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High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Fat Removal and Skin Tightening (for the Body) is the newest course in body sculpting and fat removal.

HIFU for the Body is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that targets subcutaneous adipose tissue by utilising High Intensity Ultrasound energy, causing thermal coagulation to fat cells. The energy penetrating the skin destroys the adipose tissue, releasing triglycerides. The damaged cells attract and draw macrophage to the treated area. Microphage engulf and clear away adipose cells following the body’s natural metabolic processes. HIFU for the Body not only helps to reduce adipose tissue without damaging the skin, but the positive impact of the temperature also stimulates fibroblasts and shrinks collagen which has the overall effect of skin tightening.

Often one single treatment can lead to great improvements that will continue to develop as the body continues to produce new collagen. The precise delivery of energy ensures safety and accuracy, avoiding damage to the skin, surrounding tissue and internal organs. Use of HIFU for the reduction of subcutaneous fat and skin tightening does not produce any acute, long-term adverse effects. This treatment delivers a high level of client satisfaction.

Our courses are suitable for Medical professionals and Aesthetic practitioners

NB: We expect the delegates to have read the course materials fully prior to attending the onsite course at the Academy of Advanced Aesthetics

In order to graduate from all of our courses, students will need to pass a final written examination to assess their knowledge and understanding, and to pass a practical observation performing the treatment in full, including client consultation and aftercare. For Level 4 courses, after having completed the practical session at the Academy, students will be asked to complete four case studies and a 5,000-word assignment in order to complete the course

Level 4 Accredited Course certificates will be issued externally. For our Short Courses, we will provide an Academy of Advanced Aesthetics Diploma

Our short courses, for those wish to learn more about the treatments without gaining an accredited Level 4 course, are two days in duration

The HIFU Level 4 accredited course for Face and Neck carries 9 credits and will qualify you for insurance cover. Some of these credits can be transferred to other courses if the subject matter overlaps. For example, if you have studied the necessary Health and Safety legislation in the Aesthetics sector, you will not need to cover this in the same amount of detail for any additional course which covers this same material

Our Level 4 course is based on core knowledge taught on the short course but in addition includes a substantial theory component which explores the science behind the treatment further, and comprises of a three-day practical training session (rather than two in the short course) where you will be asked to demonstrate your competence in the treatment through a series of assessments and exams

The HIFU Body course includes:


Safe and effective methods of working when carrying out treatments:

  • Health and safety
  • Data protection act
  • Client modesty, privacy and confidentiality
  • Hygiene


Anatomy and Physiology, and other science relevant to the treatment:

  • Relevant Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fat types
  • Fat Distribution
  • Role of fat in the body
  • Science behind HIFU for Fat Reduction
  • Stages of skin laxity
  • Collagen
  • Elastin
  • Fibroblasts
  • Wound healing process
  • Selecting different equipment and the benefits associated
  • Cartridge type
  • Areas suitable for treatment
  • Treatment duration
  • Protocols including frequency, intensity etc
  • Benefits for the client and clinic


Planning, preparing and consulting client before treatment and understanding the organisational and legal obligations of performing treatments:

  • Client consultation
  • Treatment Plan
  • Marking areas suitable for treatment,
  • Contra indications and actions
  • Client suitability and assessment for treatment
  • Risks and side effects
  • Realistic expectations
  • Areas suitable for treatment and areas that MUST be avoided
  • Choice of transducer and treatment depth


Carrying out treatments:

  • Live Demo
  • Step-by-step
  • Treatment techniques
  • Importance of client feedback
  • Contra-Action (CA)


Handling equipment and electrical safety:

  • Importance of using contact medium
  • Appropriate choice of transducer
  • Spacing between the TCPs (Thermal Coagulation Points)
  • Appropriate treatment settings
  • Administering the appropriate number of shots
  • Importance of client feedback throughout the treatment and stopping treatment if it is necessary


Providing aftercare to the client:

  • Returning clients and treatment maintenance
  • Alternative treatment suggestions
  • Equipment advice regarding consumables etc