In the last couple of years, there’s been many clinics coming to the realisation that technology is changing the way treatments are performed and not everyone needs to go under the knife. With so many new technologies being developed year on year, patients can now expect exceptional results with absolutely zero downtime.
One technology we have been closely watching for the past two-plus years before launching our own, is HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) or also known as Ultherapy. This treatment offers great results for skin tightening in problem areas like the neck, arms, face, and abdominal areas, most commonly known as a non-surgical facelift. HIFU has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of sagging skin and is based on traditional ultrasound technology with tweaks to the technology to focus the energy into fine points of contact, this technology is having a sweeping success in the UK for the last three years. America and Australia also seems to be grabbing it with both hands.
The easiest way to describe a HIFU treatment is to think of dermal needling. The handpiece administers small needle type points of energy into the dermis starting the process of a rapid growth in collagen. Unlike dermal needling, HIFU does not damage the epidermis so it is classed as a non-invasive treatment, it can also travel deeper into the skin than needling with most face treatments being 3-4.5mm for the face and 13mm for the body. Here’s a great video that shows how HIFU works:
Each treatment with HIFU takes approximately 1 hour depending on the size of the area and costs anywhere from £200-£999 (avg. £499). The Clinic Room prices start from £129 to new customers.
We have seen prices up to £3500 for full face and neck in London and America. Generally, one treatment is performed and most times there is a difference straight away but the real results come over the next three to six months as the collagen regrows, these before and after pictures show the dramatic results with HIFU.
As previously mentioned one of the main areas treated with HIFU is the neck area, which proves to be a common spot that ladies and men want to be treated, as you can see from these pictures the results are great and offer a great solution as a non-invasive treatment opposed to dermal needling that leaves an exposed “wound” post-treatment, enhancing the chance of infection. The sensation with treatment varies but is generally felt as a small rubber band flicking on the skin and afterwards there may be a slight redness to the epidermis which will subside over the next 30min to 1 hour allowing clients to receive a treatment and carry on with their normal daily duties.
Anywhere you look on the internet HIFU is gaining a huge following and getting raving reviews.
“The shape of my face changed. A lot of people ask if I’ve lost weight, or said that I look better.”
“I had Ultherapy 7 weeks ago in an effort to correct some loose skin on my neck after a massive weight loss. Everyone tells you how much better you will feel after you lose weight but no one mentions the impact it has on your skin. :-(. I was told not to expect much in the way of results for at LEAST months but all can say is WOW!”
HIFU can be your miracle treatment and you’ll never need to go under the knife to get rid of them saggy bits. Even though it is a very simple procedure without the need for any anaesthetic or needles, please note that HIFU must be performed under a controlled environment by a qualified doctor, nurse or beautician. If you would like a no obligation consultation, just hit the button below and book your self in, alternatively send us an email with any questions on email@example.com .