HIFU

HIFU

HIFU stands for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound. It is an advanced cosmetic technology which can significantly tighten and lift several areas of the face, reduce the signs of ageing and improve the tone of the skin in a single session, with potentially long-lasting effects.

Common treatment areas include:

  • Brows and forehead
  • Chin
  • Neck (“turkey neck”)
  • Stomach
  • Stretch marks

How it works?

HIFU uses multiple beams of ultrasound. Individually the beams have no effect on the tissue. However, their area of convergence becomes a point of Thermal energy. Heating the tissue below the surface causes it to contract and tighten, while also forming new collagen fibres

As we grow older, collagen proteins begin to lose their integrity, which is what causes things like frown lines, crow’s feet and a drooping neck. Tightening the SMAS layer and replenishing collagen and will tighten and tone the skin.

What to expect from the treatment?

Ultrasound gel will be applied to cleansed skin. The handpiece will then be used to deliver ultrasound energy beneath the skin. Some patients may feel the energy at this point.

Each treatments takes 60 to 90 minutes, but may be performed within 30 minutes. Some patients report feeling a slight prickling or heat under the skin. Cooling is not required. Anaesthetics will be provided to ensure patient comfort as tolerance levels vary, but treatment isn’t unbearably painful.

Can I do it?

If you happen to have any of the following concerns -

  • Blurred jawline
  • Drooping, especially around the mouth
  • Sagging eyelids
  • Loose neck folds
  • Thin, crepe-y skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minor redness and dryness
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Large pores

Post treatment

  • You might see slight redness and/or swelling post-treatment, and might feel some tingling. These will disappear within hours. While the results will not be as dramatic as with surgical facelifts, HIFU skin tightening is clinically proven to be safe, with natural and gradual rejuvenation effects.
  • You can get right back to your day — there is no downtime required.
  • Collagen production will kick off after only one session, with results appearing over the following months. Your skin will be healthier, stronger, and younger-looking, without any unnatural, drastic changes.

Result!

Smoother, Firmer, and Brighter skin in the months after treatment.

Your eyes will look more open, brows more lifted, fine lines softened, and pore reduced. Because of the restored elasticity, your skin will feel softer and more supple, too.

If you don’t think you need surgery yet or simply hate the thought of the knife, HIFU may be the natural facelift or neck lift alternative for you.

How many sessions will I require?

Most patients need only one session. Results will appear over 2 to 3 months or even up to 6 months following treatment. Your body will continue to produce fresh collagen over one year. After that, you may wish to continue touch-up treatments.

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