Remember the times less than a decade back when the only remedy to put sagging and tired-looking skin back in place was a surgical facelift? The procedure required going under the surgeon’s scalpel extended downtime and recuperation period and even scarring, even though the scars were concealed behind the hairline. HIFU or High-intensity Focused Ultrasound has changed all that. This treatment has been growing in popularity since 2012 and is today, a solution to a host of ageing issues in various parts of the body.
An advanced HIFU device can treat serious ageing problems and sagging skin. These include areas around the brows and forehead, chin, neck, and stomach as well as the elimination of any stretch marks. HIFU face lifting technique provides many benefits such as reducing wrinkles and tightening saggy skin, lifting the eyebrows, cheeks, and eyelids, defining the jawline, and tightening the decolletage., natural-looking and long-lasting results, no downtime, and safe and effective treatment.
How does HIFU work?
Non-invasive ultrasound energy is targeted on the area being treated. It generates low levels of heat which boosts the production of collagen leading to skin rejuvenation and bright, glowing, and younger-looking skin. Collagen is a natural protein that keeps the skin firm and taut. With age, the skin loses its elasticity, collagen production is reduced, and the effect of gravity pulls your skin downward.
HIFU is a complete beauty treatment. The brows will be lifted, fine lines and wrinkles will be softened, pores reduced and the eyes will look more open. This is because HIFU takes care of blurred jaw lines, drooping around the mouth, sagging eyelids, uneven skin texture, and loose skin folds around the neck. After just one treatment miracle results are visible.
However, HIFU is a complex process. The best results are only possible if done by expert therapists and technicians on technologically advanced cutting-edge machines.
A Good candidate for HIFU
A good candidate for HIFU has skin that is “relaxed” to the extent that it looks less firm and elastic than it should be. The first visible signs of maturing of the skin is a lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids and this condition usually starts from the mid to the late thirties. These are the people who are good candidates for HIFU treatment.
Then, some desire some form of “facelift” but are wary about opting for surgery. It might be for mental, financial, or other logistical reasons. Being prepared mentally to accept the results of HIFU is crucial. A good candidate will have a detailed discussion with the therapists and accepts the condition if HIFU does not promise the expected or desired results.
Is HIFU painful?
Comfort zones of people vary from person to person, but in general, there is some discomfort during the treatment when ultra-sound is being delivered. However, this is a positive sign that the production of collagen has been initiated. Before the treatment, the practitioner discusses the process with the patient to make the experience as pleasant as possible. There are no known side effects of HIFU, but there may be some redness and swelling immediately after treatment. These are temporary and subside soon after.
This, in a nutshell, is what HIFU the wonder treatment is all about.