HIFU Skin Lift
HIFU is truly a remarkable breakthrough in technology, offering a non-invasive alternative to surgical lifting. A MUST have treatment option that can penetrate to depths only previously possible with surgery.
What is High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)?
HIFU is non-invasive skin tightening and lifting system of the dermis, subcutaneous layer, and superficial aponeurotic system (SMAS). HIFU is used on the face to help to improve the tone and all the features of your face such as your eyes, cheeks, around the mouth and chin, making it a viable alternative to cosmetic injections, with the benefit of being able to maintain facial expression.
How does it work?
Tissue at the targeted points is heated to ~65°C. The thermal heat is created within the skin tissue creating both spaced ‘wounds’ and cellular friction, which in turn, prompts your skin to regenerate and 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.
What Area’s Can You Treat?
Treatment areas include the Neck (Includes Jawline), Upper Arms (Bat Wings), Upper and Lower Abdomen, Inner Thighs and Knees. HIFU uses focused high intense ultrasound energy to safely lift and tighten skin. Ultrasound is a form of energy that is significantly different than light therapy such as IPL and Lasers or Electrical (Radio-Frequency) energy. HIFU, protects the skin surface, while precisely penetrating at deeper depths and higher temperatures than Radio Frequency. It can treat beyond the dermis and foundation layers, where structural weakening starts.
What results can I expect?
Some patients see an immediate result, but you should expect to see results appear over 2-3 months or even up to 6 months post-treatment. You will be left with tighter, more youthful-looking skin. A facelift without the surgery. Following your HIFU treatment, there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.
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Most frequent questions and answers
There is no down time required following your treatment and you can go straight back to your daily activities. There are very few side effects but mild to moderate redness and sometimes swelling is completely normal and soon subsides.
This treatment is often called a ‘non-surgical facelift’. But this treatment as more of an uplift than a facelift. However, it is a great alternative for those not quite ready for the surgical option, or perhaps those who have had surgery and wish to maintain the effects
Whilst lasers usually work on the more superficial layers of skin for issues such as lines and wrinkles or pigmentation, HIFU works on the skin’s deeper layers to lift and remodel the skin. As the two work on different layers of the skin, it is possible to combine the two for the best skin tightening laser treatment.
After around 3-8 weeks you will start to see an improvement in your skin tone and after a further few months any sagging will be lessened and skin elasticity increased. Optimum results for HIFU can be seen at between 6-8 months following your treatment.
This can vary from patient to patient, and there can be discomfort whilst undergoing a HIFU treatment. This is only temporary and is an indicator that the energy is being delivered and collagen stimulation has started. After the procedure you will not feel any pain, and the results will be well worth it!
Following your initial consultation, when you come in for your face tightening treatment your practitioner will cleanse the area, apply ultrasound gel and use the ultrasound imaging device to determine the correct area to deliver the energy. During the treatment, small amounts of energy deposited deep in the skin’s layers may be felt as the collagen-building process is initiated. A face and neck treatment may take between 60-90 minutes.
Following the HIFU treatment the skin might become flushed but this redness will subside within a couple of hours. Other side effects may include slight swelling, tingling or tenderness when the skin is touched but again this is temporary and normal. Less common effects after a treatment may include minor bruising or temporary numbness on small areas of skin. You will be able to resume normal activities within 24 hours.
A non-surgical facelift refers to a treatment such as HIFU which lifts, tightens and tones the skin for a youthful-looking appearance without involving any surgery, incisions or general anaesthetic. Similarly to a tradition facelift, this treatment will lift and sharpen the jowl area and jaw line and lift the brow.
HIFU is one of the best skin tightening treatments on the market as it is FDA approved and unlike other lasers it uses ultrasound energy that allows it to bypass the surface of the skin and treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive machine. HIFU stimulates collagen production in the skin’s deeper layers which results in a significant lift of tissue. Other lasers use light energy which does not reach deeper skin layers so can only treat superficial skin.
If your skin is showing the effects of time and gravity, and appears less firm- you are a good candidate. It may be that you have sagging skin on the neck or jowl area. This treatment also gets great skin tightening reviews for those who want to stay ahead in maintaining their youthful looks, or those who have had cosmetic surgery and want to prolong the effects.
People who have open lesions or wounds, cystic acne, existing keloid scarring, mechanical or dermal implants, skin fillers, implanted electrical devices or metal implants in the face or treated area, pregnancy or breastfeeding, angiocardiopathy (heart), hypertension, liver and kidney diseases, skin disease, including AIDS & HIV, highly sensitive skin or allergic skin (including protein allergy) should not proceed with HIFU.
Results can last anywhere from 18 months – 5 years with one treatment