HIFU – High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a relatively new cosmetic treatment for skin tightening that some consider a noninvasive and painless replacement for face lifts. It uses ultrasound energy to encourage the production of collagen, which results in firmer skin.
HIFU was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009 for brow lifts. The device was also cleared by the FDA in 2014 to improve lines and wrinkles of the upper chest and neckline (décolletage).
Several small clinical trials have found HIFU to be safe and effective for facial lifting and refining wrinkles. People were able to see results in a few months after treatment, without the risks associated with surgery.
HIFU has many aesthetic benefits, including:
- wrinkle reduction
- tightening sagging skin on the neck (sometimes called turkey neck)
- lifting the cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids
- enhancing jawline definition
- tightening of the décolletage
- smoothing the skin
HIFU uses focused ultrasound energy to target the layers of skin just below the surface. The ultrasound energy causes the tissue to heat up rapidly.
Once the cells in the targeted area reach a certain temperature, they experience cellular damage. While this may seem counterintuitive, the damage actually stimulates the cells to produce more collagen — a protein that provides structure to the skin.
The increase in collagen results in tighter, firmer skinTrusted Source with fewer wrinkles. Since the high-frequency ultrasound beams are focused on a specific tissue site below the skin’s surface, there’s no damage to the upper layers of the skin and adjacent issue.
Clients can expect to see results after just one treatment, however, more may be required spread 2 to 3 months after the initial treatment.
You may experience slight discomfort during an HIFU procedure. Some people describe it as tiny electric pulses or a light prickly sensation. Immediately after the treatment, you may experience mild redness or swelling, which will gradually recede over the next few hours.
The best part about this treatment is that you’re able to resume your normal activities immediately after you leave. Some slight redness or swelling may occur, but it should subside quickly.
Rarely, you may experience temporary numbness or bruising, but these side effects usually go away after a few days.
As well as the face, HIFU provides skin tightening so can be used on the neck, décolletage, tummy, thighs, buttocks and even the hands and knees!
£200 – Eye area and Eye Brow Lift
£200 – Jawline Only
£200 – Neck Only
£310 – Neck and Jawline
£400 – Full Face
£500 – Full Face, Neck, Jawline and Eye Area
£300 – Per Body Area (i.e. Stomach, Bingo Wings, Thighs etc)
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