HIFU Non Surgical Facelift
Finally... a safe, fast and painless non surgical alternative for anyone looking to lift sagging skin, smooth out wrinkles and wipe 5-10 years off their appearance.
The ULTIMATE HIFU Non-Surgical Facelift is now in Noosa!
If you’re like most women, you will have been noticing the signs of ageing and wondering how you can fix it, and slow it down.
Your skin used to be much firmer and smoother, but now it’s looking….older….
So many factors affect the way you age, including hormones, children, diet, sun damage, stress of life, water intake – but ultimately it all equates to lines, wrinkles, sagging and loose skin.
The team at The Rejuv Lab have invested in the ULTIMATE HIFU equipment, giving you the opportunity to wind back the hands of time, and slow the ageing process, without the need for invasive options, or even surgery!
What is HIFU?
Stop thinking about surgery – and say goodbye to injectables! HIFU is the next best thing to a full surgical facelift –
but without pain, needles, knives and there’s no downtime.
You will leave your treatment seeing visible results, which improve over time.
During your HIFU treatment ultrasound heat waves penetrate deep into the tissue of the skin which stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin – resulting in a firmer, lifted and more youthful appearance.
HIFU at The Rejuv Lab works to tighten the SMAS layer, which is the same muscle group that surgeons target during a full surgical facelift. When the heat energy is delivered into this layer of the skin it results in minor trauma, which triggers the body’s natural healing process to kickstart in the form of new collagen fibres and elastin. This healing trauma and healing process results in a long-term improvement in the structure of the skin, firmer and tightened sagging skin, and a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
Why choose The Rejuv Lab for your HIFU Treatment?
At The Rejuv Lab, we pride ourselves in being the leading non-surgical
treatment clinic in Queensland, if not Australia. The equipment we’ve sourced is second-to-none and gives you a FASTER HIFU TREATMENT, and a PAIN FREE HIFU TREATMENT, with more impressive results.
Our experienced team of anti-ageing specialists are highly skilled and trained, in fact, we train other clinics on the use of advanced technology modalities, such a HIFU.
Having your HIFU treatment at The Rejuv Lab doesn’t end after your treatment. We work with you long term to ensure that you achieve maximum results, and continue to help you in slowing the ageing process longer term.
You know you are in the BEST HANDS when you have your HIFU treatment at The Rejuv Lab.
How to prepare for your HIFU Treatment
There isn’t any special preparation needed prior to having your HIFU treatment, but preferably arrive at your appointment without any makeup on the treatment area.
It’s always good to avoid sun exposure, and stop using any skin irritants such as glycolic/salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinol products such as Retin A, Tazorac, Triluma, Differin, and Vitamin C on the area being treated. If you are taking antibiotics please let us know. HIFU isn't recommended for people with infections and open skin lesions at the target area, severe or cystic acne, and metallic implants in the treatment area.
Important things to note before treatment:
- Avoid botox/filler 10 days in or near treatment areas before treatment
- Avoid any facial peels 3-5 days before treatment
- Avoid having any laser treatments on the area 2 weeks before treatment
- Avoid excessive sun exposure (sunburn) on the area
- Avoid skin care containing active ingredients 3-5 days before treatment (i.e. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, AHAs and BHAs)
- HIFU is not suitable for those who are pregnant
- If you have dermal implants, or any metal implants including chin implant/s, please let us know.
- If you’re currently taking any acne or skin thinning, or photosensitive medication such as Roaccutane, we can’t treat your skin as there is a risk of burning
- If you have any open sores, acne, infection or skin sensitivity in the area please let us know
We can't treat with HIFU if you are currently taking Warfarin medication. Your prescribing doctor has to give you instructions on when to stop and when to start the medication. Your doctor also needs to advise if you're unable to have the procedure because you cannot stop taking the Warfarin medication.
After your HIFU Facelift Treatment
Your HIFU Specialist will advise you of post-treatment HIFU care, and you should adhere to treatment recommendations ongoing for optimum results.
