HIFU stands for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound and has taken the beauty industry by storm. HIFU has been dubbed the ‘lunchtime facelift’ for its incredible results that are on par with surgical facelifts. The benefits of HIFU are numerous, and leading the way in non-surgical aesthetic procedures.
What is a HIFU facial?
A HIFU facelift is a minimally invasive skin tightening and lifting treatment that comes with far fewer risks and side effects than a traditional surgical facelift. Another benefit of HIFU is that it is a much more cost effective option with no downtime. It is one of the only skin-lifting treatments that does not involve injections or going under the knife.
HIFU treatments work by targeting the upper dermis, the lower dermis, and the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). The SMAS layer sits between the muscle and fat layers in your skin and this is what surgeons are pulling and tightening in a surgical facelift procedure. A HIFU facelift targets this layer without any need for incisions or stitches. HIFU increases blood and lymph flow, leaving skin looking refreshed, even, and clear.
|HIFU||£500-£1000||No downtime||-Redness-Tingling sensation-Hyperpigmentation||Lasts 1-3 years|
|Surgical Facelift||£8,000-£80,000||6-8 weeks recovery time. Extensive aftercare is required. 6-8 months to be fully healed.||-Nerve injury-Hematoma-Permanent scarring-Infections-Blood clots-Hair loss where the incision is made-Risks from undergoing general anesthetic||The effect lasts up to 15 years|
What is HIFU body contouring
HIFU treatments lift, contour, tighten the skin and destroy fat cells. For this reason, it’s also a great treatment option not only for the face, but for non-surgical fat removal on stubborn areas of fat accumulation, such as the thighs, buttocks, bingo wings, double chin, abdomen, and cellulite.
HIFU burns fat (literally) by beaming precise and fractional ultrasound energy through the surface of the skin to the deeper subcutaneous tissue at 70C degrees. It triggers the body’s natural production of collagen to tighten skin, which makes it ideal for treating areas of ‘crepey’ skin that naturally occur with age.