HIFU stands for High-intensity Focus Ultrasound and is a revolutionary alternative to cosmetic face-lifting. No surgery is required. HIFU tones and lifts the face, neck and eyes which results in a natural uplift. It has been said that HIFU reduces the appearance of ageing by between four and eight years in just one treatment.
HIFU treatment is known as the ‘lunch time face lift’ as it’s quick and you can return to work and continue with your day. Some people may have some mild redness and maybe light bruising the next day.
HOW DOES HIFU WORK?
The treatment targets the foundation layer of your skin. Unlike laser treatments, which penetrates the skin, the HIFU procedure actually bypasses the skin surface and delivers highly targeted energy into the structural tissues and muscles where collagen is present. The energy stimulates collagen production in the deep dermal and sub-dermal levels, resulting in micro injury to that tissue. As this tissue heals, the collagen fibres shorten, resulting in a tightening effect seen on the skin.
DOES HIFU TREATMENTS 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.
BENEFITS OF HIFU TREATMENT
Only one treatment usually required
Results last 1 – 3 years depending on ageing and skin elasticity
No recovery time after treatment
The next best thing to an actual facelift
No cuts to the skin