high intensity focused ultrasound (HiFU) explained

HiFU is truly a remarkable breakthrough in technology, offering a truly non-invasive alternative to a surgical face lift, a MUST have treatment option, and the ONLY FDA approved treatment with a specific intent for improvement of lines and wrinkles on the face and décolleté, penetrating to depths only previously possible with surgery.

HiFU uses the power of Ultrasound to safely lift and tighten skin. Ultrasound is a form of energy that is significantly different than light such as IPL and Lasers or Electrical (Radio-Frequency) energy. HiFU, protects the skin surface, whilst precisely penetrating at deeper depths and higher temperatures than Radio Frequency for example, treating beyond the Dermis and Foundation layers, where structural weakening starts.

Tissue at the target point is heated to ~65°C, Thermal Heat is created with the skin tissue creating both spaced ‘wounds’ and cellular friction – which in turn promotes healing, immediately contracts collagen and stimulates a rapid production. Over the next 90-180 days, the wound-healing response stimulates long-term tissue and leads to further lifting and tightening, with results that can last years.

It also helps to improve the tone and all the features of your face such as your eyes, cheeks, mouth, chin and skin also making it a viable alternative to Botox, with the benefit of being able to maintain facial expression. Excellent for post surgical face lift to maintain the lift and treat blood stasis, scarring, and numbness.

What are the benefits of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)?

As a completely non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound offers patients many benefits over other procedures.

  • Clinically proven
  • Safe and effective
  • Cost effective alternative to a surgical face lift
  • No need for anaesthesia or sedation
  • No incisions or risk of infection
  • No downtime
  • Fit for men and women
  • Comfortable and painless treatments
  • Results can be seen after just one treatment
  • Results can last for 2 years plus

With the advantage of three depth cartridges (1.5mm, 3mm and 4.5mm), Hifu has the capability of penetrating to depths only previously possible with surgery.

Do I have to do anything before my treatment?

A consultation is always needed as this will give us a chance to assess your requirements and will help us to understand what results you are looking for so we can find the perfect solution for you.

How long is the treatment?

Each session is dependent on the treatment area, but we advise around 30 minutes per area. Your treatment will be tailored to your individual requirements, which will be discussed in your pre-treatment consultation. Additional time will be required if you require more areas.

Results we can achieve with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound:

  • Look between 4 – 8 years younger with one treatment
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Increases elastin & production of collagen
  • Re-educates the muscles
  • Stimulates skin cells
  • Rejuvenates skin
  • Improves, firms & tightens muscles
  • Superficial and muscular vagina tightening
  • Eyelid hood reduction
  • Improves & tightens sagging skin
  • Cheek, jowl & neck tightening
  • Double chin reduction
  • Eye bag reduction
  • Fat deposit reduction
  • Fine lines & wrinkle reduction
  • Acne reduction
  • Acne scar reduction

When Are Results Visible?

Some results will be seen immediately post treatment, with optimum results expected from three to six months.

How Long Do Results Last?

Individual results will differ; however on average a minimum of 18 months to two years.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

The number of sessions depends on the client’s age and skin condition. One treatment is usually sufficient on light to moderate skin laxity.

Who Is Suitable for HiFU?

Anyone with drooping skin, or considering a face lift but isn’t ready for surgery is a good candidate.

All Skin types and tones can be treated.

This procedure is the next best thing to an actual face lift, without a knife or needle in sight. Instantly look between 4 – 8 years younger with just one treatment. Clinical studies carried out so far have reported effects lasting up to 18 months to 2 years plus.

Technical Parameters

Input Power 300 W
Output Power 180 W
Input Voltage 220v
Number of Heads 1.5mm, 3.0mm, 4.5mm, 13mm
Space Between Thermal Point 1.5 – 3.0mm step 0.1mm
Frequency 4MHZ, 7MHZ, 10MHZ
Shot Length 8 – 25mm step 1.0mm