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Hifu

HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is a medically certified advanced skin tightening and sculpting treatment. Hifu creates precise energy able to stimulate the skin’s deep support structures in the dermis, epidermis, superficial and deep dermis and even the SMAS. The SMAS is the area targeted by cosmetic surgeons and is often described as the ‘scaffolding of the face’. This single session treatment utilises the body’s own healing process to lift, tone and tighten the skin.

HIFU causes micro injuries caused by highly focused acoustic energy, creating thermal coagulation at three different skin layers to encourage the growth and formation of new collagen. In the weeks following treatment the areas will appear lifted, firmer and toned while fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced as the skin tightens.

We have carefully chosen our Doublo HIFU device after much consideration and testing, we found it to be the most comfortable in achieving the best results. Our Doublo HIFU treatment is CE certified and extremely safe. Thames Skin Clinic staff are highly trained in the use of HIFU for face and body treatments. HIFU is a very effective and safe alternative to surgical intervention.

Is this treatment suitable for me?

HIFU treatment is suitable for most people. We discuss your medical history at your new patient consultation and would ask you to postpone treatment if you were pregnant or breastfeeding.

How safe is treatment?

HIFU skin tightening is considered a safe treatment our device is CE and FDA approved.

Will I feel any pain or discomfort during my treatment?

There can be some discomfort during the treatment when the deeper ultrasound is being delivered. Treatment may feel warm in some places and you may experience a tingling sensation.

Are there any side effects to treatment or risks associated?

Side effects are minimal if any. Treatment area can look mildly red. Your skin will have an immediate tightening effect and you can return to your normal daily activities. It should not to be used if pregnant or breast feeding as we have no research to prove it is safe for your foetus or child. Care must be taken if currently suffering with a skin infection or allergy or taking particular medication. Thames skin clinic will be able to advise you further. Please discuss any current medication with us, especially if you are taking aspirin on Ibuprofen. Medication may need to be stopped before treatment.

How much downtime is usually needed and what should I expect?

HIfu is a wonderful treatment and known as the lunchtime face lift as there is no downtime.

Treatment is offered as a single procedure for the face and a course of 3 for the abdomen. With a review assessment 3 months after your treatment.

There is no downtime following treatment and it is often advertised as the ‘Lunchtime Facelift’

Treatment is:

  • Safe and in compliance with European and FDA standards
  • Focused and targeted to delivery precise results.
  • HIFU treatment is much less invasive than surgery
  • There is minimal downtime and risk of complication associated with HIFU treatment vs surgery.

Treatment works by forming focused thermal coagulation in the desired skin and deep layers causing neo-collagenesis and new collagen formation as well as contraction of unwanted fat. Tightening of the skin fibres contracts the surface area of the skin, creating an improvement in the appearance of drooping or sagging skin on the face, neck, jawline and body area treated. It is especially good at treating the stubborn fat and sagging skin under the chin.

At Thames Skin Clinic Dr Hemming has designed her bespoke HIFU treatments to tighten skin, lift and smooth unwanted lines and wrinkles. Learn more about HIFU treatments

  • Full face tightening £2500
  • Neck tightening £1500
  • Face and neck £3000
  • Lifting Cheek and Jawline £1800
  • Lifting Cheek and Jowls £1800
  • Lifting Cheek and Double Chin £2000
  • Forehead and Crows Feet £800
  • Lower eyes and Crows feet £800
  • Eyebrow tightening from £600

Reviews

Client Testimonials

13 Feb 2019

Helped improve my skin

She helped me improve my Skin. I wish I met her 10 years ago. I never thought my Skin will glow and get rid of my acne.

Ruby

22 Jan 2019

Fabulous results!

Amazing! As I new client I was very impressed with the wrinkle treatment consultation, procedure and results. Dr Anna is first class at providing that much sought after rested and refreshed look.

Heather Latham

10 Jan 2019

Just excellent!

Anna is amazing, she really understands what her patients need and doesn't try and over push any product or procedure. She always does what is just right. Thank you Anna.

Terrey Burr

09 Nov 2018

Amazing

Amazing person and Dr, professional, extremely knowledgeable, caring and friendly, makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. I’ve been a few times now to Dr Hemming, I always look forward to going, and the results are always incredible.

Amanda

18 Jan 2019

Absolute Professional

I first came to Anna when I suffered from tired, dry and lifeless skin very prone to breakouts. Anna put me on a skin rejuvenation programme using some amazing products and my skin is now the best it’s ever been and I now get frequent comments on how amazing my skin looks!

Charlotte Edwards

08 Nov 2018

A very relaxed environment

A very relaxed environment and felt very safe in Doctor Hemmings hands. Very pleased with my results and will be going back. I would thoroughly recommend Dr.Anna to my friends and family!

Alex Lyons

11 Nov 2018

All round great experience

Efficient, friendly and super informative. You can tell that Anna has been in the practice for years and knows exactly what she is talking about.

Ella

08 Nov 2018

100% recommend Dr Anna

I recently saw Dr Anna and am extremely happy with the results. The treatment and product were fantastic as was her manner and professionalism. She really listened to my areas of concern and came up with a fantastic treatment plan and my before and after shots are really impressive!

