We all want a youthful appearance. But sometimes the surgical procedures necessary to achieve it aren’t always worth the risk. When you have a face-lifting procedure, your skin is often cut and stitched up, which can cause problems with healing and scarring. This is where HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) comes in. It uses sound waves to remove fat cells from beneath your skin without any incisions or stitches! Here are some of the benefits that HIFU offers, as well as what you should know before undergoing this innovative treatment.
The rise of HIFU
HIFU is an acronym, High Frequency focused ultrasound. It is the most intense non-invasive technique to lift skin from the inside. HIFU has several advantages over other facial treatments such as Botox and facial fillers. Other non-invasive treatments are costly and can take weeks to start working. In contrast, HIFU treatment are effective from the first session and have a fast-acting and flexible effect. Another key factor of HIFU is that it is a completely non-invasive procedure. Just like any other form of skin treatment, HIFU requires you to remain calm and composed. These two steps will help you reduce any pain and maintain complete attention during the treatment. The medical staff that works with HIFU are very experienced and focused on your wellbeing.
What is the difference between HIFU and other methods?
The problem with other laser procedures is the damage they cause to the skin over time. Unlike other laser techniques, HIFU lasers don’t cause scarring. Even if you are a regular consumer of dermatological treatments, you should consider a post-treatment care regime. Always check with your physician before getting any facial laser treatment done.
Is HIFU safe?
It is electrosurgery, so it is really safe. It’s a form of laser that’s safe, non-invasive, and painless. One treatment takes 30 minutes. Best of all, there’s no downtime. It comes with immediate improvements and after just one treatment, you can see results. HIFU is done with tiny, handheld acoustic devices. It’s a tiny handheld device that zaps your skin. It’s all about dialing in the power of this treatment. It helps your skin rejuvenate, firm, and lift.
How often do I need treatments?
It depends on the severity of your sagging skin. If your problem is a few lines on your face, it could be once a week. If you have multiple lines, it might be monthly. If you have multiple issues, it might be daily.
Worst case scenario?
Worst case scenario is that it makes your skin more wrinkled.
Benefits of HIFU Treatment
Lifts Face Fat
As a result of repeated overzealous skin lifting treatment, people start to create muscle scars on their faces. These scars can get deep under your skin. HIFU basically massages these skin scars to work out and to relax them.
The skin has three layers. The first layer consists of collagen. Collagen is what makes the skin firm and young-looking. But as the skin ages, this collagen layer tends to weaken. As a result, when the collagen layer becomes thin, we can see a thickening or sagging effect. Your skin loses elasticity and elastic fibers start breaking down. As collagen starts to break down, skin loses its moisture. The wetness on the skin is what creates the outer and inner layer of wrinkles.