HIFU stands for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound. In the aesthetics world that is a lifting effect that cannot be achieved by any other procedure. HIFU delivers heat to the skin and subcutaneous tissue that stimulates collagen renewal in the skin, improves the texture, and helps tighten, and firm. The procedure achieves the effect of the face or body lifting without any invasive surgery. There is also no recovery time in this method. It works equally well in all skin types. The skin will be lifted and tight at once and it will last up to 3 years.
What is HIFU lifting?
HIFU is an innovative non-surgical lifting that affects all skin levels. The procedure effectively treats the surface and the layers of skin below the surface. The HIFU lifting uses focused ultrasound energy that can target the deep structural layers of the skin. It can lift and tighten the face, neck, and chest area. A non-surgical facelift could help the patient to achieve a more youthful appearance with just one treatment.
The procedure is used by Cambridge Medical and other respected aesthetic clinics in Singapore to effectively remove face and body fat while tightening the skin at the same time. It’s very effective for a lower facelift, double chin, neck and especially for reducing fat around the corner of the mouth. Also, this therapy is excellent for body fat as it can be applied to all places with excess fat.
What does HIFU do?
HIFU is a technique that uses ultrasound waves to heat tissue. Lens or transducers are used to focus the ultrasound and this concentrates it into a small facial zone. It is known to increase blood flow, or eliminate tissue such as tumors and cosmetically in tighten skin or destroy the fat and body contouring. It melts the fat tissue, tightens up saggy or wrinkled skin, and decrease stretch marks it is even used for some eyebrow lift procedures.
HIFU lifting activates the regenerative capacity of the body to restore the “memory” of the skin and underlying tissues, which is followed by new and healthy collagen cells.
The aesthetic dermatologist normally determines the parameters and the depth of the procedure. It usually depends on the patient individual needs.
This procedure is suitable for all men and women who have signs of aging. It achieves good results in all areas of the face and body. HIFU lifting is appropriate for all skin types.
The procedure is successfully used to the following problems:
- Sagging skin on the face and the body;
- Hanging corners on the mouth;
- Hanging eyelids;
- Double chin;
- Body fat and sagging skin;
The procedure is comfortable and non-invasive.
What to expect during the facelift procedure?
HIFU is a very intensive and effective treatment that requires numbing cream to be placed on all areas which will undergo laser therapy. The numbing cream will stay for about 20 minutes. After the numbing cream is removed a special gel is placed on the face which feels cool to the skin. The HIFU system delivers ultrasound energy deep into the skin without disrupting any skin tissue. Because there is no damage to the skin tissue there is no peeling or downtime. The energy pulses reach all the way to the SMAS layer which is the muscle system that plastic surgeon targets for facelift procedures. This layer cannot be reached with conventional lasers. That is what makes HIFU such an effective treatment while still being non-invasive. The ultrasonic energy causes thermal coagulation in the deeper layers resulting in collagen production as well as tightening. This treatment is effective for blurred jawlines, drooping skin, double chin, wrinkles and those looking to get tighten facial skin in general. It is a great alternative to traditional methods. The patients will feel their face tighter than before. Also, the collagen production ramps up. The change is visible and real.
The benefits of HIFU
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound lifting method has many advantages over traditional and non-medical devices. HIFU is an innovative and effective way to improve skin health. The method works well with all skin therapies such as Botox, fillers, peeling, lasers, etc.
The procedure has many benefits, including:
- It has excellent results without incisions;
- There is no recovery time. The patients can return immediately to their daily routine;
- The therapy is safe with minimal risk of side effect and complication. HIFU energy helps avoid damage to the epidermis;
- The patients need 1 to 3 procedures a year. Results normally are visible after the first therapy, but it takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months in order to see and feel the optimal results while the collagen building process continues;
- The Long-lasting result after achieving the desired effect.
HIFU is an excellent option for everyone that is looking for painless, noninvasive and quick treatment. The treatment is best suited for clients who have mild-to-moderate skin laxity, lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids.