HIFU vs. Anti-Wrinkle


What’s the difference between HIFU & anti-wrinkle treatments Sheffield?

If you want to reap the effects of a Facelift without having to undergo surgery, it’s vital to know what options are open to you. Which type of care is ideally tailored to you as an individual? Let’s look at them both so you can make an educated decision.

Of course, each medication has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, but both are very common ways of anti-ageing therapy.



High-frequency based ultrasound

HIFU is a non-invasive, needle-free anti-ageing procedure that employs ultrasound technology to target the skin’s foundational layer.

This is done to stimulate collagen development (an important protein for healthy skin), giving you a complete appearance of great elasticity and a youthful glow.

The effects will last up to a year and often even longer, with relatively quick outcomes.

Although a number of sessions are expected and 2-4 weeks are allowed for visible outcomes, the non-invasive and economical nature makes this choice very appealing to patients.


Anti-Wrinkle Sheffield

Our anti-wrinkle therapies have long been considered the “gold standard” of anti-ageing because they have been available for a long time and are a highly successful method of cosmetic enhancement.

The treatment solution is pumped under the skin and into the underlying muscles (typically in the face and neck). The term “toxin” can be misleading since the drug is safe to inject.

However, it differs in that it is intended to suppress muscle contraction while providing a smoother appearance of the skin.

This restricted mobility will also result in stiffness of the face and less spontaneous movement, but the aesthetic results are stunning.

The anti-wrinkle drug relaxes the muscles and thereby delays the ageing process. This treatment is normally very fast, but it only lasts a few months and requires daily injections.


Which is better, HIFU or Anti-Wrinkle?

In the end, it comes down to personal desire.

To paint a good picture, we will list a few variables and the accompanying facts for each so that you can determine which is better for you.

Invasiveness/pain/side effects

It is a non-invasive procedure that does not include any injections or incisions of any sort.

The ultrasound treatment induces heat in the skin’s fundamental layers, encouraging collagen development.

This is a painless procedure; however, certain people may be irritated by the heat generation, which causes itchiness or slight irritation.

Potential side effects include skin redness (which is normal for 30 minutes to an hour after treatment) and intermittent numbness or bruising.

As compared to facial surgery, anti-wrinkle treatment is less invasive; however, injections are needed, which may be painful. In most cases, you will be able to get anaesthetic to relax the desired region prior to getting the injections, but there will be some pain afterwards.

You should be conscious of the following side effects: scratching, bleeding, nausea, redness, swelling, muscle weakness, dizziness, dry mouth & eyes, heightened exposure to brightness, sweat, eyelid inflammation or bruising, flu-like conditions (which include dizziness), runny nose, and a sore throat.

How long does it last and when do I expect results?

The effects will extend from 6 months to a year, and in some cases much longer, with noticeable symptoms appearing in 2-4 weeks.

In terms of results, Anti Wrinkle performs a bit better, with results normally occurring in around 3-5 days. When compared to HIFU , anti wrinkle does not last as long, usually fading after 3 to 6 months.

But, although HIFU can take a little longer to yield measurable results, they will last two to three times as long. If you like tighter skin with a rise,  is normally preferable. Whereas anti-wrinkle creams are most appropriate for wrinkles and lines on the forehead, for example.

How much does it cost?

HIFU : The total cost of the therapy is around £1500 (depending on where you get the treatment).

Anti-wrinkle cream can range in price from £600 to £1200. (depending on how many treatments you need and which clinic you go to). You can check FEE here.

Given how long-lasting and reliable the effects are, we believe HIFU provides the best value for capital.

However, you can get anti-wrinkle injections for less money if you have less ‘units’ in the injection—though, given the outcomes, HIFU always wins out in terms of value.

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