Non Surgical Facelift
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a relatively new cosmetic treatment for skin tightening that some consider a noninvasive and painless replacement for face lifts. It uses ultrasound energy to encourage the production of collagen, which results in firmer skin.
Up to 1.5 years
Common Side Effects
Mild redness, swelling and tenderness
What is HIFU?
HIFu stands for high intensity focused ultrasound, is a safe, FDA approved, micro-focused ultrasound treatment that effectively targets sagging, loose skin.
After just one treatment, a fresher, firmer and more youthful appearance can be achieved without the need for surgery or downtime. If you want long-lasting lifting results, an HIFU treatment may be exactly what you’re looking for.
How does HIFU work?
HIFU relies on micro-focused ultrasound to bypass the skin’s surface and deliver targeted deep tissue wound healing and the regeneration of important support structures in the skin such as collagen and elastin. By using focused energy alongside ultrasound imaging, the practitioner is able to deliver precise treatment to the location(s) where it will be most beneficial, resulting in an extremely effective lifting treatment.
Here are some of the key advantages of HIfu treatment:
- non–surgical facelifting treatment
- décolletage wrinkles
- Stimulates natural collagen production
- Only cosmetic devise to use ultrasound imaging for precise and targeted results
- No cuts to the skin
- No recovery time
- Noticeable results
Who is HIFU treatment suitable for?
HIFU is suitable for people aged approximately 25+ years with mild to moderate skin laxity or sagging.
However, a mandatory consultation is required prior to treatment with one of our skin specialists to ensure suitability for treatment.
What areas can be treated using ultherapy?
- Nasolabial fold
How long until I see results?
Clients may witness some initial effect, but lifting and firming will ultimately take place over approximately 2-3 months, as collagen is renewed and replaced with new, stronger collagen. As this collagen building process continues, continued improvements can appear for up to 9 months.
How long will results last?
Most people find results last over 1 year, although yearly touch-up treatments are recommended to stay ahead of the ageing process. Some clients will require more than one treatment.
Does it hurt?
There can be slight aching over bony areas or a warm sensation in the skin during treatment. However, we can give pain management if needed.
Is ultrasound skin treatment safe?
HIFU is an FDA cleared procedure that has been used safely in over half a million treatments worldwide. HIFU energy has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years.
Could HIFU replace a face lift?
Ultherapy treats the deep skin tissue, the same that is addressed in cosmetic surgery. However, it will not duplicate the result of a facelift. HIFU is a great alternative for those who don’t want to go under the knife, risk scar tissue and permanent damage.