WHAT IS High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

HIFU, which stands for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, is a treatment offered by Bioscor called Double Gold. It utilizes an ultrasound lifting system to address sagging areas on the face and body without causing any surface damage or requiring downtime. Our HIFU System is a non-invasive and non-surgical device that provides safe, effective, and long-lasting treatment outcomes.

HIFU works by concentrating and directing sound waves to deliver high-energy deep into the skin, creating thermal coagulation points at the SMAS layer (superficial musculoaponeurotic system), the deep dermis, or subcutaneous adipose tissue.

This approach serves two purposes:

  1. stimulates the creation of new collagen at a continuous rate for 90 – 180 days; and
  2. tightening of the sagging muscle tissue and deep structural support layers of the skin in areas typically addressed by plastic surgeons

As we grow older, the levels of collagen in our skin naturally diminish, resulting in reduced resistance to the gravitational pull that causes sagging. HIFU treatments offer a solution to this issue by stimulating the production of new collagen and targeting the deepest supportive layers in the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system), which are typically addressed in plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures without the need for incisions or disruption of the skin’s surface.

Unlike lasers and radio frequency treatments that penetrate the skin externally, HIFU Therapy works differently by bypassing the skin’s surface and delivering focused ultrasound energy at depths of up to 4.5mm in the facial areas. This targets the same layers that a contemporary surgical facelift aims to address.


The Doublo Gold Clinical HIFU System effectively delivers powerful ultrasound energy to the muscle fascia without causing any harm to the skin’s surface. This targeted approach aims to tighten the sagging muscle tissue, resulting in an immediate lifting effect.

In addition to facial treatments, Bioscor also offers HIFU for the body. This versatile treatment can be applied to various areas of the body. By focusing on thermal coagulation points, the transducer effectively eliminates fat cells, assisting in slimming, toning, and tightening the desired areas that are fatty or lack firmness.

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Shallow Areas of the Face

Clinical HIFU technology effectively improves wrinkles by stimulating the production of new collagen in the superficial dermis layer, specifically at a depth of 1.5mm in shallow areas of the face like the forehead and around the eyes.

Lax Jawline & Double Chin

Additionally, the mid to deep dermis, located at a depth of 3.0mm from the skin surface, is part of the SMAS layer, which consists of fibrous septa. The Clinical HIFU technology has the capability to generate TCPs (thermal coagulation points) in the deeper dermis, promoting collagen regeneration and providing facial lifting effects. This process continues to stimulate the production of new collagen at a consistent rate for a period of 90-180 days.

Lax Neck, Folds & Muscle Tissue

The SMAS layer, comprising collagen and elastin fibers, is responsible for transmitting muscle contractions to the skin’s surface. The Clinical HIFU technology allows for non-surgical face lifting and tightening, effectively targeting the deeper layers of the SMAS, and the results are longer lasting compared to those achieved through RF (radiofrequency) treatment.

At Bioscor, our team follows all the safety regulations and protocols for all treatments. However, there are some guidelines one must keep in mind before going for HIFU treatment in Melbourne.

Prep and After-care For HIFU Treatment in Melbourne

HIFU is one of the best options for restoring smoother and softer skin. Just like other treatment procedures, even this one needs some prep and after-care for desired results.

Prep Guidelines to Follow Before HIFU Treatment

1. Avoid excess sun exposure

In preparation for your HIFU treatment, it is important to avoid excessive and direct sunlight prior to the procedure. Sunburned or tanned skin may not be suitable for the treatment and could hinder the desired outcomes.

2. Stay away from chemicals that irritate the skin

It is recommended to refrain from experimenting with different skincare products on the day before your treatment. The use of chemicals on your skin during this time may cause irritation and potentially affect the HIFU treatment process.

3. Consult the doctor about your medication, if any

If you are currently taking antibiotics, your doctor may advise you to discontinue the medication before your scheduled HIFU treatment. Certain antibiotics can interfere with the skin’s sensitivity to light.

4. Check for cold sores and fever

In the case of a cold sore or if you are experiencing fever, it is advisable to postpone the HIFU treatment. It is important to ensure that you are fully recovered before proceeding with the treatment.

5. Avoid all kinds of makeup on the day of the treatment

On the day of the treatment, it is best to avoid applying makeup to your skin. This precaution is taken to ensure that no chemicals interfere with the treatment process.
Following these simple steps before your HIFU treatment in Melbourne will make sure your treatment procedure goes smoothly. Additionally, one must also follow an after-care routine to ensure the skin remains away from side effects and complications.

After-Care Guidelines for HIFU Treatment

1. Prevent sun exposure

Please ensure to avoid prolonged exposure to intense sunlight and extreme cold temperatures as they can cause hyperpigmentation of the skin. It is important to adhere to this precautionary measure until the skin has completely healed from the treatment.

2. Avoid scratching your skin

In the event of itching following your HIFU treatment, refrain from scratching your skin. The skin becomes highly sensitive after the procedure, and scratching may result in skin damage and potential infections.

3. Keep yourself hydrated

Maintaining proper hydration is crucial for collagen production in the body, which is why it is important to keep yourself well-hydrated.

4. Avoid hot showers

After the treatment, it is advisable to avoid hot showers as they can irritate the skin. Opt for cold showers or lukewarm water to promote recovery post-treatment.
Consult our team for more information on HIFU treatment in Melbourne. For those who have a series of questions regarding HIFU treatment


During the HIFU treatment, you may experience a pricking sensation as the energy is emitted. When treating the deeper layers of the skin, you may briefly feel some “hot spots,” but they will quickly dissipate after the procedure.

The treatment typically lasts between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the specific areas being targeted. This makes it convenient to schedule during your lunch break.

After the procedure, you might notice slight swelling or redness around the treated area, but it should not hinder you from resuming your regular activities immediately.

The standard full face treatment can take 60 minutes but any additional area(s) such as neck will add another 20 minutes.

There is no downtime with HIFU. You may encounter minor swelling, redness, and a temporary heat flush similar to a sunburn sensation, but these effects usually subside within 2 to 3 days.

You can resume your normal activities right away, and unless instructed otherwise by your clinician, no special measures are required.

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.

The duration of results may vary depending on your age and lifestyle factors, but typically they last around 12 months. However, since the skin naturally ages and collagen production declines over time, it is recommended that patients undergo a treatment every year to maintain their results.

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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.

Alternatively, you may contact us to book an appointment to come in and have a consultation.

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