ABILITY TO TARGET THE SKIN AT THREE DEPTHS FOR FACE LIFTING
Shallow Areas of the Face
The Clinical HIFU technology induces wrinkle improvement by creating superficial dermal neocollagenesis in collagen-rich dermis layer at 1.5mm depth for shallow areas of the face like forehead and around the eyes.
Lax Jawline & Double Chin
The mid to deep dermis at 3.0mm depth from skin surface is part of the SMAS layer which has fibrous septa. The Clinical HIFU technology is able to promote collagen regeneration and facial lifting by producing TCPs in the deeper dermis to produce new collagen at a continuous rate for 90-180 days.
Lax Neck, Folds & Muscle Tissue
The SMAS layer is an area of musculature of the face that exists at 4.5mm depth from the skin’s surface. The SMAS layer is composed of collagen and elastin fibres and plays the role of delivering muscle contractions to the skin’s surface. The Clinical HIFU technology enables non-surgical face lifting and tightening also in the deeper SMAS layers and lasts longer then the results obtained from RF treatments.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES THE HIFU TREATMENT FEEL?
During the treatment, you may feel a pricking sensation when the HIFU is emitting energy. When the deeper levels of skin are being treated, some “hot spots” may be felt but will immediately dissipate after the treatment.
HOW LONG DOES THE HIFU TREATMENT TAKE?
Treatment typically takes from 30-60 minutes depending on the areas targeted and can therefore be done even during your lunch break.
After the procedure, you may experience a slight bit of swelling or redness around the treatment site, but it should not be enough to keep you from returning to your regular activities immediately following your procedure.
The standard full face treatment can take 60 minutes but any additional area(s) such as neck will add another 20 minutes.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OR ANY DOWNTIME WITH HIFU?
With HIFU, there is no downtime. You may experience slight swelling and redness with a minor heat flush similar to “sunburnt” sensation but they are of a temporary nature and generally disappears after 2 – 3 days.
You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take, unless advised otherwise by your clinician.
HOW LONG DOES THE RESULTS OF HIFU LAST?
Depending on age and lifestyle factors, the results should last 12 months, however, skin continues to age and collagen production will naturally decline so it is advised that patients have a treatment every year to maintain their results.
WILL I NEED MORE THAN ONE SESSION OF HIFU?
As the HIFU creates instant heat coagulation points in the deep tissue layers, you will feel some of the effects immediately. Most patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment so we advise you to come in for a review three months after your initial treatment. We can then assess skin laxity and how your body has responded to the treatment. If optimum collagen-building hasn’t been achieved with the one treatment, another session will benefit you.
However, in the case of body treatments, it takes time to destroy fat cells; so it does take 2-3 months before you start to see the treatment effects.
WHERE DO I START?
You can either come into our clinic or organize an online video consultation with us to have an in-depth discussion on whether HIFU is the treatment for you.