What is HIFU treatment?
HIFU treatment stands for ‘High Intensity Focused Ultrasound’ treatment. HIFU treatment aims to combat the body’s natural decrease in collagen as we age, which naturally lowers the skin’s elasticity and make it prone to loosening or sagging. This can particularly be a problem for people around their faces and necks.
How does it work?
HIFU treatment works by projecting ultrasound energy deep into the skin. By targeting the skin at specific points we can stimulate the body’s healing response, naturally increasing the levels of collagen in the skin tissue. Gradually, the increase in collagen levels will work almost as a natural facelift, gently tightening the skin and reducing signs of ageing to make you look younger and more vibrant.
HIFU is a cosmetic treatment which is able to reach deeper into the skin than many other anti-ageing treatments. That makes HIFU an excellent alternative to invasive treatments such as surgery, thread lifts or injectable fillers like Botox.
How can you help?
Here at Skinique Aesthetics, we aim to offer high-quality HIFU treatment in Manchester and the wider Greater Manchester area. Our highly qualified and experienced practitioners are fully able to offer you comprehensive advice on HIFU treatment and whether it may suit your needs.
If you would like to learn more about HIFU treatment or are interested in making your face look younger and more refreshed, we would be very happy to offer you a confidential consultation for free before commencing treatment. Please get in touch with us today via our enquiry form or pay us a visit and we will gladly explore the option of HIFU treatment with you.
Frequently Asked Questions
The average HIFU treatment session takes between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the area of the body which is being treated. Some clients may see the effects of the treatment right away, although in most cases it can take a few months to the body to replace its collagen with newer, stronger collagen. Most patients will only require one treatment in order to see the effects, although some may require more depending on how their body responds to the treatment.
Once the results of your HIFU treatment begin to appear they should last for over a year. We recommend scheduling in a yearly touch-up treatment after your initial appointment in order to maintain any positive effects.
For most people, HIFU treatment is entirely painless. Some people may report a slight ache over bony areas or a warm sensation on the skin while the treatment is progressing, while others may report slight redness, tingling or tenderness in the targeted area immediately after treatment. In almost all cases these side-effects are temporary, and there is normally no downtime required at all in the period after treatment so you can return to your daily activities straight away.
Please rest assured that ultrasound technology has been used safely in medicine for decades and HIFU treatment is really no different!
Yes, HIFU treatment can be safely combined with other non-surgical cosmetic treatments without affecting any of the results.