Do HIFU Treatments hurt?
The Ultraformer III HIFU machine offers faster shot speeds and shorter intervals between each shot, this means it’s very comfortable for the patient, in fact far more comfortable and less painful than many other HIFU treatments on the market. Some people describe it as feeling like tiny electric pulses, or a prickly sensation. It’s not pain free but it’s completely tolerable and it may feel different on different areas of your face or body.
HIFU is also an alternative to a surgical facelift or liposuction, which is likely to hurt far more and require recovery time. Comparatively, HIFU is the much less painful and invasive option.
Where can I get HIFU treatment?
Many clinics in London and around the UK have the Ultraformer III or it’s sister device ULFIT, make sure it’s the right device. Check our clinic finder on our contact page to find your nearest HIFU clinic
What is the best HIFU Treatment?
Treatment prices vary depending on the technology a clinic uses, some machines are more powerful, less painful and more effective than others. We suggest you do your homework on the technology that’s used.
Some HIFU machines come part of a multi-platform device, these tend to be less powerful as they offer various technologies in one device (like a jack of all trades!). A dedicated device to this single HIFU technology is much more effective. The cost may be a little more at first but you will need less treatments, see better results quicker.
Is HIFU safe and how much does HIFU treatment cost?
There are many HIFU machines on the market and lots of copy cat devices. At best these lower end devices are ineffective and at worst dangerous, this is because the cartridges don’t treat the the depths they claim to. Never purchase a “home use” HIFU device as these are guaranteed to deliver no results and may cause dangerous side effects.
If a medical CE marked device is used however, such as ULTRAFORMER III, by a trained professional then HIFU is a very safe and effective alternative to surgery.
The treatment tends to work best on people older than 30 with moderate skin laxity. The treatment is unlikely to be effective if your skin has become very lax or “saggy”, though your clinician can give you advice on whether you fall into this category. HIFU is not suitable for people with lesions or severe damage to the treatment area, metallic implants, or severe acne.
HIFU treatments tend to cost around £50-£300 depending on the length of treatment session, quality of device being used, and location of the clinic.