A revolution in non-surgical facial rejuvenation
High Intense Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is unique in its ability to penetrate the dermis and the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer, which is deeper than all other non-invasive facial treatments. SMAS is the same layer which is tightening during a conventional facelift surgery. Unlike surgery, HIFU is more affordable and requires no time of work.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is a relatively new, non surgical alternative to a facelift. HIFU Facelifting adopts ultrasound technology to penetrate deeply into the skin which encourages collagen growth and tightening of the tissue on the face, neck and brows, creating a visible lift.Non invasive ultrasound energy generates low levels of heat in the targeted skin, in just one treatment, HIFU pushes mature skin to start working hard again.
NON-SURGICAL, NON-INVASIVE, COMPLETELY SAFE.
SKIN TIGHTENING AND FACELIFTING.
IMPROVE SKIN ELASTICITY AND SHAPING OF THE FACE CONTOUR.
LOOSE NECK FOLDS
THIN, CREPE-Y SKIN
FINE LINES AND WRINKLES
MINOR REDNESS AND DRYNESS
UNEVEN SKIN TONE OR TEXTURE
DROOPING, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE MOUTH
Is HIFU safe?
Yes! HIFU is the only FDA cleared non-surgical facelift treatment available. In fact it is so safe, HIFU is used medically to treat some cancers.
What does the HIFU treatment feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. It can be quite uncomfortable.
How does HIFU differ from laser treatments?
HIFU uses sound energy – tried-and-true ultrasound – which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. HIFU ultrasound stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over 2-3 months.Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature, so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin.
Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they’re actually very compatible.
How does HIFU stimulate the creation of collagen?
HIFU deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jumpstarts a natural process, known as neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen. HIFU doesn’t involve any creams, fillers or toxins; it just relies on your body’s own collagen-building process for natural, noticeable results.
How long until I see results?
Patients may enjoy some initial effect but the ultimate lifting and toning will take place over 2-3 months, as tired collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. As this collagen-building process continues, further improvements can appear up to 6 months following a procedure.
How long do results last?
Patients treated with HIFU still have fresh young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure and can continue for up to another year depending on the condition of the skin; varies by individual, future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process,
Will I need more than one treatment?
The majority of patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment which depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and collagen- building process. Results will appear over 2 to 3 months or even up to 6 months following treatment. Your body will continue to produce fresh collagen over one year. After that, you may wish to continue touch-up treatments.
Will HIFU work for me?
HIFU works well with anyone with mild to moderate sagging or loosening skin. Treatments can be performed on the full face and neck or specific areas as needed. Younger, beauty-conscious patients who wish to get a head start on the collagen production also benefit from ultrasound tightening.
What happens after treatment?
You can get right back to your day — there is no downtime required. Collagen production will kick off after only one session, with results appearing over the following months. Your skin will be healthier, stronger, and younger-looking, without any unnatural, drastic changes.
What about side effects?
You might see slight redness and/or swelling post-treatment, and might feel some tingling. These will disappear within hours. While the results will not be as dramatic as with surgical facelifts, HIFU skin tightening is clinically proven to be safe, with natural and gradual rejuvenation effects.