HIFU – Facial

Non–Surgical Skin Lifting, Firming & Tightening

Revitalise your face, neck and body with HIFU, a revolutionary skin-tightening procedure that helps you to lift, smooth and tighten sagging skin without surgery.

Focus Dual offers a unique combination of the latest, clinically proven technologies for face and body treatments. Radiofrequency Micro needling 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 stands for ‘High Intensity Focused Ultrasound’ and it is a non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound to lift, firm and tighten the skin.

HIFU deposits focused ultrasound energy below the surface of the skin, contracting all skin layers in just one treatment! This stimulates the creation of new collagen in the area. HIFU is highly effective in firming, tightening and lifting the facial skin and reducing excess skin on the body.

Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firm, tight and lifted. As we age, collagen loses its structure and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity. HIFU kickstarts the repair process and helps the skin to produce fresh, strong collagen.

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’ll be able to return to your normal activities straight away, and there are no special recovery measures needed. Therefore HIFU has earned the name “lunchtime face lift”.

Some clients do see immediate initial effects; however, the ultimate lifting, firming and tightening results will take place over the following 2 to 3 months. During this time, older collagen structures are replaced by new, strong collagen. As the collagen-building process continues, you may see further improvements up to 6 months after the final procedure.

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.

You may experience some mild heating or a slight tingling sensation during treatment. Patients describe this as moderate and acceptable

You may experience some mild heating or a slight tingling sensation during treatment. Patients describe this as moderate and acceptable

Treatments are carried out every 4-6 weeks and typically between 1 and 3 treatments are recommended for best results. Top-up sessions are performed as required, but usually only once or twice a year.

Results can usually 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.

  • Avoid sun exposure and self-tanning (including sunbeds) two weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid using acid/chemical-based products on the area one week prior to treatments (for example glycolic/salicylic acid and retinols).
  • Inform your clinician of any changes in medication/health.
  • Inform your clinician if you have a history or flare up of cold sores as this can impair treatment. Anti-viral medication may be taken if necessary.
  • The treated area can be red or pink in colour after the treatment and this may last for a few hours. It will also feel warm to the touch during this time.
  • Bruising may occasionally occur after treatment in delicate areas, especially around the eyes. This can last up to 5 days but should resolve with no long-term effects.
  • A high protection sunscreen should be used after treatments and sun exposure should be avoided for 4-weeks post-treatment.
  • Make-up can be applied after 12 hours.
  • Immediately after treatment, contraction of collagen fibres improves the skin’s elasticity, so your skin will appear firmer. This can be temporary as the production of new collagen takes time, and best results are seen after your course of treatments (continuing for 3 to 6 months after the end of your course).
  • Avoid alcohol and keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Avoid heat treatments such as hot baths/showers, saunas, steam rooms.
  • Waxing, tweezing and depilatory creams can be resumed 7 days post treatment.
  • A non-exfoliating cleanser and light moisturizer can be used on the day of treatment and for 1-2 days afterwards. By around day 3 normal skin routine can be resumed, however, avoid acid/chemical-based products for at least 7 days post treatment.
  • Further laser treatment, chemical peels, Botox/Dermal fillers can be resumed 2 weeks post treatment.
  • Blistering is very unusual, but if it does occur, contact the clinic immediately for further advice. Keep the area clean and dry and allow to heal naturally. Do not use any lotions or creams on open skin as this may increase the risk of infection. Grazing or flaking can sometimes occur following treatment, so it’s important you DO NOT pick grazes or blisters – as this may increase the chance of a scar occurring. Once the skin has healed, a high protection sunscreen should be used daily for 12 months to prevent pigmentation changes to the skin.


Focus Dual offers ultimate flexibility to tailor results for your every skin concern.

As part of your Focus Dual treatment, we can utilise the power of two gold-standard technologies in unison, to target your specific skin concerns. Radio Frequency Micro needling and HIFU work well in combination for lifting, tightening and firming, achieving optimal rejuvenation.

Patients with ageing concerns can benefit from the combination of Micro needling with Radiofrequency and HIFU. The Focus Dual offers many different needle depths and intensity settings for RF, alongside varying depths for HIFU. Each individual treatment can be easily customised for any skin type and the level of concern.

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.

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.

There is virtually no downtime. A slight swelling and redness are present immediately post-treatment but should subside quickly.