HIFU stands for High Intense Focused Ultrasound, is 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. It is sometime called the ‘Lunchtime Face Lift’ as the treatment is quick, very tolerable and has no downtime.
What is HIFU Treatment for the Face?
HIFU treatment for the face works as a non-invasive facelift. It tightens the skin, irons out wrinkles, shrinks pores, targets the ‘V’ line formation and Jowell lines. HIFU improves overall skin tone, pores, brightness and elasticity.
Does it hurt?
Our HIFU device offers faster shot speeds and shorter intervals between each shot, this means it’s very comfortable for the patient, in fact far more comfortable and less painful than many other HIFU treatments on the market. Some people describe it as feeling like tiny electric pulses, or a prickly sensation. It’s not pain free but it’s completely tolerable and it may feel different on different areas of your face or body.
How does it work?
HIFU uses multiple beams of ultrasound. Now individually these beams do not affect the tissue, however, when these beams come together under the skin it creates thermal energy. The heat generated in the skin stimulates the cells to produce strong, new collagen and stimulate old collagen. As collagen production increases up to 3 months post treatment, this results in a more youthful and refreshed look. Collagen is important for skin health because it is a natural protein that promotes skin suppleness, firmness, hydration, and a youthful glow. Unfortunately, collagen production begins to decrease as we age. The technology is unique in its ability to penetrate the skin and the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer. No other technology can target these layers deep within the skin, in a non-invasive procedure. SMAS is the same layer which is tightened during conventional facelift surgery. Unlike surgery, HIFU is more affordable and requires no time off work. An increase in collagen production, gives us that beautiful, lifted, plump, youthful look, without the need for surgery or down time.
So what can I expect from the treatment and what does it feel like?
It is not the most comfortable treatment; however it is bearable. It is definitely more sensitive around the bony areas (forehead and jawline). What we do is take some ‘before’ photos, then get you comfortable on the bed, we cleanse your skin, then we map out your face to ensure we get the best results and lift. We then use this hand piece and work along each section and distribute the ultrasound evenly amongst the mapped areas. Once we have worked across the entire face we will talk through your aftercare advice, take another picture and then you are good to go.
How many treatments will I need?
The amazing technology used in the HIFU Machine, means you only need one treatment PER YEAR! Making this an extremely low maintenance treatment.
You must have a Consultation before any HIFU Face Lift Treatment.
Consultation Fee – £25
Treatment Cost £849