Aging results in not only laxity of the skin but also the facial muscle, causing sagging of the face.  This sagging can give rise to prominent tear troughs, sagging cheek, prominent nasolabial folds, marriotte lines and pre jowl sag seen in older women.

Surgical face-lift is able to restore the face by excising the excess skin and re anchoring the face to the strong underlying fascia of the muscles.   However, this is a major operation with the potential for complications.  Furthermore, as we age further, we cannot expect to undergo this operation repeatedly.

High intensity focus ultrasound or HIFU is the newest non-surgical method of face-lift to correct mild to moderate sagging. HIFU has now overtaken thermage (radiofrequency method) as the method of choice for doctors and clients wishing to avoid a risky operation.

HIFU is a ONE time painless treatment with no down time and minimal risk to the patient.  It works by transmitting energy precisely to the deep SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurosis system) layer, tightening of the strong fascia to cause facial lifting.
All it requires is a single session of treatment to result in gradual improvement of the face over a 3 to 6 months period. Besides the basic effects, HIFU has also resulted in concomitant collagen stimulation and tightening of the skin.  The effect has been reported to last 1 to 3 years and over 80% of patients have reported as being satisfied with the procedure.  The HIFU treatment can be performed repeatedly unlike surgical face-lifts.

HIFU can be used for the face and neck.  It can be used in combination with fillers, threads and other lasers to give a holistic rejuvenation and lifting of the face.

Due to the advanced nature of the procedure, HIFU has displayed a superior depth of penetration into the skin compared to other treatments  – and a correspondingly better result on the skin. This all comes together to bring a reduction of wrinkles and smoothening of the skin.