What is HIFU? Exploring Non-Surgical Face Lifts

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Category: Skin

by | Tue, 18 Jan 2022

Did you know that you can get an effective facelift without the need for any invasive surgery? At The New York Laser Clinic, our HIFU (High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound) facelifts are becoming increasingly popular, and with the instant results, short treatment times and minimal discomfort, it’s not hard to see why!

In this blog, we’ll be taking a look at the HIFU treatments we offer here at NYLC, including the areas we can treat and more information about what to expect at your first appointment. If you’re in the market for younger-looking, smoother skin, our  Ultracel Q+ facelifts are certainly for you. 

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What is HIFU?

While regular facelifts require incisions, injections and significant downtime, with High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound facelifts you can leave all of that behind you. The Ultracel Q+ machine we use at our Baker Street Clinic is the fastest, safest and most effective on the market, proven to provide visible results after just 30 minutes of treatment.

The Ultracel Q+ machine works by heating specified target areas with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). The acoustic energy from this procedure then reaches the subcutaneous layer of the skin, deep below its sensitive surface so as not to cause any damage to the skin. One applied to the skin, new collagen will be produced. The new collagen not only tightens the skin, but removes cellulite and reduces fat cells. During your initial consultation, you will discuss with our aestheticians your desired results, which will inform the depth at which the HIFU is applied to your skin.

HIFU is not restricted to facial application. At NYLC our machine can also help treat the chest, arms and abdomen, flanks, thighs and lower legs as well as delicate areas such as the eyebrows, eyes and décolletage. Most commonly, clients choose to treat areas such as the neck, chin and jawline, but you can discuss this during your initial consultation with our specialists.

Key Benefits of HIFU at NYLC

HIFU treatments have been proven to provide clients with instantaneous results, with lifting and tightening of the skin lasting upwards of 6 months. Other key benefits of the treatment include:

  • It is non-surgical (no incisions or injections required)
  • Treatments can last as little as 30 minutes
  • Minimal discomfort during treatment
  • Minimal side effects (some clients have reported slight redness or swelling)
  • Safe and effective
  • Suitable for almost every skin type (we will provide a patch test)
  • There is no downtime or aftercare required
  • Lasting results


What to Expect From HIFU Treatment

Following your initial consultation, you will book and receive your first treatment which will last as little as 30 minutes. While some clients experience no discomfort at all, others describe HIFU feeling like small electric pulses, or a prickling sensation on the skin. Our highly-trained aestheticians will do whatever they can to help minimise any discomfort during the procedure. Once your treatment is completed, you will be able to go about your day immediately, making HIFU ideal for a quick lunchtime pick-me-up during the workday!

No aftercare is required after your treatment, however we do suggest avoiding extreme temperatures (such as hot or cold showers) and protecting your skin with strong SPF.

Explore offers on single HIFU treatments and treatment coursesat our Baker Street clinic

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At The New York Laser Clinic we have a number of exciting offers running across all of our HIFU treatments. If you like the sound of a nonsurgical facelift with little to no downtime or discomfort, speak to a specialist and discuss your desired results at a free consultation. 

Looking for a smoother, younger-looking complexion, or reduced cellulite? Book your initial HIFU consultation now and discover the excellent results that HIFU treatments can provide for any skin type. 

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