HIFU Treatment

HIFU targets brow, jowl and neck lifting, as well as overall skin tightening, rejuvenation and deeper fat cells.

HIFU targets brow, jowl and neck lifting, as well as overall skin tightening, rejuvenation and deeper fat cells.

4D & 5D HIFU Treatment Newcastle

HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) treatment has become one of the most sought-after lifting treatments for face, neck & body without going under the knife.

Just one session can tighten and lift the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin tone, providing visible results that will last up to 3 years. HIFU has proven effective on the face, sagging jowls, chins and much more. Treatment time takes between 1 – 3 hours depending on the area we are treating. Plus with no downtime you can be back at your usual routine immediately after.

RT Aesthetics Newcastle is the only clinic in the North of England to offer 4D & 5D HIFU facial treatments. With 4D & 5D HIFU the results are 87% more effective with an increase rate of 97% client satisfaction. 4D & 5D HIFU have their own serial number to track each clients results, they fire 850,000 more dots into the treatment area, resulting in increased results and efficiency. This is 6 times more than 4D or 5D HIFU alone.

The 4D & 5D HIFU treatment was great, effective and the treatment was not painful at all. The service was fantastic from start to finish and all I could of asked for. Results today (around 10 weeks) have been very noticeable and I am very happy with the change around my jawline and jowls area.

The Benefits

HIFU offers long lasting effects, tightens skin and promotes wrinkle reduction.

HIFU helps tighten the jowls, enhances jawline definition and sculpts the chin area.

The HIFU treatment is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure with no downtime.

HIFU deliver visible effects in lifting and tightening. It will also create new collagen which will help your skin maintain its youthful glow.

Procedure Need To Knows

Procedure Time

1 - 3 Hours

Full Recovery

Immediately

Potential Risks

Mild Redness, Swelling or Tenderness

Results Duration

3 - 6 Months

Number of Treatments

Usually 1 Treatment

Sensitivity

Mild - Lasting 7 Days

OUR CARE

Prior to your 4D & 5D HIFU treatment the following advice is recommended, this will ensure you gain the best possible results from the treatment and prevent any adverse reactions. The pre-care advice is as follows:

  • Increase water intake by at least 1.5 litres.
  • Avoid any exfoliation or chemical peels for 7 days prior to your treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption for minimal of 48 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Allow 2 weeks before IPL treatments in the area that you wish to have treated.
  • Avoid sun-beds or direct UV exposure for a minimal of 1 week prior to your appointment.

After your 4D & 5D HIFU treatment the following advice is recommended, this will ensure you gain the best possible results from the treatment and prevent any adverse reactions. The aftercare advice is as follows:

  • Avoid alcohol consumption for minimal of 48 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Avoid hot water or extreme cold for 24 hours.
  • Increase water intake by at least 1.5 litres.
  • Avoid heat treatments for 24 hours (saunas, steam rooms, etc).
  • Avoid sun-beds or direct UV exposure for a minimal of 1 week.
  • Skin may feel dry after treatment, therefore you should apply a replenishing/hydrating mask three times a week or apply hyaluronic acid. RT Aesthetics do sell after care creams, it is recommended that you use this after your treatment.
  • Apply an SPF or SPF moisturiser daily to keep the skin hydrated and protected from UV rays.
  • Do not take aspirin or other anti-coagulant medications as this can hinder the healing process.
  • Normal cleansing regimes can be resumed after 48 hours, although avoid using scented or fragranced products around the treatment area.
  • Allow 2 weeks before/after IPL treatments in the area that you wish to have treated.

If you have any of the following health conditions you can NOT have the 4D & 5D HIFU treatment:

  • Liver or kidney problems.
  • Heart or lung conditions.
  • Suffers of physiological hypotonic (lacking muscle tone/muscle or tissue wastage).
  • Blood clotting disorders such as, haemophilia or a history of thrombosis, including those taking blood thinners.
  • Post invasive surgery (in the treatment area – wait at least 12 months, avoiding any scar).
  • Clients with metal plates or joint implants, including permanent dermal implants (in the treatment area)
  • Pregnancy & breastfeeding
  • Clients under the age of 18

If you have any of the following health conditions RT Aesthetics may modify the treatment or work around the area. Doctors note may be required for some health conditions and these are as follows:

