HIFU (High-intensity Focused Ultrasound) treatment is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment for face lifting, wrinkle reduction, double chins and body sculpting. It uses focused ultrasound energy to target different layers of the skin. During the treatment, high-frequency ultrasound beams are emitted into the target tissue sites, causing the tissue to heat up rapidly, initiating the cells’ healing process. This stimulates the production of new collagen and results in tighter, firmer skin. While this may seem counterintuitive, the beams are focused only on the targeted tissue sites below the skin’s surface. Therefore, no damage is caused to the upper layers of the skin. Since HIFU energy can reach as far as the fat layer of the body, it is also a highly effective treatment to remove unwanted fat and tighten body skin.
HIFU technology has a long history for medical use since 1940’s. It was reported that HIFU was used for the first time in skin rejuvenation in 2007. Since then, a large number of clinical studies on HIFU’s aesthetic application showed promising results for facial lifting, skin rejuvenation and body sculpting. HIFU treatments do not require incisions and zero downtime is required. Its localized heating treats much deeper layers than lasers and radio frequency, achieving fast, long-lasting results. HIFU has become the most popular alternative to cosmetic surgery.
Not all HIFU devices are the same.
Engineered and manufactured in Korea, DualHI™+ is the latest 3rd generation HIFU technology for face and body treatments. It stands out from other HIFU devices on the current market with its precise power output, dual transducer, quick treatment time and the ability to treat delicate areas. Registered with TGA, DUALHI+™ is the doctors’ choice and now available at InnoShape Body Studio.
Equipped with 6 depths of transducers in 2 sizes and a fully customized treatment program, DualHI+™ can target various layers under the skin precisely and effectively:
DualHI+™ HIFU technology can be used with any skin complexion. It works best on skins with mild to moderate facial tissue sagging. The results from a HIFU face treatment are comparable to a modern facelift procedure but without the risks associated with a surgery.
During a DualHI+™ face treatment, ultrasound energy at a temperature of 65-70°C is emitted into 3 layers under the skin. It creates minor injuries to those layers, triggers the ‘healing’ response in the skin, stimulates collagen reproduction and results in firmer and tighter skin.
SMAS Layer (depth of 4.5mm) – The SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) is a layer of tissue deep within the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Being the most important support structure for the face, the SMAS is the layer that cosmetic surgeons tighten during a facelift surgery. DualHI+ HIFU can effectively achieve the comparable effect without going under the knife.
Dermis Layer (depth of 3.0mm) – The Dermis layer is where collagen and elastin are produced to provide the skin’s strength, enabling the skin to stretch. The gradual decrease of these two fibres causes our skin to sag, wrinkle and lose tone. DualHI+ HIFU treatment targets the dermis layer to regenerate collagen, improve elasticity, smooth wrinkle appearance and reduce pore size.
Epidermis Layer (depth of 1.5mm) – The Epidermis layer is outmost skin layer. Fine lines and wrinkles are visible on the skin surface when the underneath dermis layer starts to lose collagen and elastin fibres. DualHI+ HIFU treatment on this upper skin layer can instantly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, giving you naturally radiant, plump and youthful skin.
Most clients see immediate difference after a DualHi+ HIFU face treatment. The best result comes 3-6 months after the treatment when the cycle of collagen reproduction completes. Results from one treatment generally last 12-18 months. When combined with a healthy lifestyle and suitable skin care regime, the result can last even longer for up to 3 years. Most people need only 1-2 full treatments in the first year. People with photodamaged skin or a high degree of loose skin may require multiple treatments to see the desired results. As the aging process takes over, you may need to repeat the treatment every 1-2 years as a maintenance.
DualHI+ comes with pen size transducers which can be used on delicate and small areas more precisely. They are perfect for an express face treatment to get immediate skin toning and glowing effects, as well as mini treatments around the eyes and lips.
DualHI+™ HIFU body treatment is best for clients with BMI 30 or lower and for targeting stubborn pockets of fat on arms, stomach, hips, buttocks and thighs. During the treatment session, ultrasound energy in controlled high temperature is delivered into targeted layers of subcutaneous fat as deep as 6.5mm, 9.5mm & 13mm, killing fat cells in an instant. The damaged fat cells will then be flushed away via our body’s natural process – the lymphatic drainage system – that continues for up to 3 months. Not only does the thermal effect destroy the fat cell, it can also create collagen contraction in the treatment area, achieving a skin-tightening effect.
DualHI+ HIFU is a highly effective treatment for body slimming and toning, including cellulite reduction and décolletage lifting. Fat loss results after a DualHI+ HIFU session are permanent and can be visible between 2 and 4 months post treatment. Just one single session can reduce 2-4cm from the treated area. An active lifestyle with healthy diet helps optimizing the results. While most clients need only one session, the treatment can be repeated after 3 months depending on your goals.
DualHI+™ HIFU is a non-surgical, safe, zero-downtime treatment that offers serious and long-lasting results. It can be applied to the face, neck and various body parts for anti-ageing, skin tightening, fat burning and body sculpting.
