HIFU

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) works with gentle but geometric precision and is calibrated to target multiple skin layers. These advanced systems use micro and macro focused ultrasound technology to send bursts of finely tuned ultrasound energy to precise depths to stimulate regeneration. Through the regeneration of collagen, wrinkles can be eliminated as the skin becomes thick and firm once again.

By adapting ultrasound variable frequencies and cartridges, HIFU can treat several skin and body concerns:

  • 1.5 & 2 mm cartridges: for smoothing wrinkles and fine lines, skin texture, enlarged pores and skin rejuvenation.
  • 3 mm cartridge: for tightening the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production in the dermal layer.
  • 4.5 mm cartridge: targets the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) muscle layer to lift and tone.

    The HIFU Facial Keeps Working Long After Treatment

    One of the unique benefits of HIFU facial treatments are long-lasting results. Unlike some injectables that diminish after a couple of months as they absorb into the body, the HIFU facelift stimulates the skin to continue producing collagen long-term for a more youthful and skin-tightening appearance.

    What Areas Can HIFU Treat?

    HIFU is used to treat these facial concerns:

    • Forehead
    • Eyes/periorbital
    • Eyebrow lift
    • Cheeks
    • Nasolabial lines
    • Lip lines
    • Pore minimisation
    • Skin tightening
    • Jawline
    • V-line contouring
    • Double chin
    • Neck/submentum
    • Decolletage

    Common Questions

    Collagen is what tightens and fills out your skin. As natural collagen production levels drop with age, the skin can start to wrinkle, sag, lose elasticity, and lack vibrancy. HIFU works by stimulating collagen growth, skin tightening, plumping, and firming skin, turning back the time on fine lines and wrinkles and skin lacking elasticity.

    HIFU treatment uses deep dermal micro heating and contraction for multi-layered lifting, a process that continues to work long after treatment with results improving over time. With treatments delivered with gentle, yet calibrated geometric precision, HIFU is used to target multiple skin layers and into the muscular layer beneath.

    Spa guests often report initial skin tightening immediately after their treatment, while others notice gradual natural changes including firmer, tighter skin and eliminated wrinkles. Typically, the best results being noticeable around six to nine months after your first treatment.

    While the HIFU facelift does not duplicate surgical facelift results, the cosmetic treatment does address the same deep foundational layers of skin without the downtime and risks and for a fraction of the cost—and is an excellent alternative for those not ready for surgery.

    The benefits of a non-surgical HIFU treatment includes:

    • Improved skin elasticity and firmer skin
    • Lift and tighten sagging skin
    • Reduced wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth
    • A more youthful appearance
    • Firmer facial contours
    • Rejuvenated and strengthened skin
    • Improved circulation and healing
    • Diminished shadows and puffiness under the eyes
    • Targeted results that last
    Your first step is to have a skin discovery session with one of our team before having any hifu face treatment. That way, we can ensure the right treatment for you and your goals, and we answer any questions you might have. You’ll feel some vibration and a warm sensation and may feel muscles in the area contracting.

    You’ll want to arrive with healthy hydrated skin for the best results and a freshly shaven face for men. Don’t stress if you arrive straight from work with makeup on as we will remove this for you.

    Some other tips to help you get the best results include:

    • Refraining from using retinol products 5 days before treatment
    • Making sure you’re well-hydrated for at least a few days prior
    • Avoid anti-inflammatories (unless prescribed) for 24 hours prior
    • Keep your skin protected from the sun

    A HIFU treatment stimulates the skin to repair more youthful, after your treatment so you must take very good care of your skin at home. Keeping this in mind, we suggest avoiding anything stressful to your skin for the first 24 hours to give it time to heal.

    Some things to avoid are:

    • Using very occlusive creams and makeup
    • Heat, including sun exposure, very hot showers, saunas, spas etc.
    • Anti-inflammatories (unless prescribed). Paracetamol is fine

    Yes, you can! While many patients are happy with the results of HIFU alone, there are no issues with combining injectables, and in fact, they’ll work together to give you a more comprehensive outcome. However, we recommend not having injectables within two weeks, either side of your HIFU treatment.

    Comfort levels vary between people and between body parts. While some may experience discomfort with high intensity focused ultrasound, the sensation involves vibration and heat as the HIFU device sends tiny, concentrated ultrasound energy into the skin. Any discomfort is isolated, temporary, and goes away quickly.

    As HIFU treatments are non-surgical, the side effects are minor and are usually limited to possible redness for a few hours after your treatment. Some patients experience temporary tingling, tenderness, and minor swelling with a few reporting minor bruising up to two weeks after hifu treatment. If you’re concerned about side effects, please don’t hestitate to contact us on 49696073.

    A full hifu face and neck treatment can take up to 60 minutes, with individual areas being treated in as little as 15 minutes. You can resume normal activities immediately following the procedure.

    Yes. Ultrasound energy has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years. High intensity focused ultrasound machines are registered medical devices in Australia and are only performed by exclusively trainined professionals by Cryomed. The entire Ultra Medi Spa team are authorised to deliver HIFU treatments for cosmetic applications. Most importantly, HIFU technology is TGA-approved for non-surgical skin lifting and skin tightening and backed by scientific and clinical research papers. Ultraformer is TGA-approved ARTG #267732.

    HIFU treatments are priced at just a fraction of the cost of surgical procedures. The HIFU price is designed to be more affordable and easily accessible to people just like you. Depending on the area to be treated, prices can range from between $150 to $1300 per treatment. For the best advice, come in and discuss the HIFU non-surgical facelift during your free consultation.

    HIFU facelifts are so effective that youthful changes are noticeable for twelve to eighteen months. We usually recommend only returning for follow-up treatments every eight to twelve months to maintain your fresh, youthful appearance.

    While you might find HIFU treatments at a lower cost than at Ultra Medi Spa, the quality of devices and treatments can range significantly.

    A micro-fractionated device or an unbranded HIFU may not omit the same amount of heat or energy as a proper type of HIFU and may require more sessions to achieve visible results.

    A good HIFU procedure should also NOT be ‘painless’ as HIFU utilises 70°C of heat, partially damaging collagen structure, allowing them to repair over time to become tighter and firmer.

    A proper HIFU facelift procedure is usually repeated once every twelve to eighteen months. As for fat-melting procedures such as double chin reduction, 2 to 3 sessions might be needed.

    Disclaimer: While most of our clients have amazing results with HIFU, results do vary, and we can’t make guarantees. In particular, very aged skin may have limited rejuvenation benefits, and HIFU may not be the best option. Schedule your Skin Discovery session for the most accurate, personalised advice.