When it comes to fighting the signs of ageing, there are a lot of treatments out there that you can choose from. Whether the signs showing are drooping jowls or even a heavy brow, nobody wants their skin to give off the impression of looking older than they really are. Now, there is an incredibly powerful, non-surgical and clinically proven treatment known as a HIFU treatment that is used to lift and tighten the face, neck and décolletage areas.

HIFU stands for high intensity focused ultrasound and does exactly what it says in the name, using focused ultrasound energy at a high intensity to stimulate the production of collagen within the skin to give you a natural and youthful appearance. Suitable for anyone who wants the skin around their face to be tighter, this treatment is one of the most powerful ways to achieve a younger look without going under the knife.

How does it work?

A HIFU treatment works by delivering ultrasound energy deep within the structural layers of your skin, targeting areas including the SMAS, deep dermis and epidermis. What makes these treatments different is that HIFU is uniquely capable of precisely targeting these areas with other non-surgical treatments that can aid with skin tightening unable to affect these specific tissue layers in the same way. As the ultrasound waves pass through the surface of the skin, they rapidly begin to heat the tissue underneath and cause a low-level injury to the tissue, prompting your body to respond and begin to “heal” itself. Thanks to the body’s natural healing process, the tissue is stimulated to produce collagen fibres which work to tighten and lift the skin in the treated area and this new collagen is what will help your skin maintain a youthful and radiant appearance.

What are the benefits of HIFU compared to surgical methods?

The HIFU non-surgical facelift is one of the most advance cosmetic procedures currently on the market and as such has many benefits that other surgical and non-surgical facelifts can provide such as;

  • Achieving your desired results in just 1-3 treatments
  • Your results will last approximately one year from reaching their peak
  • Treatment times are incredibly quick, ranging from 30-90 minutes on average
  • The procedure is very comfortable and there is no recovery time needed
  • Because it’s non-surgical, no needles and no incisions are made to the skin
  • It can prolong the effects and results of existing cosmetic surgery
  • Can be used in combination with other treatments such as microneedling to enhance your results
  • Much more affordable and less risky than going under the knife

What sort of results will I expect?

Results are always different for everyone as your skin is as unique as you are but following the HIFU treatment, the majority of people see some form of instant result, with the average being about 20-25% better. As with any form of non-surgical treatment, the results develop over time and the longer the skin is developing new collagen, the better your results will be. The best results are normally seen over the coming weeks and months.