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HiFu Facelift

With Doublo Gold®

The lunchtime facelift - Hifu facelift treatment

Precise targeted skin tightening

The lunchtime facelift with Doublo Gold® 3rd Generation HiFu.
Also known as Ultherapy or Ultraforma, Doublo Gold skin tightening is a revolutionary treatment of high intensity focused ultrasound (HiFu) set to target different depths where the energy stimulates neocollagenesis. HiFu also stimulates fibroblasts in your skin, remodels collagen and contracts the fat layers with little or no obvious healing time. Known as the lunchtime face lift as you can return to your normal daily activities without any concern.

What is the treatment and what is it for?
HiFu stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. This ultrasound is used to target the very depths of the skin and surrounding tissue. The major advantage is that ultrasound can reach where radiofrequency can’t.
Doublo Gold® 3rd Generation HiFu is a highly effective way of lifting the skin of the face and neck without the need for scalpels, needles, or even lengthy downtime.

As well as face and neck lifts, Doublo Gold® 3rd Generation HiFu is also adept at lifting the brow and achieves all-over skin tightening.

Treatment Safety
Safe and in compliance with European and FDA standards
Focused and targeted to delivery precise results.
There is minimal downtime and risk of complication associated with HiFu treatment vs surgery.

Procedure

LED phototherapy will likely be recommended as part of your bespoke treatment plan combined with other treatments to address your skin concerns.

Treatment areas

Dermalux MD LED light therapy is safe to use on the face and all areas of the body.

Side effects

Side effects are very rare. After treatment your skin may appear red due to increased blood flow which in turn increase the oxygen saturation in your skin and tiggers the healing process. This will last a couple of hours. You may also have a temporary headache which may need to be treated with pain relief and rehydration.

Contraindications to LED light therapy

Can include the following;

Metabolic disorders
Epilepsy or seizures triggered by light
Autoimmune disorders such as Lupus
Photosensitive Eczema
Antibiotics which make you more photosensitive

No Obligation Consultation

Your first step is a no-obligation Visia consultation at Skintique Clinic with one of our skin specialists.

Meeting your Practitioner and the Consultation

Meeting your practitioner for your one-to-one consultation.

This will include:
• A full assessment your skin, concerns and desired results.
• Details about the procedure, likely outcomes and costs. After taking a full medical history and reviewing your Visia Gen8 images your practitioner will discuss the range of treatments available at Skintique Clinic for your skin concerns. Your practitioner will design a bespoke plan with you based on your expectations. You will also be provided with detailed information on the procedures, the likely outcomes and the approximate timescales. Should you then wish to go ahead with the treatments a future appointment will be made.

Treatment

On arrival for your treatment, you will be asked to check over your medical history form to confirm that nothing has changed. You will be then asked to complete a treatment consent form.

The treatment can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour or more depending on the treatment.

Results Review

Many of our treatments are progressive and require a course of treatment for the optimal result. Some conditions will need maintenance treatments to maintain the final result. Your practitioner will indicate the approximate number of treatments with you at the start. But as everyone is different this can only be used as an approximate guide and not as a guarantee.

The skin cycle on a health individual who has regular treatments is approximately 6 weeks.

Next Appointment

Our team will arrange your next appointment before you leave the clinic.

Prices range from £80 to £650.

The total treatment cost will depend on the size of the area being treated and how many sessions are required.

Frequently asked questions

Is this treatment Suitable for me?

Doublo Gold® 3rd Generation HiFu is effective at treating a wide range of skin concerns.
For example:
If you are conscious of age-related changes
Sagging skin
Double chins
Adding definition to the cheekbones and jawline
Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
Lifting the skin around the eyebrows, eyelids, and mouth.
We advise against HiFu treatment if:
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
You have open wounds or skin lesions at the treatment site
You have severe acne or other severe skin conditions
You are taking anticoagulant medication
Your individual suitability for treatment will be fully assessed during your consultation.

How does the treatment work?

HiFu stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. This energy reaches the underlying tissue – even the deepest support structures. This includes the dermis, epidermis, superficial dermis, deep dermis, and SMAS. SMAS is the same layer which is tightened during conventional surgery. However, unlike surgery, HIFU is more affordable, less invasive and requires no time off work.
The heat generated causes micro-injuries at three precise depths of the skin: 4.5mm, 3mm, and 1.5mm. This process stimulates collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a protein that is responsible for repairing wounds, injuries, and the skin overall. However, as we get older, our skin produces less and less, and the current reserves in the skin begin to deplete. This weakens the skin and the connective tissues holding it in place, which is what causes lines, wrinkling, and sagging in the first place. By kick-starting the collagen production process, skin begins to repair and rebuild itself during the months following treatment for a firmer, tighter, and smoother appearance.

How is the treatment performed?

20 minutes before treatment, anaesthetic is applied to the treatment area to minimise any sensation. During treatment, a gentle but powerful dose of HiFu energy is directed towards the skin. The ultrasound is delivered in a series of pulses over the treatment area. After targeting the deeper structures of the area (SMAS), the process is then repeated to target the superficial structures.

How does the treatment feel?

The procedure is certainly more comfortable than surgical options. However, you may notice a dull discomfort during application to the deeper areas, and a sharp tingling sensation over the superficial areas. However, as a strong anaesthetic is applied before treatment, the sensation you do feel is generally mild and resolves immediately after the probe is lifted.

Is there any healing time?

Most patients experience no downtime and can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. Worst case they may experience something like a cat scratch which will resolve within 48-72 hours after the procedure.

Your treatment at a glance

Treatment Time
60 - 120 min

Anaesthetic
Topical

Downtime
Up to 3 days

Back To Work
Same day

Results
Progressive over the following 3 months

Duration Of Results
18+ months

Cost
from £350 - £1500

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