Advanced High Intensity Focus Ultrasound (HIFU) - Doublo Gold

As we age, production of collagen and elastin—two proteins that help our skin stay plump, firm and smooth—slows down, resulting in areas of lax, sagging skin on the face, neck and body. If you are bothered by skin laxity, non-surgical skin tightening can temporarily halt this process and restore a firmer, smoother, more youthful appearance with little to no downtime.

Doublo Gold is the latest non-invasive treatment which uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technology to penetrate the dermis at various depths to produce a long-lasting skin tightening effect. This state-of-the-art equipment delivers precisely targeted ultrasound pulses to treat the areas of concern effectively. It emits the highest frequency of continuous pulses amongst the rest of the HIFU machines, providing the most visible results with zero side-effects.

Other than being able to penetrate 3 – 4.5mm into the dermis, Doublo Gold is able to focus its ultrasound energy deeper into the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer to create multiple thermocoagulation, which in turn, results in the contraction of skin tissues to effectively tighten and lift the skin. It can also correct saggy brows by reducing excess skin on the lids, thus lifting the brows and widen the eyes, giving an overall refreshed look.

Efficiently targeting mild to moderately saggy skin, the rejuvenation effects can be seen immediately after the treatment and will continue to improve over the next 6 months as elastin and collagen will be produced to restore a firmer and more youthful appearance with little to no down-time.

Doublo gold lifting principle

Thermocoagulation occurs at 60 plus degree Celsius, which results in contraction of the skin and lifts it up.  Increased elastin and collagen production in the skin from thermocoagulation will continue for up to 3 months as the skin continues to tighten up.

Doublo Gold is the latest generation and delivers the highest frequency of pulses amongst other HIFU machines.  It delivers bidirectional, rapid, effective, and continuous pulsing – 300 shots in 8 min, while other HIFU systems can only deliver pulses in one direction.   Quality of the energy that is administered is maintained despite the speed being increased, and there are close to zero side effects.  There is also further increase in efficiency with single or continuous pulse footswitch.

Treatment application

  • Non-surgical Face / Neck Lift
  • Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation
  • Nasolabial Fold Reduction
  • Eyebrow Lift
  • Jowl Lift
  • Body Contouring
  • Abdominal Fat Reduction
  • Double Chin Reduction
  • Pore Size Reduction
  • Overall Rejuvenation of the Skin (Reducing of Fine Lines and Wrinkles)

What problem areas does Doublo Gold target?

Doublo Gold can be used to address a variety of areas with moderately loose and saggy skin, including the face, brow, neck, chest, arms, elbows, tummy, inner thighs and knees using medical-grade HIFU energy.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment duration depends greatly on the severity of the condition and areas to be treated. A full face and neck treatment can take about 90 minutes. A topical numbing cream is usually applied before the treatment and will be left on for about 30-60 minutes to minimize pain during the process. No post-treatment care is needed.

How long does the results last?

A tighter and firmer skin can be seen immediately after the procedure, with noticeable results lasting usually beyond a year. Follow-up treatments can be done when the effects wear off in the future and the period varies by individual and lifestyle conditions.

Will I need more than one treatment?

It is usually a one-time treatment; however, some individuals may benefit from more than one treatment depending on the severity of skin laxity and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound technology. This procedure can be repeated biannually for even better results.

Is there any downtime to this treatment?

As this is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure, there is little to no downtime. Individuals can return to their normal activities after treatment, although some might experience slight redness on treated areas for up to an hour.

Technical information

HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) can be used to improve skin laxity by delivering precisely targeted controlled pulses of ultrasound to areas of concern, which starts a process called thermal coagulation.

This causes existing collagen fibres to denature, which stimulates new collagen synthesis and regeneration. This is a non-invasive procedure that does not negatively affect the outer layer of skin, bypassing the surface to deliver energy to the deeper layers to promote collagen production.

Results are noticeable almost immediately in some cases and continue to improve for up to 6 months after treatment, with no downtime.

At Celevenus Wellness & Aesthetic Clinic, we have a range of ultrasound treatments; to find out which treatment is right for you, contact us now!

Are there any difference between Doublo Gold and Thermage?

Both are non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that focuses on improving skin laxity and tightening of saggy skin. However, Doublo Gold uses HIFU ultrasonic energy to deliver focal heat to concentrate deeper into the dermis and SMAS layer while Thermage uses monopolar radiofrequency technology to target the underlying facial tissues more superficially. Doublo Gold is a more precise and superior treatment as it is able to deliver more energy to target the deeper facial tissues to stimulate the generation of collagen to lift the skin as opposed to Thermage. Also, Doublo Gold is a one-time treatment that provides similar results as those achieved with face-lift while a series of Thermage treatments is required to achieve desired results.

Things to take note

  • Results appear gradually over several weeks or months.
  • Multiple treatments or combination with other treatments may be needed to achieve the desired results.
  • Treatment will need to be repeated periodically to maintain results.
  • Not effective on more advanced skin sagging, such as pronounced jowling or stretched skin following pregnancy or weight loss.