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High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Eyes

 

 

What is HIFU?

HIFU, or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), is a non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound to lift and tone loose skin around the eyes. The ultrasound energy targets collagen located in the deep layers of the skin, strengthening existing collagen and promoting your body to produce new collagen. This tightens and firms the skin while softening fine lines around the eyes.
 

How does it work?

 
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HIFU is a treatment that targets collagen in the dermis and superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS). At a depth of 1.55mm, the ultrasound penetrates the dermis to reach the skin’s collagen supply. Here, it stimulates existing collagen and promotes the growth of new collagen. This is important because collagen anchors cells to one another, giving our skin strength, suppleness and elasticity. As collagen production declines (in our 20s), the skin becomes lax and lines and wrinkles form. This treatment slows that process.
 

What areas of the eye can be treated?

HIFU can tighten and lift the areas under and above the eyebrows.
 

How do I know if I’m a good candidate?

Good candidates have mild to moderate skin laxity around the eyes or early signs of one or both eyebrows beginning to sag. Mild skin laxity typically starts when people reach their 30s.
 

Is there any downtime?

HIFU penetrates the deep layers of the skin while leaving the epidermis completely unharmed. It works sub-dermally (under the skin) so there is no resulting downtime or disruption to your social schedule. Makeup can be applied straight away.
 

What results can I expect?

By reconditioning and renewing the skin from within, HIFU lifts the skin, open up the eyes and provides a fresher overall look. Results are most visible two to three months after a treatment when collagen has had time to rebuild and regenerate itself. As the collagen-building process continues, further improvements appear up to six months following a single treatment. Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the effect lasts depends on you and the rate at which your body produces and maintains collagen.
 

Can HIFU replace a facelift?

HIFU is an "uplift", not a "facelift." It can tighten mild to moderate laxity and is best performed on someone who is experiencing early-stage skin sagging. While it is not a replacement for surgery, it is an alternative for those who are not ready or who do not desire surgery for mental, financial or logistical reasons.
 

What happens during a treatment?

The skin is thoroughly cleansed, and anesthesic cream is applied. The ultrasound applicator is applied to pre-marked areas of the face and neck. At the treatment’s conclusion, a Gentlewaves LED treatment is provided to improve the healing process.
 

Is it painful?

Although pain thresholds vary from person to person, expect to feel tolerable discomfort (akin to electrical tingling) while the energy is being delivered. This is temporary and well managed with topical anesthesia. The IYAC team is committed to providing you with an experience that is as pleasant and as comfortable as possible.
 

How many treatments will I need?

 Most individuals only need one treatment. Depending on the degree of skin laxity, your body’s response to ultrasound energy and the skin’s ability to rebuild and maintain collagen, some may benefit from two or more treatments.
 

Price

From $800 onwards, depending on the area treated. Prices are subject to 7% GST.
 
To read more about HIFU and what else it can treat, click here.
 

Interested to find out more?

Email or call us at 6738 9989 for an appointment now.
HIFU is a treatment that targets collagen in the dermis and superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS). At a depth of 1.55mm, the ultrasound penetrates the dermis to reach the skin’s collagen supply. Here, it stimulates existing collagen and promotes the growth of new collagen. This is important because collagen anchors cells to one another, giving our skin strength, suppleness and elasticity. As collagen production declines (in our 20s), the skin becomes lax and lines and wrinkles form. This treatment slows that process.