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HIFU

HIFU treatment, also known as Ultherapy, Ultraforma or Doublo skin tightening is a revolutionary treatment of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) set to target different depths where the energy stimulates neocollagensis and tightens fat. HIFU stimulates fibroblasts in your skin, remodels collagen and contracts the fat layers with no down time. Known as the lunchtime face lift as you can return to your normal daily activities without any concern.

Thames Skin Clinic will only use CE or FDA approved devices to treat their clients and we welcome HIFU into our range of skin tightening and rejuvenation treatments.

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 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.

Is this treatment suitable for me?

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.

How safe is treatment?

HIFU is a very safe treatment with CE registration. We are very experienced in the  use of HIFU which delivers excellent skin tightening results.

Will I feel any pain or discomfort during my treatment?

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.

Are there any associated risks?

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.

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

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.

Procedure

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 areas

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

 

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

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.

Aftercare

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.

Results

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.

HIFU

  • 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

Additional effects

Brow lift, jaw lift, jowl treatment and body treatments available. Treats fine lines and wrinkles.

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Initial appointment

New Patient consultation 45 minutes

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Treatment takes

45-60 minutes (following consultation)

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Follow up

3 months

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Lasts for

36 months

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Results take

Immediate tightening with continual improvement for 2-3 months.

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Downtime

Nil

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Anaesthetic required

No

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Treatments from

£600-£3000

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Percent efficacy

99.5%

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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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