Get better skin with a HIFU treatment

If you are craving a confidence boost, taking care of your skin is a great place to start. We are proud to bring this exclusive technology to St Albans and have our clients across Hertfordshire have the most amazing results and get their healthy skin back!

Over time, it is only natural that skin begins to age. Things in the environment, like ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, can make the skin less elastic and gravity can cause skin to sag and wrinkle. But there is no need to worry, smoothing out your wrinkles and giving your skin back its SNAP has never been easier with Focus Dual HIFU technology.

At Buff and Bare St Albans, we offer HIFU treatment alongside Microneedle RF with the Focus Dual, a unique machine which combines two of the latest clinically proven technologies for face and body treatments. Get in touch to find more about this 3-in-1 treatment that achieves unrivalled results.
HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. Through a special cartridge that is gently put on your skin, it delivers focused ultrasound waves deep into the skin without damaging the surface. The natural process of neocollagenesis is then stimulated by heating up the target area. The treatment specifically targets superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS). It is the SMAS layer that plastic surgeons manipulate when a surgical facelift is performed. This process speeds up the production of new collagen – a protein that provides structure to the skin. Higher levels of collagen mean your skin becomes firmer, younger-looking, and wrinkle-free.

HIFU has become one of the most sought-after lifting, firming, and skin tightening treatments for face and neck. A HIFU facial is sometimes called the ‘lunchtime facelift’ as the treatment is quick, very tolerable and has virtually no downtime.

Treatment options include:

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Skin tightening
  • Correction of facial shape
  • Non-surgical face lifting
  • Cheek lifting
  • Chin reduction
  • Eyebrow lifting + more.

HIFU treatment focuses on accentuating your skins natural beauty, giving an authentic result so that you will feel confident in your skin. Following treatment, the skin naturally lifts and tightens over time and you will continue to see results for up to 9 months as your collagen is renewed. All in all, there is nothing better to give skin back its SNAP!

It takes anything from 30 – 90 minutes depending on the area being treated
To have your skin in a top condition we will invite you for a top up 18 months after your last treatment. If you have other treatments in combination with HIFU it lasts even longer
You will have erythema straight after the treatment, but it usually calms within couple of hours. As with all treatments, everyone is different and it could take up to 24 hours for the skin to settle
You should see immediate result just after your first treatment, but for optimum results we recommend 1-3 treatments. The main effect of HIFU is the increased collagen production, so you are likely to see full results in 3 – 6 months

HIFU is a considered a very save procedure, but as it is a medical device there may be various side effects.

  • You may experience erythema straight after the treatment, but it usually calms withing few hours
  • For few weeks after the treatment the area treated may feel tender. There could be some mild swelling.
  • You may feel a little tingling after your treatment
  • Some very rare side effects could be slight bruising. Some clients will experience the sensation as if the area is bruised. Local areas may feel numb for couple of weeks, but the clinical studies proved that it is only temporary and lasts for few weeks
Most clients describe the treatment uncomfortable or sometimes even painful, but the sensation you feel is only whiles the treatment is being carried out, so its only very short lived
Although it is the most amazing treatment for most, it is not suitable for severely sagging skin with less adipose tissue. As this treatment targets to melt fat, it can leave the skin sagging further than before. The suitability for this treatment is discussed at the consultation
Absolutely? We can treat body areas as well as facial