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What is HIFU?
HIFU technology is not like lasers, radio frequency, surgery and other technologies. It is non-surgical. The HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) beams through the surface of the skin to deliver precise and fractional ultrasound energy at the right depths (i.e., 3.0mm/4.5mm) to the SMAS layer without damage or disrupting the epidermal tissue of the skin. This energy stimulates both muscle firming and new collagen production, with no disruption to the outer skin surface (no scarring). It is especially suitable for treating sagging skin with reasonable thickness as well.
HIFU Treatment (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a breakthrough, non-invasive, non-surgical, no downtime, in-office procedure for lifting and tightening sagging skin of the brows, cheeks, lower face (jowls), jawline and neck. Ultrasound technology is focused below the skin surface to firm and lift droopy tissues.
It works deep below the surface to stimulate the growth of collagen “without harming the outer layer of skin”. This results in long-lasting firming, tightening and lifting of the skin, giving you a more youthful appearance after just one treatment. While HIFU is not a replacement for a surgical face lift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery. There are also younger people who are looking to prolong the effects of plastic surgery.
How long do the results of HIFU last?
HIFU results are permanent and will continue improving gradually for up to six months following the treatment. You will not be frozen in time. After six months, as with any age defying treatment, your skin will naturally continue to age but HIFU can give you fresher, younger looking skin for approximately 12 to 24 months after your treatment. Follow up treatments can assist with the ageing process, which varies from person to person, but are recommended every 12 to 24 months to maintain results.
Fractional RF is also very effective at protecting and maintaining your HIFU results. RF treatment can be done one month after the HIFU treatment.
People who have open lesions or wounds, cystic acne, existing keloid scarring, mechanical or dermal implants, skin fillers or other injectables, implanted electrical devices or metal implants in the face or treated area, pregnancy or breastfeeding, angiocardiopathy (heart), hypertension, liver and kidney diseases, skin disease, including AIDS & HIV, highly sensitive skin or allergic skin (including protein allergy) should not proceed with HIFU.
How safe is HIFU?
HIFU uses the safe, time-tested ultrasound, which has been effective in clinical studies and over 350,000 patient treatments worldwide. Ultrasound has been used safely in the medical field for over 50 years. HIFU is one of the few treatments safe for all skin types, as it uses ultrasound and bypasses the upper layers of skin where the pigment cells are located.
Are there any side effects from HIFU?
HIFU may cause a slight redness to the skin, but this usually disappears within a matter of hours after the treatment. Face can feel like it has had a workout for several weeks afterwards. Makeup application after the treatment can be made to mask any mild redness that may have occurred. Some people may also suffer from a slight swelling, tenderness, numbness or tingling sensation. These symptoms are usually mild and only last temporarily.
How painful is HIFU?
HIFU may cause some discomfort. Comfort levels can vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the energy is being delivered.
During the treatment delivery, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
After Your Treatment
There is no downtime! You can return to your normal activities immediately after your procedure without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements. Your skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours.
Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare effects.
HIFU Facial Uplift Pricing
If you want your whole face treated in the one procedure, come to SABA Medispa. HIFU Mini is included in our HIFU Premium package and is currently priced at $1,530 for the whole lot – HIFU face and neck uplift PLUS a HIFU Mini around your eyes (including eye lids and eye bags) and around your lips (top and bottom).
For any questions on HIFU treatments please contact us to arrange a consultation. Treatments will only be performed after a consultation – this is to ensure we can offer the correct treatment for the best and long lasting results.
36 hour cancellation policy: When booking for your treatment, please make sure that you can attend your appointment at the allocated time. If you cancel your appointment within 36 hours of your treatment, we will need to keep your deposit to cover our costs.
What is HIFU Glow Facial?
HIFU GLOW facial is a new treatment add on to our HIFU technology for face and neck uplift. We can now treat sensitive areas around the mouth and eyes at a depth of 1.5 mm which produces incredible results extremely quickly. Some of our customers get immediate results – radiant, plumped and more youthful skin.
This is also an excellent alternative to plasma cosmetic treatment around the mouth and eyes, but with no down time. For those customers with darker skin that cannot be treated with plasma, this is the best way to go.
HIFU Glow Facial Price List
Face & Neck $700
Add on to HIFU $300 (If you are already having your HIFU face and neck treatment, you can purchase this upgrade at the clinic to target specific areas around the eyes and the mouth).
More Information: Regular HIFU is done at two depths: 4.5mm and 3mm. That is for general face lifting and skin tightening. We cannot use these two cartridges too close to the mouth and eyes. That is why we use the 1.5 mm cartridge for sensitive areas around the mouth and eyes. When applied to general face and neck areas (like the 4.5 mm and 3 mm cartridges, HIFU glow produces quicker results by being very effective at dealing with fine lines. All our HIFU machines are 3D HIFU machines. It is a matter of which cartridges are used for the treatment. 3D simply means we apply the procedure at three different depths of the skin.
What is HIFU Mini or Mini HIFU?
You will not find this anywhere else – EXCLUSIVE to SABA Medispa. We are the only clinic with Mini HIFU technology on the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas. HIFU Mini is a completely different device from 3D HIFU. It has a much smaller wand (pen like) which allows us to get into small and tight spaces that cannot be reached with a regular HIFU device with a very large wand/cartridge. It goes at a depth of 1.5mm which allows us to treat the eyelids & eye bags.
Look at the photo results immediately after one treatment – one eye has been treated and the other one hasn’t. Look at the eye bags!!! Quite a noticeable change!!!
- Tightens the skin
- Smoothes marionette lines/nasolabial folds
- Lifts the top eyelid and smoothes lines underneath the eye
- Smoothes crows feet and frown lines
- Around the mouth (smoker’s lines)
Special price applies to our existing HIFU customers – $500 for Mini HIFU around the eyes and around the mouth, or $250 for one area only (eyes or mouth).
New customers price:
$350 around the eyes
$400 around the mouth
$700 for eyes and mouth in one session.
Treatment can be repeated again if you want to improve your results.