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 loose, sagging skin on the face, neck and décolletage. HIFU is the next generation in advanced non-surgical facial rejuvenation, providing deep penetration, 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, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leaving the skin refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful.
Unlike other non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments, HIFU uses thermal energy in the form of multiple beams of ultrasound to stimulate collagen, which helps to contract and tighten the surface 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.
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 longlasting 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, the 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 noninvasive 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
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.