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HIGH INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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HIFU Therapy is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. The treatment uses the body’s own regenerative response to manipulate collagen to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.

HIFU Therapy treats the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery. It is considered a great alternative to surgery, especially for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.

HIFU Therapy uses sound energy, tried and true ultrasound, which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. HIFU Therapy stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over the following 2-3 months. Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature, so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they’re actually very compatible.

During the treatment the transducer delivers and deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jumpstarts a natural process, known as neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen. The treatment itself doesn’t involve any creams, fillers or toxins, it just relies on your body’s own collagen-building process for natural, noticeable results.

The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment on its own takes approximately 30 minutes.

With a single HIFU Therapy treatment there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately, without having to follow any special post-treatment measures. We have even had clients come up to the clinic on their lunchbreak to have the treatment, no creams required and your general skin care plan and make-up can be applied as normal.

As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.

Most clients only need a few treatments, spread out 2-3 months apart. However this may be based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the individual’s collagen-building process, some clients may benefit from additional treatments. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help clients keep pace with the body’s natural aging process.

A good HIFU candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest. Of course, the best way to find out if you’re a suitable candidate is to consult with a practitioner.

The cost of an HIFU treatment can range widely depending upon the size of the area being treated. We charge from $199 for 1 area.

The HIFU procedure has been used safely in over 250,000 treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy itself has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years.

The skin might appear flushed at first, this can be during treatment but sometimes lasting longer, the redness should however disappear within a few hours. Some clients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any cosmetic procedure, there is the possibility of other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you.

After your HIFU Treatment, you may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2-3 months, as your body naturally regenerates collagen. Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the results last really depends on you. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but your natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside.

Absolutely HIFU has been used for fat reduction across various types of people. Once the heat energy is applied to the fat cells the bodies own immune system then breaks it down and removes it. Double Chins, Arms, legs and body can all be treated with HIFU for fat reduction. Actually most places on the human body that stores fat can be treated with HIFU.

Please refrain from wearing makeup on the treated area, as cosmetics can interfere with the procedure and compromise the effectiveness of the ultrasound energy absorption by the skin. Use sunscreen on the treatment area in the days leading up to the procedure. Sunburned or tanned skin may be more sensitive during and after HIFU treatments.

Most people tolerate HIFU well and the procedure is designed to be relatively comfortable. Some people may describe the treatment as mildly uncomfortable and some may find it not bothersome at all. The HIFU itself is able to be adjusted to ensure the clients comfort. Many clients even fall asleep during HIFU treatments.