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HIFU Treatment: What it is, benefits, effects, cost & more...

Updated: Mar 4, 2022

A high intensity focused ultrasound facial, or HIFU treatment for short, is a noninvasive treatment for facial aging. This procedure is part of a growing trend for anti-aging treatments that provide some of the benefits of a facelift without the need for surgery.
What is HIFU?

A HIFU facial uses ultrasound to create heat at a deep level in the skin. This heat damages targeted skin cells, causing the body to try to repair them. To do this, the body produces collagen to aid in cell regrowth. Collagen is a substance in the skin that gives it structure and elasticity.


What is HIFU for?

HIFU can:

  • tighten the skin on the neck

  • reduce the appearance of jowls

  • lift drooping eyelids or eyebrows

  • smooth wrinkles on the face

  • smooth and tighten chest skin


How does it work? Before, during & after treatment...


On the day of your treatment

  • Wash your face that morning

  • Ideally, do not apply make-up or apply any creams or cosmetics

  • Do not wear a turtle-neck or high collared clothing

  • Do not wear jewellery or accessories, or remove on arrival

3 days before the treatment

  • Do not use cosmetics which have Retinols,

Glycolic acid or salicylic acid (AHA’s)

The week leading up to the treatment

  • Do not use tanning machines or over exposure to the sun


During the treatment there can be discomfort whilst the Ultrasound is being delivered, it is not uncommon to experience a slight tingling according to the depth. You will be asked to give feedback whilst the treatment is taking place. In the very unlikely event of strong pain, muscle or nerve twitching, inform the clinic immediately. If needed, we can cool the fully completed treated areas.


  • Please only touch the skin with clean hands

  • Avoid hot steam and water for 2 days ( Sauna, Steam room, Jacuzzi )

  • Avoid vigorous sweaty sports and running/jogging for 2 weeks

  • For a few days clean your face with cold water and natural cleanser

  • Do not have Chemical peels or bleaching treatments until healed, minimum 1 week

  • Avoid direct sunlight, wear an SPF30 minimum and a hat for 2 weeks prior to treatment

  • For 1 month avoid Laser, IPL, RF, Microneedles, Microdermabrasion treatments

  • Ideally avoid fillers and toxins for a 2 month period

For more information please contact us or book your appointment online.


Side Effects

Immediately following the Doublo® treatment, the skin may appear red for a few hours. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days and/or tingling and tenderness for up to 1 week following the procedure. These are mild and temporary and depend on the strength of the treatment and your personal reaction. You can calm the areas treated with ice packs for relief, 10 minutes out of every hour is advised. If there is swelling an extra pillow or two is advised. If some tiny red bands, or ‘cat scratches’ appear on the skin, this is nothing to worry about and can be treated with hydrocortisone cream. Ibuprofen cream can also help with inflammation. If you experience any other side effects pleased contact the or have any further concerns please contact: Pure Aesthetics on 0115 950 2020.



The results of the treatment will unfold over the next 2 or 3 months, in rare cases up to 6 months.

Please make an appointment for 90 days after the treatment for a revue.

Before treatment & 2 months after treatment.




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