How High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Works
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a cosmetic treatment for skin tightening that has been described as a non-invasive and painless replacement for face lifts. It requires no local anaesthetic and does not involve any cutting or injecting into the skin. There is no downtime required after treatment as seen in traditional surgical facelifts. HIFU therapy uses ultrasound energy to encourage the production of collagen, which results in firmer skin.
HIFU uses focused ultrasound energy to target the layers of skin just below the surface. It can penetrate both the dermis and the superficial muscular aponeurotic system. These are the same layers that are tightened during conventional facelift surgery. The ultrasound energy causes the tissue to increase in temperature. Once the cells in the targeted area reach a certain temperature it stimulates the cells to produce more collagen — a protein that provides structure to the skin.
The increase in collagen results in tighter, firmer skin 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. As an anti-aging treatment, HIFU can last up to 1-2 years and can continue to firm up your skin for months after your treatment.
Fat dissolving can be achieved using specific ultrasound heads that target the layers of the skin where fat is deposited and stored. Depending on the area of treatment depends on the depth of the ultrasound head used. This feature specifically helps shift fat and tighten the skin for areas such as the stomach, lower back, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, under chin (double chin) and sagging upper arms (loose, fatty skin around triceps area).
Here at the Skin Tightening Clinic, we use the latest 4D and 5D HIFU machines which utilise the latest technology in HIFU.
Benefits of HIFU
HIFU has many aesthetic benefits, including:
- Wrinkle reduction
- Tightening sagging skin on the neck (referred to as turkey neck or jowls)
- Lifting the cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids
- Enhancing jawline definition
- Tightening of the décolletage
- Smoothing the skin
- Reducing crow’s feet
- Reducing nasolabial folds
- Softening smile lines
Our HIFU Machines & Treatments
OUR NEW DERMALIFT 5D HIFU MACHINE
Our brand new 5D HIFU machine is the latest and most innovative HIFU treatment.
This medical-grade quality machine is faster and targets the areas at a more precise rate of delivery.
Most clients will only require one session every 12 – 18 months.
The higher energy frequency ensures that this treatment is more effective and 2-4 times faster than traditional 3D and 4D HIFU, firing up to 500 shots in just minutes.
Its unique cooling hand-piece allows for a more pain free and comfortable experience than ordinary HIFU and give lasting results.
HIFU is considered a safe, effective, and non-invasive procedure for tightening the facial skin. The procedure is best suited for patients with mild-to-moderate skin laxity and you may need to have the procedure repeated in one to two years as the natural ageing process takes over.
Comparing HIFU With Other Treatments
HIFU is one of the few treatments that penetrates the skin all the way down to the SMAS muscle layer. It’s also precise and fractional meaning it is more specific in targeting the right locations to produce the most effective results without impacting surrounding cells.
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Lifts, tightens and tones the face working deep within the skin. This will rejuvenate collagen, tighten loose skin, greatly reduces wrinkles and the signs of ageing. Used by leading medical expert’s results will last between 12-18 months from a single session.
VMAX HIFU – PAIN FREE HIFU
The 5D Dermalift also features a new type of HIFU called VMAX which is a pain free HIFU treatment option and the client will need to get treatments every 6 months instead of 12 – 24 months with conventional HIFU.
- Lift eyebrows and tighten brows
- Reduce frown lines
- Lift and firm jowl area
- Soften smiles lines
- Reduce nasolabial folds
- Improve appearance of neck.
Some clients see an initial effect right after their treatment, but the real results appear over 2-3 months as new collagen builds, gradually lifting and tightening skin on the face and neck and smoothing skin on the chest.
Blotchy skin is the most common side effect reported by patients during a study researching the effectiveness of HIFU. Treated areas can become red and blotchy particularly if your skin is sensitive and prone to redness. This side effect is not permanent and will usually go away a few hours after treatment.