HIFU Face and Neck Lift
Ultrasound Therapy at Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Take years off your skin with no fuss, no needles and no downtime…
Skin laxity is a problem which affects everyone as we age. Over the years the effects of gravity, genetics and the environment cause our skin to slacken as we lose collagen and elastin, the proteins which help keep our skin firm and plump. This process eventually leads to lose, sagging skin on the face, neck and décolletage. HIFU technology can penetrate through multiple layers of the skin right down to the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer which is located around 4.5mm beneath the dermis. HIFU is the next generation in advanced non-surgical facial rejuvenation, providing deep penetration and real lasting results without damaging the skin surface. The closest technology available to a true facelift without the surgery.
HIFU stands for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound. This pioneering treatment uses the latest cosmetic technologies to tighten, tone and firm skin on the face and neck by reducing the appearance of fine lines, sagging skin and wrinkles leaving the skin refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful. HIFU not only tightens layers of the skin, but also the deep muscle layer, producing longer-lasting and more effective results.
Unlike other non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments, HIFU uses ultrasound beams to converge under the skin at different depths to create thermal energy, which works to strengthen and encourage the regrowth of collagen fibres in multiple layers of the skin. HIFU targets skin laxity by delivering very precise targeted pulses of ultrasound to areas of concern, which starts a process called thermal coagulation. This process promotes tightening and lifting of the skin and tissues, causing the existing collagen fibres to denature, stimulating new collagen synthesis and regeneration.
What makes HIFU stand out from other skin tightening procedures
+ HIFU technology can penetrate through multiple layers of the skin using several different handpieces of different depths depending on the area to be treated. To be precise, HIFU can successfully reach the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer, which is located at the depth of around 4.5mm. Therefore, HIFU not only tightens layers of the skin, but also the muscle layer, producing longer-lasting and more effective results.
Facial expression muscles slowly lose their tone and structure as we age. The HIFU treatment allows these muscles to be lifted and rejuvenated, taking years off your skin and making you look and feel younger. The results are long lasting, and patients can resume their normal daily activities straight away.
As well as proving a game-changer within the aesthetic industry for its skin lifting and tightening effects, HIFU also has the ability to target stubborn pockets of fat. It works by creating thermal clotting within targeted layers of the skin which, in turn, stimulates the natural production of collagen and provides long term and ongoing tightening of the skin. HIFU technology targets fat layers deep under the skin to destroy fat cells permanently. It is the go-to solution for those wanting to tackle a post-pregnancy stomach, double chin or stubborn love handles.
Treatments usually last between 30-60 minutes, and because the procedure is non-invasive and doesn’t require medical intervention, it has no downtime. The procedure is ideal for tightening problem areas on the face and body with long-lasting results. Many clients will see an initial effect after their first treatment, but the real results appear over the following 2 to 3 months as new collagen works to lift and tighten skin on the targeted area. Following treatment, skin will feel tighter with a mild sensitivity to touch. This may last up to 48 hours. While a HIFU treatment won’t duplicate the results of a facelift, it is a clinically proven non-invasive alternative for those who wish to improve skin laxity and general ageing effects without the downtime.
HIFU is best for:
Improving skin elasticity
Shaping and tightening the facial contours
Lifting the eyebrows
Lifting and tightening the neck and décolletage
Defining the jawline
Improving the surface layer of the skin
Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
Targeting stubborn fatty areas.
Which areas can be treated?
Neck: Loose skin and wrinkles
Forehead: Heavy lines and eyebrow lifting
Cheeks: Nasolabial folds
Chin: Double chin and jowls.
Eyes: Crow’s Feet
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.
HIFU technology can penetrate through multiple layers of the skin using several different hand pieces of different depths depending on the area to be treated. To be precise, HIFU can successfully reach the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer, which is located at the depth of around 4.5mm beneath the dermis (3.0mm) and epidermis (1.5mm). Therefore, HIFU not only tightens layers of the skin, but also the muscle layer, producing longer-lasting and more effective results.
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to the precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initialled. The treatment is fairly comfortable, and the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.
Many clients only require treatment; However, it does depend on the degree of skin laxity and the skin’s response to ultrasound energy and individual’s collagen-building process. Therefore, some clients may benefit from additional treatment. As the skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help clients keep up the pace with the body’s natural ageing process.
The HIFU procedure has been used safely in over 450,000 treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy itself has been used safely within the medical field for 50 years.