High intensity focused ultrasound originated as a medical procedure that transmits energy locally to destroy types of tissue. This type of technology is widely used in medicine to treat a range of diseases and has been used in aesthetic medicine
In the cosmetic industry, we use ultrasound for a range of different indications. There’s been a lot of talk about different brands that use this technology such as ultherapy (a treatment to stimulate the deeper structures of the face and provide tightening to specific areas). This is a treatment that PHI actually believes in. It has proven results, is FDA approved and our patient satisfaction rate for this procedure is very high indeed. Please don’t be mistaken; high intensity focused ultrasound to tighten the skin would not replace a surgical facelift, however, it can work particularly well for patients who are starting to experience skin laxity and some sagging, or for the patient who wishes to maintain the current structure of the face that they already have. Another technology to treat these complaints and tighten the skin is radio-frequency which can often be used in combination with one another.
Ultherapy is the leading brand name for high-intensity focused ultrasound – and it doesn’t come cheap. There are other ultrasound technologies on the market and the patient will be required to investigate thoroughly with a clinician to determine what brand of high-intensity focus ultrasound device they will require. It is important at this stage to confirm FDA approval and that the treatment you seek is safe for use in the UK.
By combining high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy, needle based radio-frequency and an injectable treatment such as Botox® and dermal fillers, PHI clinic are able to provide their patients with the best possible solution for sagging skin and other natural signs of ageing.
PHI clinic houses the largest collection of medical devices in the UK. We are not loyal to the brand; in fact, in some cases we have a number of different brands of the same technology so that we can truly tailor our treatment plans to that of the individual. Our objective is to provide you with the best possible chance of the results you are looking to achieve. So, why not visit us for a complimentary consultation to discuss what options are available to you?