- It’s normal for the area to feel warm or tight immediately after your HIFU treatment
- The treated area may be flushed, red and feel tingly
- Do not wax the treated area for 3-5 days
- Do not laser the treated area for 2 weeks
- Do not exfoliate the skin for 2-3 days
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours
- Avoid skin care containing active ingredients 3-5 days after treatment (i.e. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, AHAs and BHAs)
- Avoid hot baths, steam rooms and massage for 24 hours
- Avoid sunburn during the healing process of the skin for 2 weeks
- If the skin feels hot or sensitive, apply serum as provided by your technician or a cold compress to the area
- Apply SPF 30 daily
- Drink plenty of water
- Only use prescribed skin care recommended by your Rejuv Lab Specialist
Following your treatment, you MAY experience some slight redness or swelling, but it should subside quickly. A light tingling sensation of the treated area may persist for up to several weeks - some people also describe an "aching" feeling. Rarely, you may experience temporary numbness or bruising, but these side effects usually go away quite rapidly.
How often should I have HIFU Face Lift?
Once you have a HIFU treatment, you will be left wondering where it has been all of your life!
Your first HIFU treatment will unwind years of damage. It will smooth your skin, reduce wrinkles, lift sagging skin and help to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
Most people see immediate results, and these improve over the next 3-6 months!
Here at The Rejuv Lab, you will undergo a through consultation prior to your HIFU treatment. During this consultation it is important that you advise the specialist of your concerns, as well as your goals.
Most people see an immediate result after their HIFU treatment - and this result will improve over the next few months.
You specialist will work with you to devise a treatment strategy to help you achieve your goals.
If you are suffering from medium to severe skin laxity, you may choose to have up to three (3) HIFU Face Lifting treatments in the first six (6) months of discovering HIFU.
Thereafter, recommended treatment protocol varies depending on you, your skin, your age etc.
HIFU will unwind damage, and slow the ageing process for you - however, it is important to understand that HIFU will not STOP the ageing process, so it is vital for you to have a prescribed treatment plan.
This treatment plan may include a full HIFU face lift every 6-12 months, with a variety of skin treatments in between - keeping your skin firm, smooth and radiant.
How long does HIFU last?
This is a common question we are asked. However, it is not about "how long it lasts" as HIFU does not wear off like botox or other injectables. HIFU will, in fact, improve your skin's health by triggering collagen and stimulating elastin - meaning that you will look younger longer once you discover the benefits of HIFU!
The majority of HIFU facelift patients will see an immediate result following their treatment, and this does continue to improve over time.
So, if you want to stay younger longer - HIFU facelift is your fountain of youth!
Our range of HIFU Face treatments includes:
- Full Facelift
- Full Facelift & Neck Lift
- Forehead & Brow Lift
- Chin Lift
- Jowl & Jawline
- Cheek Lift
- Upper Facelift
- Lower Facelift
Which treatment is right for me? SkinTIGHT or HIFU?
Ageing is a process we all have to go through - unfortunately we can’t stop it, but we can reverse the signs of ageing, and we can slow it down.
From our mid-20's, our body’s collagen production begins to slow down. In fact, collagen levels can drop by up to 2% every year.
Lifestyle and genetics are two of the main factors that determine how drastically collagen levels drop. Skin becomes lax, wrinkles form, and the skin doesn't have that plump, radiant glow that it had in younger years. Collagen loss increases and ageing progresses for the remainder of life.
However, here at The Rejuv Lab, you have a selection of safe and extremely effective treatments that help you achieve more youthful, firm, and tightened skin!
Two of our most popular treatments can help to turn back the clock, and aid in slowing the ageing process.
HIFU (High Intensity Infrared Ultrasound) and skinTIGHT (Radio Frequency) are non-surgical, non-invasive skin tightening treatments that heat up the skin to induce a collagen remodelling response in its deep layers. Although they both tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, they use different technologies to do so. Therefore, one treatment modality may be more suitable than the other for your personal needs.
skinTIGHT is a tissue-tightening procedure that uses monopolar radiofrequency energy to deliver heat into the epidermal skin layers. It penetrates no further than 3mm deep into skin tissues. The hand-held device uses a bulk heating technique across larger areas to tighten sagging skin, smooth out wrinkles, and stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Not only does it provide visible skin-tightening benefits from immediate collagen contraction, it also provides anti-ageing benefits by triggering the skin’s wound-healing response and encouraging cell turnover. This gives the skin a firmer, plumper and more youthful-looking appearance, reducing fine lines, shrinking enlarged pores, and even improving skin conditions like acne.
