HIFU Facial Treatment

Have you heard of the HIFU facial? If you’d love to to have tighter, firmer and more lifted skin, but don’t fancy the pain (or cost) of a face lift – then you’ll love this treatment. It’s hailed as the ultimate non surgical face lift treatment! This is one of the most in demand and sought after anti ageing treatments right now.

woman having rf microneedling treatments

What is HIFU?

HIFU  stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, and is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that is used to tighten and lift the skin on the face, neck and décolletage (it can actually be used on the body too).

During your HIFU facial treatment, ultrasound energy heats the deeper layers of your skin, which stimulates collagen production and helps to improve the texture and tone of the skin, it also creates a tightening and lifting effect of the skin. 

The energy is focused in a very specific area, which helps to minimize damage to the surrounding tissue. HIFU of old, used to be painful and cause a lot of trauma to the surrounding skin, but the clever team at Lynton have ensured that this doesn’t happen – which makes this treatment very comfortable and highly effective!

One of the unique features of Lynton’s Focus Dual, is it can target the SMAS layer, which is the layer that plastic surgeons work on during a face-lift. This makes the Focus Dual results unrivalled, in my opinion. 

What can HIFU facial help with?

HIFU facial is a great option for you, if you’re looking to improve the appearance of the skin on your face and neck without undergoing surgery. It’s perfect if you have mild to moderate sagging skin or are starting to see the effects of aging on your skin, but are not yet ready for a surgical facelift.

This treatment works really well on it’s own, but the results are incredible if you pair it with radiofrequency microneedling, so the skin is being treated at all layers. Get ready for the ultimate collagen boosting!

What are the benefits of a HIFU facial?

Here are some of the benefits you can expect to see from your HIFU facial.  

Improved skin texture and tone: Great for smoothing and firming your skin, improving its overall texture and tone.

Reduction in lines & wrinkles: it can help to reduce the appearance of those pesky fine lines and wrinkles, which is something most of us would love.

Firmer, tighter skin: It really is a super hero for tightening and lifting your skin, giving it a firmer, more youthful appearance. 

Target stubborn pockets of fat: I write this with trepidation! But it’s important.  HIFU facial treatments CAN hep to target stubborn pockets of fat, but it’s VERY important your practitioner understands what they are doing, as this isn’t suitable for everyone. 


Short on time? Read our quick reference questions about HIFU facial treatments.   Or keep scrolling for more information. 

1-3 treatments initially, spaced 4-8 weeks apart. Then an annual maintenance treatment (treatments vary, depending on each client). 

These areas can be treated with HIFU:

  • Eyebrow lift/drooping eyes.
  • Jawline
  • Saggy jowls
  • Double chin reduction
  • Full face skin rejuvenation.
  • Turkey neck/lax skin on the neck. 
  • Décolletage.
  • Tummy, arms and thighs, for targeting stubborn fat and tightening skin.  

No, unlike many other HIFU machines, the Focus Dual HIFU is very comfortable. 

Very little down time, which is why it's been dubbed the 'lunchtime face-lift. Most clients return to work straight afterwards. There are some very simple aftercare instructions to follow, but this treatment in non-invasive, with little down time. 

Like any treatment, there are contraindications. We recommend booking a complimentary Zoom consultation, or getting in touch - so we can discuss whether treatment is suitable for you. We may also recommend a combined treatment plan, or an alternative treatment for you - depending on your skin concerns and goals. 

A HIFU facial treatment is a 'slow burn' treatment. Whilst you may see an improvement straight away, this tends to be the inflammatory response from having the treatment. It takes time for your body to recover from treatment. And, it's in the recovery that your collagen & elastin levels are boosted, and your skin starts to respond. I typically say a 10% improvement immediately, but full results take up to 6 months from your final treatment. 

After your final treatment, you'll still be benefiting from incremental improvement for up to 6 months after your last treatment. I'd recommend an annual top up, to maintain results.  There are other treatments that can help you alongside HIFU, and to maintain results between sessions.

Treatments start from £295. You can click HERE for the full price list. 

For a HIFU Facial, a course of 1-3 treatments is recommended. This will depend on multiple factors, which we discuss at your consultation. The number of HIFU treatments may also be less, if you're combining treatment with radiofrequency microneedling. I'll create a bespoke program that suits you needs and goals, so we ensure you get the best possible results. 

