HIFU Facial Lifting and Tightening
Want to lift and tighten your skin?
HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a non-invasive treatment that targets the single most common cause of visible ageing – collagen loss.
The skin firming treatment produces excellent results on mild amounts of skin laxity, stimulating collagen production in the skin’s foundation and resulting in a significant lift of tissue over the following 2-3 months.
This treatment requires no creams, toxins or dermal fillers.
What are the benefits?
Stimulation of collagen and elastin to tighten skin.
What is the downtime?
This treatment does not require any downtime. You may return to normal activities straight after your treatment.
Are there any possible side effects?
Mild swelling, redness and tenderness
How many treatments do I need for best results?
One treatment (maybe two in certain areas). Best results seen in 2-3 months.
If treating the face, you will need to allow a minimum of 2 weeks following IPL skin rejuvenation, hair removal or superficial/highly superficial chemical peels (laser resurfacing or a medium depth chemical peel will require a minimum of 4 weeks) or until the skin has returned to normal.
We recommend that you avoid anti-inflammatories such as aspirin before the procedure. This will help reduce any bruising which may occur.
Avoid using any form of depilation in the area to be treated for a minimum of 3 days prior to the treatment e.g. waxing, threading etc.
Please note that it is advisable to notify your practitioner, with a minimum of 7 days’ notice prior to each treatment, if there are any changes to your health or medication.
It is common for the area to appear red and swollen or feel bruised and sensitised for several days, and on occasions several weeks, following treatment.
Avoid heating the treatment area while the skin is still sensitised. This includes physical activity, saunas, hot bath/shower, alcohol etc. and/or the application of further treatments.
Smoking will negate the effects of the HIFU treatment. Avoid smoking for the duration of the course of treatment.
Increase your intake of water and exclude all stimulants for the rest of the day/night, e.g. caffeinated beverages.
If treating the body, a healthy diet, combined with physical activity, is required for the treatment to be fully effective.
Avoid the application of any additional products to the area for a minimum of 48 hours. This includes cosmetics (unless mineral) and skin care products other than the professional products recommended to you by your practitioner.
Do not use a sun bed or apply self-tan on the area during the course of treatment.
Use SPF 50+ sunscreen daily and avoid exposure to UVA/UVB for the duration of the course of treatment.
Aspire Aesthetics is a professional training clinic for undergraduate students studying the Aesthetic Practitioner degree at University College Birmingham, which offers cutting-edge non-surgical treatments at a fraction of the usual cost.
Our trainee aestheticians are supervised by highly-qualified lecturers with a wealth of industry experience and undergo thorough training before undertaking client treatments. As the students are continually learning and honing their skills, please bear in mind that on some occasions treatments may take longer than stated. If you have any further questions about how the treatments are performed, please feel free to call us on 0121 232 4238.
Before we can perform this treatment, you will need to come in for a consultation. During this, we will assess your needs to check for suitability. Please allow up to one hour on top of the treatment time for this.
Book your appointment
Please be aware, as we are a training clinic, some treatments are only offered on certain days of the week or at certain times in the academic calendar. Please enquire for more information.
To book an appointment, please call our clinic reception on 0121 232 4238. Alternatively, you can complete our online booking enquiry form and a member of the team will be in contact. We do receive a high volume of email enquiries, so please allow up to 2 working days for a response.
Please note that our clinic is usually open Monday-Friday, during term time only. We are closed over the Christmas and Easter holidays, and for Reading Week in October and March. For full details, please ask a member of the team when booking your appointment.