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Benefits and Effectiveness of HIFU Facelift and Skin Tightening

HIFU treatment is a quick, non-surgical procedure targeting wrinkles, lines and skin sagging. It can be used for the face, neck, decolletage and tummy, arms, legs and thighs to create a firming effect, tightening and improving skin quality and texture. The HIFU facelift is part of a growing trend in cosmetic treatments for minimally invasive alternatives to surgery. Our cosmetic doctors also have developed a specialised approach to non-surgical facelifts, combining biostimulator fillers, threads and other injectables.

Please book online or call us on 07 3350 5447 for a HIFU treatment or consultation.  

HIFU Tummy

50% Off


Was $999


30% Off


Was $599

HIFU Face & Neck

30% Off


Was $749




Was $399

*Before and After 1 HIFU Tummy Treatment

Neck Hifu before and after treatment photo

*Before and after 1 neck HIFU treatment – results are individual.

HIFU face and neck before and after.

Before and after 1 HIFU neck treatment- results are individual.

Eye lift with HIFU before and after pic.

*before and after 1 HIFU treatments – results are individual.

Full face and neck HIFU before and after photo.

*Before and after 1 HIFU treatment – results are individual.

At Pearl, we specialise in HIFU lifting facial and neck tightening, tummy tightening, arms, and legs, providing some benefits of lifting without surgery. Our cosmetic doctors also use the 8D HIFU to complement body skin tightening and cellulite treatment alongside subcision and biostimulating filler. So, how much tightening and lifting is achieved with the HIFU facelift, and how does it compare to traditional facelift procedures? Let’s review a few points to help you decide if a HIFU treatment is right for you.

What is HIFU Skin Tightening?

Non-surgical skin tightening procedures have been central to aesthetic procedures for around four decades. Fortunately, big steps forward in technology have led to new minimally invasive treatments in the past few years, beginning with laser resurfacing and deep chemical peels. The first significant breakthroughs came with radiofrequency RF skin tightening and fractionated or Fraxel laser treatments. HIFU treatment may be the new kid on the block, but it is taking centre stage now, with the HIFU facial being widely used as a facelift substitute worldwide.

First introduced in 2008, HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound) uses ultrasound to encourage collagen production, resulting in plumper, firmer skin. Although it can be used in many areas, the face, or HIFU facial, is the most common treatment. High-intensity focused ultrasound treatment is primarily used for lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin concerns on the face and neck. However, it can be used anywhere on the body for a non-surgical body lift.

How Does High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Work?

High-intensity focused ultrasound is targeted in depth, and temperatures are required to induce new collagen. The treatment uses ultrasound energy to heat the layers of skin under the surface. Therefore, each treatment is focused on targeting specific depths. For example, with a high-intensity focused ultrasound facial, the treatments are 1.5, 2 &3 mm and 4.5 mm deep, and for the body, 6mm and 13mm.

High-intensity focused ultrasound uses ultrasound waves to heat deeper layers of your skin. The heat creates a controlled injury, causing your skin to mount a healing and repair response that induces the production of new collagen to firm your skin and elastin for more spring.

High-intensity focused ultrasound uses the natural repair mechanisms of your skin.

Increased collagen production is achieved without damage to the skin surface. The ultrasound heats the tissue, resulting in a healing cascade and stimulation of new collagen. HIFU treatment results develop progressively over 6 – 12 weeks.

HIFU treatments have been shown to

  • Smooth wrinkles and fine lines on the face
  • Tighten sagging skin on the neck (turkey neck)
  • Define jawline by reducing jowls
  • Firm and tightening skin in most places of your face and body
  • Improve skin texture and quality

How Effective is a HIFU Facelift?

The results of a HIFU facial cannot be compared to the dramatic effects of a facelift, and with good aftercare, results last up to 12 months. But it does produce significant lifting and is favoured by younger women as a preventative measure.

The HIFU treatment was popularised by the Korean V lift, which used combinations of HIFU facial and PDO threads to create a lower and mid-face lift (lift sagging jowls). To recreate a classical v-shaped face. (which is considered a sign of youthfulness)

*D HIFU Treatment

As the most recent technology in high-intensity focused ultrasound, *D HIFU is more popular than 4D HIFU.

Why do people favour 8D HIFU over 4D?

  • It refreshes and tightens your skin, giving it a glow of healthy, firm, and elastic skin by stimulating the proliferation of collagen and elastin fibres.
  • Improved comfort
  • The focus point on the 8D HIFU is smaller. As a result, 8D high-intensity focus delivers energy more precisely to the layer of skin we target.
  • Because if it is highly targeted, it achieves results without harming the surrounding tissue.

Why is it called 8D HIFU?

The answer is simple: 8D HIFU has eight cartridges that allow you to treat seven different skin layers. In addition, 1.5, 2, 3, 4.5, 6, 13 and 16 mm cartridges are available.

  • The above cartridge (6 mm) treats the fat tissue, transforming high-intensity focused ultrasound from rejuvenation to cellulite reduction.
  • 8D HIFU includes two distinct handpiece types, depending on whether it is used on the face or the body.
  • Handpieces for the face that are used for rejuvenation

In terms of results, 8D HIFU treatment outperforms older HIFU devices.

