A non-surgical alternative to a facelift
Give skin back its snap… High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, also known as ‘HIFU’, ‘non-surgical face lift’, ‘lunchtime face lift’ or ‘Focus Dual’ has become one of the most sought-after lifting, firming, and tightening treatments for face and neck. HIFU uses Focused Ultrasound to target the deep structural layers of the skin with heat, which it does without damaging the skin’s surface. Focus Dual HIFU is one of the few treatments that can reach the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS)—which was previously accessible only via surgery. The result is a natural lift with virtually no downtime. The heat generated in the skin stimulates the cells to produce strong, new collagen and kick-start dormant collagen. As collagen production increases up to 12 weeks post treatment, this results in a more youthful and refreshed look.
What is Radiofrequency Microneedling?
Utilising microneedles to puncture the skins surface we can help to improve a variety of different skin concerns such as: textural and ageing concerns such as acne scars, skin laxity, stretch marks, open pores, and wrinkles. Radiofrequency microneedling helps to improve the overall appearance and rejuvenation of skin, through the delivery of heat to the deeper layers of skin, causes the collagen structures within these layers to tighten.
The radiofrequency energy, directs heat to the more superficial dermis and epidermis, simulating the production of collagen and elastin. The heat zones created helps with collagen induction, which begins to remodel and strengthen collagen cells to tighten the skin. By inducing thermal trauma to stimulate neocollagenesis (collagen production) in deep layers of the skin, creates stronger, firmer, and more lifted skin to help with concerns such as wrinkles and laxity.
This non-surgical face lift works on the SMAS layer deep below the skin, which is the area surgeons tighten for face and neck lifts. Rather than surgery, the Focus Dual harnesses ultrasound technology to radiate energy to the SMAS layer to tighten, lift and plump the skin.
You may experience some mild heating or a slight tingling sensation during treatment. Patients describe this as moderate and acceptable.
Treatments are carried out every 4-6 weeks and typically between 1 and 3 treatments are recommended for best results. Top-up sessions are performed as required, but usually only once or twice a year.
Results can usually be seen immediately, but the results get better and better up to 12 weeks post treatment as your collagen is renewed.
We expect results to last 1-2 years, but this can be dependent on lifestyle and maintenance.
Due to the non-invasive nature of HIFU treatments, there is virtually no downtime. You may experience slight redness following the treatment, and a small percentage of our clients do experience minor swelling, tingling or tenderness. These symptoms are mild and temporary.
You will be able to return to your normal activities straight away, and there are no special recovery measures needed. This is why HIFU has earned the name “lunchtime face lift”.
Unlike other devices the Focus Dual truly uses super fine ‘micro’ needles for safe, precise, and more comfortable treatments. With Focus Dual we can treat ALL skin types through the ability to adjust not only needle depth but also the power of radio frequency energy delivered in your treatment. This technology enables us to deliver effective treatments suitable to your different skin concerns, for all skin types.
Are you looking for an anti-ageing treatment that will lift and tighten your skin in as little as 3 treatments – without the need for surgery? If so, we have the perfect solution for you. Our latest launch, Focus Dual, is the next generation of Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling, perfect for non-surgical skin tightening, lifting, and firming skin – with no downtime!
Focus Dual Radiofrequency Microneedling uses ultrafine microneedles to create tiny wounds in the skin, initiating the bodies natural healing response. With the application of vacuum suction technology, we can penetrate radiofrequency energy deep into the dermis. This is fantastic for the treatment of:
- Improving fine lines and wrinkles
- Improving skin texture and tone
- Treating acne scars and surgical scars
- Reducing pore size
- Improving the appearance of stretch marks
- Improving skin laxity
It is the generation of collagen during and post treatment that will minimise the signs of ageing in your skin, such as uneven skin texture, sagging skin, loose skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. As dermal remodelling takes place over a series of weeks, the prominence of wrinkles, discoloration, texture issues, and scars should diminish, and the overall quality of results will gradually improve. This boosted cellular renewal involves the growth of new, strong collagen which is why your skin will continue to improve 12 weeks post treatment!
We recommend a course of RF Microneedling treatments. Typically, 4-6 treatments are recommended over 3-6 weeks to optimise your results to ensure optimal skin rejuvenation. This will depend on the area and severity of your concern, for example moderate to severe aesthetic skin concerns typically require more intensive treatments and repeated sessions to reach your desired goal. Treatments take around 15-60 minutes depending on the treatment area, which can vary from the eye area to the cheeks or jowls.
At [clinic name], we will always customise your treatment, adjusting the depth of the microneedles to precisely deliver radiofrequency (RF) energy based upon your skin type and personal skin challenges, so that we can give you the healthy skin that you desire. Since we will target only a fractional portion of the skin and leaving healthy cells unharmed, you can return to your day-to-day activities within 1 day!
If you would like to find out more about Focus Dual and how this skin lifting, firming, and skin tightening treatment could benefit you, book a consultation today.