Targeted Fat Reduction at Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Reshape your body with HIFU
HIFU is an innovative and modern technology which provides a non-invasive alternative to liposuction and other types of fat reduction surgeries. The treatment uses High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound to permanently destroy fat cells without harming the surface of the skin while also combining a skin tightening element to the treatment, unlike any other procedure. During treatment, ultrasound energy is projected through at a depth of 13mm to target and destroy fat cells permanently and deliver uniform, predictable results after one single treatment.
HIFU works differently compared to many other non-invasive fat reduction technologies, such as Radio-Frequency and lasers where the energy is highly absorbed or scattered near the skin’s surface, limiting penetration into subcutaneous fat tissue and therefore delivering temporary results. HIFU ultrasound energy, on the other hand, penetrates through the skin layers and into the targeted fat tissue, creating a powerful thermal effect in the body which destroys fat without damaging the surrounding tissue. At the same time, high-intensity ultrasound can also speed up the bodies metabolism as well as shrink skin fibres, meaning the treatment will also work to tighten and lift the skin.
HIFU Ultrasound technology is completely safe and has been used within the medicine and the aesthetics industry for decades. It works by contracting and shortening muscle fibres, which in turn, produces the lifting and tightening effect. Our machine, the Microson is a Medical CE Marked HIFU device.
HIFU destroys fat cells in different areas around the body:
The Full Patient Journey
rtwskin is dedicated to ensuring your health and wellbeing at all times. During your initial HIFU consultation, we will review your medical history together to ensure that this procedure is right for you. Integrity is key to us, therefore, we always answer openly and honestly.
2. During your treatment
Your practitioner will begin by marking the areas to be treated and applying a clear gel before treatment commences. During treatment, ultrasound energy is projected through at a depth of 13mm to target and destroy fat cells permanently and deliver uniform, predictable results after one single treatment. HIFU ultrasound energy, penetrates through the skin layers and into the targeted fat tissue, creating a powerful thermal effect in the body which destroys fat without damaging the surrounding tissue. At the same time, high-intensity ultrasound speeds up the body’s metabolism as well as shrinks skin fibers, meaning the treatment will also work to tighten and lift the skin. During the procedure, you may notice a slight prickling sensation.
3. After treatment
Following your HIFU procedure, you will be able to continue with your day-to-day activities as normal. You will notice an instant lift which will continue to gradually improve over the following nine months. For fat reduction, the results will become apparent over the following 2-3 months as the fat cells continue to breakdown over time.
As with our many European manufactured lasers that cost many tens of thousands of pounds each, as opposed to a few thousand dollars for a Chinese machine; HIFU devices also vary widely. John and Nina rejected more than 12 devices before buying our device, and it took them more than 12 months of research and much international travelling.
The HIFU device is an extremely effective device and is safe when used by a trained therapist following tested protocols. Cheap and cheerful technology has no place in medical treatments; it can be dangerous. Because of the lack of R&D and regulation; unfortunately, it exists in some countries. A simple CE mark is no guarantee of technological excellence, and that is all that is required to import into this country.
The ideal candidate for HIFU is a person who is mildly above ideal weight who is struggling to shift stubborn pockets of fat. HIFU works very well for sculpting larger areas, and the candidate should be within 10-15kg of their ideal weight range. HIFU is not a weight loss treatment and does not replace the benefits of proper diet and exercise.
HIFU breaks down fat cells permanently and as long as you maintain your weight with normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable
Results can be seen from 2 to 4 months post-treatment. The average permanent fat reduction of the treatment area after just one single session is typically 2-4cm. It is important to be aware that these treatments continue to work over a number of months, as they work on your body’s own natural elimination process.