HIFU is unlike any other non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment, it uses thermal energy in the form of multiple beams of ultrasound to stimulate collagen, which helps to contract and tighten the surface of the skin. HIFU is specially designed to penetrate the dermis as well as the superficial muscular layer, which is deeper than other treatments are able to penetrate. This superficial muscular layer is the layer 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 areas can be treated with HIFU?
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet and smile lines
- Double chins
- Neck and jowl area
What to expect during and immediately after treatment
HIFU treatment takes 30-90 minutes, during treatment it is common to experience some discomfort and a tingling sensation depending on the intensity of the ultrasound. Most commonly only one to two sessions are required.
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.
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.