About the service

This is an incredible non-surgical procedure that combines multiple treatment technologies to give you the best possible facelift. 

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) uses concentrated beams of ultrasound energy to rejuvenate the skin in precisely targeted areas.  The treatment acts to tighten the dermis, and promotes new sub-dermal collagen formation.  Overall skin reaction will, of course, depend on the specific individual.

  • For people older than 30 with mild-to-moderate skin laxity.

  • Results vary between individuals. Usually, you can see a difference in your skin in a matter of 3-6 months and last up to 1 year. The number of treatments you need depends on individuals and can be consulted with our specialist.

HIFU benefits for patients 

 

  • Lifts and tightens sagging of the skin on jawline, cheeks, droopy eyes, forehead lines and wrinkles

  • Safe alternative to surgery and cosmetics injectable

  • No downtime

  • Long lasting results

  • One off treatment

  • Fast treatment time

 

Pre-Treatment Preparation

 

  • Avoid Botox/filler 4 weeks in or near treatment areas before treatment

  • Avoid any facial peels 4 weeks before treatment

  • Avoid microdermabrasion 2 weeks before treatment

  • Avoid having any laser treatments on the area 2 weeks before treatment

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure (sun burn) on the area 2 weeks before treatment

  • Avoid skin care containing active ingredients 3-5 days before treatment (i.e. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, AHAs and BHAs)

  • HIFU is not suitable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding

  • If you have dermal implants, or any metal implants including chin implant, we unfortunately cannot treat with HIFU. This is because the metal attracts the HIFU energy and the area can become quite hot and painful

  • If you are currently taking any acne or skin thinning or photosensitive medication such as Roaccutane we cannot treat your skin as there is a risk of burning

  • If you have any open sores, acne, infection or skin sensitivity in the area we cannot treat with HIFU

  • We cannot treat with HIFU if you have previously had threads within the last year. 

 

What to expect during the session

During the treatment, you can expect to feel slight heat and tingling sensations. Numbing cream will be administered to treated areas to reduce discomfort. Although rare, some patients may experience mild side effects from the treatments like blotchy skin, hyperpigmentation, swelling and numbness for a few days.

 

Post-Treatment Care

 

  • It is normal for the area to feel warm immediately after the procedure

  • The treated area may be flushed, red and feel tingly

  • Do not wax the treated area for 3-5 days

  • Do not laser the treated area for 2 weeks

  • Do not exfoliate the skin for 2-3 days

Maintaining Your Results

 

  • Give Your Body Time

  • Immediately after the treatment, you may notice that your skin is firmer and its texture is lifted. The full effect of the treatment generally takes around 12-weeks to kick in, and through this time, you will continue to see a dramatic improvement in facial contouring, and a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

  • HIFU can be used wherever skin starts to sag or lose suppleness. For the face, this is typically under the chin, around the jawline, around the eyes, and under the brows. On the body, it can be used for lax skin on the arms, the inner thighs, and the abdomen.

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