HIFU SKIN LIFTING & TIGHTENING

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Non invasive Facelift 

HIFU can be used as a non-invasive facelift. It is called the ‘Lunchtime Face Lift’ as the treatment is quick, very tolerable and has no downtime. HIFU targets various depths of the body’s tissue for skin tightening, skin lifting and even body contouring.
 
HIFU targets the upper dermis (1.5mm deep) , lower dermis (3.00mm deep) and most importantly the SMAS at 4.5mm. The SMAS is the layer that located between the fascial muscle and your fat layer. SMAS layer is the actual area a plastic surgeons would pull and tighten under a surgical operation using a knife. HIFU targets this layer without any invasive surgical incisions, giving the patient a no-downtime facelift. Risks and complications associated with facelift surgery, such as infection, scarring and swelling do not occur with non invasive HIFU. Treatments are fast and results can be seen immediately for some patients.
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Body Sculpting

Deeper HIFU thermal energy can target and destroy fat cells in abdomen, thighs and arms. HIFU is ideal for body contouring after pregnancy, abdomen fat, bingo wings, thighs and under the buttocks. The device delivers low amounts of ultrasound energy at precise depths of the tissue creating heat which destroy fat cell membrane and destroys them. HIFU stimulates the healing response and tissue remodelling in the body.

 

These damaged fat cells are then transported via the lymphatic system to the liver. This process is made possible through the body’s natural metabolism as the liver makes no distinction between fat disposal by HIFU and fat originating from food. Progressive improvement may be seen for up to 90 days post treatment.

 

HIFU can also stimulate fibroblasts and collagen production in the tissue. This wound healing response creates a smoother appearance to the skin, firming mild laxity and textural irregularities of the skin.
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WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
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A cool ultrasound gel is applied to the skin first which soothes the surface of the skin and allows for the conductions of the ultrasound energy. The handpiece is applied to the skin and delivers several highly focussed shots of ultrasound energy into the skin. In certain areas this can feel a little uncomfortable such as the forehead but is not generally described as painful. 

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Like any medical intervention, there are potential risks that are associated with having a HIFU treatment however most are mild in nature, such as pinkness to the skin for a few hours and a little sensitivity. As part of your consultation with us, you will be advised on these in more detail before you decide to proceed with any treatment. Potential side effects include mild bruising or swelling of the skin, and is generally described as mild to moderate. You should plan your treatments around social events in case you do experience any effects that could affect your appearance, such as bruising. You will be given your practitioner's out of hours mobile telephone number, should you require any urgent advice.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Many patients will see a good improvement in skin laxity and tightening after only 1 treatment, however some people will require a further treatment 3 months later. The maximum number of treatments a person can have is 3 and should not be repeated for 2 years after this.

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
The results of HIFU take up to 3 months to develop, during which time your body  will be creating new collagen and elastin within your skin.

HOW LONG WILL THE EFFECTS LAST?
The effect of duration can vary from person to person and depends upon the the degree of skin ageing. Treatment results can last up to 2 years.

ARE THERE ANY POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS?
Yes, although these will be discussed in greater detail during your appointment:

 - Making a conscious effort to stay hydrated and eating a healthy diet to support your body in its regeneration. Below are some collagen a skin boosting foods that may be useful:
  • Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables: As a natural consequence of inflammation from surgery, the body will temporarily produce higher levels of free radicals. You can help combat this and support oxidative balance by eating more antioxidant-rich foods such as spinach, kale and other leafy green vegetables, along with fruits like strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.
  • Vitamin A-rich foods: Vitamin A is essential for epidermal (skin) growth, aiding in the reproduction and differentiation of cells. It’s also an immune-booster and anti-inflammatory nutrient. Vitamin A-rich foods include kale, spinach, beet greens and other leafy greens, carrots, and squash.
  • Vitamin C-rich foods: While you may already know that vitamin C promotes the synthesis of collagen. During wound healing it also plays an additional role in helping to stabilize the structure of collagen. And on top of this, vitamin C boosts your immune function, sending in special immune cells that can assist with the wound healing process. Vitamin C-rich foods include bell peppers, citrus fruits, tomatoes and tomato juice, mustard spinach, broccoli, kale, parsley, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.
 - Avoid UV sun exposure for 2 weeks after treatment, and wear a daily sun protectant with an broad spectrum SPF 30 or above.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I STOP HAVING TREATMENTS?
Your skin will gradually return to its natural state for your age and quality of skin.