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The Pros and Cons of HIFU Facial Treatments

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Pros and Cons of HIFU

Ageing is inevitable, and it can take quite a toll on the body.

After stepping into your forties, signs of ageing may begin to show, which can feel very disheartening. Less than a decade ago, if you wanted to remedy sagging or tired-looking skin, you had to undergo a surgical facelift. While the procedure worked fine, it involved an extended period of recuperation and even scarring. HIFU, which is short for High-intensity Focused Ultrasound has improved all that. HIFU treatment is the answer for signs of ageing without making incisions into the skin, making the technique a widely sought solution. Below are some insights into the treatment, including the pros and cons.

An Effective Facelift Procedure

As the name suggests, HIFU is a technique that utilises ultrasound technology to target the deep layers of the skin tissue for skin lifting, tightening and contouring. It is an entirely non-invasive technique that works to enhance the production of new collagen and its regeneration. Therefore, if your facial skin begins to lose suppleness, be it around the eyes, jawline, or below the brows, you may consider HIFU treatment.

Immediately after the procedure, you can observe that the skin has tightened to some extent. The effects intensify over the subsequent weeks, as more collagen is formed, alongside the retraction of the connective tissue. Typically, HIFU treatments are reiterated until the benefits to be achieved are no more. However, the number of sessions needed will depend on your goals and the level of tissue laxity. Moreover, the skin’s ability to rejuvenate is a critical consideration regarding the procedure’s effectiveness.

Pros Of HIFU Treatment

HIFU is the elixir for a host of age-related skin issues. Over the years, it has earned a popular nickname as the ‘Lunchtime Facelift’, as it is a quick, and highly tolerable technique, with no downtime. HIFU, unlike conventional facelifts, is non-invasive, meaning there will be no evidence of the facelift after the procedure; apart from the rejuvenated skin. Clients who have undergone HIFU treatment boast a consistent skin tone and their skin’s suppleness is improved as well.

You will love to know that the procedure is effective even for combating dark circles under the eyes, eliminating large pores, and reducing blemishes, acne, and pimples. Ultimately, HIFU can improve your facial shape, and accentuate a blurred jawline too. Magical isn’t it?

HIFU treatment cons and contraindications

After the facial treatment, you can resume your activities immediately because the high-intensity ultrasound has not damaged the skin’s upper layers. Nevertheless, slight swelling and redness may occur, although it will subside quickly. You may also be slightly sensitive to touch or experience a slight tingling feeling, which may persist for one or two weeks. During rare occurrences, temporary local numbness and bruising may also occur.

While the said side effects may vary with individuals, they usually do not last long. Contraindications for HIFU facial treatment include mental implants, blood disorders and silicone injections. RT Aesthetics will ensure that everything is explained fully during the consultation and will provide all after care as needed.

HIFU continues to gain popularity as one of the best facelift techniques, and it is endorsed not only by cosmetologists but clients alike. It is evident why that may be the case considering the numerous pros which outweigh the cons associated with the treatment.

Posted: 1st November, 2018
Written By: Ryan Towart
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