HIFU is an innovative aesthetic treatment used to achieve skin tightening. Whether you’re hoping to tone or lift the skin on your face, neck, arms, stomach or back, this fat reduction treatment is the ideal alternative to an invasive surgery that requires minimal downtime and recovery.
If you find yourself intrigued by the prospects of HIFU but still have lingering inquiries, rest assured. Below, we address the most common questions individuals have when it comes to learning more about HIFU therapy.
- How does a HIFU treatment work?
The HIFU procedure uses a specialised device called a transducer to emit high-intensity focused ultrasound waves to heat the deep and superficial layers of the skin’s tissue. This stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, causing the skin to look and feel firmer over time. With a state-of-the-art handpiece to deliver targeted results, this no-downtime treatment can be completed in just 30 minutes — meaning you can go about your day as soon as you leave the clinic.
- Is HIFU a safe procedure?
Yes, HIFU is considered a safe and efficacious treatment backed by extensive research and science. All HIFU machines are subjected to strict quality standards, requiring approvals from various regulating institutions and can only be operated by clinicians with specialised training.
- Is HIFU treatment painful?
As a non-invasive procedure, HIFU treatment doesn’t cause much pain or discomfort. While it highly depends on the level of intensity used and the individual’s pain tolerance, you can expect to feel some degree of warmth and tingling. Following your HIFU treatment, you may experience some redness and sensitivity in the targeted area; however, these side effects will subside within a few hours.
- Can anyone undergo HIFU therapy?
HIFU therapy is suitable for most individuals, but there are restrictions for those with certain medical conditions or those in less-than-ideal health conditions. In order to determine your eligibility for HIFU treatment, your medical history will be discussed during your initial consultation.
- How many HIFU skin tightening treatments do I need to see results?
Although you’ll notice immediate improvements to the firmness and tightness of your skin, results will continue to develop over 12 weeks of two or three HIFU skin tightening sessions.
It will also depend on the specific outcome you desire, which your clinician will discuss and determine the best course of action. Sticking to your personalised treatment plan and closely following the aftercare instructions given by your clinician will help you achieve the best long-term results.
Ready to tighten, lift and tone? Book a HIFU consultation at Body Sculpting Clinics today
As Australia’s leading provider of innovative sculpting treatments, you can place your trust in our years of experience and highly skilled medical team — so book your complimentary HIFU consultation online today to begin your journey to a more confident you.
During your initial meeting with our team, we’ll discuss your aesthetic concerns, map out a treatment plan and determine whether combining HIFU with another skin treatment would be beneficial to achieve your desired results. Still have questions and concerns about HIFU skin tightening? Contact us to chat with one of our medical experts.