What exactly is HIFU
High Intensity focused ultrasound is a non-surgical, no downtime procedure used for eliminating wrinkles, lifting and tightening sagging skin of the forehead, brows, eyelids, cheeks, lower face (jawline), neck, loose skin that occurs after weight loss on stomach, arms, thighs, and loose skin after pregnancy.
How does HIFU work?
HIFU deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jump starts a natural process, known as neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen. It penetrates deep below the skin in the SMAS layer to gently but effectively target connective tissue. Connective tissue is a firm, tough layer that supports the neck and facial contours. Ageing and the passage of time cause connective tissues to droop. High Intensity focused Ultrasound tightens loose connective tissue, creating firmness and lift to areas of sagging skin The layer of tissue targeted is the same tissue that plastic surgeon’s tighten and shift during a surgical face-lift or brow lift.
Unlike superficial treatments, HIFU bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver the right amount of ultrasound energy at the right depths and the right temperature. This energy triggers a natural response under the skin, jumpstarting the regenerative process that produces fresh, new collagen.
It is a non-invasive, skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound to actually lift muscle and tone loose or sagging skin without any downtime.
What problem areas does HIFU Target?
HIFU works on the full face, double chins & neck, chest, arms, elbows, tummy, inner thighs and knees . HIFU addresses mild to moderate loose or sagging skin.
How long does the treatment take?
A HIFU consultation will take approximately 30 minutes. A full face and neck HIFU treatment will take approximately 1.5 or 1.75hours. Your consultation and treatment can be done on the same day.
When will I see results and what can I expect?
Some patients see an initial effect right after their treatment, but the real results appear over 2-3 months as new collagen works to lift and tighten skin with continued improvement for up to 6 months and lasting approximately 2-5 years. The treatment causes collagen formation in the dermis, giving longer lasting results that occur gradually but dramatically over time. By reconditioning and renewing the skin from within, HIFU will lift the brow, which in turn reduces excess skin on the lids, opens up the eyes, and gives a more refreshed look overall. But your natural aging process and lifestyle factors will dictate how long that translates into visible results.
Why does it work so well?
Ultrasound technology is focused below the skin surface to firm and lift droopy tissues. Non-invasive ultrasound energy generates low levels of heat in the targeted skin. This stimulates the cells for collagen production and tissue rejuvenation. With just one treatment, HIFU pushes mature skin to start working hard again. Since its release HIFU has been quickly growing in popularity with experts worldwide as an advanced device for serious sagging.
Some people may only need one treatment. However, based on the degrees of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the individual’s collagen-building process, some patients benefit from having 3-4 treatments.
Maintenance treatments are required as the body’s natural aging process continues.
What Makes HIFU So Unique?
HIFU is the only non-invasive treatment that can specifically target the deep foundation below the skin (addressed in cosmetic surgery) without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. It is also the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely where it will be most effective. It cannot replace a surgical facelift, but it is a clinically proven non-invasive alternative for those not ready for surgery.
What Are The Benefits Of HIFU?
What Happens During The Treatment?
You will be required to fill in a client form prior to treatment. Your technician will then mark the areas of your face that are being treated. Following this the HIFU machine is then applied to the face in the desired areas sending high intensity ultrasound pulses focused deep into the muscle layer.
Comfort thresholds vary from person to person. It is normal to experience a slight prickling feeling during the procedure, which does not last long. The feeling indicates that the collagen building process has been initiated.
As this energy is delivered collagen starts to build and repair. This process begins immediately and the whole process will continue for up to 6 months. Over this time all levels of the skin down to the muscle layer will continue to heal repair and tighten.
The treatment is NOT PAINFUL but more of an energy sensation, however some may choose to self medicate if they have low pain thresholds.
How Much Does It Cost?
HIFU is a new procedure and is normally priced between $3,000 - $4,000 for the entire face and neck. However, if you book your procedure during this month, we are offering a special price of just $1,530.00. This price will rise soon.
If you would prefer to pay in installments, we can organise a payment plan that suites you.