HIFU is one of the best non surgical skin tightening treatments available and is suitable for all skin types and ages. You may need to stop some skincare products before treatment. Your medical history will be discussed prior to consenting for the procedure and we will examine your skin for irritation, sunburn and any broken skin. It is essential to inform our team if you have a pacemaker or internal defibrillator.
- Safe and in compliance with European and FDA standards
- Focused and targeted to delivery precise results.
- HIFU treatment is much less invasive than laser or diathermy
- There is minimal downtime and risk of complication associated with HIFU treatment vs surgery.
HIFU energy uses ultrasound to generate vibration focused at a target depth, vibration causes thermal energy and forms the thermal coagulation zone. 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, eyelids etc. Due to the precise nature of HIFU, where heat is very accurately directed and doesn’t transfer to the surrounding tissues, HIFU is a safe treatment. Other skin tightening treatments include Fractora and Plasma Surgical
At Thames Skin Clinic Dr Hemming has designed her bespoke HIFU treatments to tighten skin, lift and smooth unwanted lines and wrinkles. Thames Skin Clinic combines HIFU treatments with the use of growth factor serums, proven to speed healing. This combination treatment works brilliantly on skin laxity and the delicate eye area and is frequently complimented.
HIFU is a very safe treatment with CE registration. We are very experienced in the use of HIFU which delivers excellent skin tightening results.
HIFU treatment involves focused ultrasound delivery to specific levels under the skin. Some find the deeper targeted tightening more sensitive. Any sensation is short lived and there is no lingering discomfort. You will feel some warmth, light touch and movement on the skin and the treated area can ache after treatment.
As with all procedures we advise you follow the aftercare provided, these minimise any risks associated with treatment. We recommend the use of a good spf 30+ to be used daily. Make up can be applied immediately.
There is no downtime following HIFU treatment. It is called the lunch time face lift. Your skin may be a little red post treatment, this indicates a good response to the HIFU and should settle over a few hours. You may continue with normal activities and detailed aftercare will be provided.
At Thames Skin clinic we precede all of our treatments with a full consultation. Your treatment will be carried out by one of our wonderful Thames Skin Clinic team. You can request for Dr Hemming to perform your treatment at additional cost.
Your medical history will be taken followed by an examination of your skin concerns. You can discuss whether HIFU treatment is suitable for you and any alternative options as well as discussing your expectations from treatment. When the treatment has been fully explained you will be required to sign a consent form and a photograph will be taken for your records.
Following cleansing your skin will be marked for treatment. A gel will be applied and the HIFU will be applied to your skin. This can be momentarily uncomfortable, but the results will be amazing. Patients experience immediate tightening which continues to develop over the next 3 months. Review at 3 months reveals the tightening effect.
Treatment is a safe and effective way of tightening skin, reducing wrinkles and progressive static lines. Treatment is frequently used in the following areas.
Hifu treatment can be used many areas including
- Skin tightening
- Brow Lift
- Non invasive lifting for the face
- Jowl lifting
- Nasolabial fold reduction
- Double chin reduction
- Body contouring
For other treatment areas please discuss with Dr Anna Hemming
Other skin tightening treatments can be offered as a course.
Further treatment may be needed for very loose skin.
Dr Hemming will be able to discuss the options most suitable for your skin concerns following examination.
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.
After treatment care
- Following HIFU treatment your skin may appear mildly red, occasionally you may get a bruise in the treatment area. There is no expected downtime from this treatment.
- Use a cold pack to reduce swelling and /or redness.
- Do not massage or manipulate the treated area.
- Apply a SPF 30+ sun screen. Recommended ZO skin health SPF 30 + primer, or ZO Skin Health Sheer SPF50.
- Stay hydrated
- Avoid any further cosmetic procedures for until skin has settled.
- Avoid wearing make up over the area for 12 hours.
- Avoid applying plasters or occlusive dressings over the treated areas.
- Avoid extreme temperatures (hot and cold) for a minimum of 7 days after treatment (no saunas, steam rooms, sun beds or sun exposure).
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours
- Avoid alcohol for 12 hours after treatment
If you have any concerns following treatment with HIFU please contact Thames Skin Clinic immediately.
Your final results depend on your skin laxity in the treatment area, your desired results, the general condition of your skin and healing capability, any pre-existing medical problems. HIFU treatment visibly contracts skin immediately after treatment. Due to the action of the HIFU on the skin with neo collageneisis, treatment results can last for several years.
HIFU surgical treatments vary by the area of treatment given to achieve the best results. For your concern. There are a number of applications of use for this treatment. We often get asked about the cost of treatment. At Thames Skin Clinic we pride ourselves on results rather than focus on the price of a treatment, it is more important that we get the correct quality of product rather than offer cut price treatments, products and services (especially when it comes to medical treatments). You will never see Thames Skin Clinic advertising services on social coupon sites such as Groupon as we believe they have a negative impact on our customer safety, results and satisfaction. We also wish to abide by the advertising regulator and work in a safe ethical manor.
Our prices reflect the skill, training and premier product choices we have made as well as the true reflection of the beautiful bespoke clinic surroundings.
To discuss HIFU surgical treatments and for a detailed consultation regarding the best options for you treatment please call us today and book an initial consultation with our specialist practitioners. There is a charge for appointments with Dr Hemming.
- 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