High intensity focused ultrasound, otherwise known as HIFU, is a non invasive facelift. It does not involve any needles or downtime. HIFU utilises extremely concentrated ultrasound energy to tighten the skin and reduce unwanted facial fats.
In short, this treatment restores the collagen in your skin that was lost over time. The treatment targets collagen in the dermis and superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS).
HIFU – The Art of Triple Layer Lifting
Without any needle/injection, HIFU has the ability to reach each layer of skin.. It strengthens each layer by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin, subcutaneous, fat and muscle layer.
At a depth of 3mm, the ultrasound penetrates the dermis to reach the skin’s collagen supply. Collagen is the supporting structure that anchors cells to one another. Collagen is what gives our skin strength and elasticity.
At a depth of 4.5mm, the ultrasound energy reaches the SMAS and heats it to 60° to 70°C. This is the same area that plastic surgeons target during surgical facelifts because it provides longer-lasting results than a facelift of the skin alone. As the ultrasound penetrates collagen in the SMAS, it causes a lifting effect of the face and neck.
As a result of the high amount of heat energy, HIFU can also reduce fat under the skin, making it particularly useful to reduce double chins and hanging jowls.
Which areas can be treated?
How do I know if HIFU is right for me?
HIFU machines are colourblind, that being said it is absolutely safe for all skin colors because it does not target the skin’s surface. You know you are a good candidate for HIFU if
- you have mild to moderate skin laxity
- the skin is about to look and feel looser e.g. the jawline is starting to sag, jowls are appearing, skin on the neck is getting looser or one or both eyebrows are beginning to droop.
- Mild-moderate skin laxity typically starts when people reach their 30s.
What kind of results can I expect?
Immediately after the treatment, you can expect firming and tightening effect. Over 6-8 weeks, collagen production will yield significant lifted results gradually. by reconditioning and renewing the skin from within, HIFU will lift the brows and cheeks, tighten the jawline and provide a more refreshed look overall.
How many treatments will I need?
Results can be appreciated in one single session. However, results may differ depending on the degree of skin laxity, your bodys response to ultraouns and skins ability to reproduce collage. It is recommended to repeat the treatment 2-3 sessions in a year to maintain optimum results.
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