High Intensity Focus Ultrasound (HIFU)
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) are non-invasive treatment for skin tightening. Developments in technology have introduced more options for skin tightening treatment like Ultherapy, Ultraformer, Microson including Hifu Doublo Gold.
The production of two important protein for our skin, collagen and elastin slows down, resulting in sagging skin on the face, neck and body due to ageing. 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 skin at various depths to produce a long-lasting skin tightening effect. This equipment delivers precisely targeted ultrasound pulses to treat the areas of concern and using the highest frequency of continuous pulses, providing a visible result with zero side-effects.
Other than being able to penetrate 3 – 4.5mm into the skin, Doublo Gold can focus its ultrasound energy deeper into the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer to create multiple thermocoagulation, which results in the contraction of skin tissues to effectively tighten and lift the skin. It can also correct sagging eyebrows by reducing excess skin on the lids, thus lifting the brows and widening the eyes giving you an overall healthier and refreshing look.
Targeting mild to moderately sagging 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, youthful and healthier appearance.
DOUBLO GOLD LIFTING PRINCIPLE
Thermocoagulation occurs at 60 plus degree Celsius, which results in contraction and lifting of the skin. Increased elastin and collagen production in the skin from thermocoagulation will continue for up to 3 months as the skin continues to tighten.
Doublo Gold is the latest generation and delivers bidirectional, rapid, effective, and continuous pulsing – 300 shots in 8 min. 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.
- 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)
MAIN PROBLEM AREAS DOUBLO GOLD TARGET
Doublo Gold can be used to improve a variety of areas with moderately loose and sagging skin, including the face, brow, neck, chest, arms, elbows, tummy, inner thighs and knees using medical-grade HIFU energy.
Treatment duration depends on the 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 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.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS SHOULD I NEED?
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.
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.
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 be removed then 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.
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.