In recent years, the popularity of beauty treatments like fillers and botox has increased significantly, with both men and women looking for ways to improve their appearance. While there’s now a whole host of skin treatments available, one of the newer options that could be perfect for you is HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound).
If you are worried about wrinkles, loose skin or signs of ageing, then HIFU can tackle all of these concerns. So, read on to find out more about what HIFU is, how it works and what makes it so much better than other skin tightening procedures.
What is HIFU
HIFU, or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, is a fairly new cosmetic treatment that can be used to tighten and refresh the skin. The goal of the treatment is to reduce any wrinkles or looseness of the skin in order to give you a younger, fresher appearance. It’s non-surgical and non-invasive, which makes it an appealing option for many, plus it’s a great alternative to treatments with more potential side-effects, like fillers. It can quickly lift, tighten and firm your skin for a rejuvenated look.
How does HIFU work?
Using high-frequency focused ultrasound waves, HIFU Ultra Face is designed to cause micro injuries deep under the surface of your skin, triggering the production of collagen and elastin fibres. HIFU for the body, meanwhile, uses even deeper levels of ultrasound waves, breaking down fat cells whilst also firming and tightening the skin.
What are the advantages of HIFU?
HIFU offers a number of benefits, including:
It’s quick and easy
One of the biggest advantages of HIFU is how quick it is – in fact, HIFU Ultra Face is often referred to as the ‘lunchtime facelift’. Usually, the treatment only requires one session for you to see results, and while you can take part in more sessions, the majority of people don’t see the need to. This means that it’s the least time consuming option for tightening your skin.
You may need to undergo touch up treatments, but these are only necessary around once a year depending on how much lifting or tightening is needed in your specific situation. One of our experts will be able to give your more advice on this when you attend your session.
One of the biggest draws of HIFU is that it’s a non-invasive option. It relies on high-frequency sounds waves to encourage collagen production and iron out wrinkles and fine lines, rather than using incisions or injections to lift the skin, which can lead to complications.
Past patients have said that HIFU is a painless procedure, meaning you can enjoy all the benefits of firmer skin without any pain. You may feel some slight discomfort, including a light prickling sensation or electric pulses, but this should be bearable.
There are no serious side effects
While there have been some reports of swelling or numbness following the treatment, there are no serious or long lasting side effects of HIFU. Plus, any slight swelling or numbness should go away within a few days. If you have any concerns, you can talk to our team about the potential side effects before undergoing the treatment.
It offers long-lasting results
When it comes to results, HIFU is one of the best options out there. When you choose Botox, you can expect the effects to last around 3 to 4 months, while fillers will last around 6 months. In comparison, the results of your HIFU treatments will last anywhere from 2 to 3 years. If you return for a top up just once a year, you will enjoy optimum effects with minimal time invested.
You get youthful skin
HIFU is an easy and simple treatment that allows you to enjoy youthful looking skin long into the future. If you’re already experiencing loose skin or are just unhappy with how your skin appears, this treatment can help you to fight back against the ageing process and revel in glorious, glowing skin.
It can target specific concerns
HIFU can be used to target specific areas of the face and body, including the jawline, neck and browline as well as abdomen fat, bingo wings, post-pregnancy tummies, thighs and under the buttocks.
If you have a particular concern that you’d like to address, one of our experts will be happy to advise you on how HIFU can help. As well as lifting and tightening the skin, HIFU improves overall skin tone, brightness, pores and elasticity.
What makes HIFU better than alternatives?
One of the main advantages of HIFU over other treatments like Botox or fillers is that it’s non-invasive, making it a safer option. What’s more, it stimulates the natural collagen fibres in the body rather than injecting outside substances into it. Not only can you can trust the results will last much longer, but there are far less risks and potential side-effects involved too.
Book your HIFU treatment today
If you want to enjoy all the advantages that HIFU can offer, book an appointment at one of our clinics today. RT Aesthetics is one of the only clinics to offer HIFU Ultra Face and Body in the North East and Newcastle, promising excellent results that will leave you confident in your skin.