We at Bristol Aesthetics are proud to introduce an amazing machine called the Focus Dual, which offers a unique combination of the latest clinically proven technologies for face treatments. Radiofrequency Micro needling and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound come together in this one machine to give maximum results to reduce the signs of ageing. With these gold-standard technologies we can treat the skin at EVERY layer to lift, firm, and tighten.
HIFU uses focused ultrasound to target the deep structural layers of the skin with heat, which it does without damaging the skin’s surface. The HIFU treatment provided by this machine is one of the few treatments that can reach the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS)—which was previously accessible only via surgery. The result is a natural lift with virtually no downtime.
The heat generated in the skin stimulates the cells to produce strong, new collagen and kick-start dormant collagen. Natural collagen production increases for up to 12 weeks post treatment, resulting in a youthful and refreshed look.
This non-surgical face lift works on the SMAS layer deep below the skin, which is the area surgeons tighten for face and neck lifts. Rather than surgery, the Focus Dual harnesses ultrasound technology to radiate energy to the SMAS layer to tighten, lift and plump the skin.
You may experience some mild heating or a slight tingling sensation during treatment, Patients describe this as moderate, acceptable and comfortable. As the energy is delivered into the lower layers, you will be able to return to your normal activity straight after treatment.
2-3 sessions usually deliver the lift and tightening of the skin desired, however each individual’s skin is different – in your initial complimentary consultation the practitioner will assess the number of sessions best suited for you.
Results can sometimes be seen immediately, but the results get better and better up to 12 weeks post treatment as your collagen is renewed.
We expect results to last 1-2 years, but this can be dependent on lifestyle and maintenance.
Due to the non-invasive nature of HIFU treatments, there is virtually no downtime. You may experience slight redness following the treatment, and a small percentage of our clients do experience minor swelling, tingling or tenderness. These symptoms are mild and temporary.
You will be able to return to your normal activities straight away, and there are no special recovery measures needed. Therefore, HIFU has earned the name “lunchtime face lift”.
The second aspect of this amazing machine is the combination of radiofrequency and micro needling technology to create a controlled trauma which triggers the body’s healing response of collagen and elastin production.
Both technologies used in this treatment stimulate collagen in different ways – micro-needling creates controlled micro-traumas in the skin, while radiofrequency uses heat to tighten the skin from the inside out, stimulating the healing response and subsequent increase in blood flow and collagen production.
With the Focus Dual you receive two treatments in one, meaning that you will achieve a stronger treatment and more effective results than when compared to having micro-needling and radiofrequency treatments individually. The result is firmer, tighter, smoother, more lifted and hydrated skin.
Ultrafine needles penetrate the skin to different depths whilst simultaneously releasing radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the skin in a controlled manner, stimulating a wound healing response leading to the production of new collagen and elastin.
Our patients love how natural their skin looks and the results get better and better over time.
Yes, younger skin that doesn’t yet require lifting and tightening can benefit from Micro needling without the RF, where the focus is now more on refining pores, evening out texture and improving overall quality.
Older patients with laxity concerns benefit from the dual effect of the Micro needling with Radiofrequency. As the Focus Dual offers many different needle depths and intensity settings for RF, treatments can be easily customised for every different skin and level of concern.
Results can be seen after just one session. However, a minimum of 3 and up to 6 treatments, at 4-week intervals, deliver the best results, depending on the skin concern.
Some patients see an improvement 2 to 3 weeks after the first treatment, depending on the skin concern being addressed results can be, but are not limited to an increase in the natural volume of the face, gradual evening of the skin’s texture, and a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Results are natural and improve over time, peaking at 12 weeks following the final treatment.
There is virtually no downtime. A slight swelling and redness are present immediately post-treatment and should subside over 24 hours. Depending on your skin’s sensitivity, some clients do have slight markings for up to a week following treatment – these are what is known as pin-prick markings which are small red dots (sometimes scabs) that occur as a result of the entry point for the needles.
As with most treatments, a combination course of both HIFU and Radiofrequency Micro-Needling can often provide the best level of results, depending on your individual skin concerns. We offer a complimentary consultation wherein one of our amazing practitioners will be able to design a bespoke treatment course, individually tailored to address your concerns.