Inside and Out
The HIFU technology is unique in its ability to penetrate the dermis, epidermis and the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer, which is deeper than all other non-invasive facial treatments.
SMAS is the same layer hat is tightened during conventional facelift surgery. Unlike surgery, HIFU is more affordable and requires no time off work. HIFU uses multiple beams of ultrasound, as individually the beams have no effect on the tissue.
However, the area of convergence becomes a point of thermal energy. Heating the tissue below the surface causes it to contract and tighten resulting in the strengthening of old collagen fibres and the production of new collagen fibres. As we grow older,
collagen proteins begin to lose their integrity, which causes frown lines, crow's feet and a drooping/sagging neck. By tightening the SMAS layer and replenishing collagen and this will tighten and tone the skin.
Generally, 1 — 3 sessions is required. Improvements can be seen within the first 3-4 weeks, with further gains being reported 6 months post treatment.* Clients who have undergone the treatment can experience results lasting in excess of six months.
As In terms of what to expect with HI FU, clients will feel a sensation similar to pins and needles. This is not painful but can be uncomfortable in certain areas. A handful of clients do report back of mild headaches post treatment so a source of pain relief may be advisable.
The medical research does suggest that results can last up to 2 years but on average clients can realistically expect results to last as long as 18 months with improvements and ongoing development of collagen fibres for the first 6 months.
"There was no downtime, and the results are very natural. Nobody knows that I had anything done. They just know I look better."