What is 4D HIFU Face & Body Sculpting?
High-Intensity Focus Ultrasound or HIFU is a non-invasive face and body sculpting treatment. 4D HIFU works by directing ultrasound energy below the skins surface layers. The ultrasound energy heats fat cells below the skin, causing them to break down and trigger collagen production.
As the production of collagen increases, this results in the appearance of firmer, tighter skin and a reduction in wrinkles. Because of the precise application of ultrasound waves to your treatment area, no damage is caused to the upper layers of skin and little to no irritation or redness.
At the Mind Body and Soul, we specialise in 4D HIFU at our Colchester clinic, the latest and most advanced HIFU. With 4D HIFU, the high-intensity ultrasound penetrates deeper layers of skin tissue with lower levels of discomfort.
Depending on the size of your treatment area, one session of 4D HIFU can last between 30-90 minutes. Our 4D HIFU procedure can effectively sculpt sagging skin and excess fat on your face and body, making it an ideal alternative to surgical fat reduction techniques.
How Does 4D HIFU Work?
4D treatments rely on ultrasound technology to vibrate and break down fat cells in a controlled and safe manner. Your practitioner will apply an ultrasound applicator to your treatment area during a procedure. The ultrasound energy from the applicator causes the tissue under your surface skin to heat up rapidly. Once heated, these cells experience a controlled level of cellular damage, which stimulates the production and regeneration of new collagen.
Some clients may notice immediate post-treatment effects. However, optimum results for lifting and toning are seen around 2 to 3 months after treatment. During this time, tired collagen is replaced with new collagen, with a higher level of elasticity. As the process of collagen-building continues, you may see further improvements up to 6 months after the procedure.
What Areas of the Body Does HIFU treat?
Certain treatment areas on the face or body will be more receptive to 4D HIFU than others. At the Mind Body and Soul, our specialists will talk you through which body areas can be treated safely and effectively.
4D HIFU has been proven safe in several clinical studies, and there have been tens of thousands of successful treatments performed around the world.
Additionally, ultrasound energy has had an excellent track record across many disciplines of medicine for over 50 years. At our Colchester clinic, we can use 4D HIFU on each of the following treatment areas and concerns.
Cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids (to lift and tighten)
Neck (to tighten sagging or excess skin)
Jawline (to sculpt and define)
Décolletage (to tighten and smooth)
Arms (tighten sagging skin)
Legs (reduce excess fat)
Hips (smooth and sculpt)
Buttocks (fat reduction, sculpting and toning)
Abdomen (fat reduction and tightening)
What to Expect at Your 4D HIFU Treatment?
At the Mind Body and Soul, your initial consultation is a chance for you to understand what is involved in the 4D HIFU treatment. The consultation
also allows us to assess whether you are a suitable candidate.
We will talk to you about your specific treatment area, goals, and how to tailor the treatment for maximum results during your consultation.
Our specialists will also talk you through each step of the 4D HIFU process and answer any questions you might have.
If you feel this procedure is right for you at the end of your consultation, we will work together to create a bespoke treatment plan.
During Your Treatment:
At your 4D HIFU treatment, our specialists will make sure you are comfortable with the procedure, explaining each step and answering any
questions you might have.
When you are ready, an applicator is used to direct the ultrasound waves to your treatment site. Your practitioner will manoeuvre the applicator
over the problem area in a gentle massaging motion. The treatment is not typically painful, and patients who prefer not to use topical numbing
experience a mild pressure and feeling of warmth.
Every patient’s comfort threshold is different, and you may experience slight discomfort while the ultrasound energy is delivered. This is temporary,
and the feelings you encounter are a positive sign that the process is working.
Depending on the volume of areas covered, a typical treatment can take between 30-90 minutes to complete.
After Your Treatment:
Directly after 4D HIFU, you may experience slight redness for up to an hour. A small percentage of our clients may also experience minor swelling,
tingling or tenderness. These symptoms are mild, usually lasting around 2-3 days after treatment.
Following the 4D HIFU treatment, clients will continue to see fresh young collagen for over a year. With 4D HIFU, you have the option to schedule one
or multiple sessions to achieve your desired shape and combat the ageing process.Click on this text to edit it.
Boost your confidence and non-surgically transform the look of sagging skin with 4D HIFU. At the Mind Body and Soul, we provide 4D HIFU treatments at our Colchester clinic to clients across Essex and surrounding areas.
To find out more about this or other body sculpting treatments, please call us on 01 206 767 670 or book online.