HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. It is a specialized ultrasound procedure very effective in performing non-surgical face lift. The procedure is non-invasive and completely safe.
HIFU targets the deep skin layers, similar to cosmetic surgery. It’s a great alternative to a surgical procedure or for people looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
Only one treatment is needed. The uplift happens naturally by stimulating the deep structural layers of the skin. A natural and regenerative response is initiated, stimulating the growth of new collagen and better circulation which lifts and tightens the skin over time. The results will build gradually over 2-3 months and continue to improve up to 6 months after treatment.
You can resume your normal activity immediately following the procedure. There is no downtime, or post-procedure requirements.
The treatment results in tighter skin, reducing fine and deep wrinkles around the eyes, dark circles, forehead, mouth and neck.
HIFU helps slow down the development of aging signs and improves skin elasticity on the face, neck, jaw-line and décolleté.
Frequently Asked Questions
The treatment does not cause any major discomfort. You may feel some warm or hot sensation or a slight pain for a few seconds and only during the pulsation cycle when the ultrasound energy is being applied. The level of discomfort depends on the individual’s sensitivity and pain tolerance levels.
The good news is that the technician can use a lower energy level and increased number of pulses to achieve the desired results with less discomfort.
There may be slight redness for up to a few hours. A small percentage of clients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary.
Patients treated with HIFU still have fresh young collagen after a year’s follow up, but future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process.
HIFU is not recommended for people with the following conditions:
- Open face wounds.
- Metal stents or implants in the face or neck – dental implants are ok, though.
- Cardiac implantable electrical devices.
- Pregnant or breast feeding women.
- Permanent dermal implants.
- Anti-thrombotic therapy.
- Diabetes or hard to heal skin conditions.
- Hemorrhagic disorders.