WHAT IS HIFU?

HIGH INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND is a scientific, FDA approved, safe anti-aging and body sculpting procedure with NO downtime, No pain. Ultrasound is delivered with heat, targeting three depths of your skin, to lift, tightening and tone, re-invigorating collagen production and leaving you with glowing skin tone.  It is often referred to as a lunchtime FACE LIFT without undergoing surgery.

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How HIFU works?

HIFU uses high-intensity focused ultrasound to target the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), which is the layer most commonly treated in modern surgical facelift.

HIFU uses focused ultrasound energy to target the layers of skin just below the surface. The ultrasound energy causes the tissue to heat up rapidly.

Once the cells in the targeted area reach a certain temperature, they experience cellular damage. While this may seem counterintuitive, the damage actually stimulates the cells to produce more collagen — a protein that provides structure to the skin.

The increase in collagen results in tighter, firmer skin with fewer wrinkles. Since the high-frequency ultrasound beams are focused on a specific tissue site below the skin’s surface, there’s no damage to the upper layers of the skin and adjacent issue.

By adapting ultrasound variable frequencies and cartridges, HIFU can treat several skin and body concerns:

1.5 & 2 mm cartridges: for smoothing wrinkles and fine lines, skin texture, enlarged pores and skin rejuvenation.
3 mm cartridge: for tightening the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production in the dermal layer.
4.5 mm cartridge: targets the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) muscle layer to lift and tone.

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FAQ

WHAT AREAS DOES HIFU - HIFU TREAT?

HIFU – HIFU treatment is ideal for areas that are particularly prone to sagging skin, such as the cheeks and jowls, the eyebrow area, the nasolabial lines (from the nose to the corners of your mouth), and the sub-mental zone (the area under your chin). However, it can also be used very effectively for skin tightening on problem areas of different parts of the body.

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM HIFU TREATMENT?

You can expect to experience two phases of HIFU results:
• You will feel an immediate tightening of your skin in the treated area, as the heat from the
Micro-Focused Ultrasound contracts the network of collagen fibres. The strands of protein that
make up collagen shrink when exposed to the levels of heat used in HIFU treatment.
• Micro-Focused Ultrasound also stimulates other cells, called Fibroblasts, to manufacture new,
stronger collagen. This gradually develops over a period of months. The result is a gradual lifting
of the skin in the treated area, as the support structures fill out.

ARE THE RESULTS LONG-LASTING?

HIFU benefits will peak between six and nine months after treatment. The new collagen produced will be stronger, and its structure more ‘youthful’ than previously. This in turn makes your skin stronger and better supported, helping to reverse the effects of ageing on your skin. A regular program of treatment every 6 to 12 months will maintain your results, and is likely also to give you some additional improvement after each subsequent treatment.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AND AFTER YOUR HIFU TREATMENT

• The degree of heat required for optimal results will probably cause some discomfort as the
ultrasound energy is delivered. Your practitioner will advise a plan to optimise your comfort
during the procedure. This may include medication to reduce the discomfort.
• HIFU treatment is highly efficient. For example, a treatment for the full face and neck will
last approximately 45 minutes.
• Because HIFU is a non-invasive treatment, you can expect to be able to return to your
normal routine right away.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS FROM HIFU TREATMENT

• Your skin may appear red for a few hours after HIFU treatment.
• You may experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness for a few days after treatment. Rarely,
some patients may experience temporary bruising, welts or numbness.
• There is a slight risk of a burn to the skin, which may or may not lead to scarring. Both a burn
and any scarring will respond to medical treatment.
• Temporary nerve inflammation will resolve in a few days or weeks.
• If a motor nerve has become inflamed, you might experience some temporary local muscle
weakness. There could be some temporary numbness if a sensory nerve has become inflamed.
However, due to Ultraformer’s precision engineering, it is highly unlikely that either of these
complications will occur

ARE THERE CONDITIONS THAT HIFU DOES NOT TREAT?

Because HIFU’s Micro-Focused Ultrasound is specifically designed to treat the lower,
foundational, support structures of the skin, it does not treat surface problems such as:
• Sun damaged skin
• Pigmentation
• Rosacea, blue or red facial veins or capillaries
• Acne or acne scarring
Your practitioner will advise you on the best treatment for the above conditions.

IS HIFU TREATMEN PAINFUL?

HIFU is a comfortable procedure. Some might feel a mild ache along the jawline and cheek bone. Most patients find it bearable and resume normal activities right after the treatment.

WHAT APPENS DURING A HIFU TREATMENTS?

HIFU takes approximately 40-60 minutes with minimal downtime and pain. Skin may appear slightly flushed immediately after the treatment, but will subside within a few hours.
Gel is applied to skin to allow handpiece to easily glide onto skin.

HOW MANY SHOTS OF HIFU IS REQUIRED?

The number of shots required varies for each patient, it depends on the patient’s skin condition like how severe is the sagging and what is the size of your face etc.
Usually it will require around 500 to over 1000 shots for a full face and neck procedure.