HIFU -Ultrasound Treatment

HIFU

HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound) uses concentrated beams of ultrasound energy to rejuvenate the skin in precisely targeted areas.  The treatment acts to tighten the dermis, and promotes new sub-dermal collagen formation.

Benefits of HIFU

HIFU can be used wherever skin starts to sag or loose suppleness.*Treatment results may very from person to person.  For the face typical treatment areas include: 

  • Full Face
  • Jowels
  • Neck
  • Crows Feet – Near Eye Area
  • Forehead Lines

On the body, it can be used for lax skin on the arms, the inner thighs, and the abdomen.

HIFU Effectiveness

Some tightening of the skin is normally observed immediately after treatment, and the effect increases over the ensuing weeks due to new collagen formation in conjunction with the continued retraction of connective tissue matrix. An annual maintenance session is recommended.

Pros and Cons of HIFU

Most patients report that HIFU is a painless treatment.  As a non-surgical cosmetic procedure, it is comfortable, and most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after a session.  Makeup can be applied the following day.

It is possible that a patient may experience some mild swelling or look mildly flushed, but if does occur it usually subsides within a day. Patients might also experience a slight tenderness in the treated areas for next few days.

Naturally, the effectiveness of HIFU will be limited by the amount of retraction their skin can deliver.  This is affected by age, skin type, skin thickness, and a variety of other factors.  For significant sagging, your therapist may suggest alternative procedures.

Skincare after HIFU

Depending on your skin type, your therapist may suggest using a topical sun protection and product usage that may prolong the skins condition