HIFU using ULTRAcell Q+ & 3D Ultimate
HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a clinically proven medical grade technology, for non invasive facelifting and the reduction of lines and wrinkles. This advanced technology is able to achieve results that were once only possible with surgery! HIFU is growing in popularity as dramatic results can be achieved with only one or two sessions.
Without damaging the skin’s surface, ULTRAcel Q+ delivers High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, causing a thermal reaction to deep structures, such as SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System), dermal layer & boundary layer of subcutaneous where the connective tissue starts to weaken. This ultimately stimulates collagen within the SMAS and dermis, and induces skin tightening. There is no downtime with HIFU though it creates instant heat coagulation points so you can feel and see immediate effects.
How does it work?
Without damaging the skin surface ULTRAcell Q+ delivers intense ultrasound energy (HIFU: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) to the muscle fascia in order to tighten the sagged muscle fascia. ULTRAcell Q+ is a non-invasive and non-surgical device to offer safe and effective treatments. It creates instant heat coagulation points so you can feel the effects immediately. HIFU is a typical non surgical treatment that stimulates collagen within the SMAS and dermis, and induces skin tightening. It can effectively induce the contraction of both without stimulation by focusing ultrasonic waves in a specific part of the Dermal tissue.
Reference: Mac Gregor JL, Tanzi EL.
The SMAS layer is located in the depth of 4.5mm from the facial surface and means a layer of tissue that covers, surrounds and attaches to the deeper tissues and structures of the face. When this layer is loosened, the facial muscle gets sagged and it makes you look older. By delivering energy to the muscle fascia and creating focal coagulation points ULTRAcell Q+ tightens the muscle fascia and gets excellent lighting results.
By revitalizing aged collagen and elastin in depth of 3.0mm it’s guarantees various treatment effects like wrinkle reduction, skin tightening and skin tone improvement.
By delivering HIFU energy to the epidermis layer, you can get various treatment effects like wrinkle reduction around the areas of the eyes and the mouth where the skin is thin, and skin tightening.
Stages of Healing
- 4.5mm, 3.0mm, 2.0mm & 1.5mm cartridge
- Cheek: 4.5mm-1.1J, Chin: 3.0mm-0.7J/1st pass, > Cheek: 3.0mm-0.8J, Chin: 1.5mm-0.3J/2nd pass
- Periorbital: 2.00mm-0.3J 1 pass
- Malar Area: 3.00mm-0.8J 1st pass > 1.5mm-0.4J 2nd pass
- Total 2 session treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
How long has Fabiola Beauty been doing HIFU?
Fabiola Beauty introduced HIFU into the salon in 2015 however, we have recently updated our machine to the ULTRAcel Q+ which is the leading technology for HIFU to date.
Is there any downtime?
With HIFU there is little to no downtime however, you may experience tenderness in the treated muscles and slight redness but will reduce within days. After your HIFU treatment, you can go back to your regular, every day activities.
Is it painful?
With HIFU you may experience slight discomfort however, each client’s pain threshold is different.
What areas can HIFU treat?
HIFU can treat areas where skin appears loose or saggy. Some areas include, face (brow lift, nasolabial fold/smile lines, crows feet, forehead lines), Neck, arms, legs, stomach and knees.
When can I retreat?
We recommend retreating anywhere from 5 weeks after your first treatment to maximise results.