HIFU and RF MicroNeedling
Focus Dual offers a unique combination of the latest clinically proven technologies for face and body treatments. Radiofrequency Microneedling and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound come together to give maximum results to reduce the signs of ageing. With these gold-standard technologies we can treat the skin at EVERY layer to lift, firm, and tighten.
HIFU – High Intensity Frequency Ultrasound
HIFU uses Focused Ultrasound to target the deep structural layers of the skin with heat, which it does without damaging the skin’s surface. Focus Dual HIFU is one of the few treatments that can reach the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS)—which was previously accessible only via surgery. The result is a natural lift with virtually no downtime. The heat generated in the skin stimulates the cells to produce strong, new collagen and kick-start dormant collagen. As collagen production increases up to 12 weeks post treatment, this results in a more youthful and refreshed look.
Focus Dual is a new treatment for achieving skin tightening, lifting, firming and contouring. Focus Dual uses a combination of radiofrequency and microneedling technology to create a controlled trauma which triggers the body’s healing response of collagen and elastin production. Both technologies used in this treatment stimulate collagen in different ways. Microneedling creates micro-traumas in the skin, thereby stimulating the healing response, while radiofrequency uses heat to tighten the skin from the inside out. With Focus Dual you receive two treatments in one, meaning that you will achieve a stronger treatment and more effective results than when compared to having microneedling and radiofrequency treatments individually. The result is firmer, tighter, smoother, more lifted and hydrated skin.
Combining both technologies into a course of treatments delivers amazing results. This is why we have tailor made VLC’s Focus Dual Packages. This combines the two treatments in a course for targeted treatment, includes skincare to support your treatments and provides the best value for our clients.
How does a HIFU facial treatment work?
This non-surgical face lift works on the SMAS layer deep below the skin, which is the area surgeons tighten for face and neck lifts. Rather than surgery, the Focus Dual harnesses ultrasound technology to radiate energy to the SMAS layer to tighten, lift and plump the skin.
What does the treatment feel like?
You may experience some mild heating or a slight tingling sensation during treatment, Patients describe this as moderate, acceptable and comfortable. As the energy is delivered into the lower layers, you will be able to return to your normal activity straight after treatment.
How many sessions will I need?
1 session usually delivery the lift and tightening of the skin desired. combining with RF Microneedling treatments are recommended for best results.
How long will it take for me to see results?
Results can sometimes be seen immediately, but the results get better and better up to 12 weeks post treatment as your collagen is renewed.
We expect results to last 1-2 years, but this can be dependent on lifestyle and maintenance.
Is there any downtime with a HIFU treatment?
Due to the non-invasive nature of HIFU treatments, there is virtually no downtime. You may experience slight redness following the treatment, and a small percentage of our clients do experience minor swelling, tingling or tenderness. These symptoms are mild and temporary.
You will be able to return to your normal activities straight away, and there are no special recovery measures needed. This is why HIFU has earned the name “lunchtime face lift”.
How does Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling work?
Ultrafine needles penetrate the skin to different depths whilst simultaneously releasing radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the skin in a controlled manner, stimulating a wound healing response leading to the production of new collagen and elastin.
Our patients love how natural their skin looks and the results get better and better over time.
Can Radiofrequency Microneedling (RFM) be used on patients of all ages?
Yes, younger skin that doesn’t yet require lifting and tightening can benefit from Microneedling without the RF, where the focus is now more on refining pores, evening out texture and improving overall quality.
Older patients with laxity concerns benefit from the dual effect of the Microneedling with Radiofrequency. As the Focus Dual offers many different needle depths and intensity settings for RF, treatments can be easily customised for every different skin and level of concern.
How many sessions will I need?
Results can be seen after just one session. However, a minimum of 2 and up to 6 treatments, at 4-week intervals, deliver the best results, depending on the skin concern.
What results should I expect?
Most patients see an improvement 2 to 3 weeks after the first treatment. Results are natural and get better over time, peaking at 12 weeks following the final treatment.
Will there be downtime?
There is virtually no downtime. A slight swelling and redness are present immediately post-treatment and should subside over 24 hours.Contact Us