Ageing is a natural process. Ageing and other lifestyle factors contribute to our skin losing elasticity and firmness. At Dr Sobia Medispa, we get many patients who are not confident about the way they look, which affects their confidence. The face and neck is one of the areas that we get many queries, with patients wanting a lifting effect, which is tighter and firmer and reduces the double chin and saggy skin.
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is increasingly becoming a superb treatment to address these concerns. At Dr Sobia Medispa we using HIFU from industry leader 3D.
Ageing is a natural process. Ageing and other lifestyle factors contribute to our skin losing elasticity and firmness.
What is HIFU?
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a cosmetic Face Lift treatment which uses ultrasound energy to encourage the production of collagen. This results in tighter and firmer skin with a lifting effect.
How Does HIFU Work?
HIFU uses focused ultrasound energy. This targets the layers of skin just below the skin’s surface causing the tissue to heat up rapidly. This stimulates collagen and elastin whilst reducing accumulated fat from underneath the skin. The skin’s surface is not damaged as the ultrasound beams penetrate deep into the lower layers of the skin. The result is that is shapes and sculpts the skin without any pain and importantly this stimulates collagen. Collagen strengthens various structures of the body. It also increases elasticity and firmness and fine lines, wrinkles and sagging around the treated area.
The first step is to book a consultation with Dr Sobia Syed at our award winning CQC registered clinic. Dr Sobia will first your suitability based on your concerns and medical history. She will carefully assess the concerned area and devise a treatment plan. Before treatment can commence a patch test is performed to ensure that the patient’s skin does not respond to any side effects. Assuming that there are no side-effects the treatment can commence usually about a week later.
Unlike some treatments such as laser hair removal, HIFU does not require preparation. After cleaning the area of the face a gel is applied on the skin. During the treatment a handheld device emits the ultrasound waves in short bursts, which penetrate deep into the skin. Each session typically lasts 45–90 minutes. Some mild discomfort may be experienced during the procedure. When the procedure is complete, there is no recovery time, and daily activities can be resumed after receiving HIFU treatment, unlike traditional surgical facelifts.
Following the treatment patients may experience redness and/or swelling at first. They might also feel some tingling. However these will settle and disappear within hours. This signals that beneficial process of collagen regeneration has begun.
The results are notable immediately after the procedure, although they continue to unfold for up to 12 weeks, which further improving the shape if the area treated. The benefits of HIFU are as follows:
- tightens the skin on the neck
- removes double chin fat
- Smooth wrinkles on the face
- reduces the appearance of jowls
- highlights the area being treated
- the treatment does not involves needles
- only one treatment is required
- There is no downtime or recovery compared with traditional surgical facelift
- improvements are often noticeable immediately after the treatment
- The results last up to 12 months
A HIFU facial, can be an effective way to tackle the signs of aging. HIFU skin tightening is clinically proven to be safe, with natural and gradual rejuvenation effects. The procedure is less invasive compared to many other procedures and surgery, with results lasting up to 12 months.
All of your questions will be answered in your initial consultation with Dr Sobia and as she is an expert medical practitioner with over 14 year experience of working in the NHS and Aesthetics.