HIFU 

Q. How does HIFU work? 
HIFU stands for ‘High Intensity Focused Ultrasound’. During this treatment, ultrasound energy is used to stimulate the deep layers which support the skin. In doing so it creates a lifted, more taut appearance and stimulates the body to produce collagen. 
Q. What can be treated using HIFU? 
Brow lifting 
Jowl lifting 
Mid face lifting 
Nasolabial fold reduction 
Neck lifting and tightening 
Overall skin tightening and rejuvenation 
Q. How long do 3D-HIFU results last? 
Most people find results last over 1 year, although yearly touch-up treatments are recommended to stay ahead of the ageing process.* 
Q. Is it safe? 
Thousands of treatments have been performed worldwide using HIFU technology without significant adverse events. In addition, ultrasound energy has been used safely in the field of medicine for more than 50 years. 
Q. Can 3D-HIFU replace a face lift? 
Although 3D-HIFU is not a replacement for surgery, it is ideal for people who wish to uplift the face and neck but who are not ready for surgery – either psychologically, financially or logistically. It is considered more of an ‘uplift’ than a ‘facelift’ and can be combined with other non-surgical lifting treatments to further enhance the results.* 
Q. How long does the treatment take? 
Between 30-90 minutes, depending on area to be treated. 
Q. What kind of results do you get with 3D-HIFU treatment? 
Ultherapy addresses skin that is mild to moderately loose or lax, specifically by reconditioning and renewing the skin from within. Ultherapy will lift the brow, which in turn reduces excess skin on the eyelids, opens up the eyes, and gives a more refreshed look overall. Patients have reported firmer, more toned skin in others areas of the face and neck as well. 
Q. Are there any side effects? 
There may be slight redness following the treatment. A small amount of patients report swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch. All potential side effects will be discussed by the practitioner prior to treatment. 
Q. Why choose Non-surgical vaginal tightening? 
The treatment is painless, non-invasive and lasts 20-minutes 
No suggested recovery time 
Improved muscle strength, tone, and elasticity of vaginal muscles 
Increased sensation during intercourse 
Improved control over urinary incontinence 
Q. Who is suitable for HIFU treatment? 
A suitable candidate is someone who is aged 30+ who has noticed that the skin on their face or neck has become more lax and wishes to lift and tighten the relevant area. For patients in their 30s it is typically used to stimulate collagen production and hence help delay the ageing process. Patients in their 40s and 50s are the most common age group who have this treatment. 
 
It is also suitable for those aged 60+ provided the degree of laxity is not too great. It is also for those who have had surgery in the past to prolong the effects of surgical facelifts. 
Q. How long until I see results? 
Clients may witness some initial effect, but ultimately lifting and firming will take place over approximately 3 months, as collagen is renewed and replaced with new, stronger collagen. As this collagen building process continues, continued improvements can appear for up to 6 months.* 
Q. Does it hurt? 
Most people do not report pain. There can be slight aching over bony areas or a warm sensation in the skin during treatment. 
Q. Is 3D-HIFU classed as surgery? 
No. While the ultrasound treatment does target the deep layer of skin often addressed in surgery, it does not involve general anaesthetic or cutting the skin in any way. 
Q. Who is a good candidate for 3D-HIFU? 
A good candidate is someone who is aged 30+ who has noticed that the skin on their face or neck has become more lax and wishes to lift and tighten the relevant area. For patients in their 30s it is typically used to stimulate collagen production and hence help delay the ageing process. Patients in their 40s and 50s are the most common age group who have this treatment. It is also for those aged 60+ or who have had surgery in the past to prolong to effects of surgical facelifts.* 
Q. Will I need more than one 3D HIFU treatment? 
The majority of patients need only one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment (depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and collagen rebuilding process). 
Q. Is there any downtime? 
There is normally no downtime or recovery time needed. Most people return to normal activities right away. 
Q. How is the vaginal tightening procedure performed? 
Vaginal tightening is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment to restore and to restructure vaginal tissue without the use of anaesthetic or numbing creams. 
 
The procedure involves high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment that utilises a powerful ultrasound energy, applying concentrated thermal heating to the inner layers (SMAS) of vaginal tissue. The heat induces contraction of collagen and elastin and allows for long-term change by stimulating regeneration of these essential proteins. The accuracy of the procedure allows total control over the movement and intensity of the ultrasound to ensure maximum comfort for every patient. 

Fat Freezing 

Q. How effective is a Fat Freezing treatment? 
The system uses a powerful non-invasive suction to target areas of your body with unwanted/ excess fat. A single treatment can destroy on anywhere between 11-59% of fat in one single treatment. 
Q. What does it feel like? 
The cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel a strong pressure and intense cold. This soon dissapates. Many people read, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during the treatment. 
Q. What will my results be? 
Each treatment results in a significant noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area, typically between 20% to 40%. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional treatments, resulting in even greater fat loss. Many clients find that just one treatment fully addresses their goals. You and your therapist will discuss a design plan that suits you best. 
Q. How do I take care of myself after the Fat Freezing treatment? 
In order to achieve optimum results, we strongly recommend the following: 
 
