What is it?
HIFEM - High Intensity Focussed Electro-Magnetic Stimulation Technology is the very latest in Body Sculpting technology and the results are unrivalled for body shaping and muscle toning.
In layman terms, large handles are placed on your chosen muscle area and the technology contracts the muscle to the equivalent of 20,000 times in a 40 minute treatment. This achieves significantly more results than if you were exercising (take a look at the science section below to read a more in-depth explanation)
The HyperTone HIFEM eliminates around 19% Fat and increases muscle mass by 16% in each session. HIFEM Technology is totally non invasive, pain free and with no downtime. We can treat many areas of the body including Abdominal, Buttocks, Calves, Thighs and Arms.
Whether you are a regular gym goer and want to treat those stubborn areas that no matter how hard you work out, just will not tone, or someone who is relatively inactive and looking to boost your fat loss and muscle gain.
We recommend a minimum of 4 treatments, 2 per week. For maximum results 6-8 treatments are recommended. We offer maintenance treatments where you can have a single treatment whenever you like to maintain results.
Let's talk science.
Using High Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic (HIFEM) technology, it induces supramaximal muscle contractions not achievable through exercise (or voluntary contractions). During normal voluntary muscle contractions, the muscle fibres relax between each nervous stimulus. HyperTone HIFEM generates impulses at such a rapid frequency that it doesn’t allow the same relaxation phase. Supramaximal contractions cause an enhanced adrenaline release, which triggers an intensive lipolysis response in fat cells. When exposed to the supramaximal contractions, the muscle tissue is forced to adapt, responding with a deep remodelling of its inner structure that results in muscle building and fat burning.
When exposed to these strong contractions, the muscle tissue is forced to adapt to these extreme conditions. The muscle starts remodelling its inner structure by multiplication of fibres and their growth. The HIFEM uses a specific range of frequencies that does not allow muscle relaxation between two consecutive stimulations. The muscle is then forced to remain in a contracted state for multiple seconds. When repeatedly exposed to these high load conditions the muscle tissue is stressed and is forced to adapt. Recent studies reported that there was an average of 15%- 16% increase in abdominal muscle thickness in treated patients one to two months after their HlFEM treatment.
State of the art technology.
Our HyperTone HIFEM machine differs from many within clinics currently as it has 4 handles rather than 2. This advancement in technology means that not only can we treat major muscles such as the abdomen, thighs or buttocks with the 2 large handles, we can comfortably treat smaller areas such as the triceps, biceps and calf muscles with our smaller curved handles.
The machine is air cooled rather than water cooled so there is no risk of overheating or burning. The treatment can be carried out whilst you are fully clothed and completely done in 30 minutes.
If you are looking for a treatment that burns fat, builds and tones muscle, sculpts the body, shapes, lifts and tightens then you have come to the right place.
If you are looking for a whole makeover then head to our Body Transformation page where we have packages that includes The Medical Weight Loss Programme, Cool Slimming Fat Freezing, HIFEM Body Sculpting and HIFU Skin tightening all in one price.
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Does HIFU really work?Yes! It absolutely works. It is also FDA Approved and has been vigorously tried and tested in order to receive the accreditation. In addition to having FDA approval, we can honestly say that we have never seen results like it from a non invasive procedure. The results speak for themselves. It is particularly good for jowls, nasolablial folds and skin laxity.
What areas can i have treated?Eyes Brow Lower face to include lasonabial folds Jaw Line Neck Decolletage Hands
How long does it take?Anything from 60 minutes to 120 minutes. It depends on what areas you are having treated. A full facelift will take approx 2 hours.
How many treatments will i need?One treatment is enough to have excellent results and most people do not need a further treatment for 12 months. You can have up to 3 treatments to acheive optimum results but this depends on your skin structure and would require a full consultation. It is most common to have the one treatment every 12 months. In some older clients who have never had any facial treatments, there may be the need to have the treatment every 9 months for the first 2 and then continue onto 12 monthly treatments. You will often see a salon or clinic advertising that HIFU will last for 2-3 years. This is extremely unrealistic. In our experience we have found that the treatment realisitcally lasts for around 12-15 months, age and skin dependent. The younger you are, the longer it lasts.
What will i feel during the treatment?You can certainly feel the treatment but it is by no means painful or unbearable. You will feel a small amount of heat and a slight tingling sensation. It is a strange sensation as the treatment is working below the skin and you can feel the ulstrasound activating beneath your skin. All of our clients happily chat through the whole treament.
What happens after the treatment and are there any side effects?Jo will go through all of the potential side effects with you prior to your treatment and answer any questions you have. You will be given an aftercare leaflet to take with you and a contact number to call should you have any questions after your treatment. You may experience a slight redness or flushed sensation to the skin but this will disipate after a few hours. You could experience slight pale bruising (rare) or numbness but again, this will go after a few days. The feeling for the first couple of days is a little like after going to the dentist and you have had your mouth open for a long period. Yes that sounds strange but it is the best way to describe it! After the treatment, we advise the following: Do not expose your skin to the sun or sunbeds for at least 24 hours. No facials for 48 hours Use plenty of moisturiser Drink plenty of water to keep your skin fully hydrated.
When will i see a change?You will see a difference immediately in the tightening of your muscles but the full effects will not be apparent for 12 - 18 weeks. This is the time it takes for the natural collagen in your skin to work its magic. If you have opted for the Full Face and Neck treatment, you return after 12 weeks for a further treatment. This treatment compounds the first treatment and gets the best results. You will generally see a noticbale difference after the second treatment.
What is the downtime after the treatment?None whatsoever. You are even able to have the treatment in your lunch break and head back to work.
Is the treatment suitable for everyone?The treatment is suitable for any age. Anyone experiencing lowered brows, jowls, sagging skin on the neck, lines on the face and chest are all perfect candidates for this treatment. The treatment is also extremely popular with younger people who are trying to achieve jaw definition. There are certain contraindications but the best way to find out is to book a consultation and we will advise if you are suitable.
What is the difference between your 4D HIFU and regular HIFU?Our machine is the latest version of HIFU. Most machines will shoot one line of ultrasound at a time and the practitioner will move the handle along the face to shoot further lines. Our handles are able to shoot up to eleven lines at a time without moving the handle, meaning that is it more precise and has more accuracy at targetting the chosen area. Our machine also has a smaller handle which is specifically for the smaller areas such as eyes and nasolabial folds. Our machine is the only technology to have this handle in the UK.
Do i have to have before and after pictures?Yes. These are purely for our treatment records and will never be shared for marketing unless you give your written permission.
Why are you cheaper/more expensive than other companies?You will find treatments on the market more expensive and cheaper than our treatments. Firstly, anyone offering a full Facelift at £200 is not offering a 4D Treatment with a state of the art machine and it is highly unlikely that they have paid for thorough training (which comes at a cost) You will almost certainly be disappointed with the results and not return. The prices on Harley Street are almost double the price of ours. These clinics are mostly using the same machines as ours (often not as good). However, we do not have the expensive cost of running a clinic on Harley Street so we are able to pass the saving onto the client. The best thing to do is book a consultation and investigate any treatment you are having thoroughly. Ask lots of questions and don't be afraid to ask more! Jo is a specialist in HIFU and leads the field. She has likely carried out more treatments than anyone in the country so you are in very safe hands.