Why HIFU has become one of the most desired non-surgical skin treatmentsFace 10 Sep 2019
Here in the UK, we’re embracing non-surgical treatments like never before. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of procedures being performed rose by a whopping 64.8%. One such treatment that has attracted thousands of us around the country is HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound).
HIFU is the facelift you can have without ever needing to go anywhere near an operating table. It works by focusing ultrasound waves at the body, resulting in the production of collagen. Higher levels of collagen mean your skin becomes firmer, younger-looking and wrinkle-free.
HIFU vs traditional facelift
Do you go squeamish at the thought of needles? You’ll be pleased to hear that HIFU involves no needles or incisions whatsoever, making it a fantastically viable non-surgical alternative to surgery. How is it possible to achieve the same results yielded by a surgical face-lift you might ask? The ultrasound waves speed up your body’s own healing process across areas such as the neck and face – almost like the regeneration process in Doctor Who – if only!
Cost-effective, painless and faster-acting than surgery, HIFU will be music to the ears for anyone put off by the unpredictability of surgical treatment and the scars it can very often leave behind. What’s more, you won’t have to put time aside for recovery, as you can go back to your day-to-day activities immediately afterwards – a definite bonus for those with busy schedules.
The HIFU facelift has earned the name ‘lunchtime facelift’ for the simple reason that it can be performed during a lunch break, taking only 30-60 minutes to complete. You’ll continue to see results for up to 9 months as your collagen is renewed and perhaps, more importantly, you’ll feel more confident in your skin. Rather than altering your natural features (which surgical treatment so often does) treatment focuses on accentuating your skin’s natural beauty, giving an authentic result.
When seeking treatments such as HIFU, make sure you stay safe by approaching a doctor with the relevant medical training – your safety is paramount. Aesthetics Lab is constantly embracing new innovations in beauty and aesthetics so that we can deliver only the best results for patients. We look forward to welcoming you!