HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is the latest non-surgical technology that lifts, tones and tightens the skin on the face, neck and body. HIFU uses highly focused acoustic energy to create thermal energy through multiple layers of skin targeting three different selected depths depending on the area to be treated. HIFU targets skin laxity by delivering very precise targeted pulses of ultrasound to the areas, which starts a process called thermal coagulation. This process strengthens and encourages the regrowth of collagen fibres in multiple layers of the skin. Therefore HIFU not only tightens and lifts the layers of the skin, but also muscle fascia, producing longer lasting and more effective results. Results can be seen from just a single treatment and there are no incisions, needles, anaesthetic or surgery involved. There is no down time associated with this non-invasive procedure.
- Results may vary for each individual
HIFU for the face, can create facelift-like effects by tightening and rejuvenating the skin overall for a younger look. It can also lift the brow area, jowls and jaw line and reduce nasolabial folds, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
HIFU for the body can sculpt, tighten and provide permanent fat reduction within specifically targeted stubborn pockets of fat such as love handles and bingo wings.
HIFU is best for:
- Improving skin elasticity
- Shaping and tightening the facial contours
- Lifting the eyebrows
- Lifting and tightening the neck and décolletage
- Defining the jawline and jowls
- Improving the surface layer of the skin
- Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
- Targeting stubborn fatty areas
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas can be treated?
Neck: Loose skin and wrinkles
Forehead: Heavy lines and eyebrow lifting
Cheeks: Nasolabial folds
Chin: Double chin and jowls
Eyes: Crows Feet
What happens during the treatment?
You will have an in depth consultation with your practitioner before any treatment commences to make sure it is exactly right for you. We will use a hand held device to deliver HIFU quickly and safely.
What does the HIFU feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to the precise depths. You will feel a warm, tingling sensation throughout the treatment, which is tolerable.
How many treatments are recommended?
One single treatment is recommended. However, it depends on the degree of skin laxity, the skins response to ultrasound energy and individuals collagen building process. Therefore, some clients may benefit from additional treatment. As the skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help clients keep up the pace with the bodys natural ageing process. Maintenance treatment is advised every 12 – 18 months.
What results can I expect from this treatment?
Generally a noticeable improvement will be visible in facial contouring and fine lines and wrinkles within a 4 week period whilst further improvement in facial skin tightening and wrinkles will be reportedly seen up to 6 weeks post treatment.
What about downtime?
There is no down time at all which makes HIFU a great alternative to surgery. You might look a little flushed and red after the treatment but this usually passes within a couple of hours. Mild swelling and tenderness can also occur, but again these are temporary side effects.
Is HIFU treatment safe?
This non-invasive treatment is extremely safe. Ultrasound energy has been safely used in medicine for more than 50 years.
How much does it cost?
- Full Face: £800
- Full Face & Neck Lift: £1200
- Upper Face, Eyes and Brow Lift: £400
- Lower Face: £450
- Jaw Lift: £400
- Lower Face & Jaw Lift: £800
- Neck Lift: £450
- Neck & Jowl Lift: £850
- Double chin: £250