What Is It?
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is the latest clinically proven technology for non-surgical facial lifting and painless treatment, resulting in an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just one session.
It uses ultrasound energy to create a wound-healing response resulting in the formation of new collagen to lift and tighten the skin.
How Does It Work?
HIFU uses focused ultrasound energy to target the layers of skin just below the surface. The ultrasound energy causes the tissue to heat up rapidly.
Once the cells in the targeted area reach a certain temperature, they experience cellular damage. While this may seem counterintuitive, the damage stimulates the cells to produce more collagen — a protein that provides structure to the skin. The increase in collagen results in tighter and firmer skin.
Generally, a noticeable improvement in the patient's facial contouring and fine lines and wrinkles will be visible within four weeks while further improvement in facial skin tightening and wrinkles will be seen up to six weeks after treatment.
There is no downtime associated with this non-invasive procedure.
Benefits Of Using High-Intensity Ultrasound On The Face.
HIFU has many aesthetic benefits, including:
• Wrinkle reduction;
• Tightening sagging skin on the neck (sometimes called turkey neck)
• Lifting the cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids
• Enhancing jawline definition
• Tightening of the décolletage
• Smoothing the skin
Results That Speak For Themselves!
Will My Online Physiotherapist Tell Me If I Need To See A Face-to-Face Physio, Or A Doctor?Absolutely. While there are many injuries that can be managed via online Physiotherapy consultation, some conditions do require 'hands on' assessment and treatment. We also work in private practice, and are skilled at detecting when an injury requires face to face investigation.
Is My Injury Suitable For Online Physiotherapy?The majority of Musculoskeletal Injuries are suitable for online Physiotherapy consultation, but if we determine that your injury or situation is not at all suitable for an online consultation by a Physiotherapist, we will let you know, and refund the cost of the consultation. If you are unsure whether your injury is suitable for a consultation or not, send us an email, and we will let you know!
How Can A Physio Diagnose My Injury If They Haven’t Even Touched Me?All Physiotherapy appointments start with a 'subjective assessment', in which the Physiotherapist will ask you a well-structured series of questions designed to discover what they need to know about your injury (without touching you). By the end of the subjective assessment, the Physiotherapist should already have a very clear idea of your probable diagnosis. The Physiotherapist may then perform some tests to conform this diagnosis.
Do I Need Any Specific Operating System Or Browser To Undertake My Online Consultation?We use a very simple system and we tailor your consultation to the equipment and bandwidth that you have available. If there are any difficulties, we will work with you until they are resolved. If you can view this page, you can successfully carry out an online consultation. If you have any questions regarding this, contact us.
Can I Claim Money Back On Online Physiotherapy?Insurance companies are starting to provide money back for online health consultations. We can provide a receipt for you to issue to your insurance company.
What is a Chartered Physiotherapist as opposed to a physical therapist or sports therapist?A Chartered Physiotherapist has undergone a University degree programme with hospital-based training and has comprehensive knowledge of how the body works, along with specialist training in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle and joint pain. When you choose a physiotherapist who is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), you’ll enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that they are a part of Ireland’s only professional body within its field. So look for the letters MISCP to ensure your Physiotherapist is Chartered.
Do I Need to Bring Anything With Me For Face-to-Face?Please make sure that you have relevant scan reports, medical reports, X-rays, test results, supports, braces and orthotics that you are currently using.
How Soon Can I See You?Generally you can get you an appointment on the same day you contact us, or at least during the next business day after you contact us. Early treatment means a speedier recovery.
What Should I Wear?Wear something which makes you feel comfortable. If possible, wear comfortable shirts and loose pants that allow you to move freely.
Do I need to see my GP first?While it is common practice for GP’s to refer patients to Chartered Physiotherapists. You do not need to see your GP because your Chartered Physiotherapist will do a full assessment regardless of whether you have attended your GP or not. If you have been seen by your GP or had any x-rays or scans do bring them along with you. Also if you have undergone surgery please bring along any information you may have received
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?The number of treatments required depends on the severity of the condition. Most problems should show significant improvement within 2 to 3 sessions. More long-standing problems can take longer to resolve.
What Happens During a Visit?During your first visit, expect questions regarding the symptoms that you are experiencing and the history of your complaint. Provided you are a safe candidate for treatment. A thorough assessment will be performed in order to come to an accurate diagnosis. Each stage of the assessment process will be explained to the patient and, once a diagnosis is made, a treatment plan will be formulated in collaboration with the patient. Patients will be educated about the cause of the complaint and a clear plan will be put in place to resolve the problem.
Can I Have A Home Visit?Of course but the cost of a Home Visit will include travel time from the clinic so the cost of treatment may be higher. Please call us for more details.
Will I Be Given Exercises?Yes. Our rehabilitation is based on individual exercise program for each patient, exercises are given and progressed during each session depending how well patients are developing in the fundamentals of rehabilitation.
Can I claim money back through my insurance or tax?Chartered Physiotherapy is covered by all major health insurers. Depending on your policy you can claim anything up to €40 back per treatment. Contact your own health insurer to find out about your plan as they can differ. You can also claim tax relief on Chartered Physiotherapy at 20%.
3D HIFU Prices
Full Face (60 min)
Full Face + Neck (60 min)
Full Face + Neck + Décolletage (75min)
Neck (30 min)
Eye or Chin or Forehead (30 min)