HIFU TREATMENT FOR FACE
Now we have already discussed the benefits of HIFU (High Intensity focused ultrasound), it is time we also look at the benefits it can offer for face treatments. An alternative to the traditional facelift and with minimal downtime, HIFU Facial, is now quickly becoming a favourite amongst men and women.
But how can HIFU also work for your face and what exactly does it involve? Let’s have a look at our doctors’ advice and guidance below for more information.
What is HIFU?
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (or HIFU as mostly known), was first invented by Myron Medical Cosmetic Research Institution, in the United States of America. An HIFU facial, is a noninvasive treatment for facial aging which is currently considered one of the best anti-aging treatments available worldwide. Due to aging, SMAS (Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System) becomes less elastic, collagen fibres stretch, and the frame weakens. The revolutionary treatment uses ultrasound to create heat at a deep level in the skin which then damages targeted skin cells, causing a natural reaction by our bodies, to attempt to repair them.
To do this, the body produces collagen (a substance in the skin that gives it structure and elasticity) to aid in cell regrowth.
Is HIFU Facial, a proven treatment?
According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, nonsurgical ultrasound treatments such as HIFU can:
• tighten the skin on the neck
• reduce the appearance of jowls
• lift drooping eyelids or eyebrows
• smooth wrinkles on the face
• smooth and tighten chest skin
HIFU facial has produced some fantastic results for our customers and fans and we would highly recommend the treatment, with no hesitation.
What happens during HIFU treatment?
Your treatment will usually begin with the cleansing of all the areas on your face in which are to be treated on. Then we will use our handheld device to deliver fast pulses of ultrasound waves in fast hort bursts. This highly focused energy creates thermal coagulation zones at 3 different selected depths following which a wound healing response results in the formation of new collagen thus providing a longer term tightening of the skin by directly penetrate the SMAS skin layers. SMAS HIFU FOR FACE stands for Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System which are the fibrous layer that covers the muscles deep in the face.
Each session will last no longer than 90 minutes and possibly as little as 30 minutes, depending on the treatment area and similar to body HIFU treatment.
Is HIFU painful?
There is some mild discomfort but very manageable. Some may feel a slight pulse of pressure/heat on the skin for a brief moment. If this is something you may feel concerned about, discuss this with your consultant who may recommend using a local anaesthetic before the procedure or advise on taking over the counter pain relievers to prevent any pain.
Is there any downtime following treatment?
As HIFU treatment is non-invasive and hence once the session is over, there is absolutely no recovery time, so you are free to get on with your daily activities.
How many sessions will I need?
Usually, only one session is required as the treatment continually improves the skin tightens and cell renewal over 6-9 months. Therefore, a second if required would not be advised for at least one year.
How much of a lift you will get will depend on how much laxity and the body’s own response to the collagen building process*. We recommend a top up session once a year to maintain skins firmer, smoother appearance.
Our prices start from £50 depending on treatment areas and number of sessions. Book in now for your complimentary consultation.
HIFU FOR FACE
To find out more about HIFU treatment, book in online for a free consultation with our experienced aestheticians or contact us on 07305800057 or 020 8286 8858 to speak with a member of our team.
Finally, we also offer free consultations and combination treatments such as Aesthetic Injections, Profhilo, Laser Hair Removal, Microneedling, HIFU, Cryotherapy, Cryolipolysis, IV Therapy, Botox, Body Lifting & Contouring, to further enhance results.
We’d love to hear your view or answer your questions, so do not hesitate to contact us on anything relating the blog above, beauty issues or our treatments available.
*Disclaimer: Results vary from person to person and are based on factors such as age, lifestyle habits and medical history