HIFU High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound



HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is not only good for skin lifting and tightening; it also helps with lines, wrinkles, pores, skin tone, and laxity.

HIFU delivers a non-invasive face, neck and body lifting treatment.

What parts of the body can the HIFU treat?

HIFU results excel the most when treating the jowl, jawline and neck. We highly recommend this HIFU for tightening up the jawline, to reduce sagging jowls and neck. It is especially effective in people who have heavy jowls.

The HIFU can also be used to treat other areas of the body including; the abdomen, buttocks, upper arms and knees. The therapist can select various attachments to suit the skin in the treatment area.

How does HIFU work?

HIFU is a revolutionary skin-lifting and tightening treatment that uses the gentle, safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound at a micro-focused level to create a powerful energy.

The HIFU works by reducing the fatty deposits in the jowl and jawline area which pull the face down. It also stimulates the growth of new collagen over time, which strengthens and tones your skin from deep within creating a lifting and a tightening effect.

How long does the HIFU Jowl treatment take?

HIFU has a fast speed, which means a jowl or jawline treatment takes only 40 minutes. The upper neck and jowl area treated together can take about an hour.

How many HIFU treatments will I need?

One treatment is often enough for most people; however, you may require a second one for best results. A second treatment will usually be carried out around 4 months later. The results can last up to a year sometimes 18 months, so you may decide to have further treatment when the results start to wear off.

When will I start to see results of HIFU?

Some people can see results immediately after a jowl/jawline HIFU treatment.  This is due to the stimulation of heat during the treatment which can make your skin look more rejuvenated, fresher, tighter and firmer.

The results start to develop 60 to 100 days after the treatment when the collagen regeneration becomes noticeable. As collagen production can be ongoing, most patients will continue to see the effects of treatment improve some-time after the session.

Is HIFU treatment painful?

During the treatment, you will feel warm pulses of ultrasound energy being delivered deep under the skin, causing the collagen and muscle layers to contract. Some people may find this uncomfortable, but others report no pain with the treatment at all. Some people will need to take some simple painkillers before the treatment; however, this depends on the pain sensitivity level of each individual, the area to be treated and the size of the area to be treated.

What is the recovery time for HIFU treatments?

There is no downtime to this treatment. You can go back to work and routine life immediately after the treatment.

Does HIFU have any side effects?

Heat levels created by the HIFU device are not damaging to the surrounding tissue, as it only targets the treated area. The energy is delivered to the deeper levels of the skin, and not to the upper layers. This means there should be no visible signs on the skin’s surface after the procedure.

The most frequently reported side effects are:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Tingling of the skin
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising

The only other noticeable effects will be lifting and tightening.

There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment.

A small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch over the treated area, but these are mild and tend to last no more than a few days.

Bruising can occur and is usually minor but can be more severe, especially in people who are prone to bruising.

A small proportion of people may experience slight tingling or tenderness in the area treated for several weeks as the growth of new collagen occurs.

Is HIFU safe?

Ultrasound technology has been used by medical professionals for scans including pregnancy scans as well as other indications for over 50 years.

Can I receive Botox and fillers in addition to HIFU treatments?

Yes you can; however, we usually advise you have the HIFU treatment a month before you have any injectable treatments if they are in the same area.

In the past HIFU treatments could not be carried out directly over fillers injected in the previous three months. It now believed that it is safe to treat over fillers. However, we recommend a consultation with Alison first to make sure you are suitable. She can assess your face, what fillers you have had and where, and then decide on the best treatment plan for you.

You can have Botox on the same day if you are having the treatments in different areas. If the treatments are for the same area we normally recommend you leave a 2-week window between treatments.

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Treatment Information


Single treatment / 2 treatment bundle Full face, including jawline, upper neck, cheeks, crows feet, lower lids and brow £750 / £1100 Lower Face / Jowl : Cheek, Jawline & Upper Neck Lift £550 / £850 Under / Hooded eye / Brow Lift £350 / £600 BODY Body areas e.g. knees, upper arms, abdominal skin From £600 Quotations provided during consultations.

Procedure Time

60 mins


6 months - 18 months


No downtime, no needles slight redness which fades within the day

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Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor - Cosmetic Nurse

Alison Taylor is a Registered Nurse Prescriber and is highly experienced in medical aesthetic treatments. She has an honest and ethical approach and assesses each person individually and personally. Alison has a long career in the NHS prior to her full time commitment to aesthetic medicine since 2005.

Alison is trained to an advanced level in facial anatomy and in administering medical aesthetic treatments and has carried out many thousands of treatments. She has a good reputation (see live reviews) and prides herself in carrying out discreet and natural treatments to give you the fresh open look without making it obvious.

Alison is constantly updating her skills to ensure best and latest treatments to further extend her knowledge and safety in practice. You can check Alison’s registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council  (under her married name Alison Jane Pearce).

Alison is married to Dr Mark Pearce, a well known local GP who is also trained and experienced in aesthetic treatments and he is jining the team to provide a further set of safe hands beyond rival in the Cotswolds. Along with a further Registered Nurse and an experienced therapist, as well the latest technology in skin tightening and gradual, natural looking results, the luxurious clinic  is going to be a positive, safe experience for anyone interested in looking their best.