Doublo Ultrasound Lifting (HIFU)
Non - Surgical Face Lift
The Doublo Lift has recently become available in Australia, and is the first Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved device for cosmetic high-intensity-focused-ultrasound (HIFU) treatment.
This use of ultrasound makes it possible for the doctor to deliver energy precisely to where it is most needed, leaving the surface of the skin unaffected. As a result, tighter and firmer skin can be achieved with minimal downtime.
Theoretically, the technology integrated in Doublo can be applied to skin surfaces all over the body. However, the facial area is the most common treated part of the body and has the most cumulated experience. The most commonly requested treatment sites include the upper‐face, mid-face, lower‐face and the upper neck.
The Doublo Lift procedure usually lasts for approximately one hour, without the need for sedation or general anaesthesia. Post‐operatively, no special care is required and the patient can mostly resume their regular daily routine straight away.
The Doublo Lift is ultrasound technology at its best. It has a probe that safely generates ultrasound when in contact with the skin surface with dual ultrasonic action. The ultrasound has 2 components: a visual component with a screen that allows the practitioner to see below the skin, and a treatment component delivering high intensity ultrasound waves to the precise target level.
Overall the patient feedback is extremely positive. Older, non‐Doublo technology has been associated with significant discomfort during the procedure requiring pain relief and sedation. Most patients rate the Doublo experience very favourably when compared to a non‐Doublo alternative.
Risks and Complications
The Doublo procedure is safe and rarely associated with any significant side effects. However a few reported side‐effects include:
- Skin redness just after the treatment (typically lasting for a few hours post‐procedure).
- Mild bruising and swelling may appear for several days’ post-procedure.
- The skin may feel slightly numb for a limited time (days to weeks).
- A tingling sensation may be experienced for a few days.
How does it work?
HIFU delivers a low amount of focused ultrasound energy into the skin. The heat from the ultrasound creates a very focused area of thermal injury that stimulates the growth of new collagen and elastic fibers, which lifts and tightens the skin. It treats not just the skin, but its underlying support, from the inside out. Because strong energy is delivered deeply into skin without affecting the epidermis, the treatment is safe. Ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for over 50 years. Clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of this latest application.
Price: $400 to $700
What is the recovery time after the Doublo Lift?
Virtually none. Postoperatively, no special care is required and the patient can mostly resume their regular daily routine straight away.
Is Doublo Lift safe?
Yes. The Doublo Lift has recently become available in Australia, and is the first Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved device for cosmetic high‐intensity‐focused‐ultrasound (HIFU) treatment.
Does the Doublo Lift hurt?
While most treatment sessions are trouble‐free, some patients may experience temporary discomfort, numbness and sensitivity during and for a limited time after the procedure.
How long do results last?
Typically, the final results begin to become noticeable after two to three months, and last for well over a year. Result depends on the number of Doublo shots used in the treatment which can be discussed with a doctor at the clinic.
Fractional Co2 Laser (Fraxel)
Fractional laser works on the science of fractional photothermolysis, which basically means that it treats tiny, microscopic amounts of skin with each unique pulse, leaving the surrounding area intact to influence the treated area to naturally heal faster.
Fractional laser skin treatments have three significant benefits as compared to traditional laser skin treatments:
Increased Comfort – The fractional array of microbeams does not cause bulk damage as traditional ablative treatments do but instead cause small areas of damage each surrounded by undamaged tissue.
As a result, fractional treatments are a much gentler laser treatment option.
Increased Safety – Following a fractional ablative procedure, each tiny fractional column re-epithelializes (i.e., regrows the missing tissue and closes over) typically within one day.
This minimizes the risk of scarring, infection, or long-term pigmentation changes.
Decreased Downtime – Depending on the type of procedure, most fractional patients can return to normal daily activities almost immediately (for fractional non-ablative treatments) or typically within 4 days (for fractional ablative treatments).
Price: $250 to $500
BTL Exilis Ultra 360
The Exilis ULTRA 360° is the first and only device to simultaneously combine radiofrequency and ultrasound to tighten skin and target both superficial and deep problem areas.
How does EXILIS ULTRA 360 work?
For wrinkle reduction and skin laxity improvement.
360 Volumetric Heating disrupts old collagen fibers and initiates collagen remodelling. Thus, improving skin laxity and the appearance of wrinkles.
For fat reduction and skin tightening.
360 Volumetric Heating disrupts old collagen fibers and initiates collagen remodelling. As a result, fat cells are disrupted and removed via apoptosis. This leads to visible improvement in skin tightening and fat reduction.
The procedure is painless and non-invasive procedures with no recovery time needed.
In a clinical paper by The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD), the Exilis Ultra 360 received the highest subjective patient satisfaction in comparison to two other deep tissue heating devices.
Advantage of Exilis 360 Ultra
- Firming fat tissues
- Collagen remodelling.
- No down time.
- Improving eye bags
- Tightening buccal fat tissues
- Tightening sagging neck
Sono Effect ultrasound treatment for tightening, acne, etc
For a beautiful skin appearance
Skin rejuvenation using equipment-based techniques is very popular, because professional equipment can generally produce more effective therapy results which, most importantly, can be seen quickly.
The LDM®-Sonoskin with its two innovative ultrasound technologies is the basic machine in the LDM® range of equipment from Wellcomet® and was developed specially for cosmetic applications.
The machine has a clear, easy-to-use choice of programs ranging from wrinkle treatment through to various body applications. The LDM®-Sonoskin thus covers a broad spectrum of indications and allows the user to work rapidly and effectively with a number of different aesthetic indications.
- Wrinkle treatment
- Wrinkle reduction
- Skin rejuvenation
- Hypertrophic scars/keloids
- Acne scars
- Pre- and post-liposuction treatments
- Stretch marks
What effect does LDM®-Sonoskin have on tissue?
One of the most important requirements for a beautiful, healthy skin appearance is the balance between the build-up and breakdown of the connective tissue. As skin ages or if it suffers from problems such as acne, this balance is generally disrupted and has to be re-regulated.
While conventional ultrasound systems only use standard frequency settings of 1 and 3 MHz for this, with the LDM®-Sonoskin, the unique dual-frequency ultrasound known as LDM®(Local Dynamic Micromassage) and the integrated 10 MHz ultrasound wave are applied.
LDM® technology combines two ultrasound waves with different frequencies into one unique "hybrid wave", thus creating special pressure gradients in the tissue. In this way, the production of collagen and elastin can be specifically influenced and the state of balance in the tissue improved.
The advantage of 10 MHz ultrasound waves lies in the fact that their strong effect is concentrated mainly on the surface layers of skin such as the epidermis and dermis. Because the half value depth of this frequency is just 0.3 cm, it is particularly suitable, for example, for treatment of the facial skin.
The LDM®-Sonoskin often produces a positive "wow effect" straight after one application. For even better results, the LDM®-Sonoskin can be used in combination with other machines/methods. The machine is already used successfully in many institutes for treatment before and after plastic surgery.
The LDM technology is a new, clinical anti-aging method, which improves skin sustainable. Local Dynamic micro-massage works deep into the skin and plumps up wrinkles quickly visible - without injection! The ultrasonic treatment with LDM helps successful in mitigating the effects of wrinkles, to tighten connective tissue, before and after surgery and achieved a lifting effect without surgery.
Some of the positive effects of ultrasound on the fabric are Promotion of the removal of metabolic products; Promoting blood circulation; Activation of the lymphatic transport; Activation of collagen and Massage of the tissue from the inside.