High intensity focused ultrasound otherwise known as HIFU, is a treatment to reduce the telltale signs of ageing. This is a non-invasive, painless and innovative alternative to a surgical facelift and is also a good treatment for those who have had surgery and would like to rejuvenate some of the effects.
HIFU delivers precise ultrasound to the correct depths of the skin without damaging the epidermal layer. Muscles are stimulated and new collagen is produced. This treatment uses thermal energy that heats up the tissue, tightens the skin and forms new collagen. HIFU affects the dermis and SMAS; the same layer that is pulled tight during a surgical facelift, but without the pain and scarring.
This procedure is a very effective treatment to lift and tighten a sagging jawline, neck, cheeks and brows. HIFU results can be seen after one treatment, leaving you with a rejuvenated and a much more healthy, youthful appearance.
The results from HIFU continue to improve for up to three to six months after the treatments. You will have a younger, fresher appearance for around 12-24 months, after which time, follow up treatments are recommended to maintain results.
There is no downtime involved with HIFU treatment and it is painless, although some people notice a slight discomfort during the treatment which subsides soon after the procedure. Due to no fillers or other toxins being used, there are usually no side effects. A slight flushing or occasional swelling can sometimes occur, but these are completely normal and these effects subside within an hour or two. It is recommended that a good sunblock is used to look after the skin after treatment.
This is a treatment which is suitable for most people with mild to moderate skin sagging, as it is non-surgical and requires no downtime; allowing people to get back to their daily lives immediately. HIFU is an exciting development in the field of aesthetic medicine due to its long-lasting effects and cost-effectiveness.
HIFU is not a replacement for a surgical procedure, it is an option for those who do not want to go under the knife. It is a good choice for people who have noticed their skin maturing, sagging or just looking looser than it previously did. It is also a good option for somebody who wants to stay ahead of the game and hold back the effects of time or maybe just wants an uplift instead of a facelift. Both men and women between 30 – 50 years old are suitable candidates for this treatment.
Having been used for over 50 years in the medical field, ultrasound has a proven track record and is clinically safe making HIFU one of the skin tightening treatments available.
Lifting, tightening, toning and brightening give the skin a whole new vitality making HIFU one of the most sought-after lifting treatments available today. This procedure can also be combined with laser treatment or fillers. This is a much more cost-effective, safe way to look and feel confident and more youthful than a lot of surgical procedures.