HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. It is a procedure whereby ultrasound waves are used to create heat at a specific point in the body. This heat creates controlled damage to the the tissue, which then repairs itself, creating a natural lift. This treatment is used in skin therapy to sculpt, mold and lift an area.

Is HIFU safe?

HIFU is a safe treatment to target skin laxity, deep wrinkles and sagging skin. The ultrasound waves are focused on a targeted point, and the surrounding tissue is not affected. The targeted tissue then repairs itself and in that process collagen is produced – which helps the skin to tighten and lift.

What are the advantages of HIFU?

HIFU is non-invasive in that no incision needs to be made in order to get the desired tightening and lifting effect. This treatment is also known as “the non-invasive facelift” because of the outcomes it achieves.

HIFU is precise – the treatment is targeted onto the concerned tissue only, leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected.

What are the disadvantages of HIFU?

In order to properly benefit from this treatment, a person needs to have enough tissue in order to create thermal damage. If a person has lost tissue in the area due to aging, then this treatment will not be appropriate to perform. Our Skin Specialists use a caliper to determine if there is enough tissue present during the consultation process.

HIFU is a technology that allows us to create a natural lift in the target area without having to resort to more invasive treatments such as face lifts. This is a wonderful benefit as downtime is reduced drastically as well as the risks that come with traditional surgery such as going under general anesthetic and the risk of infection.

Conclusion

HIFU is a technology that allows us to create a natural lift in the target area without having to resort to more invasive treatments such as facelifts. This is a wonderful benefit as downtime is drastically reduced, along with the risks that come with traditional surgery, such as going under general anesthesia and the risk of infection. Overall, HIFU offers a promising alternative for those seeking to improve skin laxity and achieve a more youthful appearance without the need for invasive procedures.

What is the Obagi Radiance Peel?

The Obagi Radiance Peel is one of our favourite treatments! It is a salicylic acid-based peel designed to exfoliate the skin and improve its texture and tone. It is quite a gentle peeling system and is suitable for a variety of skin types.

It is a great option for addressing hormonal breakouts and rejuvenating the skin.

What is salicylic acid?

Salicylic acid is a type of beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) which supports the skins natural exfoliation process. This ingredient loosens the “glue” that hold the skin cells together, which supports the exfoliation of the skin. The result of this is that pores are unclogged and new fresh skin cells are generated.

Benefits of the Obagi Radiance Peel

  • Exfoliation: Helps remove dead skin cells, revealing fresher, more radiant skin underneath.
  • Acne Treatment: Clears out clogged pores, reducing the occurrence of acne breakouts.
  • Improves Skin Tone: Reduces the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone.
  • Anti-Aging: Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Aftercare

Post-peel care is important for achieving the best results and minimizing any side effects.

  • The skin be red straight after the treatment which can last up to 24 hours.
  • Swelling of the treated area is very common, if this does happen, sleep with a few pillows behind your head and avoid sleeping on the face. This will normally resolve within a few days.
  • The skin can be sensitive to touch. Ensure your hands are clean when applying facial products to your skin.
  • Some dryness can occur, if this happens, apply plenty of moisturizer to the skin and it will heal.
  • Avoid intense heat like saunas, steam or excessive exercise.
  • Apply SPF50 and avoid sun exposure.
  • Do not apply any products with active ingredients for 48 hours.
  • Avoid cosmetics for 48 hours.

Frequency

For optimal results, a series of peels is often recommended. Typically, 4 to 6 peels spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart are suggested, but this can vary based on individual skin concerns and response to the treatment.

The Obagi Radiance Peel is an effective treatment for individuals looking to improve their skin’s texture, tone, and overall appearance with minimal downtime. Regular treatments can lead to noticeable improvements in skin clarity, smoothness, and radiance.

We adore radiofrequency microneedling! This treatment does wonders for your skin. Let us unpack what this treatment is about and discuss the benefits.

Understanding Radiofrequency Microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling is a non-invasive procedure that addresses a variety of skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone, acne scars, and skin laxity. Microneedling involves creating tiny injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen production and skin renewal. Radiofrequency treatment generates heat energy which is delivered deep into the skin tissue. This also stimulates the production of collagen and remodels existing collagen in the skin. Combining radiofrequency with microneedling creates a powerful treatment to rejuvenate the skin.

How Does It Work?

During a radiofrequency microneedling treatment, your skin therapist will apply numbing gel to your face. A handheld device with fine needles is used to create microscopic punctures in the skin’s surface. These tiny injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins essential for maintaining skin firmness and elasticity.

In addition to the mechanical aspect of microneedling, radiofrequency energy is simultaneously delivered through the needles into the deeper layers of the skin. This energy heats the tissue, further stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin from within. The combination of microneedling and radiofrequency effectively targets multiple layers of the skin, resulting in comprehensive rejuvenation and skin tightening.

Benefits of Radiofrequency Microneedling

This treatment is a popular one for many reasons, some key benefits include:

  1. Reduced Wrinkles and Fine Lines: By stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity, wrinkles, and fine lines are diminished, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.
  2. Improved Skin Texture: The controlled micro-injuries created during the treatment promote cell turnover and collagen remodeling, leading to improved skin texture and a more even complexion.
  3. Acne Scar Reduction: The treatment helps reduce the appearance of acne scars by promoting the regeneration of healthy skin cells and smoothing out uneven skin tone and texture.
  4. Skin Tightening: The radiofrequency energy delivered during the procedure stimulates the production of new collagen, resulting in firmer, tighter skin, particularly in areas prone to sagging, such as the cheeks, jawline, and neck.
  5. Minimal Downtime: While some redness and swelling may occur immediately following the treatment, downtime is typically minimal compared to more invasive procedures, making it a convenient option for individuals with busy lifestyles. We advise to expect 12 hours downtime after treatment.

In Conclusion

It offers a safe and effective solution for addressing various skin concerns. The combination of radiofrequency and microneedling has a dual effect on the tissue resulting in powerful skin rejuvenation.