Trypanophobia is an extreme fear of syringes, needles and injections. This fear is real and should not be carelessly dismissed by physicians treating a patient. When we come to aesthetic procedures, most of the procedures require some form of injection using needles to administer treatments or products to the client. Fortunately, all is not lost for clients who have needle phobia as we now have HIFU treatment. It utilizes ultrasound to provide regeneration and rejuvenation of the face without need for any needles or injections.
HIFU or High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound is the latest innovation in non-invasive aesthetic treatments that provides facial lifting and rejuvenation. HIFU uses ultrasound or sound energy, similar to that used commonly in medicine for diagnostics purposes or pregnancy scanning. Ultrasound has a long track record for being a very safe modality in medical imaging.
In HIFU, the ultrasound is focused, akin to using magnifying glass to focus sunlight. It works by delivering a high intensity focused ultrasound into various layers of the skin. The ultrasound energy is converted into heat to cause spots of tissue contraction in the face and neck. The superficial skin layer is spared in the process. When the HIFU energy is passed throughout the face and neck, the final outcome is skin lifting and rejuvenation. With time, the heated tissues also undergo collagen synthesis to re-volumize the skin.
- Customized machine settings by experienced doctors for optimum results
- Safe, fast and simple procedure
- No downtime
- Improved facial contours
- Improved skin laxity
- Tighter and firmer skin
Gem HIFU treatment is suitable for anyone who desires lifted and tighter skin. It is however not recommended for clients who have ongoing skin allergy or severe acne. Gem HIFU treatment is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.
Do turn up for your appointment without your makeup. The doctor will assess you skin prior to the procedure. Photos will be taken before numbing cream is applied to the whole face. After approximately 30 minutes, the numb cream is removed part by part and the doctor proceeds to deliver HIFU shots to the face.
Clients usually feel mild heat and or tingling sensation deep inside the skin with every HIFU shot. If the heat sensation becomes unbearable, the doctor will quickly reduce the level of HIFU energy being delivered. After HIFU, some redness is expected which will quickly subside within a few hours. Make-up can be applied immediately. Clients are advised to avoid the sun and do optimum sun protection post procedure.
For best results, we advise to have the HIFU procedure done once a month for a minimum of 3 months. Client will slowly start to appreciate firmer and lifted skin within 3-6 months. Optimum results are seen when HIFU is combined our 6 Senz Facial sculpturing using dermal fillers, thread lifting and botox.