Is HIFU Worth It?
Is HIFU worth it? Well, that’s for you to decide after reading this text and understanding more about HIFU and its costs. So for the best skin health expert advice and tips regarding HIFU stay with us.
Every day at Brilliant Skin Australia, we work with clients just like you who want to improve the quality of their skin tone and firmness and enjoy in-clinic skin rejuvenation treatments. Our approach is to educate our clients about natural solutions to pro-aging for younger-looking skin to feel more confident about investing in their skincare and the right treatments for their skin health.
Does HIFU Therapy Work?
So, is the cost of a HIFU facelift treatment worth it? Let us explain more, and you can decide for yourself. You’ve all seen the headlines: “come to get your instant non-evasive or non-surgical facelift treatment here,” quick results from just one treatment, tighter firmer-looking skin with long-lasting results,” but the question we always get asked is how much does a HIFU facelift cost and how well does it work. We will explain in more detail about the HIFU cost in a second, but the first thing we would like to address is the “does it work” question. Yes, it does work.
There are plenty of before and after images online, but the outcomes are personal, and they vary. Remember, we are not here to prove it works; we are here to help you understand if it’s worth it for you or not.
What Do HIFU Costs Depend on?
HIFU facelift costs depend on two factors: number one, the type of ultrasound energy needed for the outcome, and number two, the size of the area you are treating so as an example, a non-invasive facelift treatment will cost more money than a HIFU eye lift treatment; while an instant skin tightening treatment on the face using single macro energy will cost less than a neck or jawline lift as this requires three layers of micro energy.
Other clinics may do this differently, but this works for our clients and us, so HIFU facelift treatment costs will vary due to the type of ultrasound energy you need for the outcome and the size of the area treated.
The different types of ultrasound deliver distinct types of energy and cartridges. There is macro energy for instant skin tightening plumping, similar to radiofrequency. Then there’s micro-energy which penetrates deep into the dermis layer to pinpoint and create that lift and firmness.
Each of the cartridges cost the same; they contain the same numbers of shots, the cost of the machine to deliver the energy is the same, the products that are used to remove the gel and do the face treatment afterward are the same, the cost or the hourly rate of our professional time and knowledge to deliver the treatment is the same.
The variable of a HIFU cost is calculated based on the number of shots and energy required to get the different outcomes, so it takes more shots to create a facelift than it does to do a skin tightening.
The HIFU facelift requires three layers, and it starts deep in the dermis layer to cause inflammation and a contraction about the smash layer. The next layer is to stimulate the collagen production for the lift and to target the hypodermal layer and then to complete the treatment, the third layer of energy is required in the epidermis layer to tighten and then lift the skin, but for instant skin tightening, it’s just a single macro layer to use to stimulate the collagen and elastin in your epidermis layer.
Another factor to consider is the size of the area you want treating. For a HIFU facelift treatment commonly, the focus is just under the chin and up the jawline, or you might want an entire neck area. It’s entirely up to you, but in general, both require three layers of energy and will use between 500 and 600 shots.
The eye area is smaller and will only use a single layer of energy due to the delicate nerves and the fat tissue issues, so you would commonly only get like 300 shots out of that treatment. Then for skin tightening, the single layer of macro energy is based again on thinner skin and will lift and plump easily. We focus on mouth and cheeks under the eyes and the brows for instant tightening and plumping; this again will be about three to four hundred shots taking into account the fixed costs mentioned before plus these two factors, our HIFU treatment costs are calculated.
Success Factors in HIFU Treatment
The main point here to add is that the older and thicker the skin, the more treatments you will need to get the lift, and now you understand how deep the energy goes. It takes 12 weeks (about 3 months) for the lift to come through and then the tightening to be almost perfect; the most significant variables are your hydration levels, immune response, cytokines production, collagen production, and the frequency of treatments you have. These factors will all influence the outcome.
If you expect the structure of your face to change and instantly lift thick skin and have a tiny smooth forehead, then HIFU is not worth it for you. You will be disappointed because no non-invasive face treatment can do that. But if your expectations are to encourage your natural look and stimulate the collagen and enhance what you already have and to look younger and feel lifted and firmer and are happy to be patient between 6 and 12 months, then yes, this kind of investment is perfect and well worth your time.
The Bottom Line About HIFU
At Brilliant Skin Australia, our HIFU treatments are usually part of an overall skin rejuvenation plan. We have evidence that our treatments work and improve skin tone and firmness because we have some pleased clients who tell us this. For us, it’s about how they feel. After three to six months of working together by combining HIFU face treatments with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as mesotherapy and micro-needling, we can positively say that yes, it is worth it.
We hope this answers your questions or queries about considering HIFU and whether it is worth it or not. The quality of your skin health will benefit from a HIFU treatment as long as you have those realistic expectations from non-invasive skin treatment. Remember to invest in your skin health, or just for younger-looking skin naturally after the age of 40.