What is Hifu?
HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, it is a safe and effective non-invasive treatment for facial aging. This procedure is part of a growing trend for anti-aging treatments that provide some of the benefits of a facelift without the risks associated with facelift surgeries.
How does it work?
HIFU uses ultrasound energy to heat the skin at a deep level. This heat damages targeted skin cells and stimulates fibroblast action resulting in the synthesis of new collagen and elastin which tightens and firms the skin.
Does it hurt?
Traditional HIFU procedures can be slightly uncomfortable dependent on the individual. Our HIFU COOL treatment technology is however virtually painless due to the cooling system. All HIFU treatments may cause a light aching over bony areas or a warm sensation in the skin during treatment.
How long will results take to show?
With HIFU results may be seen immediately after the first treatment and results continue to improve between 2-3 months after. With good aftercare, the benefits of a HIFU facial can last for about 1 year.
Are there any side effects?
There may be slight redness for up to a few hours following the treatment and a small percentage of patients may have some swelling, tingling or tenderness when touched. These are mild and temporary. The majority of patients can resume normal activities immediately afterwards. You will be fully consulted before any treatment to discuss the side effects in detail.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments required is dependent on the degree of skin laxity. We therefore recommend a full free consultation beforehand to determine the number of treatments that are needed.
What can HIFU treat?
• Tighten the skin on the neck
• Reduce the appearance of jowls
• Lift drooping eyelids or eyebrows
• Smooth wrinkles on the face
• Smooth and tighten chest skin