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HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) is the ONLY non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin!

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HIFU is a versatile machine which can also be used on the body to achieve slimmer contours. Cartridges which allow a deeper energy penetration can be attached for body treatment, allowing the device to get rid of stubborn fat in specific areas of the body to achieve one’s desired body profile. Fat cell debris targeted by the treatment are transferred through the body’s lymphatic system to the liver, and ultimately undergo natural disposal through the body’s metabolism. It is a safe, effective and non-invasive treatment to shape targeted regions of the body with no down-time and minimal risk of bruising and swelling.

HIFU quickly and effectively does the following for the body:

  • Improve skin tone

  • Tightens skin and crepey skin on body

  • Cellulite reduction

  • Smoothes stubborn fat areas or loose skin on stomach, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, arms

What is HIFU and why is it used?

  • HIFU is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin.

  • HIFU is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial. 

  • HIFU targets deep layers in the skin to boost new collagen production and collagen regeneration right at the source. 

  • HIFU can produce small, micro thermal lesions at precise depths in the dermis up to the fibromuscular layer, causing thermally induced contraction of collagen and tissue.​

How does HIFU work? 

HIFU treatment works by penetrating the skin with ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the deep dermal and subdermal levels, resulting in controlled injury to that tissue. As the tissue heals, it increases collagen. As these collagen fibers organize and shorten, a tightening effect is seen in the skin. The treatment tightens the muscle layer as well as tightens the skin and boosts collagen. 

How many treatments will I need? 

Treatment will vary from individual to individual according to requirements and goals. A course of 3-5 treatments delivered 4-6 weeks apart may be required to achieve the full effect. 

Will I notice results immediately? 

Patients may witness some initial effect of tightening and firming, but ultimately lifting and firming will take place over approximately 3 months, as collagen is renewed and replaced with new, stronger collagen. As this collagen building process continues, continued improvements can appear for up to 6 months. 

Are the results permanent?

Regardless of the service you choose, to continue to maintain good skin-quality, it is required to engage in a continuing skin regimen. Results should last at least 12-24 months. A good at-home and in-office regimen will prolong the longevity of the results and also slow down aging processes in general. Single maintenance treatments may be required at 12 month intervals to preserve the initial effect. 

Does the treatment hurt? 

Most people do not report pain. There can be slight "zing" over bony areas or a warm sensation in the skin during treatment. No numbing is required. 

How long does it take and is there downtime? 

The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes and has no downtime for most patients. 

Who is a good candidate? 

HIFU is a suitable procedure for anyone of any age over 18. It is safe for all skin types as well. Great for maintenance and advanced aging cases. If sagging skin is severe, several rounds of treatment may be required. 


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