High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound – HIFU
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound-HIFU is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound rays to firm the skin.
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound – HIFU
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound-HIFU is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound rays to firm the skin. It is a new cosmetic technology that focuses ultrasound rays on specific parts of the skin to make the skin look much younger and more toned. HIFU does not require any surgical procedures as it only uses ultrasound rays, to reach the deeper part of the skin to tighten it and prevent it from sagging.
HIFU can be done on specific areas of the skin where the skin sags the most during ageing. Such parts include the eyes, the neck, and the cheeks. The process takes about 30 minutes to be completed and does not require time to heal. It is also not painful as no part of the skin is cut. HIFU is very convenient and gives you long-term results.
How HIFU works
HIFU works from deep inside the skin to give long-lasting results. The procedure uses multiple beams of ultrasound rays that heat the skin tissues, which in turn contracts to tighten the deeper part of the skin; thus tightening the entire skin.
It works by heating the dermis and the superficial muscular aponeurotic system, the SMAS; which are the deeper parts of the skin, using a beam of ultrasound rays. The dermis and the SMAS respond by contracting thus tightening the entire skin.
The ultrasound rays strengthen the collagen of the skin causing it to become firm. The rays also stimulate the responsible production of more collagen, which is responsible for firming the skin. As we age, collagen slowly fades away. HIFU will stimulate the natural productions of collagen helping you maintain the youthful look for years.
For HIFU to work best, our experts concentrate on specific parts of the face for expected results. For instance, if you want a facelift, our experts will know where to concentrate the ultrasound rays. There are also specific parts of the face to concentrate on if you want to tone the skin on to have that desired younger look.
Various Areas that HIFU can treat
In about 1 to 6 weeks, you will be able to see the desired results. HIFU is usually a gradual process, therefore after the procedure, you won’t be able to see the results immediately, but after a month, you will notice a difference in your skin. The results brought by HIFU can last up to a whole year. In the following 12 months, your skin will look and feel younger. The production of collagen will help maintain the effects of a toned skin for the entire time.
Who Is Suitable for the Treatment?
Anyone! Perticlly people who notices sagging of the skin on their face and neck.
People aged 30 will notice some visible wrinkles around the eyes, on the cheeks and the chin down to the neck. Such people usually have low collagen productions levels which cause ageing to kick in. HIFU stimulates the natural production of collagen which in turn delays ageing by several years.
The treatment is also recommended for people aged 60 and above. Their skin is usually wrinkled with a large part sagging. HIFU can help lift the sagging areas to create a much younger long-term look.
HIFU is also recommended to people who have had cosmetic surgery before, but the effects of the surgery are slowly wearing off. HIFU will help in prolonging the effects of surgery, helping you to maintain a younger look.
Benefits of HIFU
How long it takes to see the Results after HIFU Treatment
The HIFU treatment is a gradual process that takes time to clearly show the results. A few days after the procedure will not display the results immediately. However, after 1 to 3 months, you will notice a huge difference in your skin tone and facelift. Your skin will look more firm making you look younger. As more collagen is produced, your skin will continue firming, and the best results will be witnessed after six weeks.
HIFU treatment will take about 15 minutes to 1 hour to be completed, depending on the part of the skin being worked on, and your desired results will last longer. You will need only 1 or 2 sessions of the HIFU treatment to have the best results.
Side Effects of the HIFU Treatment
HIFU is not known to have permanent side effects. After undergoing the treatment, you will experience slight redness on the area of the skin where HIFU was performed. However, the redness clears after a few minutes. Slight swelling and tenderness have been reported in patients who have undergone the treatment. All these side effects wear off a few minutes after the treatement. Our professionals will talk you through these side effects before performing the treatment. It would be safe to say HIFU is the safest and the most convenient way to make your skin look younger.