Doublo Gold is a non-invasive procedure which uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technology to target different layers of the skin to produce skin lifting and tightening at various depths. It is a one-time treatment with enduring results lasting from 1 to 2 years. Unlike RF technology, it can additionally reach the deeper SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) layer under the fat which is the layer worked on when surgical facelift techniques are employed. There is some immediate improvement to the contours of the treated area, and the result and improves progressively for three to six month after the treatment and are natural looking. This ongoing improvement is due to the ultrasound energy triggering the skin to rejuvenate itself at the collagen producing layer. There is no down time because the ultrasonic energy is delivered into the deeper layers of the skin, thus sparing the surface of the skin, which looks normal after the treatment with no redness of other discoloration.
Doublo Gold is the third generation of medical grade HIFU technology developed by the first manufacturers of this treatment modality in South Korea. After nine years, the current Gold version of Doublo has halved the amount of time to complete the procedure compared to the time required when it was first launched and to most other HIFU devices currently in the market. This means patients can get on with their day sooner and management of discomfort of the treatment is shortened.
Doublo Gold treatment can also be performed on the body. It can improve the appearance of skin laxity around the thighs, abdomen and arms. Despite popular belief, Doublo Gold is operator dependent. The technique used in our practice has been analysed and refined so that each patient’s treatment parameters are individually prescribed and delivered to yield best results.