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HIFU – High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

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

The tissue at the target point is heated. 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 rapid production. The wound-healing response over 90-180 days stimulates long-term tissue, leading to further lifting and tightening.

It also helps to improve the tone and all the features of your face, such as your eyes, cheeks, mouth, chin, and skin, making it a viable alternative to anti-aging injections. It also allows you to maintain facial expression. It is excellent for post-surgical facelifts to maintain the lift and treat blood stasis, scarring, and numbness.


What are the Benefits of 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
– Results can be seen after just one treatment

With the advantage of three depth cartridges (1.5mm, 3mm, and 4.5mm), HIFU can penetrate to depths only previously possible with surgery.


Results we can achieve with High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound:

– Increase Blood Circulation
– Increases Elastin & Production of Collagen
– Re-educates the Muscles
– Stimulates Skin Cells
– Rejuvenates Skin
– Improves, Firms & Tightens Muscles
– Nasolabial Fold Reduction
– Improves & Tightens Sagging Skin
– Cheek, Jowl & Neck Tightening
– Double Chin Reduction
– Fat Deposit Reduction
– Fine Lines Reduction

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


High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU):

The Game Changer in Skin Lifting & Contouring

In the quest for youthful, vibrant skin and a sculpted physique, High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) has emerged as a game-changer. HIFU, short for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, is a cutting-edge treatment that offers safe and effective solutions for anti-aging, face lifting, body contouring, and sculpting. Let’s delve deeper into the transformative benefits and remarkable capabilities of HIFU.

HIFU operates by harnessing the power of ultrasonic waves, penetrating each layer of the skin to induce controlled heating. This process stimulates tissue, encouraging natural tightening and fostering collagen production. Unlike traditional facelift procedures, HIFU is non-invasive, making it a sought-after choice for those seeking nonsurgical treatments.

One of HIFU’s key strengths is its ability to target the deep structural layers of the skin, a feat that many other treatments cannot achieve. By accelerating the body’s natural healing processes, HIFU effectively tightens sagging skin, leading to visible lifting effects and reduced fine lines, particularly in areas like the face, neck, and chest.


More Benefits of HIFU:

Choice: HIFU offers a non-surgical alternative to traditional facelift procedures, delivering remarkable lifting and firming effects.

Chin and Jaw Area Enhancement: It effectively lifts and firms the chin and jawline, enhancing facial contours.

Neck Tightening: HIFU is highly effective in tightening and rejuvenating the neck area, addressing signs of aging.

Cheek Enhancement: HIFU restores youthful volume and definition by lifting and tightening the cheeks.

Reduction of Lines: It improves fine lines, promoting smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

Surface-Safe Treatment: HIFU does not damage the skin’s surface, ensuring a safe procedure.

Minimal Downtime: Unlike surgical interventions, HIFU requires minimal post-treatment downtime, allowing for quick recovery and a return to daily activities.

Beyond its remarkable benefits for facial rejuvenation, HIFU extends its transformative potential to body sculpting and contouring. Utilising High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound technology, this treatment targets stubborn fat deposits, particularly in areas like the abdomen. By delivering focused ultrasonic waves, HIFU destroys subcutaneous fat tissue while tightening and lifting the skin.

Unlike traditional fat reduction methods such as fat freezing, HIFU’s high-frequency ultrasound waves generate heat beneath the skin’s surface. This heat effectively destroys fat cells and triggers collagen fibre contraction, leading to tightened, firmer skin. The body’s natural lymphatic removal process then flushes out the treated fat cells, further enhancing the sculpting effects.


Areas that can benefit from HIFU include:

Face: Half or full-face treatments for comprehensive rejuvenation.
Décolletage: Rejuvenating the chest and neckline.
Neck: Firming and tightening the neck area.
Body: May be considered post-consultation


In conclusion, High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a revolutionary approach to skin lifting, anti-aging, and body contouring. With its non-invasive nature, targeted effectiveness, and minimal downtime, HIFU stands at the forefront of advanced aesthetic treatments, delivering natural and long-lasting results for those seeking to enhance their appearance and confidence.

Common side effects:

Swelling is a common side effect of HIFU and can occur after the treatment. Depending on the individual, this swelling can last a few days or longer.

‍Bruising is another common side effect of HIFU, and it can occur because the ultrasound energy affects the blood vessels in the skin.

‍Pain may occur during or after the treatment and is best described as a burning or stinging sensation ranging from mild to severe. Your aesthetician will work with you to maximise your comfort during the treatment. Sensitivity in the treated area post-treatment up to 28 days is also common.

‍Redness is another common side effect of the HIFU procedure and can occur after the treatment. Depending on the individual, this redness can last for a few days or longer.

Numbness is another possible side effect of HIFU and can occur due to the ultrasound energy affecting the nerves in the skin.

How many sessions of HIFU are required?

Typically, to see visible improvements, two or three sessions may be necessary for optimal results, depending on individual skin laxity and aging signs​.

Is HIFU treatment painful?

HIFU treatment has a level of discomfort that will vary for the individual.  Most patients experiencing tingling and/or warm sensations during the procedure​.

Are there any side effects of HIFU?

Some minor side effects such as redness, swelling, or tenderness may occur post-treatment, but these usually subside within a few days​.

Who is a good candidate for HIFU?

HIFU is best suited for individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity and is not recommended for those with severe or cystic acne or certain medical conditions​.

How to prepare for HIFU treatment?

Preparation involves avoiding certain medications and supplements that can increase bruising and bleeding, staying hydrated, and avoiding sun overexposure before and after treatment​.

How long does a HIFU treatment take and what is the recovery time?

The length of a HIFU treatment can vary, but facial and neck procedures typically take 60-90 minutes, with no downtime required, allowing patients to return to normal activities immediately​.

What results can be expected from HIFU treatment?

Results include tightened and lifted skin, with improvements in skin texture and firmness. The effects can last for several years, although the longevity of results depends on individual aging processes​.

These questions highlight the non-invasive nature of HIFU, its effectiveness in skin tightening and rejuvenation, and the minimal downtime associated with the treatment, making it an attractive option for those seeking anti-aging solutions.