Ali Branson-Willis

01 Nov 2018

Excellent

I would heartily recommend Dr Anna Hemming to anyone seeking cosmetic treatment. She is truely up to date with all the latest techniques and products, and she practises with great skill and subtlety - her friendly manner makes consultations a pleasure. 5 stars.

Belle

04 Oct 2019

Satisfied Client

I am delighted with the results of my first treatment for plasma blepharoplasty with Dr Anna. What a difference in just one treatment. Dr Anna is highly professional and was really supportive, reassuring and informative. I have already booked my second treatment.

AC

01 Nov 2018

Highly recommended!

Excellent. Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I felt very relaxed and well looked after. Never rushed. All options were explained and I was shown new ideas that I had not heard of before from other practitioners. Highly recommended. I feel lucky to have found Anna.

Emma

28 Aug 2018

Clearer skin at last!

Dr. Hemming is the best when it comes to skin health and rejuvenation. I’ve been loving the OZ skin health range and it’s really improved my skin. (Clearer skin, tighter all over and reduced pore size). I’ve been spot prone all my life and was so fed up with nothing ever working. Finally I have a plan that is clinically proven and safe for my long term skin health. Thank you Dr. Hemming!

Polly

12 Apr 2018

Great listener

Great listener, tailors treatment to needs brilliantly. Recommend her services to all! Great doctor!

LA

20 Jul 2017

Professional

Dr Anna Hemming is extremely professional and knowledgeable in all kinds of treatments and skin care where her expertise is second to none. I have known Dr Hemming for many years and she successfully treated my children’s acne and now she is successfully treating my middle age complaints. She is an inspiration and always full of enthusiasm for the help she can give her patients.

MG

15 Aug 2017

I look younger!

I received Fractora treatment now 3 weeks ago from Dr Hemming. There has been a slow healing and gradually I see myself less tired looking and my lines have noticeably reduced . The beginnings of a jowel I had along my jawline has disappeared which is exactly the part of my face that bothered me most. It seems as if I’ve had a face lift! My skin is firmer and the hollows less deep. I dare say I look younger.

MG

21 Mar 2017

I will definitely be back

It was great to find Dr Anna, she works in a very professional environment. She has a great eye for detail. I am very happy with my results and I will definitely be back to find out more about your skin care range too.

AD

08 Mar 2017

No make up and loving it

No make up and loving it, you have totally sorted out my skin. You have a gift, use it! One happy 40 year old. Love you!

LA

28 Feb 2020

Anna is Amazing

I am very happy with the treatment and service I received. Very friendly staff and Dr Anna is amazing. I’d love to come again.

MV

09 Jan 2020

I can highly recommend Dr Anna Hemming

I started to develop skin issues around my eyelid area. Having been to see two other dermatologists who were unable to assist due to the delicate and sensitive area around the eyes, it was a welcome relief for Dr Anna Hemming to be recommended to me. She immediately put me at ease, talked me through the available treatments, provided me with a quote and arranged to see me again to carry out the procedure. Within 2 weeks of the initial consultation my treatment was completed. It has made such a difference to my face already. I feel more confident and am so relieved to have found a consultant who not only listened but carried out a procedure that I was told was not possible. I can highly recommend Dr Anna Hemming and have already to my friends. I have no doubt I will use her again for any other derma-logical procedures.

NW

12 Dec 2019

Anna makes you feel totally relaxed

Anna makes you feel totally relaxed and inspires confidence with her knowledge.

JZ

05 Feb 2020

Treatment delivered with great skill

Attentive professional treatment delivered with great skill

MT

19 Mar 2020

I really trust Dr Anna Hemming

I have been coming to Dr Anna Hemming for wrinkle treatment for the past 4 years. I’m always happy with the fresher natural look she gives me. Friends have been surprised when I tell them I haven’t been on holiday and that my rested look is actually wrinkle treatment. I really trust Dr Hemming to do the best for me and feel safe in her experienced medically qualified hands. So, now she has opened a fabulous new clinic I’m venturing to other treatments. I’ve just had 3 LED sessions with aesthetic practitioner Lizzi (who is very knowledgeable and super friendly) and these have really plumped up my skin . I’ve booked a Hydrafacial for next week. The clinic is a uncluttered minimalist space with the latest skincare equipment. It feels hygienic yet relaxing. It’s a pleasure to visit. Thank you.

JB

20 Mar 2020

Amazing place, lovely staff

I was a bit apprehensive as I had never had a facial before but when I arrived and met Lizzie she put me as ease immediately and the treatment out of this world. Amazing place with lovely staff and a wonderful experience.

FD

18 Mar 2020

I absolutely love the results of the filler on my face and lips

Hi everyone, could you please let Dr Hemming know that I absolutely love the result of the fillers on my face and lips. I wanted a natural look and discussed this with her, and I have to say I was a little anxious about putting filler in my lips but I love them. I have the natural look I discussed with Dr Hemming and the one I was hoping for, it has given me a real confidence boost. Stay safe love Marian x

MA

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