Since it only reaches epidermal layers without penetrating the deep dermis, it’s a better choice for addressing volume loss and for concerns on more delicate areas, like drooping eyelids.
skinTIGHT can be used with any skin complexion and is ideal for facial rejuvenation, reshaping and resuscitating the facial musculature, raising the eyebrows and clearing the area around the eyes, and improving wrinkles and fine lines. It’s primarily used to treat skin laxity by facial tightening, and it’s best suited to clients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their early twenties.
For best results, you might need several sessions over the first few months and one session every few months for maintenance.
HIFU Skin Tightening
HIFU utilises high-intensity focused ultrasound energy that is delivered deep into the skin causing very precise thermal coagulation that reaches the SMAS layer (muscle). Delivering tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy it precisely heats up a specific location in a short period of time.
Your skin responds to this energy by stimulating its deep dermal tissue to produce new compact collagen fibres. This, in turn, leads to a gradual tightening and improvement of your skin elasticity and firmness. As the skin tightens, wrinkles and lines become less visible. The texture of the skin is improved as it becomes smooth, shiny and firm. This results in long-lasting firming, and tightening of the skin, after just one treatment. It helps reduce the double chin fat, prevent jowling, skin lifting and tightening, cheek lift, and improves skin quality and texture.
Initial tightening of the skin can be seen immediately after treatment, and it continues to improve gradually over time. This means that with just one treatment, the regenerative process is initiated, but its full results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months; it’s scientifically proven to continue up to 6 months.
Main differences between skinTIGHT and HIFU
They use different technologies to heat up the deep skin tissues. HIFU delivers more precise and more intense fractional ultrasound energy that goes to the SMAS layer, while skinTIGHT is based on a bulk heating strategy.
HIFU goes much deeper into and beyond the dermis, being able to reach the SMAS layer (muscle). skinTIGHT, on the other hand, won’t go as deep as HIFU. It focuses on epidermal layers and doesn’t go beyond the deep dermis.
HIFU is generally performed less frequently (can be performed up to 3 times in 6 months), whereas skinTIGHT may require several sessions to get a similar result – and skinTIGHT can be undertaken more frequently.
The exact frequency of either of those treatments will depend on your skin conditions, such as its current elasticity or your genetic heritage.
How to choose between HIFU and skinTIGHT
As we age, our face starts to exhibit a mix of sagging, wrinkling and sinking. Although each person’s ageing style is unique and should always be addressed individually, the following guide explains how different treatments may be more suitable for different types of issues.
HIFU is the best choice as it tightens the SMAS layer (muscle) of the skin which reverses the sagging appearance. HIFU assists in tightening loose skin around the jowls, improves the appearance of a double chin, or “lifting” the brows. The skin lifting and tightening effects will give the appearance of a slimmer face, sharp jawline and double chin reduction. It can also get rid of any excess fat and tissue in the lower face that’s worsening the sagging effect.
skinTIGHT being a less intensive method that doesn’t penetrate tissues as deep as HIFU, can be a better choice for addressing volume loss or treating delicate areas such as lower and upper eyelids. If you have no or limited skin laxity, but are losing facial volume, you may opt for skinTIGHT. It will tighten the skin but also create the effect of more volume, especially in the area around the mouth. skinTIGHT is also perfect for pre-event preparation as it gives an INSTANT boost and glow.
Wrinkles and fine lines
Both HIFU and skinTIGHT boost collagen production and accelerate skin tissue remodelling, so they’re both effective in treating wrinkles and fine lines. The best method for treating the signs of skin degeneration will depend on the extent of your skin ageing and the area you want to treat. For this reason, any deep lines and wrinkles should be treated with HIFU due to its skin tightening properties, as skinTIGHT doesn’t target deep within the SMAS (muscle layer).