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As you may already have heard, HIFU (High Intensity Frequency Ultrasound) is a popular treatment for the face and neck. As the natural course of ageing begins to take hold and your once taut jawline starts to show signs of becoming a little too relaxed, you may find yourself popping into the clinic for a monthly dose of HIFU skin tightening for the face and neck.


What you may not know however, is that HIFU is magnificent for the body, too. Not only can it be used to help tone the skin, but it is also great when used as part of a combination of treatments if you’re undergoing a body contouring or fat loss programme.


So let’s take a look at HIFU for the body in a little more detail.


How does HIFU work?

HIFU is delivered using a handheld device that is moved over the surface of the skin. A powerful beam of light penetrates through every layer of the skin, delivering heat energy to the affected area. Working differently to laser procedures, HIFU is able to reach the SMAS layer, a deeper layer of the skin that lies just below the subcutaneous tissue (also known as fat) – which is also where the natural protein collagen lives.

HIFU can specifically target the area of concern to stimulate the skin’s cells, triggering the production of collagen as well as tightening the fibrous tissue.


What areas can HIFU treat?

As we mentioned, HIFU is frequently used to lift and tighten the skin on the face – particularly around the jawline and neck – and is a treatment that many refer to as a non-surgical face-lift.

The restorative properties that HIFU possesses means that it is also very effective when used to create firmer skin on various areas of the body.

Ace Aesthetics in Richmond performs HIFU using a versatile machine produced by Lynton Lasers. Using the right sized handpiece this device can be used to treat the following areas:

  • Stomach
  • Upper arms (axillary puff)
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs


What results can I expect from HIFU?

When used on the body, HIFU works to restore firmer skin from the inside out. It triggers a natural response within the body whereby higher levels of collagen and stronger fibres help to restore the inner structure. The overall effect is firmer, tighter skin that looks smoother and more toned.

The process of repair, however, will take a few months to become visible, when you are sure to notice an improvement to the texture of the skin as it loses its loose appearance. As well as a smoother, tighter skin, HIFU can work to reduce deposits of unwanted fat by destroying fat cells. This can help to improve the shape of the body, creating an overall slimmer, more toned look.


What treatments can be combined with HIFU?

There are many body contouring treatments out there on the aesthetics market, which are proving to be very popular with men and women of all ages. From fat freezing to laser therapy, these treatments are useful for reducing excess / stubborn fat in the body, creating a more aesthetically pleasing figure. Here in Richmond, Ace Aesthetics uses Accent Body Radiofrequency and Emtone (by BTL Unison) as safe and effective methods of re-contouring the body. It is often the case that when certain amounts of fatty tissue are removed from beneath the skin, the overlying skin then starts to look a little loose. This is why many aestheticians also recommend a skin tightening treatment in combination with the chosen fat reduction treatment to help complete a sculpted look – and HIFU is one of the treatments that many clinics (including Ace Aesthetics) would suggest.


Where can I get HIFU?

The answer to this question is simple – ACE AESTHETICS in Richmond.

Our clinic is within close proximity to London and as a thriving town, there are fantastic transport links to our capital city and the surrounding areas. Our practitioners are highly trained, experienced and skilled professionals who take an individual approach to each and every treatment; whether that’s for the face, skin or body.

We have been performing the HIFU treatment at Ace Aesthetics for many years and our patients love the results.

So if you think that HIFU for the body may be the answer to your concerns, contact the clinic today and book your consultation.

And, check out our website for more information on our body contouring procedures.