HIFU Mini Facelift
HIFU Treatment (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a breakthrough, non-invasive, non-surgical, no downtime, in-office procedure for lifting and tightening sagging skin of the brows, cheeks, lower face (jowls)and jawline. Ultrasound technology is focused below the skin surface to firm and lift droopy tissues.
It works deep below the surface to stimulate the growth of collagen “without harming the outer layer of skin”. This results in long-lasting firming, tightening and lifting of the skin, giving you a more youthful appearance after just one treatment. While HIFU is not a replacement for a surgical face lift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery. There are also younger people who are looking to prolong the effects of plastic surgery.
We also provide the option to upgrade the "Mini Facelift" treatment to "Facelift Plus" which also includes full neck area as well.
What kind of results do you get
It has an immediate tightening effect by contracting the collagen fibres that support your skin but most importantly, HIFU treatment stimulates long-term production of new, stronger collagen, helping to lift and tighten sagging skin and fill out wrinkles.
Micro and Macro - Focused Ultrasound also stimulates other cells, called Fibroblasts, to manufacture new, stronger collagen. This gradually develops over a period of 3-6 months, with further improvements possible up to 12 months. The result, over time, is a natural skin lifting, tightening and rejuvenation.
Some patients will need only one treatment and then can repeat the treatment every 12-18 months to maintain their results. For moderate to severe laxity, 2 treatments in the first 6 months may be recommended, and maintenance treatments every 12 months after that.
How does it work
4D HIFU System has 3 different sized (depth) cartridges that precisely target varying layers underneath the skin to promote tighter collagen formation, tissue contraction and reduction in the volume of adipocytes (fat cells). In addition to face, neck and skin tightening, 4D HIFU System, using the larger cartridges can target smaller areas of the body for fat reduction. It has shown to be effective for reduction of adipocytes (fat cells).
Patients suitable for 4D HIFU Treatment are those with sagging and laxity of the skin, caused by sun damage and ageing. HIFU can also be used on younger people who want to stay ahead of the game and slow down the ageing process.
Patients with facial implants or open wounds on their face are not appropriate for this treatment, we do not recommend treatment with the large sized cartridges to be used on clients with minimal facial fat volume.
Patients with dermal fillers administered within the last 3 months cannot be treated in the same area – as the heat of the Ultrasound is known to dissolve fillers.
Possible Side Effects
Your skin may appear red for a few hours after the 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.
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.