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HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost

HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost – All you need to know in one read! 

In the quest for a skin tightening treatment, you can revitalise your face, neck and body with the HIFU Treatment, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, – a revolutionary  procedure that helps you to lift and smooth sagging skin without surgery. What is even better is that you can even be used for slimming and body toning by eliminating hard-to-shift fat with minimal fuss and risk!


Why does our skin begin to sag as we age?

Loss of Collagen and Elastin: Collagen and elastin are two integral proteins that promote structure, firmness, and elasticity to our skin. As we age, the production of these proteins declines, leading to a loss of skin firmness and elasticity. Collagen fibres become weaker and less abundant, and elastin fibres lose their ability to bounce back, resulting in sagging and laxity.

Decreased Skin Thickness: With age, the skin naturally becomes thinner and more fragile. This thinning occurs due to a reduction in the production of collagen, as well as a decrease in the number of fat cells and natural oils in the skin. Thinner skin is more susceptible to sagging and wrinkling.

Weakening of Facial Muscles: Facial muscles play a crucial role in supporting the skin and maintaining its tightness. Over time, these muscles can weaken, lose tone, and become less efficient at supporting the skin’s structure. The weakening of facial muscles contributes to the sagging and drooping appearance of the skin.

Gravity: Gravity is a constant force that acts on the body throughout life. As we age, the effects of gravity become more apparent, pulling the skin downward. Over time, this gravitational force causes the skin to stretch and sag, particularly in areas that are prone to sagging, such as the cheeks, jowls, and neck.

Environmental Factors and Lifestyle Choices: Excessive sun exposure, smoking and poor nutrition, can affect the ageing process and contribute to skin sagging. UV radiation from the sun damages collagen and elastin fibers, while smoking reduces blood flow and impairs collagen production. Unhealthy lifestyle choices can also result in oxidative stress and inflammation, further compromising the skin’s structure and elasticity.

Genetic Factors: Genetic predispositions can influence how the skin ages and how prone it is to sagging. Some individuals may have inherited genes that contribute to a loss of skin elasticity and firmness, making them more susceptible to sagging skin as they age.

So, what is HIFU?

HIFU Skin Tightening is a  revolutionary skin-tightening procedure that helps you to lift and smooth sagging skin without surgery. HIFU Skin Tightening works by concentrating beams of ultrasound onto skin that has lost laxity, usually due to the natural ageing process. This process strengthens the underlying tissues in weakened skin while also stimulating your body’s own natural production of collagen. Subsequently, your skin continues to improve for many weeks after treatment! 

What areas can I treat with HIFU?

While skin sagging is part of the natural ageing process, the HIFU Skin Tightening Treatment at Vie Aesthetics in our London and Essex clinics is considered to be the go-to tightening solution, and for good reason. 

How does the HIFU treatment work?

Naturally as we mature, there is a decline in the production of vital strucutral proteins, namely, collagen and elastin. These are the structural proteins that give skin its suppleness and elasticity. As our production slows, our skin’s upper layers gradually wrinkle and sag.

In order to reverse this, HIFU sends ultrasound energy to selected depths below your skin’s surface. This causes small injuries to the underlying tissue. As that tissue heals, new collagen is produced, gradually giving you a natural rejuvenating effect.

We use the latest technology devices by Levura and Perfecte’me to deliver energy to the dermal tissue.  This traumatises the treatment zone, which promotes healing, contraction, and collagen stimulation. During the treatment sessions, your skin becomes firmer! 

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HIFU Treatment for the Body

HIFU Treatments can also incredibly be extremely effective for body slimming. Our advanced technology can help eliminate localised fat in parts of the body, such as around the thighs or hips. In this case, the treatment blasts stubborn fat cells with controlled energy, which heats them up and safely destroys them. As the damaged fat cells are gradually expelled by the body by its natural process, the skin in the area is also tightened. 

Why should you choose Vie Aesthetics for your HIFU treatment?

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Voted Best Aesthetics Practice Globally (20/21), Vie Aesthetics are synonymous with transformational and empowering treatments for radiant, discreet, and natural-looking results.

 At Vie Aesthetics, our clinics in Essex, Holborn and Harley Street are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and accredited by Save Face. We have a team of highly qualified and experienced medical professionals who are well-trained in administering Hayfever Injections. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities, and you can trust that your treatment will be conducted by knowledgeable experts.

Our clinics in Rayleigh, Harley Street and Holborn provide easy access to residents in these areas, ensuring that you can receive the best treatment possible without extensive travel or inconvenience.

