HIFU : High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
tighten, lift and firm skin without downtime or surgery with hifu procedure
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) or Ultrasound Therapy is a game-changer within the aesthetic industry for being able to provide a powerful lifting, tightening effect and it’s ability to target stubborn pockets of fat.
Unlike other skin lifting treatments such as thread lifts, dermal fillers, and anti-wrinkle injections, HIFU does not involve injections – it bypasses superficial skin by delivering precisely focused beams of ultrasound energy to different depths in the skin’s layers.
Treating the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, HIFU doesn’t duplicate the results of a facelift. However, it is a fantastic alternative and certainly the most effective face lifting procedure currently on the market without downtime and surgery.
It works by creating thermal clotting within targeted layers of the skin, which stimulates the natural production of collagen and provides long term and ongoing tightening of the skin.
For fat loss, HIFU targets fat layers below the skin to destroy fat cells . HIFU is NON-SURGICAL and require NO DOWNTIME. Our technology is also able to give the face the desired V-shape by lifting saggy skin, with reported effects that can last up to 1 year! It is one of the latest technologies in aesthetic medicine!
Areas treatable with HIFU:
- Face ( Cheek area )
- Jaw Line ( V Shape Face )
- Neck (Decolletage)
How does it work ?
The ultrasound energy can target 2 layers:
– Deep skin layer (Dermis): For collagen stimulation, tightening and firming
– SMAS: For Face-lifting
HIFU allows the deepest penetration of energy, targeting deep depths of 3mm and 4.5mm, for skin lifting and tightening.
At 3mm, the heating of skin tissue is targeted mainly at skin tightening. Radiofrequency procedures are often used for skin tightening via heating the skin. HIFU is also able to stimulate collagen production.
|4.5mm depth||At 4.5mm, lifting effect takes place. The Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) is usually situated at this depth. This means stimulation and tightening of the SMAS layer with the HIFU will provide excellent lifting results.|
Frequently Asked Questions ABOUT Hifu procedure
How is HIFU performed?
Your face will be cleansed and ultrasound gel will then be applied in preparation for the treatment. The HIFU device which delivers the ultrasound energy will be held over the treatment area.
How long is this procedure?
The HIFU Facelift procedure takes about 60-90 minutes, and NO DOWNTIME is required.
How fast can I see results?
Results are seen gradually over the next 4-6 weeks. However due to tissue remodeling, best results are seen after 12 weeks.
Is it painful?
It is not painful, as numbing cream will be applied before the procedure. However, you may experience slight warmth or prickling sensation on your skin during the procedure. You might feel a mild ache along bony areas, like the jawline. This is due to the ultrasound energy reflecting off the facial contours.
How long can HIFU last?
This varies as each person’s skin condition is different. On average, the results can last for 12 – 18 months.
How many treatments is needed?
Excellent results can be achieved after just one session of HIFU treatment. An additional treatment may be carried out 6 months after the first session.
Is HIFU safe?
Yes it is a safe procedure under the skilled hands of our doctor.
Can I combine HIFU with other treatment?
Yes, in fact, HIFU works very well with other non-invasive injections such as Dermal Fillers and Radiofrequency to further lift and give defined definition.
Will my skin sag even more if I do not continue?
No, it will not cause the skin to worsen. On the flipside, it actually helps to prevent (as much as it can) further sagging and slows down the rate of sagging.