HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) energy generates low levels of heat in the targeted skin. This stimulates the cells for collagen production and tissue rejuvenation. The HIFU equipment can treat a precise area with pinpoint accuracy based on the similar principle of burning a spot of black paper using magnifying glass without harming the surrounding area.With just one treatment, HIFU pushes mature skin to start working hard again. 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!
- Reduced fine to deep wrinkles.
- Reduces under eye troughs, bags and dark circles
- Eyebrows lifting
- Neck lifting and wrinkle reduction
- Slows down the development of ageing signs
- Lifts and tightens the cheeks without the surgery
- Improves skin elasticity and shaping of the face contour
- Improves jawline
- Double chin reduction
- Arm skin tightening
- Inner and outer thigh shaping and tightening
- Calf area tightening
The Treatment can help you achieve more youthful looking skin in a single treatment that takes around 60 minutes to perform.
No preparation is needed. 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. The physician will work with you to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
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.
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.
Even we find it not necessary, some especially sensitive people may choose to take over the counter pain medication before the procedure to increase the tolerance.
Most patients need only one session. Results will appear over 2 to 3 months or even up to6 months following treatment. Your body will continue to produce fresh collagen over one year. After that, you may wish to continue touch-up treatments.
By stimulating the deep structural support layers of the skin, a natural, regenerative response is initiated, stimulating the growth of new collagen, which lifts and tightens the skin over time. Because ultrasound technology actually works from the inside-out, which is always the right way to work.
HIFU is commercially available as
1. ULTHERA (mainly for face and neck lift, the only USFDA-cleared non-surgical facelift treatment) and
2. ULCHE (apart from working on forehead, eyes mouth, neck, décolleté, works well for arms, thighs and calf).