  • Diabetes (patch testing is required).
  • Hyper or Hypotension [high or low blood pressure] (May Require Doctors Note).
  • Clients who have donated or received organ transplant (May Require Doctors Note).
  • Recent Anti-Wrinkle treatments (must be more than 4 weeks after treatment).
  • Fillers (area is avoided)
  • Cuts, abrasions or bruising (area is avoided)
  • During menstruation (skin is more sensitive and recommend waiting)
  • Keloid scarring (area is avoided)
  • Thyroid gland, thyroid cartilage and trachea (area is avoided)
  • Major blood vessels (area is avoided)
  • Breast tissue or breast implants (area is avoided)
  • Before the treatment, you will meet with one of our aesthetic practitioners who will discuss the treatment in detail, look at the problem area and ensure you are comfortable with everything and that all of your questions and concerns are answered.
  • We will then look to book you in for your HIFU treatment and explain in detail anything you need todo before your treatment.
  • On the day of your treatment the aesthetic practitioner will draw lines on your face to ensure all problem areas are targeted and to highlight areas where HIFU cannot be used, such as, crucial nerves, veins and thyroid gland.
  • Ultrasound gel is then applied to the face, this is to ensure that no heat is felt on the skin surface and allow the HIFU energy to be absorbed effectively into the desired skin layers.
  • At the end of the treatment the practitioner will apply a collagen face mask to the face, this will promote healing and collagen production. You can then opt to have 20 minutes of red light therapy to help promote healing, collagen production and to settle the skin. These are charged at an additional cost.
  • We do advise that you purchase the aftercare serum and apply at least twice a day for 12 weeks post-treatment. This serum aids in the production and repair of collagen and makes your skin feel great!

There are many areas you can treat with the 4D & 5D HIFU treatment. These are some of the areas we can treat, however this is not a full list so please contact us to request an area you want to tighten.

  • Full Face
  • Forehead
  • Frown Lines
  • Eyebrows
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Cheeks
  • Double Chins
  • Sagging Jowls
  • Sagging Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Arms
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Bottoms

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4D & 5D HIFU Treatment

4D & 5D HIFU is medical grade and has proven success across the UK. Normal HIFU is less effective and many clients explain that the results from normal HIFU only last a week or so after treatment. 4D & 5D HIFU results last between 18 months and 3 years which is great and a lot more effective than standard. HIFU treatment is a highly precise medical procedure using high intensity focused ultrasound to heat and destroy pathogenic tissue rapidly. HIFU was first developed and widespread for the treatment of prostate cancer. Scientist seen that the mens genitals were starting to firm & tighten and was developed into tightening and lifting the face. HIFU was approved to lift skin on the neck, on the eyebrow and under the chin as well as to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage in 2009 and 2012.

HIFU individually targets brow, jowl and neck lifting, as well as overall skin tightening, rejuvenation and deeper fat cells. The technology is unique in its ability to penetrate the dermis and the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer, which is deeper than all other non-invasive treatments. The SMAS layer is the same area tightened during conventional surgery, however, unlike surgery, HIFU is more affordable and requires no downtime.

HIFU fires ultrasound waves that cause micro injuries deep under the surface of the skin, this results in an increase production of collagen and leads to a firmer and tighter skin. HIFU treatment for the body uses deeper levels of HIFU, this effectively breaks down the fat cells whilst also firming & tightening the skin. HIFU face-lifting can be used for blurred jawlines, nasal folds, sagging eyelids, loose neck folds, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone or texture and large pores. RT Aesthetics HIFU machines have many different cartridges, these can treat various problem areas at the same time.

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HIFU treatments are based on hyperthermia lifting theory. The HIFU transducer irradiates 65-75Cº of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy into the skin, this then creates thermal coagulation on the target layers of skin tissue with no damage on the skin surface. Following the initial treatment, the skin starts to undergo wound healing process that simulates collagen synthesis and regeneration. Unlike lasers, radio frequency, surgery and other cosmetic procedures, HIFU bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver the right amount of ultrasound energy at the right depths within the skin at the desired temperature. This HIFU energy triggers a natural response under the skin, causing the body to enter into the regenerative process, resulting in the production of new collagen.

