3D – New HIFU
Treatments that do not involve going under the knife are becoming more popular.
HIFU and now 3D HIFU is one of the latest of these types of treatments. Requiring only one treatment 3D HIFU is able to tackle concerns such a sagging jawline, wrinkles around the eyes and down the side of the nose. This newer type of machine delivers more effective results than original machines.
Better results with –
- More precise delivery of energy.
- Increased output of energy
- 50% more energy delivering up to 10 lines of energy with each shot.
- Quicker and better results.
The main advantages of this type of treatment are:
The highly focused acoustic energy creates thermal coagulation zones at three different selected depths, following which a wound healing response results in the formation of new collagen, thus providing a long-term tightening of the skin. After about 28 days the results begin to show, reduction in fine lines and overall tightness of the skin sand improved skin structure.
What to expect at your appointment
Your HIFU treatment takes approximately 1 hour. Despite initial results after 28 days – the full effect can take up to 24 weeks . With 3D HIFU these results are apparent sooner. The effects will last 2-3 years with the natural aging of your skin
As with all treatments I provide a thorough consultation where we will discuss any concerns and assess your facial rejuvenation goals.
When you come to the clinic please make sure that you have removed your make up. As it is important that the treatment is delivered in the correct places a cosmetic marker is used to mark the area. Once you are marked up a thin layer of cooling gel is applied to the area, this make the treatment more comfortable.
The top layer of your skin is not treated as the focussed ultrasonic energy penetrates through to the muscular level at 4.5 mm. After the procedure there are little or no side effects and you can resume normal activities. The difference between HIFU and other in chair procedures is that the energy penetrates to varying preset levels – 4.5mm 3mm and 1.4mm , previously this was only achievable with surgery.
What can I expect to feel during the 3D HIFU procedure?
Some clients feel a little uncomfortable during the treatment – although this is usually mild and transient. Some people describe it as tiny pin pricks of heat or a slightly prickly sensation. As with all treatments – it will depend on your pain thresh hold as to how well you tolerate the procedure. Notably because of the precise nature of 3D Hifu it is more tolerable than the original machines. Ultherapy Leatherhead
On completion of the treatment the skin requires the application of a good moisturiser. Clients often experience erythema in the treated area, however this will subside in a few hours – in some cases this may last longer. You will be given full aftercare information on how to maintain your skin after your treatment. Ultherapy Leatherhead
After your treatment you should not expose your skin to extremes of cold and heat and use a sun block to protect your skin You can follow your regular makeup regime immediately, but you should avoid using products that cause irritation such as retinols for 48 hours.
Tenderness, swelling and bruising can occasionally occur (although not common) in the areas treated. Because the treatment is at such a deep level bruising may occur several days after the treatment and may look greeny / yellow in colour. Most common areas for bruising are along the jawline and cheekbone. Ultherapy Leatherhead
Bruising does not always show – however the area may still be sensitive to touch – you may notice this when you are putting on make up or using a flannel Although this may be uncomfortable to the touch it will only be transient and will not effect drinking and eating . Ultherapy Leatherhead