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HIFU Facelift

HIFU stands for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound. It is an advanced cosmetic technology which can significantly tighten and lift several areas of the face, reduce the signs of ageing and improve the tone of the skin in a single session, with potentially long-lasting effects*. See a list of medical research supporting the effects of cosmetic HIFU.

Treatment Summary

Procedure Time
Procedure Time
30-90 minutes (approx)
Back to Work
Back to Work
Immediately
Anaesthetic
Anaesthetic
Not required
Full Recovery
Full Recovery
Immediately
Sesitivity Period
Sensitivity Period
2-3 days estimated
Number of Treatments
No. of Treatments
1 treatment
Results
Results
3-6 months
Duration of Results
Results Duration
6 Months+
Risks and Complications
Potential Risks
Mild redness, swelling & tenderness

*Results may vary. VIVO Clinic cannot guarantee specific results.

A revolution in non-surgical facial rejuvenation

The technology is unique in its ability to penetrate the dermis and the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer. No other technology can target these layers deep within the skin in a non-invasive procedure. SMAS is the same layer which is tightened during conventional facelift surgery. Unlike surgery, HIFU is more affordable and requires no time off work.

HIFU Price

HIFU Prices

Areas Price
Traditional Facelift (S-Section) £209
Eye Lift £168
Jaw Lift £247
Neck Lift £247
Décolletage £247
Upper Facelift £326
Lower Facelift £326
Full Face, Neck & Décolletage £409
Areas Price
Traditional Facelift (S-Section) €240
Eye Lift €195
Jaw Lift €285
Neck Lift €285
Décolletage €285
Upper Facelift €375
Lower Facelift €375
Full Face, Neck & Décolletage €470
Areas Price
Traditional Facelift (S-Section) $270
Eye Lift $220
Jaw Lift $320
Neck Lift $320
Décolletage $320
Upper Facelift $420
Lower Facelift $420
Full Face, Neck & Décolletage $525
Areas Price
Traditional Facelift (S-Section) R3780
Eye Lift R3040
Jaw Lift R4470
Neck Lift R4470
Décolletage R4470
Upper Facelift R5895
Lower Facelift R5895
Full Face, Neck & Décolletage R7400

What to expect

In addition to your treatment time, all procedures include a 15-minute consultation, 15-minute skin analysis, and marking and a 10-minute patch test.

Please note that prices listed are for guidance purposes and vary by the location of each clinic. Please check the prices for each location by calling us on 0333 305 8486.

The Science

HIFU uses multiple beams of ultrasound. Individually the beams do not affect the tissue. However, their area of convergence under the skin becomes a point of thermal energy. Heating the tissue below the surface causes it to contract and tighten, while also forming new collagen fibres. (see research)

HIFU

Collagen proteins begin to lose their integrity with age, which causes frown lines, crow’s feet, and a drooping neck. Tightening the SMAS layer and replenishing collagen will tighten and tone the skin.

Before and After

What areas can be treated?

The procedure can be effective at treating the following areas of the face:

 

How many sessions are required?

Generally, only one or two sessions are required. Most improvement can be seen within 3-4 weeks, with further gains being reported for up to six months*.

Clients who have undergone the treatment can experience results lasting in excess of six months*. (see research)

Book a telephone consultation to find out more about High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound.