HIFU Skin Tightening

(aka non-surgical facelift)


The most common features of ageing skin are laxity or droopiness of skin and loss of elasticity. As the skin ages, elastin fibres, collagen, and connective tissue in the dermal layer of the skin are at a lower level. A loss of subcutaneous fat and moisture in the skin can make the skin look much older too. There are several options in the market that claim to improve skin laxity such as radiofrequency, botulinum toxin, lasers, fat autografts and surgical face lifts. Of these options only surgery remains the treatment of choice to improve skin laxity. Although surgery is the most effective treatment for lax skin, it does come with risks of scarring, infection, nerve damage and other risks associated with anaesthesia.

HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) has been a recent advent in non-surgical facelifts. It produces small, micro thermal lesions at precise depths of the dermal layer causing contraction of collagen and subsequent tightening.

How does HIFU work?


The principle of HIFU is to induce cellular damage and volume reduction of the epidermal, dermal and SMAS (Superficial MusculoAponeurotic System)  layer that usually consist of fat without damaging the outer layers of the skin. This not only helps with skin tightening but also safely and effectively improves skin texture.

What areas can HIFU target?

At Lawnton Laser Clinic, we use HIFU to:

  • Reduce wrinkles around forehead, eyes and mouth

  • Lift and tighten cheeks and jaw regions

  • Improve skin elasticity

  • Reduce “marionette lines”

  • Improve skin complexion

  • Reduce neck wrinkles, jowls and premature ageing

This treatment has no downtime and just minor redness that subsides within the first few hours of treatment. Results can last up to a year.

How many treatments are required?

We recommend 4 treatments spaced 3 months apart for optimal results as a course of treatment.