(HIFU) is a new non-invasive and painless cosmetic treatment for skin tightening that consider an alternative to "facelifts".
HIFU uses ultrasound energy to heats up the specific tissue site below the skin surface and caused the tissue to heat up rapidly. when the tissue reached a certain temperature, they become damaged, the damage stimulates cells to produces more collagen.
HIFU has many aesthetic benefits, including:
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
What Does HIFU feel like?
The HIFU treatment is not a painful procedure. As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths within the skin. This is an indication that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Most clients describe feeling either pinpricks sensation or a feeling of heat. Comfort levels vary from client to client, however, this sensation is only temporary and lasts while the ultrasound energy is administered. Some clients take paracetamol before the procedure to ease any discomfort., although this is not necessary.
What to expect after the HIFU treatment?
Clients may develop redness, swelling, or tingling of the face following the HIFU facial treatment. These symptoms are not permanent and will usually fade within hours after treatment. We apply creams prior to you leaving the clinic, this helps settle the skin, and home care products are also available for you to buy to take home and use.
How many HIFU treatments are needed?
Many clients only need one treatment of HIFU 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 treatment after 8 – 12 weeks.
Results from HIFU treatment can be seen within 12 weeks, with further results being reported for up to 6 months after the initial procedure.
Clients who have undergone HIFU treatment can benefit from long-lasting results in excess of 2 – 3 years*. Although, as the skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments may be taken by the client yearly, this can help clients keep pace with the body’s natural aging process.
Due to the nature of non-surgical and non-invasive treatments that we offer, we cannot guarantee results. Results will vary from person to person. Factors such as lifestyle, medical history, and age can affect your results and the longevity of results.