If your time is gold, then perhaps the Doublo Gold HIFU is the remedy you need. Known as a lunchtime treatment, the Doublo Gold will deliver a natural yet noticeable difference to sagging skin or help you target that pesky double-chin, leaving you with ample time to grab a bite before your break time is over.
The Doublo Gold is a state-of-the-art device that makes use of ultrasonic energy to help elevate skin laxity in the face and neck. As the new standard of the HIFU system, it has a faster shot speed of 300 shots in 8 minutes. Highly popular in South Korea, the Doublo Gold is an upgraded version of the original Doublo that pioneered HIFU in South Korea, with over a million clinical cases since 2011.
HIFU, or High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, helps to tighten the skin by using heat energy to stimulate the regeneration of collagen and elastin. The device shoots the heat waves through the layers of skin, reaching the muscle layer under the epidermis and dermis.
As the latest in HIFU technology, it is able to penetrate deeper than any other technology in the market. Unlike the RF technology that only reaches just above the subcutaneous layer, HIFU is able to reach the deeper SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) layer under the fat.
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The Doublo Gold is the third generation of the medical-grade HIFU technology developed in South Korea. It halves the time needed to complete the procedure, unlike other HIFU technologies, such as Ultherapy. Ultherapy, is comparatively more painful and is also more expensive than HIFU therapy.
On the other hand, the Doublo Gold is quicker than Ultherapy as it uses a two-way round shooting technology compared to the one-way shot.
The Doublo Gold is essentially a non-surgical face and neck lift, although it can also be used on other areas such as the abdominal area and other problem areas for body contouring.
Benefits of The Doublo Gold
The Doublo Gold is administered to the skin via a handheld device that sits on the surface of the skin. It comes with 4 different cartridges (at 1.5mm, 3mm, 4.5mm depth), that can be used as a combination customised for you by your doctor. The cartridges control the depth and the frequency of the energy waves administered to your skin.
1.5mm - Is able to help improve pore size and skin tone by targeting the upper dermis with its wound-healing effect. Collagen is boosted and the fibroblast is rebuilt.
3.0mm - Reaches the subcutaneous tissue and derma layer to help increase collagen production and elasticity.
4.5mm - Reaches the deepest layer, the SMAS. Uses thermal energy to tighten skin and increase a lifting effect, minimising wrinkles.
The skin is made up of several layers. To encourage collagen remodelling, heat energy has to reach the SMAS (muscle) layer, under the epidermis and dermis. Currently, HIFU is the only technology in the market that can penetrate all the way to the SMAS later.
The Doublo Gold is virtually painless, with patients describing it as simply a slight tingling sensation. You may feel some prickling and warmth. If you are wary about it, discuss a topical numbing option with your doctor.
The entire treatment only takes 8 to 10 minutes for a full-face procedure. There is no downtime and you are able to go about daily activities even immediately after the treatment. You may expect slightly blushed skin right after the treatment, but this fades fast as the skin cools.
For visible results, 1 to 2 sessions are recommended with the follow-up session 4 to 6 months after, although one session may be enough for some. Results are the most visible 10 weeks after treatment. As elastin and collagen regeneration in your skin is boosted, the results will gradually appear over 3 to 6 months. However, some patients may notice firmer skin immediately after the treatment. The results last usually a year, differing with each individual.
The treatment is best suited for those 30 years old and up, or patients with mild to moderate skin laxity. As it is a tightening and lifting treatment, results are best seen in these patients. You can also use the treatment in conjunction with other treatments including. Do consult your doctor for the best combination.
Overall, the Doublo Gold is a non-invasive and effective procedure for those seeking to lift the skin or target problem areas on the face. Administered with a handheld device, the procedure is virtually painless. As results can be seen quickly yet naturally, it is the ideal choice for those that are on a time crunch. The effects are also long-lasting, with no downtime at all.