The most popular objection we get about the price of our HIFU service is: “At other clinics, the price is lower.” And we agree with you because indeed you can find a cheaper option for HIFU. However, our goal is to give you comprehensive information about the factors forming the HIFU pricing and how to make an informed decision.
Let’s dive deeper.
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- Understand what HIFU is before searching for a price
- Understand what are the factors, forming the HIFU treatment pricing
- Research what HIFU device brands exist in Dubai (or the UAE)
- Evaluate your options and know the cheap machines’ downsides
- Know the difference between radiofrequency machines and ultrasound machines
- HIFU at 7 Derma Center Dubai
#1 Understand what HIFU is before searching for a price
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, or HIFU for short, is like magic for your skin! It’s a special treatment that helps your skin look and feel better. But, it’s not a machine or a brand – it’s a type of treatment, like saying “exercise” instead of “treadmill.”
Here’s how it works: HIFU uses special sound waves that go deep into your skin. These sound waves are super strong, and they gently heat up the deeper layers of your skin. When that happens, it’s like waking up the cells in your skin. They start to make more collagen, which is like the natural glue that keeps your skin firm and smooth.
So, in simple words, HIFU is a treatment that makes your skin tighter and smoother by using powerful sound waves. Remember, it’s not a machine itself, but different machines can do the HIFU treatment.
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#2 Understand what are the factors, forming the HIFU treatment pricing
Clients ask us: Why do HIFU treatments come with different price tags?
Here’s a straightforward explanation of the factors that influence HIFU pricing:
The quality of the HIFU machine plays a significant role in pricing. Advanced machines with precise targeting capabilities and safety features tend to be more expensive (like Ultraformer 3 and Ulthera). Higher quality machines can offer better results and safety.
The reputation of the clinic or provider is another factor. Established and well-regarded clinics often charge more for HIFU treatments because they have a track record of successful outcomes and satisfied patients.
We’re happy to share that our Google rating is 4.7 because we work only with high-quality machines and products and we keep our expertise up-to-date and at speed with new technological advancements.
The expertise of the practitioner matters. Experienced and highly skilled professionals may charge higher fees for their services. Their expertise can contribute to better treatment results and safety.
The location of the clinic can affect pricing. In larger cities or upscale areas like Dubai Jumeirah, HIFU treatments may cost more due to higher operating costs and demand.
Emphasis on Quality and Results
It’s important to understand that while price is a consideration, quality and the potential results of the treatment should be your top priorities. Cheaper treatments may seem tempting, but if they compromise on quality and safety, they can lead to disappointment and additional costs in the long run.
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#3 Research what HIFU device brands exist in Dubai (or the UAE)
It’s very important to understand that HIFU is the treatment method and the devices are the manufacturer who produces machines that use HIFU technology. As of 2023, this is the list of HIFU devices available in Dubai, UAE:
- Origin: United States
- Description: Ultherapy is a well-established HIFU brand originating from the United States. It has gained recognition for its non-invasive skin tightening and lifting treatments.
- Price range: AED 1,500-12,000
- Ultraformer 3:
- Origin: South Korea
- Description: Ultraformer is a HIFU brand from South Korea known for its advanced technology in non-surgical skin rejuvenation.
- Price range: AED 800-5,000
- Origin: South Korea
- Description: SonoQueen, another brand hailing from South Korea, specializes in HIFU devices for skin tightening and rejuvenation.
- Price range: AED 600-3,000
Warning: Be careful when you research HIFU devices. Many clinics provide Chinese machines which are very cheap – ranging from 500-600 AED. Usually, the clinics using cheap HIFU machines don’t mention the name of the HIFU machine and this is why most clients think that HIFU is the name of the machine. Some Chinese machines are Bomeitong, U-One HIFU, LeongBeauty, Joytech, VMED, Sincoheren, and many more.
If a clinic doesn’t mention the manufacturer name of the HIFU device, always ask and research further.
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#4 Evaluate your options and know the cheap machines’ downsides
When considering lower-priced HIFU machines, it’s essential to be cautious and aware of potential limitations and risks. Here’s a simple explanation of why you should approach cheap HIFU options with caution:
Limitations of Cheap HIFU Machines:
Lower-cost HIFU machines may not deliver the same level of precision and effectiveness as their more expensive counterparts. This is because they often use less advanced technology and materials.
