What is it?
HIFU (High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound) is the only non surgical cosmetic procedure that can target the deep structural layers of the skin using ultrasound to lift and tighten the face, neck and décolletage areas.
Loved by celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Oprah Winfrey, it was the celebrity best kept secret until now. This technology is unique in its ability to penetrate the dermis and the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) layer, which is deeper than all other non-invasive facial treatments. The SMAS is the same layer which is tightened during traditional facelift surgery. The ultrasound energy is able to target the deep layers of the skin and kick start the body’s healing response. The levels of collagen in the tissues then naturally increase, as the collagen increases, this leads to a gentle lifting and tightening of the skin. The process can take 12-24 weeks to see the full benefits, as this process takes place your skin will be plumper, fresher and smoother.
This procedure allows your own natural collagen to do the work of looking youthful in a more natural and healthier way. To enhance the treatment, we recommend Radio Frequency Microneedling. These two treatments go hand in hand and work wonders when taken together. See our UltimoSkin Packages.
Let's talk science.
If you don't want to go under the knife and would like to look youthful in the most natural way possible then this is the option for you. High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound is the best non surgical procedure currently on the market to reduce the signs of ageing without surgery or injectables. This technology breakthrough in anti-ageing is the only FDA approved treatment with the specific intention of tightening the jawline and neck, and reducing wrinkles and lines
HIFU is the only treatment to reach 4.5mm below the skin. Laser reaches 1.5mm, Radio Frequency can reach 3mm but HIFU has precise energy spacing and reaches 4.5mm which is the same depth a surgical face lift would reach.
HIFU treats all areas of the face, neck and decolletage, it is particularly good for sagging jowls, nasolabial folds and crepey skin. Your face will be more defined, look more toned and your skin will look plumper, fresher and more youthful. Unlike a surgical facelift, there is no down time, no incisions, no recovery time and no hugely expensive costs.
State of the art technology.
Our HIFU machine differs from most being used within salons currently. It shoots 11 lines as opposed to the one. This means that the targeted areas receive a more focussed level of ultrasound and we can ensure that the face or body has the optimum level of shots in the correct order. This also means that you receive more shots of Ultrasound in less time. Our machine also has a specific handle for small areas so that the eyes and nasolabial folds can receive direct treatment successfully.
For a reputable HIFU machine the average amount of lines shot for a Full Facelift is around 900 to 1000 and takes around 2 hours.. Our owner and founder of Clever Contours carries out all HIFU treatments. Jo is a specialist and trainer in this treatment and has referrals from Cosmetic Surgeons who have performed surgical face lifts and recommend HIFU for achieving longevity with their surgery.
Jo has resounding success in the HIFU treatment and is considered a leader in her field. Her reputation in this treatment is unrivaled and she is known as the "jaw lady" for her ability to define jaw lines.
It is important to choose the right practitioner and clinic based on the quality of their equipment and experience before handing your face over!