What is High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)?
HIFU is truly a remarkable breakthrough in technology, offering a non-invasive alternative to a surgical facelift, and the only FDA approved treatment with a specific intent for improvement of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and décolleté, penetrating to depths only previously possible with surgery.
HIFU uses the power of ultrasound to safely lift and tighten skin. Ultrasound is a form of energy that is significantly different than light such as IPL and lasers or electrical (radio-frequency) energy. HIFU protects the skin surface, whilst precisely penetrating at deeper depths and higher temperatures than radio frequency, treating beyond the dermis and foundation layers, where structural weakening starts.
Tissue at the target point is heated to ~65°C. Thermal heat is created with the skin tissue creating both spaced ‘wounds’ and cellular friction – which in turn promotes healing and immediately contracts collagen. Over the next 90-180 days, the wound-healing response stimulates long-term tissue and leads to further lifting and tightening, with results that can last years.
What are the benefits of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)?
As a completely non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound offers patients many benefits over other procedures, being:
- clinically proven,
- safe and effective,
- a cost-effective alternative to a surgical facelift,
- requiring no anesthesia or sedation,
- completely painless,
- able to show results after just one session,
- and, having no risk of infection.
With the advantage of three depth cartridges (1.5mm, 3mm, and 4.5mm), HIFU has the capability of penetrating to depths only previously possible with surgery.
Do I have to do anything before my treatment?
A consultation is always needed as this will give us a chance to assess your requirements and will help us understand what results you are looking for so we can find the perfect solution for you.
How long is the treatment?
Each session is dependent on the treatment area, but we advise around 30 minutes per area. Your treatment will be tailored to your individual requirements, which will be discussed in your pre-treatment consultation. Additional time will be required if you require more areas.
When are results visible?
Some results will be seen immediately post-treatment, with optimum results expected from three to six months.
How long do results last?
Individual results will differ; however on average a minimum of 18 months to two years.
How many treatments are required?
The number of sessions depends on the client’s age and skin condition. One treatment is usually sufficient on light to moderate skin laxity.
Who is suitable for HIFU?
Anyone with drooping skin, or considering a facelift but isn’t ready for surgery is a good candidate.
Results we can achieve with High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound:
- Increased blood circulation
- Increased elastin & collagen production
- Improves, firms & tightens muscles
- Superficial and muscular vagina tightening
- Eyelid hood reduction
- Tightening sagging skin
- Cheek, jowl & neck tightening
- Double chin reduction
- Eye bag reduction
- Fat deposit reduction
- Fine lines & wrinkle reduction
Taking the Next Step
If you have questions about our HIFU treatment or would like to schedule a consultation:
Call Innova Aesthetics at +92 321 5428888, or complete the following form to request your consultation today!