Drooping jowls, hooded eyelids, disappearing jawline and fine lines and wrinkles are all early signs of aging. No one wants to look old before their time. Anything that can be done to combat the early signs of aging is always going to be of interest. Finding a facial skin tightening procedure that can have a positive impact on these facial concerns has long been wished for. The HIFU Facelift is the latest non-surgical aesthetic treatment to subtly reverse the aging process.
As the signs of aging become more and more evident, they have a serious impact on an individuals confidence and self-esteem. Unlike other parts of the body that we may feel insecure about, the face is not something that we can cover up with clothing. Our options are very limited to the following:
- Anti-aging creams which rarely deliver any significant signs of rejuvenation
- Surgical intervention which is very expensive, carries a lot of recovery and downtime
- Wrinkle relaxing injections which involves needles and sometimes complications
- Dermal fillers which also use needles and can cause complications
Thanks to ground breaking advances in non-surgical facelifting technology, a new facial skin tightening procedure is now taking the aesthetic world by storm. The HIFU Facelift claims to help you look as much as 10 years younger by lifting and toning the skin on the face, neck and even on the décolletage (lines on the chest area).
This facial skin tightening procedure can rejuvenate the skin with as little as one or two treatments each year. The results of the HIFU Facelift can last between one to two years depending on the individuals lifestyle.
What is the HIFU Facial Skin Tightening Procedure
The HIFU Facelift utilises the power of high intensity focused ultrasound to harmlessly penetrate the skin and stimulate the production collagen. As the focused sound waves converge and meet at a focal point beneath the skin, the area heats up for a split second. This causes micro-injury beneath the skin which stimulates your body’s wound healing responses.
The wound healing process encourages the growth and formation of new collagen and elastin beneath the skin. As you may or may not already know, collagen maintains the skin’s firmness, while elastin helps the skin retain its elasticity. As a clinically proven treatment, you can be assured of excellent results with this facial skin tightening procedure.
Areas of concern that can be targeted the HIFU Facelift
As a new facial skin tightening procedure, the HIFU Facelift can address a whole host of facial aging concerns. Investing in a HIFU treatment will enable you to tightening, toning and lift the skin in various areas of the face, neck and décolletage.
This Anti-Aging and Facial Skin Tightening Procedure can address the following aesthetic concerns:
- Nose to mouth lines (nasolabial fold)
- Loose or sagging jowls (under the chin)
- Undefined jawline
- Loose skin on the neck
- Hooded eyelids
- Chin to jaw lines (marionette lines)
- Drooping brow
- Tightening of the décolletage
Client Selection for the HIFU Facelift
Although this is a non-surgical facial skin tightening procedure, the HIFU Facelift still comes with its own set of contraindications. The main people that would not be suitable for treatment include the following:
- Metal implants in the treatment area
- Pregnant or Breastfeeding
- Blood disorders
- Silicone injections in the treatment area
The HIFU treatment is ideal for anyone else who wants to fight the early signs of aging. It is not recommended for those who have deep lines or on those who have severe photoaging of the skin. Heavy smokers may also not see huge benefit in this type of treatment
The HIFU Facelift has been shown to be of benefit to those who have had a surgical facelift. The treatment seems to prolong the effects of surgical facelifts by increasing the amount of collagen and elastin in the face.
How Long Does this Facial Skin Tightening Procedure take?
The facial skin tightening procedure takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours to complete. It all depends on the how many areas are treated and on the experience level of the therapist. Some clients opt to only have specific areas of the face treated. If the client only has concern with their hooded eyelids and dooping brow, they would only have the eye and brow lift treatment. Others may wish to have the full face, neck and décolletage treatment.
Obviously, the more areas you have treated, the longer the facial skin tightening procedure takes. Results from the treatment occur gradually. Noticeable improvements become evident after two to three months. In fact, results continue to improve over a 6-9 month period.
Does the HIFU treatment cause any pain?
This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions in releation to this treatment. Our therapists are highly trained and do all they can to ensure your comfort during the facial skin tightening procedure. Trained in the use of the next generation in HIFU skin lifting technology, and discomfort is kept to an absolute minimum. The first form of HIFU facelifting known as Ultherapy, is considered to be very painful, but our new HIFU technology causes far less discomfort.
Our HIFU treatments are painless for the most part however in certain areas where the skin is thin and over boney areas such as the jawline and cheek bone, clients have reported a sensation similar to pin pricks travelling across the skin. Despite this, no pain relief is required.
How much is a HIFU treatment?
HIFU is an advanced aesthetic procedure. Prices range between £500 and £1,30o depending on which clinic you go to. We make our prices very clear on our website and are much more cost effective compared with other clinics. We offer free consultations on all our treatments so feel free to get in touch to find out more.
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