What is high intensity focused ultrasound?
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive treatment which can help to tighten the skin and rejuvenate the face. It uses high frequency sound waves to stimulate the production of collagen, which can cause the face to look tighter and younger. Skin will appear firmer, and the complexion can begin to glow as the newly produced collagen takes effect. The HIFU facial has become known as the ‘Lunchtime Facelift’ due to the fact it can be done quickly and easily to great effect.
Who is an ideal candidate for high intensity focused ultrasound?
As a HIFU treatment can be used to target specific areas, it is great for anyone worried about signs of ageing around their neck, jowls or brow, as well as anyone wanting to be rid of lines and wrinkles. The treatment is most effective in those over the age of 30 who have moderate skin laxity, as the effectiveness of the treatment diminishes if the skin suffers from a lot of sagging. It is a great way to improve the look of the skin without undergoing surgical procedures or injections.
How does high intensity focused ultrasound work?
Once the skin has been cleansed, a gel is applied, and a handheld device is used in the chosen area. The HIFU machine targets the deeper layers of the skin with heat which stimulates the skin cells to produce new collagen. This lifts, tightens and firms the skin and gives an added natural glow.
- How long do the results last? 12-18 months
- Treatment duration time: 30-90 minutes
- Anaesthesia required: None
- Costs: £100-£300