High Intensity Focused Ultrasound also known as ‘Ultherapy’ is one of the most sought after treatments for face and neck.
At Skin IQ we offer the next generation 3 Dimensional HIFU Therapy.
3 Dimensional HIFU offers many advantages over traditional HIFU Treatment.
One session of 3 Dimensional HIFU will deliver visible effects in lifting and tightening. It will also create new collagen which will help your skin maintain its youthful glow. Individually it targets brow, jowl and neck lifting, as well as overall skin tightening and rejuvenation. You will see a noticeable improvement in facial contouring, fine lines and wrinkles.
HIFU Therapy is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. The treatment uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. HIFU Therapy treats the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, but won’t duplicate the results of a facelift. However it is a great alternative, especially for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
HIFU uses Ultrasound energy, which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths that cannot be matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. HIFU Therapy stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant contraction of tissue over the following 2-3 months. Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature, so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin.
During the treatment the hand piece delivers and deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jump starts a natural process, known as neocollagenesis, to produce new collagen. The treatment itself doesn’t involve any creams, fillers or toxins, it just relies on your body’s own collagen-building process for natural, noticeable results.
With a single HIFU Therapy treatment there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately, without having to follow any special post-treatment measures. Clients can even come to the clinic on their lunch break to have the treatment, no creams required and your general skin care plan and make-up can be applied as normal.
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.
Most clients only need one treatment. However this may be based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the individual’s collagen-building process, some clients may benefit from additional treatments. Because skin continues to age, future treatments can help clients keep pace with the body’s natural ageing process.
A good HIFU candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. Of course, the best way to find out if you’re a suitable candidate is to arrange a free consultation.
The HIFU procedure has been used safely in over 250,000 treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy itself has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years.