High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) has a long and impressive history of efficacy within the medical industry, and now the same technology is being applied to advanced facelift and body sculpting treatments.

Though there are many non-surgical facelift treatments which can effectively target the top layers of the skin (the superficial dermis), HIFU is unique in its ability to target focus points at multiple depths beneath the surface, including the dermis, right down the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system), which is the layer adjusted by surgeons during a traditional facelift.

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), also known as ‘Ultrasound Facelift’ or ‘3D SkinMed’ or ‘HIFU Body’ is firmly becoming one of the most sought-after lifting treatments face, neck and body sculpting treatments in Ireland.

Unlike surgery, a HIFU facelift is much safer and more affordable, which is why it is becoming increasingly popular. Also, unlike some of the mesotheraphy options whereby a course of multiple treatments is generally required, HIFU is a one-off therapy which will result in firmer, tighter, lifted facial skin or a sculpted body.



HIFU basic info

  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound
  • Duration of Treatment: 30-180 mins
  • Price range €150-€750
  • FDA approved
  • Non-surgical
  • No downtime
  • Instant results

Treatment Areas

HIFU face:

  • Eyes
  • Brow line
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabials
  • Jaw
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • S-Section
  • Upper Face
  • Lower Face

HIFU Body

  • Under arms (Tuck shop arms)
  • Buttocks
  • Inner/outer thighs
  • Thighs
  • Stomach
  • Perfect for localized fatty deposits

 Benefits:

  • Refines lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces Wrinkles
  • Tones skin and reduces the size of pores
  • Reduces the appearance of Acne scarring
  • Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
  • Stimulates the body’s natural healing process
  • Non-surgical face-lifting
  • No post treatment downtime
  • No damage to the surface of the skin

The beauty of HIFU is that the benefits can be seen instantaneously, with optimum results generally expected after 20 days. However, depending on the area of treatment, optimum results can take three to six months post treatment. The stimulating effect of HIFU promotes the synthesis of new collagen which will help your skin maintain its natural, youthful glow for a long period of time.

Effects of HIFU treatment:

  • Tightens skin on the décolleté, neck, mouth, eyes, and forehead
  • Reduces wrinkles, bags, under-eye troughs, and dark circles
  • Lifts the skin and makes it more elastic
  • Tightens and lifts the cheeks without surgery
  • Improves the shape of the face contour
  • Improves the appearance of the jaw line
  • Reduces the appearance of acne
  • Improves your body so you can look anywhere between 4 to 8 years younger
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Increases the natural production of collagen in the skin
  • Re-educates the muscles
  • Stimulates skin cells
  • Rejuvenates the skin
  • Tightens, firms, and improves muscles
  • Reduces the appearance of double chins
  • Removing stubborn body fat
  • Skin toning and tightening

Price

In addition to your treatment, all procedures include free of charge consultation, a skin analysis and a patch test that should be conducted at the latest on the day of treatment but preferably 48 hours before.

During this HIFU consultation, your requirements will be assessed, the area that you need treated will be checked as to whether it’s is free of contraindications and understanding of the HIFU results and your expectations will be fully discussed and understood. This way, the perfect solution, bespoke to your own specific requirements will be found, customized and made ready for you.

  • Traditional S-Section only Facelift €245
  • Eye Lift €195
  • Brow Lift €150
  • Forehead €220
  • Jaw Lift €290
  • Neck Lift €290
  • Décolletage €290
  • Upper Facelift €280
  • Lower Facelift €280
  • Full Face €450
  • Full Face and Neck€ 575
  • Full Face, Neck & Décolletage €675
  • Underneath of upper arms €300
  • Abdomen (above belly Button) €450
  • Lower Stomach (under belly button) €450
  • Full stomach area €750
  • Inner tights €400
  • Outer tights €400
  • Both Inner and outer tights €650
  • Knees €300
  • Hips €400

How it Works

The applicator uses multiple focused beams of ultrasound energy which allows the beams to pass through multiple layers. Individually, these beams have no effect on the skin or the layers beneath it. When the beams converge on a targeted point, they create a nodal point of thermal energy which contracts the underlying muscle and facilitates collagen regrowth. As a result, the face tightens, and signs of aging are reduced.

HIFU FACE utilizes ultrasonic energy to penetrate deep below the skin and fat layer of the face to gently but effectively target connective tissue. Connective tissue is a firm, tough layer that supports the neck and facial contours. Ageing and the passage of time causes connective tissues to droop. High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound tightens loose connective tissue, creating firmness and lifting to areas of sagging skin. The layer of tissue targeted is the same tissue that a plastic surgeon tightens and shifts during a surgical facelift or brow lift.

HIFU Body offers a real natural alternative to liposuction or surgery. In most cases only one treatment is required to achieve the desired results with no downtime. HIFU body sculpting is a non-invasive treatment for removing stubborn body fat, skin toning and tightening.

Body Sculpting treatments with the HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) penetrates through the surface of the skin to deliver precise and fractional focused ultrasound energy, into the  fat layer of the skin (@ 6.0 & 8.0mm – underarm / back areas and 13.0 & 16.0 mm for the abdomen, buttocks, thigh areas), and at the right temperature (60~70°C), without damaging or disrupting the epidermal tissue (surface) of the skin.

What results can I expect to see with HIFU Body?

HIFU Body treatment destroys fat cells in the area being treated thus reducing the visible size of the targeted area. Some results may be seen approximately 1-2 weeks after treatment; however, significant results are usually seen after 4 to 6 weeks as the ablated contents of the fat cells are gradually flushed away via the normal blood circulation and lymphatic systems. Furthermore, the process of collagen and elastin synthesis, improving skin elasticity, tone and texture, continues for up to 3 months – on this basis it is recommended that follow up treatments, if required, are performed at least 3 months after the initial treatment.  HIFU Body Sculpting is very effective for lifting and skin tightening.



How many sessions should I have and what results should I expect with HIFU face?

The beauty of HIFU is that the benefits of can be seen instantaneously, with optimum results expected after just 20 days or in some cases three to six months. The stimulating effect of HIFU promotes the synthesis of new collagen which will help your skin maintain its natural, youthful glow.

Unlike some non-invasive treatments which require a course of treatments over several months, HIFU generally only requires a single treatment. Results however vary from person to person. Occasionally a follow-up treatment may be required depending on your responsiveness to the procedure.
The most noticeable results should be seen within the first 20 days following the treatment. Further improvements may be gained for up to six-months and results can last up to two years.

It is  however important to keep in mind that the ideal candidate is a person with good skin elasticity in their 40s to 50s with mild to moderate skin sagging of the face, neck or eye area.

Patients outside this age group or with more compromised skin quality may still benefit from the treatment but would often require 2 or 3 treatments and should expect less dramatic outcomes. Follow up treatments depending on the area and tissue thickness shouldn’t be done sooner than 2 – 6 months post to original treatment with the recommendation of longer rather than shorter period between treatments, in order to give skin and tissue the full cycle of collagen stimulation and regrowth.

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