High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
WHAT IS HIFU ?
HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) otherwise known as Ultherapy is a non-invasive & non-surgical cosmetic skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound to lift and tighten collagen and elasticity of the skin, for both men and women.
HIFU specifically targets the skin and its deep foundational layer of tissue that would usually be addressed in surgery, but without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin, bypassing the epidermis during treatment.
HOW IT WORKS
With the HIFU treatment what we are doing is heating small targeted amounts of soft tissue below the surface of the skin to a level where the tissue will contract, and the body will create new collagen. To achieve a significant lifting and tightening effect, the right amount of heat is delivered to the proper depths of tissue, and this fantastic treatment is capable of accomplishing both without any injury to the surface of the skin.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
What you feel during the treatment is tiny amounts of concentrated ultrasound heat, giving a warm sensation that is being deposited below the surface of the skin, which many people describe as a tingling feeling. The ultrasound heat can be intense at times and is a positive signal that the collagen and building process has been initiated.
The degree and nature of any discomfort will vary from person to person and from area to area on the face and or neck, with bony areas such as jawline being more sensitive than others. There can be some temporarily, small areas of the numbing or sensitivity to touch after the procedure. Before and after the treatment, we ensure that you are comfortable at all times.
RESULTS OF HIFU FACE & NECK LIFT
Some clients will see an initial effect right after their treatment, generally a refreshed glowing look, but the real results appear over the following 2 to 3 months as new collagen works to lift and tighten skin on the neck, chin and brow.
Results can be seen up to 9 months following the treatment and depend on the variety of different factors including age, health, lifestyle and diet, and how much pre-existing collagen there is to build on when having a procedure for the first time. While a HIFU treatment won’t duplicate the results of a facelift, it is a clinically proven non-invasive alternative for those not ready for surgery, and may even be an option for clients who wish to extend the effects of previous cosmetic surgery they have already had.
Where this treatment excels is that there is also no downtime so that you can go back to work the same day.