Targeted Fat Reduction at Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Reshape your body with HIFU

HIFU is an innovative and modern technology which provides a non-invasive an alternative to liposuction and other types of weight loss 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 a 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.

Four multi-depth HIFU cartridges directly transfer the ultrasound energy into multiple layers of the treated area to trigger collagen for tighter, younger skin; while MMFU (micro-macro focused ultrasound) technology transfers an equal distribution of ultrasound energy into the subcutaneous tissue, applying high-intensity focused ultrasound at temperatures of 65-75°C. This causes microcoagulation and subcutaneous fat micro-reduction.

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 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:

Double Chin
Upper arms

The Full Patient Journey

1. Consultation
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 applying a clear gel to the specified area and treatment will commence. Up to four multi-depth cartridges directly transfer ultrasound energy into multiple layers of subcutaneous tissue of the specified body area, to trigger collagen renewal for tighter skin. As well as this, an equal distribution of ultrasound energy is applied into the subcutaneous tissue of multiple body areas, inducing contractions and breaking down stubborn fat cells for contouring purposes. 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.

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.