Neck skin tightening
Double chin reduction
Wrinkles and fine lines reduction
Nasolabial fold improvement
Crow feet reduction around eyes
Forehead frown lines reduction
Thighs (inner and outer)
Aesthetic results from DualHI+™ HIFU treatment generally last 12-18 months, and even longer up to 3 years with a healthy lifestyle and suitable skin care regime. Before and after care is as important as the treatment itself. Following these guidelines helps reducing discomfort or complications and enhancing the results. Click HERE to download a Pre- & Post-Care Information Sheet.
Download: DualHI+™ HIFU Pre- & Post-Care Information Sheet
Depending on the areas to be treated, the duration of each treatment ranges from 15 to 60 minutes, plus 20-30 minutes pre-treatment preparation and post treatment care.
DualHI+™ HIFU treatments target the deeper layers under the skin. Usually, the best results come between 2-6 months after the initial treatment. Results are permanent.For a face treatment, enhanced skin radiance and tone can be seen immediately after the session. The effect of a HIFU treatment will continue up to six months when the collagen fibres regenerate and restructure themselves. HIFU face treatment results generally last 12-18 months, sometimes up to 3 years depending on your lifestyle and the aging process. For a body treatment, the fat cells are burnt instantly during the session but the metabolic wastes will take 2-4 months to be fully flushed out from the body through our natural lymphatic drainage system. A balanced and healthy lifestyle with appropriate after care regime are important to bring faster, longer-lasting results. Please refer to more details from our DualHI+™ HIFU treatment Pre- & Post Care Information Sheet HERE.
DualHI+™ HIFU treatments deliver permanent results with just one session. Whiles most clients need only one session, some may benefit from repeated treatments depending on their starting point and end goals, degree of skin laxity, individual biological response to HIFU treatment and lifestyle, etc. Maintenance treatment every 1-2 years can also help keeping pace with our body’s natural ageing process.
A full HIFU face or body treatment can be repeated within 3-6 months. For an express face toning or mini treatment, it can be repeated every 2-4 weeks. At the initial consultation, we will assess your conditions and make recommendations for a treatment plan for you. We will also review your results 8-12 weeks post treatment and discuss if a repeated session is required.
To keep the results longer, remember to exercise regularly, eat nutritious food, sleep well, drink plenty of water and use suitable skin / body care products.
HIFU is a very safe technology. The ultrasound energy bypasses the upper skin layers, causing no damage to the skin. No downtime is required. You can resume your normal activities. Possible side effects after a HIFU treatment include redness on skin, swelling, tenderness, numbness or tingling sensations. These symptoms are usually mild and temporary and will disappear in a few hours to just a few days.Read our DualHI+™ HIFU Treatment Pre- & Post Care Information Sheet HERE for managing any discomfort and enhancing the results from the treatment.
During the treatment, you may experience some discomfort. When the ultrasound energy is emitted, you may feel heat and tingling. Some people describe it as tiny pulses or a light prickly sensation. This indicates that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Everyone’s comfort levels vary. The discomfort sensation only lasts a second or two while the energy is being delivered. It will then be a faint memory. Immediately after the treatment, your skin may feel warm and flushed – like a mild sunburn which will gradually subside over the next few hours.
Our DualHI+™ HIFU program can be easily adjusted to your tolerance threshold. Its unique design of dual transducers makes the emission of ultrasound energy more evenly distributed. This also means the treatment will be completed in a shorter time, thus minimizing the discomfort sensation. No anaesthetic is required for a DualHI+™ HIFU treatment. Most clients can undergo a HIFU session without any issues. Something to takeaway: HIFU treatment may not be a comfortable and relaxing treatment, but it gives you superior results without needing to go under the knife.
To optimize the results and minimize any side effects from a DualHI+™ HIFU treatment, you need to follow the guidelines on what to do and what to avoid before and after the treatment. This includes sun exposure, skin care products, other facial/body treatments, body hydration, medications, exercise etc. For full details, download the DualHI+™ HIFU Pre- & Post Care Information Sheet HERE.
No. HIFU body treatment works best for reducing the hard-to-reach fatty areas and firming your skin. If you are looking more to lose weight, you must incorporate exercise and nutrition into your daily life. Check out our HYPOXI low impact exercise and BallancerPro lymphatic drainage massage treatment. They can supercharge your weight loss results and are your perfect accompaniment in your fitness journey. When you are close to or reach your fitness goal, you can revisit the DualHI+™ HIFU treatment to target the more stubborn areas and tone up your skin.
HIFU technology is safe and non-invasive. However, it is not suitable for everyone. Clients with the following conditions will not be treated with HIFU.
– fever – cold sores or any open sores on or near the areas to be treated – skin irritation or open lesions on or near the areas to be treated – herpes I or II on or near the areas to be treated – any contagious diseases
You will be asked to fill in a health questionnaire and consent form to ascertain your suitability for this treatment.
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