Our Vie Aesthetics clinics in Essex and London have earned a strong reputation for delivering high-quality treatments and achieving exceptional results. With over 3000 5-star reviews from real clients, we are dedicated to your well-being.

We believe in a personalised approach to aesthetics, understanding that each individual has unique needs and goals. Our team takes the time to listen, assess, and create customised treatment plans tailored to the specific requirements of each patient.

Our clinics boast state-of-the-art facilities equipped with advanced technologies and equipment. We prioritise the comfort and safety of our clients, providing them with a modern and welcoming environment for their treatments.

With a decade of experience in the aesthetics industry, Vie Aesthetics has established a strong reputation for excellence. Our longevity is a testament to our commitment to providing top-notch treatments, staying at the forefront of advancements, and ensuring the utmost satisfaction of our clients.

About Dr Liakas...

Dr Liakas at Vie Aesthetics
Medical Director at Vie Aesthetics


Our Medical Director, Dr Ioannis Liakas is an international expert in Antiageing, Regenerative Medicine, and Aesthetics with over 30 years of experience as a General Physician and Geriatrics Consultant, and over 18 years in Aesthetics. Dr Liakas is a Royal College of Physicians accredited Medical Educator and an international speaker, who and has been featured in countless publications. Clients from all over the UK and from overseas seak his expertise in combination treatments including injectables, BodyTite, the VieLift, Endolift, Hair restoration with Regenera Activa, PlexR, intimate health injectables, and Soft Surgery. . His personable yet professional demeanor, combined with his remarkable sense of humor, creates a welcoming and comforting environment for his patients.

How long does HIFU Skin Tightening take to work?

You may experience some results straight after your treatment. Generally, however, results can take up to three months (12 weeks) to show, after which they will continue to improve for up to seven months post treatment. Note that individual HIFU Skin Tightening sessions can last between 30 and 90 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. You will be advised on this during your initial, comprehensive consultation! 

How long do HIFU Skin Tightening results last?

In total, results from treatments can last for over a year although every individual is different. Factors such as lifestyle and genetics can sometimes impact the duration of results. Our practitioners will advise you on the best care to ensure you can enjoy results from your treatment for as long as possible.

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At our clinics in London & Essex, the HIFU treatments start from £275! 

HIFU Skin Tightening | Combination Treatments

To enhance and boost the incredible results of HIFU Treatment, there are several complementary treatments that can be combined to further improve skin tightness and overall rejuvenation. These treatments can work synergistically with HIFU to provide enhanced outcomes.

Here are a few options:
  1. Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers can be used in combination with HIFU t to address volume loss and enhance the contour of the face. Fillers can restore volume to areas such as the cheeks, temples, and jawline, which can contribute to a more youthful and lifted appearance. By combining HIFU’s skin tightening effects with fillers, a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation can be achieved.
  1. Anti-wrinkle injections: These can perfectly complement the results of HIFU by targeting dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movements. These injections temporarily relax the muscles responsible for expression lines, such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. You can help smooth out wrinkles and create a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance!
  1. Chemical Peels: Chemical peels can enhance the results of HIFU Skin Tightening by promoting exfoliation, improving skin texture, and enhancing overall skin tone. Peels can help address fine lines, sun damage, and superficial pigmentation concerns. By removing the outermost layers of the skin, chemical peels can enhance the penetration and effectiveness of HIFU treatments.

4. Endopeel: The Endopeel is one of the most exciting and significant advances in anti-ageing and body sculpting. It is a non-surgical procedure that dramatically lifts virtually all areas of the body and face by repositioning soft tissues and increasing muscle mass.

5. Ellanse: Ellansé helps you to lift sagging skin, fill out lines, and re-establish your facial contours for a revitalised appearance. It also kickstarts the production of new collagen, giving you an outcome that improves after treatment. There is NO surgery and results are 100% natural and long-lasting. A perfect combination with your HIFU treatment! 

Want to learn more about the HIFU Treatment at Vie Aesthetics?

Watch the video below!

So, what are you waiting for?

Experience the best skin tightening treatment around, and book a consultation for HIFU in our Harley Street & Holborn, London or Rayleigh, Essex clinics with one of our expert Doctors.
Say goodbye to your saggy & loose skin and welcome a new outlook on aesthetic treatments and customer service at Vie Aesthetics! 
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HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost
HIFU Treatment: Benefits, Results & Cost