An immediate effect can be seen following HIFU treatment, with clients facial contours, skin tone and texture, and wrinkles showing improvement within 8 weeks post-treatment. The effects of HIFU treatment continues to work for up to 6 months as the collagen fibres reorganises and restructure themselves. Clients will notice further improvements, such as skin firming and tightening over the 3 – 6 month period. Results from one treatment will last between 12 - 36 months depending on client’s current skin laxity and age. Our aesthetic practitioner will go through this during the consultation and design a treatment plan design around your own individual goals and needs.

HIFU Results
Clients will see a 20% result immediately with the remaining 80% appearing over the next 2-3 months. In the majority of cases only one treatment per year will be needed, however, if you feel you would like more further treatments, this can be done at 6 monthly intervals. Generally, only one or two sessions are required. Benefits from HIFU treatment can be seen within 4 weeks, with further gains being reported for up to six months*

FAQS

  • How Does HIFU Treatment Work?
    4D & 5D HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) energy is beamed below the skin in 3 different layers. HIFU effects three layers of the superficial and dermis along with SMAS, which is the same layer of tissue that surgeons pull tight in a face lift. As a thermal energy safely heats this tissue, the skin contracts resulting in tightening of the skin and formation of new collagen, which provides a longer-term tightening effect.
  • What To Expect After The HIFU Treatment?

    Clients may develop redness, swelling or tingling of the face following from the HIFU facial treatment. These symptoms are not permanent and will usually fade within hours after treatment. RT Aesthetics do provide a cream prior to you leaving the clinic, this helps settle the skin and is available for you to buy to take home and use. During this time the effects of the HIFU treatment will signal the production of new collagen and the process of regeneration. HIFU skin tightening treatment are clinically proven to be safe and effective, with natural and gradual rejuvenation effects.

  • How Many HIFU Treatments Are Needed?
    Many clients only need one treatment of HIFU. However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the clients collagen-building process, some clients benefit from additional treatment after 8 – 12 weeks. Results from HIFU treatment can be seen within 12 weeks, with further results being reported for up to 6 months after the initial procedure. Clients who have undergone HIFU treatment can benefit from long lasting results in excess of 2 – 3 years*. Although, as the skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments may be taken by the client yearly, this can help clients keep pace with the body’s natural ageing process.
  • Is HIFU Like A Facelift?
    HIFU procedures treats the deep foundational layer that is addressed during cosmetic surgery, but will not duplicate results of a facelift. 4D & 5D HIFU is a great alternative to having surgery and is one the last procedures you can have before looking to have surgery to treat a problem area. However, many clients do not want to have surgery, or for those clients that want to extend the effects of pre/post cosmetic surgery, then HIFU treatment may be an option for you.
  • Is HIFU Treatment Safe?
    Certificated by the FDA and CE cleared for eyebrow lifting this high-intensity focused ultrasosund (HIFU) device also achieve excellent aesthetic outcomes in jowl lifting, nasolabial fold reduction, periobital wrinkle reduction and overall skin tightening and rejuvenation in targeted areas. Ultra therapy has been used safely in over 200,000 treatments worldwide.
  • When Will I See Results From HIFU?
    After your 4D & 5D HIFU treatment, many clients see some initial results, such as toning and feel tight around the face and neck straight after the treatment. However, the results take place over 3 – 6 months, as your body naturally starts the production of collagen and regenerates the skin tissue. As the production of new collagen begins, how long the results last really depends on the clients’ own natural ageing process. The HIFU treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but the natural ageing process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the inside. Results can list for up to 2 – 3 years, however, clients that look after their skin can look forward to long-lasting effects from just one treatment.
  • What Does HIFU Feel Like?

    The HIFU treatment is not a painful procedure. As the high-intensity focused ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths within the skin. This is an indication that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Most clients describe feeling either pin pricks sensation or a feeling of heat. Comfort levels vary from client to client, however, this sensation is only temporary and last while the ultrasound energy is administered. Some clients take paracetamol before the procedure to ease any discomfort., although this is not necessary.

