High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) treatment has become one of the most sought-after lifting treatments for face, neck & body, without going under the knife. Just one session will tighten and lift the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin tone, providing visible results that will last up to 3 years. HIFU has proven effective on sagging jaws/chins, crows feet, forehead frown lines and much more. Treatment time takes between 1 – 3 hours depending on the area we are treating. Plus with no downtime you can be back at your usual routine immediately after.
4D HIFU Non-Surgical Face Lift
Individually it targets brow, jowl and neck lifting, as well as overall skin tightening, rejuvenation and deeper fat cells. You will see an incredible, noticeable improvement with just one treatment. The technology is unique in its ability to penetrate the dermis and the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer, which is deeper than all other non-invasive treatments.
The SMAS is the layer that sits between the muscle and the fat, it is the actual area a plastic surgeon would pull and tighten under the knife. Therefore the SMAS is the same area tightened during conventional surgery, however, unlike surgery, HIFU is more affordable and requires no time off work.
HIFU is the most effective treatment available as a safe alternative to surgery. It can be used on the body to target fat & tighten up the skin or on the face as a facelift and even the double chin. HIFU targets deeper layers under the skin, the same layer that is targeted during surgery.
HIFU fires ultrasound waves that cause micro injuries deep under the surface of the skin, this results in an increase production of collagen and leads to a firmer and tighter skin. HIFU treatment for the body uses deeper levels of HIFU, this effectively breaks down the fat cells while also firming & tightening the skin.
HIFU Face lifting can be used for blurred jawlines, nasal folds, sagging eyelids, loose neck folds, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone or texture and large pores. HIFU machines have many different cartridges, these can treat various problem areas at the same time.
What is HIFU?
HIFU is a highly precise medical procedure using high intensity focused ultrasound to heat and destroy pathogenic tissue rapidly. HIFU was first developed and widespread for the treatment of prostate cancer. As HIFU treatment was used for prostate cancer, scientist seen that the mens genitals were starting firm & tighten. This has now developed into tightening and lifting the face and effectively breaking down the fat cells. HIFU technology was developed in the USA.
The non-invasive treatment, was FDA approved to lift skin on the neck, on the eyebrow and under the chin as well as to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage in 2009 and 2012. This has since been used for treatment of the vagina to help tighten the muscular and superficial tissue, as well as being used to increase moisture and sensitivity during sexual intercourse.
Korea then made the next generation of HIFU technology that offered superior results with minimal discomfort. This technology has now been made widely available across the world, and has become the most sought after-treatment, offering superior results, while remaining to be non-invasive and non-surgical.
How Does HIFU Work?
HIFU treatments are based on hyperthermia lifting theory. The HIFU transducer irradiates 65-75Cº of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy into the skin, this then creates thermal coagulation on the target layers of skin tissue with no damage on the skin surface. Following the initial treatment, the skin starts to undergo wound healing process that simulates collagen synthesis and regeneration. Unlike lasers, radio frequency, surgery and other cosmetic procedures, HIFU bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver the right amount of ultrasound energy at the right depths within the skin at the desired temperature. This HIFU energy triggers a natural response under the skin, causing the body to enter into the regenerative process, resulting in the production of new collagen.
An immediate effect can be seen following HIFU treatment, with clients facial contours, skin tone and texture, and wrinkles showing improvement within 4 weeks of treatment. The effects of HIFU treatment continues to work for up to 6 months as the collagen fibres reorganises and restructure themselves. Clients will notice further improvements, such as skin firming and tightening over the 3 – 6 month period. Results from one treatment will last between 12-36 months depending on client’s current skin laxity and age. Our aesthetic practitioner will go through this during the consultation and design a treatment plan design around your own individual goals and needs.
What Are HIFU Cartridges?
HIFU cartridges are the transducer that radiates 65-75Cº of high intensity focused ultrasound energy. For HIFU rejuvenation facial treatment three cartridge heads are used, these are the measurement of energy depth going into the skin. The cartridges for the HIFU facial treatment are; the DS-4.5mm, the DS-3.0mm and the DS-1.5mm. For body treatments two cartridges are used; DS-8.00mm and a DS-13.0mm.
There are 5 main cartridges that are used in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatments, these consists of the following:
- The DS-1.5mm cartridge uses a 10MHZ frequency HIFU transducer, this transmits high-energy focussed ultrasound at a depth of 1.5mm directly to the epidermis. This cartridge is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles.
- The DS-3.0mm cartridge uses a 8MHZ frequency HIFU transducer, this transmits high-energy focussed ultrasound at a depth of 3.0mm directly to the dermis layer of the skin. This actives the process of collagen regeneration and collagen production. This cartridge enhances, renews and consolidates the effects for superficial tightening, lifting and wrinkle reduction.
- The DS-4.5mm cartridge uses a 4MHZ frequency HIFU transducer, this transmits high-energy focussed ultrasound at a depth of 4.5mm directly to the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS). The HIFU energy causes a natural response under the skin to enter into the regenerative process, known as the thermal coagulation zone. This cartridge tightens the muscular layer and is the same layer that is tightened during conventional surgery.
- The DS-8.0mm & DS-13.0mm cartridge use a 2MHZ frequency HIFU transducer cartridge, this is to treat the adipose tissue at depths of 8mm and 13mm, resulting in the reduction of fat and production of new collagen to tighten excess skin.
Where Can You Do The HIFU Treatment?
- Frown Lines
- Crow’s Feet
- Double Chins
- Sagging Neck
Advantages of HIFU
- surgery free
- completely safe
- no damage to body
- no recovery time
- long lasting effects
- tightens lose skin or sagging skin
How Painful is HIFU?
The HIFU treatment is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure with no downtime, allowing clients to resume daily activities immediately after treatment. The HIFU discomfort levels vary from client to client, while most clients tolerating the procedure well. However, clients who have a lower pain threshold can take paracetamol to help ease any discomfort. Any pain or discomfort associated with the HIFU treatment are only temporary and will only last during the procedure.
Clients may develop redness, swelling or tingling of the face following from the HIFU Facial treatment. These symptoms are not permanent and will usually fade within hours after treatment. During this time the effects of the HIFU treatment will signal the production of new collagen and the process of regeneration. HIFU skin tightening treatment are clinically proven to be safe and effective, with natural and gradual rejuvenation effects.
How Many HIFU Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
Many clients only need one HIFU treatment. However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the clients collagen-building process, some clients benefit from additional treatment after 4 weeks.
Results from HIFU treatment can be seen within 1 – 4 months, with further results being reported for up to 6 months after the initial procedure. Clients who have undergone HIFU treatment can benefit from long lasting results in excess of 2 years*. Although, as the skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments may be taken by the client yearly, this can help clients keep pace with the body’s natural ageing process.
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