What is HIFU Skin Tightening?
HIFU is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that lifts and tightens the skin for the face and body.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) energy bypasses the superficial layers of the skin until reaching a target focal point, and generating therapeutic temperatures of 60-65°C. This stimulates a re-modelling process to occur, with the formation of new viscoelastic collagen that causes a lifting of the deep dermal and superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layers of the skin.
Recommended treatments maxim 3 spaced 3 months apart. A 2 years break is recommended
1. EYES and Forehead
4. Full face
5. Full face +neck +decolte
€ 700 (€ 310 discount)
6. Inner arms
7. Upper arms
12. Outher tigh
15. Upper legs
16. Back legs
Full lower part (11+12+13+14+15+16+17)
€1,500 (discount €550)
Full upper part (6+7+8+9+10)
€1,400 (discount €400)
How does the HIFU Treatment Work?
Over time, collagen fibres begin to lose elasticity, which in turn causes the skin to lose its firmness and start to sag. Using ultra-sound waves, the superficial muscular aponeurotic system is targeted. The tissues are heated to a range between 60-70˚C, thus the natural wound healing process is stimulated to create new collagen and elastin.
The system is a non-invasive ultrasound focusing technique. The ultrasonic energy is delivered deep within the skin and causes a thermal reaction, high heat will directly focus on the fascia and muscle layers. The technology specifically targets the SMAS, and thus, collagen production is stimulated and the process of tissue regeneration begins. This causes tightening and lifting of the skin and tissues, resulting in a lifted appearance and a tightened feeling in the Face & Body areas.
HIFU Skin Tightening | Frequently Aasked Questions
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
A cool ultrasound gel is applied to the skin first which soothes the surface of the skin and allows for the conductions of the ultrasound energy. The handpiece is applied to the skin and delivers several highly focussed shots of ultrasound energy into the skin. In certain areas this can feel a little uncomfortable such as the forehead but is not generally described as painful.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Like any medical intervention, there are potential risks that are associated with having a HIFU treatment however most are mild in nature, such as pinkness to the skin for a few hours and a little sensitivity.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Many patients will see a good improvement in skin laxity and tightening after only 1 treatment, however some people will require a further treatment 3 months later. The maximum number of treatments a person can have is 3 and should not be repeated for 2 years after this.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
The results of HIFU take up to 3 months to develop, during which time your body will be creating new collagen and elastin within your skin.
HOW LONG WILL THE EFFECTS LAST?
The effect of duration can vary from person to person and depends upon the the degree of skin ageing. Treatment results can last up to 2 years.
ARE THERE ANY POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS?
Yes, although these will be discussed in greater detail during your appointment: - Making a conscious effort to stay hydrated and eating a healthy diet to support your body in its regeneration. - Avoid UV sun exposure for 2 weeks after treatment, and wear a daily sun protectant with an broad spectrum SPF 30 or above.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I STOP HAVING TREATMENTS?
Your skin will gradually return to its natural state for your age and quality of skin.
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