7 things your need to know about HIFU treatments
If you are concerned about ageing or sagging skin, you are not alone.
A recent survey demonstrated more than 3 out of 4 adults in the UK want to make changes to at least one part of their body, with 40% of millennials having undergone a cosmetic procedure in the past. Lara Devgan, RealSelf Chief Medical Officer said:
“Many millennials look at cosmetic enhancements as part of their larger self-care routine, not unlike going to the gym or taking care of their skin. They are more open to the idea that beauty is a feeling of confidence rather than a particular physical feature, and it can be unique and customized for every individual. This survey reinforces the trends and motivations we see on RealSelf, where millions of women and men research treatment options and doctors in order to make confident decisions.”
However, the way we go about making these changes to our appearance is changing too. More people surveyed were considering nonsurgical alternatives to surgical treatments, with the fear of complications or suffering a bad result being the top concerns. But fear no more, as there are treatments offering similar or even better results than surgical treatments, with none of the risk or downtime.
HIFU Facial Treatment
HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) treatment is now one of the most highly desired non-surgical lifting treatments across the UK for face, neck and body. In only a single session you can see noticeable results such as tightening and lifting of the skin, a reduction the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and significantly improved skin tone. The treatment is suitable for many areas of the face and body, with results lasting up to three years. Unlike going under the knife, there is no downtime following treatment allowing you to return to your normal routine right after.
We offer the MED: HIFU Ultra in Newcastle – a brand new offering exclusive to us in the North. However, there are several things you should consider before booking a HIFU treatment. In this article, we answer some of the most common and essential questions you should ask before getting HIFU treatment.
Is HIFU right for me?
As we grow older, our skin loses its elasticity and firmness. Many factors can contribute to speeding up the ageing process including not getting enough sleep, eating a poor diet and living a stressful and busy life. If you have noticed that your lifestyle has taken its toll on your skin, it might be time to consider HIFU treatment.
However, HIFU is not the best option or suitable for everyone. Typically, the procedure makes the biggest difference to those aged over 30 years old, with mild-moderate skin laxity. Those who are younger may not see as much of a difference as they would like, quite simply because their skin is still very firm.
Those who have particularly loose skin, or skin that is particularly photo-damaged may need to undergo multiple sessions before they can see the results of treatment.
Furthermore, those who are older with advanced photo ageing, significant skin laxity or severe sagging skin in the neck area may not be the best candidates for HIFU, and may be better suited to surgical options.
HIFU is also not recommended for anyone suffering from open lesions, skin infections or severe or cystic acne.
The best way to find out whether HIFU can benefit you is to arrange a consultation with a practitioner, who will be able to advise you of the results you could expect with HIFU treatment. We can also suggest alternatives where you are not a good candidate for HIFU treatment, but still would like to see excellent results.
How long does HIFU treatment take, when will I see results, and how long will my results last?
Many of our clients have many questions around timing when it comes to HIFU treatment, and that is understandable. perhaps you have a big event coming up and want to know when you should get your treatment done to look your best.
Similarly, if you are making an investment in HIFU treatment, you want to know you are getting the best value for money, and whether other treatments might show results for longer.
Length of treatment time
Depending on the areas being treated, treatment time varies from 1-3 hours. However, you can return to your normal routine right away – there is no recovery time. This is why many people favour HIFU over other treatments. However, you may experience some redness. Swelling or tingling but this is completely normal.
In terms of how soon you can expect to see results, as we discussed previously this can depend on the nature and severity of your skin concerns. Many of our clients only need one treatment to see results from HIFU. On the other hand, depending on the client’s collagen building process and biological response to ultrasound energy and the client’s collagen-building process, certain people benefit from a follow-up treatment 8-12 weeks after the initial HIFU session.
You can expect to see results from HIFU 12 weeks after treatment, with further improvements in problem areas being reported for up to 6 months.
Client’s can enjoy the results of a HIFU treatment for anywhere from 2 – 3 years. Generally, we would advise clients to have a top up roughly every year for optimum continued results. With continued HIFU treatment, you can defy the ageing process gracefully with tight, youthful glowing skin.
How to choose a clinic for non-surgical facelift HIFU treatment?
If you have never had any treatments similar to HIFU before, we understand that choosing the right treatment centre for you may seem overwhelming. With many options and many different practitioners, how do you know which one is right for you?
If you have read about the benefits of HIFU, and know this is the treatment you want to go for, you will want to choose an experienced practitioner who understands how to use the treatment for optimal results. You will want to look at the reviews from past patients so you can understand the experience and level of service you can expect. You will also wish to visit the centre to ensure you feel comfortable and happy with the environment. While HIFU is non-invasive, you still want to feel at ease while the procedure is being carried out.
We complete over 900 HIFU treatments per year and are located in the centre of the North East of England offering MED: HIFU Ultra Treatment. This advance machine fire 850,000 more dots into the treatment area, which means increased results and greater efficiency.
RT Aesthetics Newcastle is the only clinic in the North of England to offer MED: HIFU Ultra facial treatments. With MED: HIFU Ultra the results are 92% more effective with an increase rate of 97% client satisfaction.
HIFU Ultra have their own serial number to track each clients results, they fire 950,000 more dots into the treatment area, resulting in increased results and efficiency. This is 6 times more than 4D or 5D HIFU alone.
Will HIFU fix my problem areas?
As we have discussed the easiest way to understand whether HIFU will be able to help you with the aesthetic problem you are looking to solve is to get in touch with our team. It may also help to understand how HIFU works.
In non-surgical face lifts and other treatments, MED: HIFU Ultra energy is beamed to below the skin, reaching it at 3 different levels or layers of the skin. HIFU can penetrate and affect the superficial lawyer of the skin, the dermis and the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, or SMAS.
The SMAS is the layer of tissue that surgeons pull tightly during a surgical face lift procedure. The thermal energy will safely heat the SMAS tissue and the skin contracts, which results in a tightening of the skin alongside formation of new collagen. New collagen production provides a tightening effect in the longer-term. effect.
This explains generally how HIFU works, and helps to understand the face lifting process in general, but what about specific problem areas?
Can HIFU improve my double chin?
If a ‘double chin‘ is your area of concern, HIFU treatment can certainly help. Through tightening of the jawline area and stimulation of collagen production, you can expect a reduction in your double chin and a tighter, more defined jawline.
Can HIFU improve my forehead lines and wrinkles?
Yes, HIFU can make a significant difference to the appearance of fine-lined and wrinkles on your forehead. HIFU is an excellent alternative to botox or other fillers and injectable solutions, providing a more natural look and feel, with longer-lasting results.
Contact our experienced consultants for HIFU Newcastle If you are ready to see excellent results with HIFU, get in touch with our team today to arrange a consultation. We are the only clinic in the North of England offering MED: HIFU Ultra facial treatments.
HIFU Clinic Near Me
Based in Newcastle, we are ideally situated for undergoing treatment. When you contact RT Aesthetics you get our honest advice every-time, we will arrange a consultation to advise whether MED: HIFU Ultra is right for you and the results you wish to achieve. If you have any questions, we will be more than happy to provide additional information. get in touch with us today by calling [0191 649 8699].