  • 8D treatments last one to two years, with increased collagen production in the skin.
  • 8D HIFU treatment is less painful and faster in comparison to older treatments.

Please book online or call us on 07 3350 5447 for a HIFU treatment or consultation.  

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for HIFU Skin Tightening?

HIFU skin tightening works best for people with mild to moderate skin sagging. So people with more advanced photodamage and skin sagging will require more treatments and may be better candidates for surgery, or facial thread lift.

    • The ideal candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity (generally in their 30s).
    • Women with more pronounced facial sagging may require 2,3 or more treatments to achieve a satisfactory result.
    • Surgical facelifts or thread lifting may be a better option with advanced sagging.
    • High-intensity focused ultrasound can be combined with other treatment modalities, such as skin needling or biostimulator fillers.

What is involved in HIFU Skin Tightening?

  1. The HIFU skin tightening treatment begins with cleansing the skin.
  2. Before, Photos will be taken to see your progress at three months.
  3. The facial treatment takes 45 – 60 and longer for the face and neck as we need to use two different depths of focussed ultrasound—3 mm and 4.5 mm. Therefore, the ultrasound is delivered in short pulses and adjusted to achieve the desired treatment depth.
  4. You may feel areas of prickling sensations, but generally, there is minimal discomfort during the procedure.
  5. Immediately after treatment, there is mild redness commonly accompanied by swelling. This gradually recedes over the coming hours. Suppose you have a history of swelling in response to cosmetic treatments. We can offer an antihistamine before treatment. Discuss this with our therapist, and they will get our Doctor to review you if needed.
  6. If more than one treatment is recommended, we will book you for your next session before leaving. We also book your yearly top-up after your last treatment and a final after-picture at three months.
  7. You can leave and return to regular activity.

Preparing for Your HIFU Facial

There is no preparation required for high-intensity focused ultrasound, although there are skincare and supplements that help maximise your skin’s ability to produce new collagen. These include skincare containing Vitamins A, B & C, taking collagen powder and zinc, and ensuring optimal gut health. In contrast, smoking, stress and poor sleep or certain medical conditions can interfere with your body’s innate healing and repair responses and decrease the effectiveness of the treatment.

Results and Recovery after HIFU Skin Tightening

There is no recovery, and  HIFU skin tightening is considered safe when performed by a trained therapist. However, there are some side effects; some are common, while others are rare.

  • Redness and swelling are common and can last for days, but you can resume normal activities immediately.
  • A tingling sensation can occur and may persist for a few weeks
  • Rare side effects are temporary numbness, which can last for up to 6 weeks or bruise, which settles over 7-10 days
  • We would not recommend strenuous exercise for 24 hours after your treatment.

Results take several weeks to develop, as high-intensity focused ultrasound relies on your skin to produce new collagen for the desired firming and skin textural improvement. Therefore, maximal results are seen at three months.

Please book online or call us on 07 3350 5447 for a HIFU treatment or consultation.  

HIFU Facelift vs Surgical Facelift?

So how do the benefits and results of the HIFU facelift stack up against surgery and other non-surgical skin tightening and lifting therapies?


  • High-intensity focused ultrasound is non-invasive, has no general anaesthetic, is low risk and has minimal side effects and recovery.
  • Surgical Facelift is invasive and requires general anaesthesia. Risks include infection, scarring and risks from anaesthesia. (These are uncommon with an excellent plastic surgeon and candidate selection). Recovery and downtime are significant, with up to 2 weeks for initial healing, bruising, and swelling and 1 – 3 months for surgical results to fully develop.


  • High-intensity focused ultrasound achieves mild to moderate lifting with increased firmness and skin texture improvements which can take up to 3 months to reach maximal effect.
  • Surgical facelifts can achieve dramatic lifting ( if you have the right surgeon), and results are evident after initial healing and swelling and bruising subside. However, the results continue to improve over three months or more. Skin texture improvements can also be dramatic after a facelift.


  • HIFU facial cost – At Pearl, we charge a modest $599 for facial treatment. With good aftercare, these results can last up to 12 months. See the total costs for all body and treatment areas above.
  • Surgical Facelift cost – these are merely ballpark figures. The only accurate way to get a quote for the price of a facelift is a consultation with your plastic surgeon. Many variables enter into this. It can include surgeon fees, anaesthetists, hospital and theatre costs, etc., and the type of facelift you have. Expect a range of $6 500 to $12,000 for a facelift and up to 25,000 for a face and neck lift. The excellent news is facelift results last for up to 10-12 years.

Can a HIFU Facial be Combined with Other Therapies?

The answer is yes and even encouraged, as ultrasound does not treat skin concerns like pigmentation, redness, rosacea, advanced wrinkles, or facial sagging. Pigmentation, facial redness and rosacea are treated with IPL, BBL, lasers and peels. It would be best to space treatments two weeks apart using heat-based treatments such as CO2 laser and BBL.

The most common treatment combined with ultrasound would be PDO thread lift – the classic Korean V Lift, as both procedures are designed to lift by increasing your skin’s natural collagen levels. The results of treatments are additive.

Please book online or call us on 07 3350 5447 for a HIFU treatment or consultation.