High Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU
As compared to traditional surgical facelifts or facelifts with PDO threads, face tightening with HIFU is non invasive and painless. This means it does not involve undergoing surgery, thus it does not have any downtime as well.
How It Works
Ultrasound waves or energy is sent in the layers of skin just below the surface with the help of a machine.
These ultrasound waves then heat up the tissues. As the tissues are heated and reach a certain temperature, they undergo cellular damage. This damage stimulates the cells to produce more collagen. Collagen is a protein which is responsible for elasticity and tightness of the skin.
As we age the amount of collagen starts depleting which results in sagging of the skin.
As the collagen is regenerated in the skin with the help of HIFU machine, the skin becomes tight,lifted and firm.
How to know whether you are a good candidate for HIFU treatment
HIFU works best on people who are older than 30 years with mild to moderate skin laxity Older people with severe skin laxity and very saggy skin are not good candidates and may need surgery.
- Skin infections
- Open skin lesions
- Cystic acne in the area
- Metallic implants in the treatment area
Benefits of HIFU
- Wrinkle Reduction
- Tightening sagging skin on face and neck
- Lifting the cheeks, eyebrows and eyelids
- Enhancing jawline definition
- Smoothing the skin
What to expect during HIFU treatment
- You may experience slight discomfort during the procedure.
- You might feel like tiny electric pulses or a prickly sensation.
- But it’s not painful.
- Immediately after the treatment, you may experience mild redness or swelling which goes away in a few hours.
When are the Results Seen
Results are seen after 6-8 weeks after the treatment, with further improvement in problem areas up to 6 months.
How many sittings are required
It depends on the age, amount of sagging of skin and amount of collagen to be regenerated.
A person with mild laxity of skin and in his/her 30s will benefit from a single sitting.
While a person with moderate laxity of skin and in 40s will require 2 or 3 sittings in a gap of 1-2 months.
How long the results last
Results will last for around 2-3 years.