How does a HIFU treatment work?
HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) utilises a hand-held device which emits a precisely controlled and focused beam of ultrasound. This ultrasound beam passes through the outer layer of the skin to reach to the deep SMAS (muscle) layer at an even and controlled temperature. This action is instrumental in helping to stimulate new collagen production and to tighten and tone ageing skin. A HIFU course of treatment can also help to define and contour the body by breaking down stubborn, unwanted fat.
Am I suitable for HIFU skin tightening?
Before any treatment here at CosmeSurge, you will be invited to attend a no-obligation, consultation to assess your invididual concerns and suitability for treatment. It’s also an opportunity for us to explain the HIFU procedure with you in detail and to ascertain the results you can expect to achieve. This will ensure that both you and your practitioner are confident that you will benefit from the treatment.
What happens during a HIFU treatment?
Whilst laying on the treatment couch, the HIFU device head will be passed across the area of concern. You will be fully-awake during the treatment and will be able to relax whilst the procedure takes place. There is no downtime or side-effects afterwards so you will be able to return to your daily activities immediately.
Is a HIFU treatment painful?
As the HIFU energy is delivered to precise depths under the skin, you may feel a sensation. This sensation will vary from patient to patient. Tingling, stinging or heating may be experienced but only whilst the treatment is taking place. This sensation indicates that new collagen is being encouraged deep within the skin, indicating that the treatment is working well.
When will I see the results of HIFU?
Improvement can be seen over a course of treatment, in most cases within approximately 4 to 8 weeks. This depends on the area treated and your body’s individual response time.
How long will the results last?
In most cases, results can last for 12 months or more but do vary from patient to patient. Your expected results will be discussed with your practitioner in your no obligation consultation.