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HiFu Frequently Asked Questions

What is HIFU?


HIFU
stands for ‘High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound’ and it is a non-surgical
facial treatment that uses ultrasound to lift the facial muscles and
tone loose or sagging skin.

What Does HIFU Do?


HIFU
deposits focused ultrasound energy below the surface of the skin,
contracting the facial layer and stimulating the creation of new
collagen in the area. HIFU is highly effective in toning and lifting the
skin and muscles of the face.

Does HIFU Involve Invasive Surgery?


Not
at all. Unlike a traditional facelift, HIFU is a non-invasive procedure
that addresses the skin and supports the underlying layers without
cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.

​ Is HIFU Safe?


The
procedure we offer at Deep Skin Therapy has been proven safe in several
clinical studies, and there have been tens of thousands of successful
treatments performed already around the world. Additionally, ultrasound
energy has had an excellent track record across many disciplines of
medicine for over 50 years.

Is There Any Downtime with HIFU Treatment?


Due
to the non-invasive nature of HIFU treatments, there is no downtime
from the procedure. You’ll be able to return to your normal activities
straight away, and there are no special recovery measures needed. This
is why HIFU has earned the name “lunchtime facial”.

​ How Long Until I See Results from HIFU?


Some
clients do enjoy immediate initial effects; however, the ultimate
lifting and toning results will take place over the following 2 to 3
months. During this time, tired collagen is replaced with new collagen
that has a higher level of elasticity. As the collagen-building process
continues, you may see further improvements up to 6 months after the
procedure.
 

Is HIFU Painful?


Every patient’s
comfort threshold is different, and you may experience slight discomfort
while the ultrasound energy is delivered. This is temporary, and the
feelings you encounter are a positive sign that the process is working.

Does HIFU Have Any Side Effects?


You
may experience slight redness for up to an hour following the
treatment, and a small percentage of our clients do experience minor
swelling, tingling or tenderness. These symptoms are mild and temporary.

What Is Unique About This Procedure?


HIFU
is the only non-invasive treatment that can specifically target the
deep foundation below the skin without cutting or disrupting the surface
of the skin through cosmetic surgery. It is also the only procedure to
use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to see the layers of tissue we
target during treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to
where it will be most effective.

​ Can HIFU Replace a Facelift?


We
consider HIFU to be an “uplift”, not a facelift. Although it is not a
total replacement for surgery, it is a viable and safe option for
clients who don’t consider themselves ready for a facelift. HIFU can
also prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery and be used as a
preventative measure against ageing.

How Long Does HIFU Take?

 

The
answer varies depending on what the treatment is targeting. A full face
treatment typically takes 45-60 minutes, and a partial face or brow
treatment will take approximately 30 minutes.

Who Is a Good Candidate for HIFU?


A
good candidate for HIFU is someone with skin that has “relaxed” to the
point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. Typically, a lowered
eyebrow line and sagging skin on the eyelids are the first signs of
“maturing” skin. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have
mild to moderate skin laxity are good candidates for HIFU.

How Long Do Results from HIFU Last?


Following
the HIFU treatment, clients will still have fresh, young collagen for
over a year. This can continue for another year, depending on the
condition of the skin. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace
with the ageing process, and this varies by individual.

How is HIFU Different to Lasers?


Lasers
typically address issues in the superficial layers of the skin,
targeting fine lines, wrinkles, and pigment changes. HIFU addresses the
deep skin layer and the foundational layer that lift and lend support to
the skin. Therefore, the two technologies are quite complementary!

What Technology Does HIFU Use?


HIFU
uses tried-and-tested ultrasound technology which has received
clearance for use in Australia. HIFU technology uses multiple beams of
ultrasound energy. Individually, the beams have no effect on the tissue.
However, their area of convergence becomes a point of thermal energy.
Heating the tissue below the surface causes it to contract and tighten
while also forming new collagen fibres.
 

How Does HIFU Stimulate Collagen?


Collagen
is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it
firmed, toned and elastic. As we age, collagen loses its elasticity and
its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity. HIFU jumpstarts the
repair process and helps the skin to produce fresh, new collagen.

What Problem Areas Does HIFU Target?

HIFU
addresses mild to moderate loose or sagging skin. Specifically, by
reconditioning and renewing the skin from within, HIFU will lift the
brow, reducing excess skin on the lids, opening up the eyes, and giving
an overall refreshed look. Additionally, HIFU is effective for the face,
neck, chest, arms, elbows, tummy, inner thighs and knees.
 

What Problem Areas Does HIFU Target?

HIFU
addresses mild to moderate loose or sagging skin. Specifically, by
reconditioning and renewing the skin from within, HIFU will lift the
brow, reducing excess skin on the lids, opening up the eyes, and giving
an overall refreshed look. Additionally, HIFU is effective for the face,
neck, chest, arms, elbows, tummy, inner thighs and knees.
 

How Many HIFU Sessions Will I Need?


The
majority of clients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit
from more than one treatment. This depends on how much laxity they have
and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and
collagen-building process.

Contact us

Phone: 0746613197

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