  • Treatment Areas For HIFU?
    The HIFU facelift treatment is perfect for treating and targeting signs of ageing around the eyes, mouth and neck. HIFU treatment can also target the neck, jawline and décolletage. This helps to reduce signs of double chins, sagging neck and jawlines, resulting in a tighter, firmer and more defined neck and jawline. HIFU treatment can treat the following areas: Forehead, Frown Lines, Eyebrows, Crow’s Feet, Cheeks, Double Chins, Sagging Neck, Jowls, Décolletage and Face.
  • Do Men Have The HIFU Treatment?
    Men are very good candidates for the 4D & 5D HIFU Facelift treatment since there is no recovery time needed, allowing men to immediately return to their daily activities. The 4D HIFU treatment is great for both men and women. We see many men at our clinic who opt to have the HIFU treatment to help lift jowls, tighten skin and help turn back the years.
  • HIFU Treatment Side Effects?
    After the HIFU treatment the skin may appear ‘flushed’ at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours post-treatment. Some clients experience light swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, however, these are temporary and will fade within 7 – 10 days post-treatment. Less common side effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical or cosmetic procedure, there are the possibility for rarer side effects, which your aesthetic practitioner will review with you during your face-to-face consultation.
  • How Painful Is HIFU?

    The HIFU treatment is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure with no downtime, allowing clients to resume daily activities immediately after treatment. The HIFU discomfort levels vary from client to client, while most clients tolerating the procedure well. However, clients who have a lower pain threshold can take paracetamol to help ease any discomfort. Any pain or discomfort associated with the HIFU treatment are only temporary and will only last during the procedure.

CLIENT STORY

The best clinic I have ever been too! I’ve been to many different clinics in the past, however, the care, advice and results from this place has to be one of the best. I was looking todo some body confidence treatments as I felt I needed my jowls and face lifting and after attending different...

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Anthony McGill

I had the 360 fat freezing treatment in September and since had 1 more treatment on my love handles. The treatment has worked well and I’ve been more then happy with my results (better than I imagined). The clinic is extremely caring and attentive and I’ve really enjoyed my experience

Elizabeth Major

On the day I received treatment Ryan was so attentive and made sure I was comfortable from the outset. I had the cryolypolosis (fat freezing) treatment on my stomach and love handles and have seen such amazing results after only two weeks, even though as standard it is supposed to take up to six weeks for results to show.

Jill Evans

Amazing clinic and great staff. I really cannot fault the care and support I had throughout my treatment. They are honest from the beginning and don’t force you into anything. The pricing is very good and in my opinion they don’t charge enough for the treatments. I have since signed up as a member to benefit from monthly treatments.

Maria Sutton

A huge thanks to Ryan for today at RT Aesthetics for my fat freezing procedure. I was a bit nervous but more because I needed to get down to my underwear in front of you. You made me feel really comfortable and at ease. Everything was fully explained to me and I’am excited for the results.

Harriet Brown

After learning lots about fat freezing during the consultation and reading lots online I booked in for treatment. I have seen such a big difference around my love handles and stomach area. The aftercare was great, you get a diet plan, email, follow up appointments and if I needed anything they were there for me.

Carleigh Knox

I’ve had 2 treatments and both have been amazing. I had the 360 Fat Freezing treatment on my legs followed by the shockwave treatment. The fat freeze helped get rid of all the stubborn fat and the shockwave was great at breaking down my cellulite. Very knowledgeable, honest and caring clinic.

Sharna Jackson

Very professional service throughout my consultation and first 360 fat freezing treatment. I just sat and watched Netflix with a cup of tea and a glass of water. They even have iPads and music depending on what you’d like todo but I enjoyed watching Netflix. Results so far have been great and can only get better. All together it’s been a lovely experience

Robyn Hayes

I’ve been to a few clinics this year and I had the HIFU somewhere else and it didn’t work so I was worried to try again with RT Aesthetics. I shouldn’t of been! The results I’ve had from the full face and neck 4D & 5D HIFU has made such a big difference. My jowls have tightened, my skin looks better and the care throughout was great.

Rachel Moriarty

I could not be happier with RT Aesthetics. Ryan made me feel at ease from the minute we met. I suffer really badly with anxiety and body dysmorphia so this was a very big deal for me. The attention he pays to detail and his knowledge of procedures is out of this world, he’s a very intelligent and talented individual. There is literally nothing to worry about!