Everything you need to know about HIFU

Wondering what on earth people are talking about when they mention HIFU? Never fear, we’re here to help educate you on what is a fantastic skin treatment. 

HIFU stands for high-intensity frequency ultrasound. It’s a non-invasive skin tightening technology that uses ultrasound energy to tighten and lift your skin. Because there are no needles or incisions involved, the treatment causes minimal discomfort and no downtime. Here’s everything you need to know: 

 How does it work?  

HIFU precisely targets multiple deeper layers of the skin causing new collagen stimulation and elastin production. Think of it like a pair of jeans. The more you wear them, the more they stretch and sag on you but if you put them in the wash, the heat generated causes them to shrink and tighten back to their original shape. HIFU works on your skin the same way.  

What treatments are classified as HIFU? 

HIFU includes ultrasound-based treatments like Ultherapy and Ultraformer III. At Artisan, we use HIFU in our Ultraformer III treatment which is ideal for reducing the appearance of a double chin, improving ‘turkey neck’ and providing a non-invasive face lift. It precisely targets multiple deeper layers of the skin – including the layer that surgeons pull back when doing a face lift – causing new collagen stimulation and providing long-term tightening of the skin. 

What areas does HIFU treat? 

Our Ultraformer III can treat all areas of the face and body. Our clients love to use it to eliminate a double chin, improve sagging around the neck and décolletage and lift your face for a more youthful complexion. It’s also great for tightening sagging skin under your arms, your love handles and your back and thighs.  

Does it hurt? 

Our Ultraformer III treatment causes minimal discomfort and is extremely tolerable with no need for anaesthetic. 

Is there downtime?  

Because there is no downtime and no special care needed after our HIFU treatment and most clients can return to their regular activities immediately.   

We do recommend sunscreen, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, AHA/BHA and Vitamin A, as well as the use of a cosmeceutical strength eye cream to enhance the results.  

How quickly will I see results? 

Results are visible immediately post treatment. Facial contours and fine lines show further improvement at eight weeks and peak results at 12 weeks with additional firming throughout the subsequent 12 months.  

Learn more about HIFU and our Ultraformer III treatment by booking a consultation with our experienced clinicians. We’ll work with you to master the artistry of you™.