HIFU – Using 3D Technology
Non-surgical skin lifting has become one of the most sought-after treatments on the market. HIFU and now 3D HIFU is one of the latest of these types of treatments. Using HIFU you only have to have a single visit, and it is a particularly good at treating, crows feet, jowls, and around the nose area. 3D HIFU which is the latest version of this treatment has considerable benefits over its predecessor.
WHY 3D HIFU ?
- More precise delivery of energy 2.
- Higher level of Energy
- Delivery of up to 50% more power per placement
- Visible benefits more quickly with overall improvement increased
The main advantages of this type of treatment are:
Concentrated sonic energy creates thermal coagulation at different layers in the skin, which reacts with fibroblast action to repair the purposely damaged area. The overall result is tighter firmer skin. Generally a noticeable improvement in the client’s facial contouring fine lines and wrinkles will be visible within a four-week period. Ultherapy Surrey
About the Treatment
The procedure takes about an hour. As the body is required to produce more collagen you need to be patient and the full results may take up to 4 months before they are fully visible. Depending on diet and other external influences the results can last for up to 3 years.
It is important that you understand the treatment and before your treatment you will have a comprehensive consultation.
When you arrive for your treatment please ensure that you have no facial make up. At the beginning of the treatment a white pencil is used to precisely mark up the treatment area. Then an even layer of ultrasound gel is applied to your skin – this ensures that the treatment is as comfortable as possible.
There are 3 treatment depths however the surface of the skin is not affected, as the treatment targets the deeper muscular layers. Once the treatment is completed you are able to resume as normal. The focussed nature of 3D HIFU allows the heat to reach depths of up to 4.5mm ensuring that collagen remodelling occurs exactly where it is needed. Additional energy is also placed at 3mm and 1.4mm.
What does 3D HIFU feel like?
In general that treatment is quite acceptable, although some clients feel a little discomfort. The energy is delivered in individual shots – and some people describe it as a pin prick feeling. As with all treatments – it will depend on your pain thresh hold as to how well you tolerate the procedure. The 3D HIFU hand piece creates it energy in specific lines – meaning that the placement of the energy is more precise and is more pleasant. Ultherapy Surrey
Once the treatment is complete it is important to use a good moisturiser on the skin Whilst side effects are few the area may remain warm and red for aw few hours after the treatment. You will be given post procedure advice that you must follow to ensure that you get the best from your treatment.
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. Ultherapy Surrey
Occasionally clients experience a little soreness, bruising, and sometimes heat bumps – these will all resolve within a few days ( in some clients this may take longer ) Because the treatment is at such a deep level bruising may occur several days after the treatment and may look greeny / yellow in colour. The areas that a most prone to bruising are the jawline and the cheek bone. Ultherapy Surrey
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 This will not interfere with eating, talking or moving your facial muscles and is only temporary.
Results vary from Client to Client