HIFU, or High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, is the latest non-surgical solution for skin lifting and targeted fat reduction, clinically proven to effectively treat both face and body concerns.
3D HIFU uses ultrasound to create heat at a deep level in the skin. This heat damages targeted skin cells, causing the body to try to repair them. To do this, the body produces collagen to aid in cell regrowth. Collagen is a substance in the skin that gives it structure and elasticity.
The HIFU face treatment works by sending highly focused acoustic energy below the skin’s surface to cause cellular friction within the molecules, resulting in precise, target-point heating. Delivering this focused energy to the dermal tissue causes immediate trauma to the treatment zone which then promotes healing, immediate contraction and collagen stimulation. The healing process works over approximately 180 days, stimulating long-term tissue repair leading to further lifting and tightening.
The SMAS layer (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) is also targeted during the treatment and is composed of collagen and elastin fibres, similar to those of the dermal tissue, and when treated, gives a long-lasting tightening effect.
Similarly to the HIFU face treatment, HIFU body also works by using highly focused acoustic energy to create target-point heating. However, this treatment reaches different depths to target fat removal.
The effect creates a focal point of energy, exposing fat cells to temperatures of 60-65°c, effectively destroying them so they're eliminated by your own body's lymphatic system.