High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound (HIFU) treatments are a non-invasive skin tightening treatment using the power of deep ultrasonic waves to stimulate collagen and elastin. HIFU-treated skin starts to produce more collagen, tightening skin.
HIFU treatments at our Melbourne clinic will help to lift muscle and skin, without downtime or side-effects. We use HIFU treatments on mild and moderately sagging and loose skin, with no prerequisites for treatment.
HIFU treatments can tighten:
- ‘Turkey neck’ sagging under chin
- Droopy mouth
- Drooping eyebrows
- Thin skin
- Crepey, wrinkly skin
- Fine lines
- Sagging skin on the belly, arms, knees, legs
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
How do HIFU treatments work? – Melbourne clinic
HIFU skips the skin’s surface to get deeper, where it can truly effect change in tissue. The ultrasound device is specifically calibrated so it provides even ultrasonic waves at a very specific temperature, to the right depth of skin to trigger collagen production.
The heat from the ultrasonic waves causes fibroblasts to produce collagen more abundantly, which naturally firms up skin.
What do HIFU treatments feel like? – Melbourne clinic
HIFU treatments can be a little uncomfortable, like a prickling feeling under the skin. This sensation will pass quickly, and it means the treatment is working. You will feel a warm sensation, which will be more intense around bony areas and the eyes.
Comfort will rely on the settings used and the outcome you want, with more intense treatments increasing the discomfort during the ultrasonic pulses. Settings are designed to suit your skin type and the area being treated. Thicker skin tends to see the least discomfort.
When will I see results from my HIFU treatments? – Melbourne clinic
You may see an initial immediate tightening of skin, but the best is yet to come. Collagen production is a natural process that takes several months after stimulation, with the initial tightening due to the heat slightly shrinking the collagen that is already there.
The new collagen produced will start to tighten and lift your skin a little more each day, however individual results will vary due to ability to produce collagen (usually related to age), skin condition, and any lifestyle factors that contribute to or detract from skin tightening.
Do I need repeated HIFU treatments? – Melbourne clinic
How many treatments you need will depend largely on the state of your skin. More sagging means more treatments to get the desired effect. As we age, we naturally produce less collagen, which may mean more stimulation by the HIFU machine is required to get greater tightening.
You may only need between one and four HIFU treatments, however over time you will need maintenance treatments to keep the effect, since we age and collagen production returns to normal.
Are HIFU treatments better than a facelift? – Melbourne clinic
HIFU treatments are not a replacement for a facelift, but it is a great alternative for anyone who wants skin tightening on the face. A facelift is a surgery, while HIFU treatments are non-invasive clinic-based treatments.
We can sculpt your face and neck very effectively with targeted HIFU treatments, stimulating collagen and rejuvenating your facial skin for a more youthful look. HIFU treatments can be part of your regular anti-ageing routine.
Is there recovery time required for HIFU treatments? – Melbourne clinic
HIFU treatments at our Melbourne clinic are walk-in walk-out procedures – perfect lunchtime treatments. There are no after-care instructions and you don’t need to do anything to benefit from HIFU treatments.
You are likely to experience some redness immediately after treatments, but this will dissipate in a few hours. Other temporary side-effects may include some slight swelling or tenderness.
How long is a HIFU treatment? – Melbourne clinic
Each treatment takes about half an hour, per area. You will also need to factor in your initial consultation, so contact our clinic for time estimates.
How much do HIFU treatments cost? – Melbourne clinic
Everyone’s HIFU treatments will be different in terms of areas treated, so costs will naturally vary. Some patients want a full-body tightening experience, while others may just want facial wrinkles softened or a face boost.
Talk to our friendly receptionists for estimates on your HIFU treatments.
Benefits of HIFU treatments – Melbourne clinic
- Boost skin cells
- Increase circulation
- Tighten skin
- Rejuvenate skin
- Improve glow of skin
- Improve complexion
- Effective anti-ageing treatment
- Reduce and soften appearance of wrinkles
- Smooth skin
- Improve muscle firmness
- Reduce heavy eyelids
- Reduce appearance of folds in the face (nasolabial folds)
- Tighten cheeks, neck and jowls
- Reduce a double chin
- Reduce under-eye bags
- Improve acne and acne scarring
Top benefits of HIFU treatments – Melbourne clinic
With HIFU treatments, you see an immediate tightening result that just keeps getting better over time. You get an instant lift, but the results will really start to appear over the coming two or three months as collagen production increases.
There are no special after-care routines to follow – just walk-in and walk-out tighter and smoother. HIFU treatments are non-invasive and there are no injections.
We use your own body’s natural tightening abilities to tighten skin, with nothing artificial in your body. Results can last from 18 months up to two years, depending on skin before treatments and other factors.
HIFU treatments are considered a very safe and effective skin tightening treatment. The HIFU treatment device protects your skin from damage, while penetrating deep into the layers to stimulate your natural healing response and collagen production.
How do HIFU treatments differ from radiofrequency or laser?
HIFU treatments can go deeper than radiofrequency, to the more structural elements of your skin and tissue. While other energy-based treatments are very useful, the deep tightening and rejuvenation effect of HIFU treatments are outstanding.
Skin tightening options
Skin tightening treatments come in a variety of shapes and sizes at our Melbourne clinic – we have our very own SkinTIGHT program that takes your individual skin profile and needs into account, providing you with an effective skin tightening plan.
We love our HIFU device, and we know you will love the results! To make a booking, contact our clinic to make an appointment.
We are skin-tightening experts.