specifically targets lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. It is clinically proven to get results only previously attainable through surgery or invasive procedures such as Botox.
Harnessing the power of ultrasound to safely lift and tighten the skin. Unlike similar treatments such as laser or radio frequency, the high intensity focused ultrasound can penetrate deeper into the skin, targeting skin breakdown at its foundation layer, where structural weakening starts.
HIFU uses concentrated beams of ultrasound energy to rejuvenate the skin in precisely targeted areas. The treatment acts to tighten the dermis, and promotes new sub-dermal collagen formation. Overall skin retraction will, of course, depend on the specific individual.
Drooping skin makes your eyes look tired and changes the contours of the neck and chin. How great it would be if you could fight the signs of ageing without surgery? High-intensity focused ultrasound firms and lifts your skin for a non-surgical facelift and neck lift.
How Does HIFU Rejuvenation Work?HIFU technology delivers ultrasound energy waves which penetrate deep into the skin, targeting 3 layers below the surface of the skin: 1. Epidermis 1.5mm Results: Smoothen wrinkles and contour skin 2. Dermis 3.0mm Results: Boost collagen, improve skin texture and diminish skin imperfections 3. Facial Muscles (known as the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) 4.5mm that are normally worked on by cosmetic surgery Results: Lifts skin and create the targeted shaping effect The ultrasound energy causes the tissue to heat up rapidly (above 60~C). The skin’s response to this energy is to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen and elastin. The increase in collagen results in tighter, firmer, smoother skin with less wrinkles. Since the high-frequency ultrasound beams are focused on a specific tissue site below the skin’s surface, there is no damage to the upper layers of the skin and adjacent tissue.
What Makes Our HIFU Rejuvenation Excel?We take a cutting edge approach using Bio-Feedback Microcurrent pre & post treatment as well as our custom organic Hyaluronic acid serum in place of standard ultrasound gel.
How Soon Do I See My Results?Some patients may see the initial effect instantly, but ultimately lifting and firming will take place over approximately 3-6 months, as the collagen is renewed and replaced with new, stronger collagen. As each person varies there are certain steps we do highly recommend to sped up, enhance, and maintain your results and investment. Some of those may include, taking a collagen supplement in your diet, monthly facials, using our organic skincare products specially formulated for HIFU aftercare and cellular regeneration.
Is It Painful?Some clients can experience momentary discomfort during the procedure while the ultrasound energy is being deposited into the skin; almost like a strong flick underneath the skin. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. The goal is not for it to be painful, as it is subjective treatment where your comfort levels will be asked and monitored.
How Many HIFU Treatments Will I Need?As this varies from person to person, we can discuss with you how many treatments you may need at your initial consultation. Generally excellent results can be achieved after just one HIFU facial treatment. However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the client’s collagen-building process, some clients benefit from additional treatments. The procedure is best suited for patients with mild-to-moderate skin laxity. You may need to have the procedure repeated in one to two years as the natural aging process takes over. Future touch up treatments can help keep pace with the ageing process, which varies by each individual.
Can I Have HIFU If I Have Had Injectables/Botox?Yes, you can, although we highly recommend that you speak with us before booking to ensure the correct protocol and waiting periods during and between treatments are followed correctly and safely.
Pre-Treatment InstructionsOne week before HIFU treatment: Avoid sun exposure and sunless tanning. Sun burned or tanned skin will not be treated. All skin irritants must be stopped (glycolic/ salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinol products such as Retin A, Tazorac, Triluma, Differin, and Vitamin C) on the area being treated Advise staff when taking antibiotics. Certain antibiotics (Tetracycline, Doxycycline) can make a patient photosensitive, therefore, treatment may not be able to done until two weeks after completion of antibiotic. Paperwork will be filled out prior to every treatment session.
Post- Treatment InstructionsA non-exfoliating gentle cleanser and light moisturizer can be used the day of the treatment and apply SPF 50 or higher daily to maximize your results and minimize irritation. All skin irritants (glycolic/ salicylic acids, benzol peroxide, retinol products or vitamin C) can be resumed 3 days post treatments. Waxing, tweezing and depilatory cream can be resumed 3 days post treatments. Botox, chemical peels and dermal fillers can be resumed 2 weeks after HIFU facial treatment. Avoid swimming for 48hrs, no strenuous exercise for 48 hrs. Avoid alcohol for 48 hrs No saunas, steam rooms or sun beds for one week. Makeup can be applied after the treatment.
Why Chose HIFU?
Impressive results in 1 session
Immediately after the treatment some tightening of the skin is observed, and the effect increases over the following 3 – 6 months due to new collagen formation in conjunction with the continued retraction of the connective tissue matrix. You will continue to see a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and a notable improvement in facial contouring.
Results Can Last Up to 18 Months
The immediate effects of your treatment will continue to develop over time and many clients continue to experience a more contoured look for up to 18 months post treatment.
Clinically Proven & Safe Technology
HIFU technology has been around for many years and has undergone a range of to demonstrate its effectiveness in delivering facial rejuvenation and skin-tightening effects in the treatment area.
Lifts the Face & Firms the Neck
HIFU provides similar benefits to a traditional facelift working to rejuvenate the skin and tighten the muscles only without the surgery, pain or downtime. HIFU can be used wherever the skin starts to sag of lose suppleness. For the face, this is typically under the chin, around the jawline, around the eyes and under the brows.
There is no downtime required after a HIFU non-surgical treatment. Because of the restored elasticity your skin will feel renewed, softer and more supple.
Penetrates Below Skin’s Surface
Using the latest HIFU technology, which can penetrate up to 4.5mm below the skin’s surface to go beyond the dermis into the subcutaneous tissue to tighten the superficial muscle layer (SMAS) where the skin starts to weaken.
What happens during a HIFU Treatment?
Your therapist will cleanse and tone the skin prior to treatment, the face is then marked out with a white pencil to ensure the correct areas will be targeted. Our in-house Hyaluronic Acid Serum is applied to the skin and the handpiece lightly pressed to the skin. Each ultrasound shot is carried out one by one across the skin with each necessary cartridge. The excess Hyaluronic acid will be removed and any finishing products will be applied.
Procedure time - 30 minutes – 2 hours depending on treatment area
Results can be seen from 1 treatment; some clients may repeat treatment to achieve their desired result.
No numbing needed
No patch test required