Increase your fluid intake (water) to assist with the ‘flushing’ out of the crystallized lipids in the fat cells. 
Lymphatic massage will accelerate the process of removing the fat cells. 
Regular body brushing at home is a great way of stimulating the lymphatic system to naturally eliminate the fat cells. 
Exercise a minimum of 1 hour a week. 
Healthy eating. 
It is extremely important for us to be able to monitor your measurements post Lipoglaze® procedure. 
*Please note: should any adverse reaction occur including a cold injury, or painful blisters. Please seek medical attention from a doctor specialising in the treatment of burns. 
Q. Am I a good candidate for Fat Freezing? 
Freezing is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese, or a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they'd like to get rid of. Your therapist will determine if treatment is right for you during a free one-to-one consultation. 
Q. How many sessions will I require? 
The number of sessions you require will depend on your desired result in mind. This will be discussed upon your initial consultation, however typically an individual will require a minimum of 1 treatment in order to achieve results. 
Q. Can I treat more than one area at a time? 
Yes! You can have a maximum of four areas treated in one session. This will take approximately two hours. 
Q. How long will the results last? 
The longevity of the results will be lifestyle dependent, however can last for years if a healthy lifestyle is maintained. Further information of which will be discussed at consultation. 
Q. Are there any side effects with Fat Freezing? 
As with many cosmetic treatments, side effects occur as an initial response to treatment however more often than not die down instantly. All potential side effects will be discussed during consultation however the more common ones you can expect following treatment are: 
Redness 
Bruising 
Swelling 
Tenderness 
Numbness (dies down after a couple of hours) 

ACCOR 

Q. Does the procedure hurt? 
Before the procedure is carried out, a topical local anaesthetic is applied to numb the area. This is left on for at least an hour so the procedure itself is practically painless.  
The ACCOR pen uses much lower frequency than other plasma pens available therefore resulting in reduced discomfort.  
Q. How many treatments will i need? 
The results will depend on each individual and how much work is needed. Generally speaking only one or two treatements are required. You will see results instantly after treatment and they will continue to improve for approximately 12 weeks after treatment. This will all be explained during your FREE consultation before hand.  
Q. What after care is there? 
You will of course be provided with all after care instructions at your appointment however you will need to keep the area dry until the scabs have fallen off, use a very good SPF for at least 3 months after treatment, avoid sauna, sunbeds and anthing that involves heavy sweating until the scabs have fallen off.  
Q. Who will perform my treatment? 
All staff at Essex Body Sculpture are medically trained and fully registered so you will be in very safe hands!  
Q. How long will a treatment take? 
You can expect to be with us between and an hour and a half and two hours on the day of treatment. The first hour will simply be relaxing in the chair whilst the local anaesthetic starts to work. 
Q. Will I be able to drive after my eye treatment? 
Generally speaking most people have no problem driving straight after treatement. If you would feel more comfortable having a friend with you then please feel free.  
Q. Can I have a treatment if I am pregnant or breast feeding? 
No! Sorry! 
You will need to wait until you are no longer breast feeding. 
Q. Can you remove moles? 
Only benign skin mutations can be removed for aesthetic reasons. All mole removals will only be done after a skin specialist has made an official diagnosis declaring the benignity of the mole.  
Q. Do I need a skin test? 
Yes! Absolutely! We would not treat anyone who hadnt been skin tested at least two weeks prior to treatment It is so important to rule out any potential reactions before receiving any treatments on your face.  
The skin test will involve a patch test on your inner arm, consisting of about ten small dots. 
One of the biggest reactions we are looking for is keloid scarring, which is a genetic disorder.  
Q. Is it safe and what effects can I expect after treatment? 
Yes it is considered very safe! Accor is considered and non-invasive treatment and therefore much safer and gentler than a surgical procedure. 
You can expect some (generally mild) swelling after treatment which can last for a few days. The procedure leaves some very tiny craters in the surface of the skin, which scab over after a day or so. These will generally fall over over the following 3-5 days so long as the area is kept dry.  
Once the scabs fall off, you can expect some very faint red dots on the skin for a week or so however these can be covered with makeup.  
Q. Can everyone have a treatment? 
At your free consultation, you will be very carefully medically assessed to check you are suitable for treatment and that you have no contra indications 
Q. Can I cover the dots with make-up? 
Whilst the little scabs are in situ, you can only use bare minerals make up or medical grade cover up foundation. This will be discussed at consultation and if you wish to purchase some oxygenetix cover foundation then you can be colour matched. After the scabs have come off you can go back to wearing your regular mke up.  
Q. How long will the results last? 
ACCOR can help reverse the signs of ageing but unfortunately cannot halt the signs of ageing! The results generally last between two to three years which is considerably longer than botox and fillers. Body skin tightening treatments can last sunstantially longer. 
Q. Can I have a treatment if I have had fillers? 
If you wish to have ACCOR in the same area that you have had filler then you will need to wait at least two months after the last filler injection. 
Q. How quickly can I have another treatement? 
All follow up treatments may only be performed 12 weeks after the initial treatment. This is due to the healing and tightening process lasting 3 months. 
Q. How much are follow up treatments on the same area? 
Any follow up treatments are discounted by 50% of the full priced treatment cost. 
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