High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound System (HIFU – Anti Ageing, Non Surgical Facelift) is the natural choice for a nonsurgical way to lift, tone and tighten a patient’s skin safely.
Give your face and neck a lift. No surgery or downtime required.
Hipro is the only treatment that can lift and tighten sagging skin by targeting the deep tissue layers beneath it without cutting or disrupting the skin’s surface.
The Hipro system uses ultrasound technology to deliver heat into the deep foundation layer beneath the skin to stimulate the creation of new collagen and the renewal of its existing collagen. The result is firmer skin, and a more youthful, uplifted facial appearance.
A treatment can be completed in just 30 to 60 minutes, and afterwards patients may immediately resume their normal activities. Though some patients notice initial improvement right away, the greatest toning and lifting is typically seen over the next two to three months as the collagen building process takes place.
However, for those who would like to improve loose, sagging skin, but wish to postpone or avoid surgery for various reasons, Hipro provides an alternative solution.
Forehead wrinkles, Nasolabial fold, Wrinkles around the eyes, Neck wrinkles, Abdomen, Arms, Thighs, Back, and Love handles.
TIGHTEN, CONTOUR + LIFT SAGGING SKIN ON A MUSCULAR LEVEL
Unlike other skin lifting treatments such as thread lifts, dermal fillers, and anti-wrinkle injections, Ultrasound Therapy does not involve injections – it bypasses superficial skin by delivering precisely focused beams of ultrasound energy at three different depths in the skin’s layers.
This technology is micro and macro focused ultrasound that precisely targets the SMAS layer in the skin – the layer that surgeons pull back when doing a facelift—causing new collagen stimulation, providing long-term tightening of the skin.The body’s natural wound healing response results in the formation of new collagen which leads to a long term tightening of the skin. Results from ultrasound skin tightening are instant and progressive, meaning you will continue to see improvements for up to 6 months post treatment.
1. What is it?
HIFU is a safe, nonsurgical ultrasound treatment that counteract the effects of time and gravity on your skin. The treatment uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift the skin on the eyebrow, under the chin, onto the neck and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
2. Can it replace a face lift procedure?
HIFU treats the deep foundation layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, but won’t duplicate the results of the facelift. However, it is a great alternative, especially for those not ready for surgery, or clients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
3. How is it different to laser procedures?
HIFU uses sound energy, which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. HIFU stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over the following 2 to 3 months. Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers as an optimal temperature, so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they are very compatible.
4. How does it stimulate collagen production?
During the treatment, the transducer head delivers and deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jump starts a natural process, known as ‘neocollagenesis’, to produce fresh, new collagen. The treatment itself doesn’t involve any creams, fillers or toxins, it just relies on your body’s own collagen building process for natural, noticeable results.
5. How long will the treatment take?
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. The face and neck procedure typically takes between 60 to 120 minutes, while a chest treatment on its own may take approximately up to 60 minutes.
6. Will I need to take time off work after the treatment?
With a single HIFU treatment there is no down time. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately, without having to follow any special post treatment measures. We even have clients come in during their lunch break to have the treatment. No cream is required and a general skin care plan and make up can be applied as normal. all begins with an idea. Maybe you want to launch a business. Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you have a creative project to share with the world. Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.
7. What does it feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to the precise depths, indicating that the collagen building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person-to-person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.
8. How many treatments will I need?
Most clients only need one treatment. However, as this may be based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and individual’s collagen building process, some clients may benefit from an additional treatment. Because the skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help clients keep pace with the body’s natural ageing process.
9. Who is a good candidate for a treatment?
A good HIFU candidate will have mild moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin and lines or winkles on the chest area. Of course, the best way to find out if you are suitable candidate is to consult with our practitioner.
10. How much does the treatment cost?
The cost of the treatment can range depending upon the area being treated. Please get in touch to discuss.
11. Is it a safe treatment?
The HIFU procedure has been used safely in over 450,000 treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy itself has been used safely in the medical field for the 50 years.
12. Are there any side-effects?
The skin may appear flushed at first. This could be during a treatment but sometimes lasting longer. The redness should however disappear within a few hours. Some clients experiencing slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness in small areas of skin. As with any cosmetic procedure, there is a possibility of other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you.
HIFU Aftercare Checklist
It is important for patients who have undergone HIFU skin treatment to understand how to care for their bodies after the treatment in order to prevent complications and side effects that can minimize the gains of the treatment.
1. Avoid The Sun
After the HIFU skin treatment, it is important for you to try to prevent yourself from exposure to sunlight and cold for a few weeks. The reason is that avoiding the sun will help to prevent hyperpigmentation and reduce the chance of sunburn and skin damage. The use of sunblock cream is also encouraged, as this will help to prevent destructive ultraviolet light from the sun from directly touching the skin. This should be continued until the skin tightening process is completed.
2. Take A Break From Alcohol
Stop giving your liver excess work. Drinking alcohol should be avoided after the treatment. Alcohol makes your liver do extra work. After the treatment procedure, your liver will be tasked with breaking down the deactivated fat. Besides the fact that alcohol overworks your liver, it also reduces the density of your blood. The implications of less dense blood are that excessive bleeding may occur since blood clotting will be a challenge.
3. Don’t Scratch Your Skin
As sweet as scratching the body may be when itching, it is advisable not to scratch your skin after a treatment. At this time, your skin will be very sensitive, and scratching it puts you at the risk of skin damage. If you have scars, you are also advised to allow them to fall off naturally. Trying to remove them may lead to a large wound, which may lead to infection. Avoid scratching your skin after you must have had your treatment done.
4. Drink More Water
As they say, water is life. So after the HIFU treatment procedure, water should be your favorite drink. Water must come first before other beverages that you consume. Water will also help in your recovery by increasing the rate at which collagen is produced in the body. It’s in your best interest to keep your body hydrated, so drink as much water as possible.
5. Don’t Have Hot Showers or Baths
When taking your bath, use cold water as this will help keep the natural protective oil on your skin and also prevent skin irritation. If at all you must use hot water, you are better of using lukewarm water as this will facilitate the quick recovery of your skin. Always avoid hot showers regardless of your preference before now. At least until after, you must have been cleared to do so.