HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) energy can be used to penetrate through the skin layers and into the targeted fat tissue without harming skin or surrounding tissues and is a treatment favoured by men or athletic types. Low intensity ultra sound requires multiple treatments whilst HIFU energy non-invasively destroys targeted subcutaneous fat and delivers uniform, predicable after a single 1-hour treatment. The average waistline reduction after just one single 1-hour treatment is about 1 inch (2.5cm) – which typically means one dress size.
- Price range £450 per treatment (one off needed per area)
- Best for: Pockets of stubborn fat. Body sculpting and targeted fat remove.
Tech explained 3D-HIFU is the latest technology used to target specific focussed area of fat in the fastest possible treatment tie. This technology works by delivering focussed energy at a depth of 1.3cm and 8mm to destroy fat cells. The high frequency of the ultrasound waves results in heating the fat cells and tightening the skin in the area treated. The damaged cells flushed away via the natural removal processes through the lymphatic system that continues for up to 3 months.
How This Tech Works
The HIFU hand piece delivers focussed ultrasound waves to a precise depth to cause Necrosis (natural death). The controlled movement to the handpiece results in a grid of treated fat cells, The high frequency of the ultrasound waves result in rapid heating of the focal zone at 1.3cm and 8mm under the skin leaving the skins surface unaffected. However, this energy increases in temperature as it gets deeper within the skin due to the energy of the HIFU causing cellular friction. Exposing the fat cell to this high temperature causes rapid cell death.
This treatment is great for busting those unwanted stubborn pockets of fat. Recommended areas for treatment are typically abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs and buttocks.
A single treatment per area is recommended.
Results can be seen from 2-4 moths post treatment. The average reduction of the treatment area after just one single session is typically 2-4cm.
3D-HIFU body is best for targeting stubborn pockets f fat, however if you wish to have more of an overall fat reduction treatment your therapist may recommend combining your treatment as part of a course incorporating other technologies for a more complete fat reduction treatment.
A handpiece will be placed on the skin, this is the handpiece used to target focussed energy to the fat cells. The handpiece is placed on the area of treatment and held there for approximately two minutes, this will then be repeated three times per treatment area. During treatment, and in some places, it may get slightly hot and uncomfortable. You may also feel a slight vibration and tingling sensation, although this is completely normal.