HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a non-invasive replacement for face/neck lifts and body contouring. It targets the upper dermis, lower dermis and SMAS layer to tighten and “lift” the skin whilst stimulating collagen production. For body contouring, HIFU targets the subcutaneous fat layer to destroy fat cell membrane that are then transported via the lymphatic system.
Each session typically lasts 60-90 minutes depending on area of treatment and you may experience slight discomfort during the procedure. Results take at least three months to manifest, depending on skin laxity, and it is recommended to have a touch-up session once a year to maintain your desired results.
What Is HIFU?
HIFU, or High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, is a procedure that uses focused ultrasound waves to heat and destroy targeted tissue in the body. It is a non-invasive or minimally invasive technique.
During a HIFU procedure, a specialized device delivers high-frequency sound waves to a specific area of the body. These waves pass through the body’s layers without causing any harm and converge at a focal point, where their energy is concentrated. At this point, the focused energy raises the temperature of the targeted tissue, leading to thermal ablation or destruction of the tissue. The surrounding healthy tissue remains unharmed.
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
HIFU before and after photos
Great results for both men and women
HIFU – BEFORE AND AFTER
HIFU – BEFORE AND AFTER
Frequently asked questions
Does cosmetic tattooing hurt?
It is essential to recognise that pain threshold levels vary from person to person. We believe that topical anaesthetics are essential to keep you as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Please obtain anaesthetics from a compounding chemist in order for us to apply it.
Personal circumstances such as the timing of your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort throughout the procedure, and the topical anaesthetic may also lose its intensity if you are a regular smoker. If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, be aware that this may also affect your sensitivity and tolerance to the procedure.
How many treatments will I need?
As each person’s healing rate is different, a minimum of two sessions is needed which should occur at least four weeks apart. The second session will determine how your skin type retains the colour of the tattoo pigment as well as your skin’s healing rate.
During the second week of healing, your brow colour will appear dramatically lighter. However, any desired adjustments can be made at this session to create a darker or bolder tattoo.
Please note: If you require a previous tattoo re-worked, a photo MUST be emailed to us PRIOR to booking an appointment as results on such cases cannot be guaranteed. We must assess whether previous work can be covered up or reworked and this will almost always require touch-ups or removal. Removal will be necessary if previous work is too dark, dense, discoloured or large. This service will be charged accordingly.
What factors will affect my cosmetic tattoo?
A multitude of individual and lifestyle factors will affect the longevity of your cosmetic tattoo including:
Bleeding during the procedure reduces the amount of pigment absorbed. That’s why it’s important that substances that can cause blood thinning like alcohol and certain medications should not be consumed prior to or following an appointment.
Thyroid medication can affect the effects of cosmetic tattooing.
Exposure, including to the sun, will decrease the appearance of the pigment. Once healed, sunscreen should be applied to the area to reduce the risk of fading.
Smoking will cause the results to fade faster.
If you are anemic, you will metabolize the pigment faster and your tattoos will fade quicker.
There are some cases where cosmetic tattooing will not work depending on a person’s skin type, existing hair and/or lifestyle choices. Iron deficient or anaemic clients should be advised that increased bleeding may occur during the procedure as well as a faster fade of the pigment over time. This is also the case for frequent smokers.
Feather touch brows tattoo will also not work as well on clients with extremely oily skin as constant oil production will gradually soften the effects. For clients with little to no existing eyebrow hair, the results can also appear much less natural, with a reduction in the 3D look of the eyebrows.
How will I look immediately afterwards?
In the first few days following your procedure, the pigment will appear dark and intense. Redness and swelling is rare, however it might also occur. During the healing process and in the first week, the pigment will gradually appear lighter.
How long the cosmetic tattooing last?
Cosmetic tattoo treatments generally last for one to two years, however every individual’s unique skin type holds pigment differently. Our treatments require two appointments in order for your feather touch brow treatment to be complete. We also recommend our clients visit us approximately four to six weeks after their initial appointment for a complimentary retouch.
In most cases, there will be areas in the brows that haven’t taken to the pigment quite as well which is what we address at the follow up appointment. The areas that need addressing are generally very minor, resulting in a short appointment. In some cases, it will only take one appointment for your brows to be complete, but for flawless results, we recommend booking another follow up appointment. It’s important to understand that fading will occur due to increased sun exposure, contact with facial chemical peels and also when a lighter tattoo pigment is used.