Is a HIFU Facial Safe?

Your safety is something I take very seriously! That’s why I use Lynton Focus Dual for your HIFU Treatment. Lynton are so trustworthy, that our own NHS use them! Their HIFU technology is no exception, with a Medical CE certificate, you can be confident that you’ll get excellent, clinically proven results, in a safe and relaxed environment.

Great care is taken throughout your appointment, and you’ll be given full pre and post treatment information.  It is essential that you provide accurate health information, to ensure you’re not having treatment if you have a contraindication (you can see more on these below).  

HIFU Facial and other treatments

HIFU facial treatments are a great stand alone treatment. But combining them with radiofrequency microneedling can super charge your results. 

There’s a reason that the clever team at Lynton bought out the Focus Dual, which combines the power of HIFU with radiofrequency microneedling. It enables me to treat your skin at multiple layers, for maximum results. 

At your consultation, we will always talk about your primary concerns and I’ll create a bespoke plan for you, that will help you achieve the best possible results. 

Do HIFU facial treatments work?

HIFU facial treatments are amazing, and the results speak for themself. My lovely client is in her 70’s and this photo is after a combined treatment program of 2 x HIFU and 4 x radiofrequency microneedling. 

The HIFU facial is no exception to the rule that we look after your skin from the inside out and outside in. Whilst treatments are AMAZING, you’ll always get the best results by combining them with targeted skin care and lifestyle & nutrition factors. As a qualified nutritional therapist, I know too well the power of looking after your skin from within. This is how you take great results, to amazing results! 

I don’t offer set packages on HIFU facial treatments, because it’s impossible to predict how many treatments you will need. We work together to ensure you have the best treatment program, to achieve the results you want. If you’d like to know more, then please get in touch. 

Can anyone have a HIFU Facial?

These are the contraindications for a HIFU facial treatment. Please get in touch to discuss if you answer YES to any of these.

• Open wounds or lesions on the face and/or neck inc active herpes
• Active acne on the face and/or neck
• Skin pigmentation problems (e.g. Melasma or Vitiligo)
• Pacemakers and electronic device implants
• Metal implants / piercings in the treatment area
• Heart conditions or cardiovascular disease
• An active systemic or local skin disease that may alter wound healing
• Lymphatic/Autoimmune disorders
• Poorly controlled Diabetes
• Epilepsy
• Bell’s palsy or other facial paralysis
• Pregnancy
• Cancer (or radiation/chemotherapy)
• Keloid formation/scarring
• Communicable Diseases (Hepatitis, un-treated HIV etc.)

Nikki Butler Skin Clinic

How can I help you?

I have been passionate about skin (read ‘obsessed’) for the best part of a decade. Whilst I love products & treatments, I know that there is a lot more to beautiful skin than these alone. 

As a qualified Nutritional Therapist, I know that what you put into your body is equally as powerful and effective as what you put onto your skin. 

I know that sometimes the thought of making changes to our routines and lifestyle can be daunting, but I promise you there’s nothing radical here, it’s about helping you to create small, incremental changes for the long term. I have nearly 15 years experience as a coach, helping individuals to achieve their goals, so rest assured I will be there to help you through your transformation.

Where to find me for your HIFU Treatment

My aesthetics clinic is in Alton, Hampshire – which is on the Hampshire / Surrey border. I’m around 15 minutes from both Basingstoke and Farnham, and at the end of a direct train line from London Waterloo. 

My clinic is private and by appointment only, so you can be confident that it’s just you and I in my clinic.  Please get in touch if you’d like to know more, or you can book a complementary Zoom consultation online. I look forward to supporting you on your skin transformation journey. Kindest, Nikki 

"I'd my second HiFU treatment last week. There's no pain just slight bruising that lasted a couple of hours. Nikki is ever so patient and precise in making sure I get the full benefit. Though I've been reminded that I'll only see results in a few month's time but I'm already seeing a small improvement. The sagging jowls are less prominent. I've done my research and I know this treatment is safe and no downtime needed. What's more important I know I've picked the right clinic to have it done. Thank you Nikki xx "
HIFU Facial Client

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