HIFU stands for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, the way that this ground breaking treatment works is through a specially designed hand-piece that delivers thermal energy in the form of multiple beams of ultrasound to stimulate collagen. It is the collagen within the skin that gives us a more youthful appearance and HIFU works to activate this, helping to contract and tighten the surface of the skin. HIFU is specially designed to penetrate the layer of the skin which is tightened during traditional facelift surgery, however, as HIFU is non-invasive the downtime is significantly reduced and the cost of treatment is much lower.
What issues can HIFU be used to treat?
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the face
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet and smile lines
- Double chins
- Neck and jowl area
Treatment Duration: HIFU treatment takes 30-90 minutes depending on individual requirements
Sensation during treatment: It is common to experience some discomfort and a tingling sensation depending on the intensity.
Number of treatments required: Most commonly only one to two sessions are required. Maintenance required every 6 months.
Sensitivity period: Immediately after treatment, the skin is likely to appear red for a few hours, some clients experience slight swelling and tenderness for up to a week after treatment. The areas can be calmed with ice packs if required, further advice will be given during the consultation and in the aftercare paperwork.
Visibility of results: Normally some improvement can be seen within 3 to 4 weeks following treatment, with further improvements developing for up to six months. Results ordinarily last for 6 months or more.
For more information or to book a consultation please give us a call on 01225 700072.