HIFU - High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
HIFU is the next evolution in aesthetic science. HIFU is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses focused ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, under the chin, and even the décolletage. The result? Tighter, better-fitting skin, even on the neck. It’s the lift without the surgery!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
HIFU works by delivering precisely focused beams of ultrasound energy at three different depths in the skin’s layers. The body’s natural wound healing response results in the formation of new collagen which leads to a long term tightening of the skin.
Unlike lasers, which penetrate the skin from the outside-in, the HIFU procedure bypasses the surface of the skin, and delivers targeted energy specifically into the deep, structural tissues where collagen lives.
Because ultrasound technology actually works non-invasively from the inside-out, results build gradually over 2-3 months, and can continue to improve up to 12 months after the procedure.
ARE THERE DIFFERENT HIFU SYSTEMS?
Yes, there is. Our HIFU System is one of the best selling medical HIFU devices in Australia being sold since 2016, included on TGA registry of medical devices ARTG # 357130. It is used in medical clinics and beauty salons in every state of Australia.
Our HIFU treatments apply a uniform matrix of thermal heat dots. This results in a strong uniform matrix of new collagen and elastin; this is the key to achieving lasting visible results.
HOW IS THE TREATMENT PERFORMED?
After assessment of the area and your medical history, the skin is marked out to guide the treatment process. Ultrasound gel is applied, then the appropriate HIFU hand piece is applied over the treatment area. Rows of rapid, precisely aimed ultrasonic heat energy is released. It makes a warm prickling sensation. This is repeated over the whole treatment area, potentially at different treatment depths, to contour and achieve results specifically suited to your individual needs.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
HIFU technology is usually well tolerated. You are able to resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment. Some slight redness or swelling may occur, but it should subside quickly. A light tingling sensation of the treated area may persist for a few weeks. Skin may feel tender immediately after the procedure which can last up a few weeks. A headache may follow HIFU treatment on the forehead area. The treated area may be flush, red and feel tingly.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
HIFU is an amazing technology that delivers dramatic results in as little as one to three sessions. Results take at least three months to manifest. It is recommended to have at least 4 week break in between HIFU sessions. Results will last 1 to 3 years without maintenance as the ageing process continues.
People who have open lesions or wounds, cystic acne, mechanical or dermal implants, implanted electrical devices or metal implants in the face or treated area, pregnancy or breastfeeding, should not proceed with HIFU.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Any area that has lost elasticity in the skin and soft tissue, ie:
HIFU can be used to
Lift brows, cheeks, eyelids
Define the jawline
Reduce lines and wrinkles on face, neck, decolletage
Tighten sagging skin on neck, decolletage, body
In a HIFU Body Sculpting treatment the ‘micro-burn’ is targeted deep into the fat layers, instantly and permanently melting fat cells. Furthermore, as the tissue is repaired, a new collagen and elastin matrix is created resulting in a firmer, toned and sculpted body shape.
The HIFU is the quickest non-invasive treatment to remove stubborn ‘hard-to-shift’ fat deposits (‘fat pads’) whilst also toning and tightening the skin. With visible results after just one treatment, and NO down-time, HIFU offers a real, natural alternative to liposuction or surgery.
Body areas that can be treated include abdomen, underarms, back fat, buttocks and thighs.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Results can be seen immediately, however best results are seen after 4 to 6 weeks as the ablated contents of the adipocytes (fat cells) are progressively eliminated by the macrophages and flushed away via the normal circulation and lymphatic systems.
HOW MUCH DOES A TREATMENT COST?
Prices range from $599 for smaller body areas, and $750 for a full face. However, you can trial a small area for $199.