HIFU is the most up to date and revolutionary treatment. If you are considering have a facelift but unsure about the surgical aspects then HIFU is for you. The unique High Intensity Focused Ultrasound can penetrate beneath the skin 1.5cm – 3cm to tighten the SMAS layer which sits in between the fatty tissue and muscle. Once this has been tightened it results in lifting the muscle and the fatty layer. HIFU also puts the skin through trauma to stimulate the bres responsible for collagen and elastin. We recommend a treatment every 9-12 months and the results can take between 3-6 months.
HIFU Consultations 45- 60 mins
£50.00 Refundable against a treatment
HIFU Face Treatment 2 hrs
Before & After
HIFU deliveries high intensity focused ultrasound energy in a 4cm line at 3 different depths into the skin, 1.5mm, 3.0mm and 4.5mm via a hand piece. This energy creates a heat of 60-65° at these different depths causing heat trauma to the cells.
The ultrasound is focused below the skin’s surface causing cellular friction within molecules and precise target-point heating. The friction between the molecules as a result of the HIFU, produces heat and thermal injury at the focal point of the HIFU delivery. The Epidermal surface remains unaffected by the heat as long as the energy stays within protocol and is not delivered in excess.
Heat is created within the skin tissue, and only generated at the target point. 3D-HIFU uses three cartridge depths, 1.5mm 3.0mm or 4.5mm. This tissue at these target points is heated to approximately 65°C, which create spaced ‘wounds’ or cones of heat and cellular friction.
The result of this process promotes healing, immediate contraction and collagen stimulation through fibroblast activity within these treatment zones. The healing process will work over 90-180 days, the wound-healing response stimulates long-term tissue repair which leads to further lifting and tightening.
The SMAS layer (Superficial muscular aponeurotic system) is the layer which the muscles of the face and the soft tissue attach. It is a layer of tissue that attaches and surrounds the deeper tissues and structures of the face and neck, including the entire cheek area.
The SMAS is composed of collagen and elastin fibres similar to those of the dermal tissue but is more durable and has a less delayed reaction after lifting and tightening procedures. The SMAS is the section of the skin treated with HIFU to give a long-lasting tightening effect as a result of treatment.
HIFU is for clients wishing to achieve a ‘lift’ on the face and neck. Often marketed as the ‘new, non-surgical face lift’
The HIFU treatment focuses on the cheek area, forehead and eye area an also treats the neck.
Immediately after treatment the area will look a little pink and have an initial contraction or tightening of the face. The full effect of the HIFU treatment will be seen approximately 2-4 months post treatment. Results will last from 12-18 months.
Firstly, your therapist will mark the treated area to determine treatment procedure. A thin layer of gel is applied to the skin and the treatment head. The treatment head is placed on the area and the HIFU is emitted. This is repeated a number of times over the whole treatment area. There will be a build-up of heat in the area and the sensation is generally felt greater around bony areas of the face. A facial treatment will take approximately 1hour and 30 mins.
As soon as the session is over, the treatment area will have normal surface temperature, but heat will be felt deeper in the skin. The area can be red and swollen and this can be experienced for up to 2 weeks. The results of the HIFU procedure are usually visible two to four months after treatment.