Remember that cheaper HIFU machines don’t have control over the penetration depth compared to high-quality HIFU machines. Why this is important? Lack of control can increase the risk of safety concerns. The energy may inadvertently reach deeper tissues, leading to muscle or nerve injuries. Alternatively, it may not penetrate deep enough to stimulate collagen effectively, rendering the treatment less effective.
Potential Risks with Cheap HIFU Devices:
Cheaper HIFU devices can come with risks, including inconsistent results. These machines might not provide the desired level of skin tightening, leaving you dissatisfied with the outcome.
Safety concerns are another issue. Inexpensive HIFU machines might not have the same safety features or quality control as higher-end devices, potentially leading to adverse effects.
Downsides of Choosing Cheap Alternatives:
To illustrate the downsides of choosing cheap alternatives, consider this scenario: Imagine you purchase a low-cost HIFU treatment at a clinic, hoping for a youthful, tightened appearance. However, the treatment falls short of your expectations. Your skin may not show the desired improvements, and you might experience discomfort or other unwanted effects (for example: nerves and skin damage, burns and bruising, infection, or scarring).
Stories and testimonials from individuals who opted for cheap HIFU treatments often highlight dissatisfaction, poor results, and even the need for corrective procedures. This only shows that you need to be careful and invest in quality treatments for better outcomes and safety.
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#5 Know the difference between radiofrequency machines and ultrasound machines
Ultrasound machines and radiofrequency (RF) machines are both used in the field of aesthetics and medicine, but they have distinct mechanisms of action and applications. While it’s not necessarily misleading to promote RF machines for skin tightening and rejuvenation, it’s important to understand the differences between the two technologies and their specific uses.
Ultrasound Machines (HIFU):
- Mechanism: Ultrasound machines use high-frequency sound waves to create heat energy beneath the skin’s surface and induced collagen coagulation. This heat stimulates collagen production and tissue contraction, resulting in skin tightening and firming.
- Applications: HIFU is designed to reach deeper into the skin (SMAS), even up to the muscular level. It can target specific controlled depths with precision, which makes it effective for deep tissue lifting and rejuvenation.
- Effect: Ultrasound primarily targets the deep layers of the skin and can be more focused in its approach.
- Level of invasion: Completely non-invasive.
HIFU is ideal when you seek deep tissue lifting, especially in the face and neck. It’s known for its precision and ability to target specific depths.
Radiofrequency machines (RF):
- Mechanism: RF machines use electromagnetic waves to generate heat in the skin’s deeper layers. The heat triggers collagen production and tissue remodeling, leading to smoother and tighter skin.
- Applications: RF typically affects the mid to deep layers of the skin, making it suitable for general skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
- Effect: RF is typically considered less focused than ultrasound, as it tends to heat a larger volume of tissue.
- Level of invasion: Could be invasive (for example Morpheus8) and non-invasive.
RF is often favored for general skin tightening and overall rejuvenation. It’s more versatile and is used for various skin concerns.
Warning: You may notice that some clinics promote RF machines for HIFU treatments. This is wrong and every clinic should be transparent about the technology they use. If they’re offering RF treatments, they should be clear that they’re not using ultrasound, and vice versa.
Keep in mind that Thermage, Tripollar, MLAY, and Lutronic INFINI are not HIFU devices – but they are RF devices. Therefore, always question the information you read online and book consultations with medical experts instead.
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After exploring the world of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and understanding the details of pricing, we hope you’ve gained valuable insights into making informed decisions about your aesthetic treatments.
At our clinic, we prioritize your safety and the quality of your results. We believe that the transformative power of HIFU can be fully harnessed with the right technology, expertise, and dedication to achieving beautiful skin.
With Ultraformer 3, we offer you the ultimate HIFU experience. Its advanced technology and precision make it a reliable choice for skin tightening, lifting, and rejuvenation. Backed by our reputable clinic and highly skilled practitioners, Ultraformer 3 ensures you receive top-tier care and results.
As you embark on your journey to beautiful skin, remember that the choice you make today can have a lasting impact on your confidence and well-being. Prioritize quality, prioritize results, and choose Ultraformer 3 for a transformative HIFU experience that will leave you looking and feeling your best.