High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment has recently emerged in response to the increasing demand for noninvasive procedures for skin lifting and tightening.
What Is HIFU?
HIFU uses focused ultrasound energy to target the layers of skin just below the surface. The ultrasound energy causes the tissue to heat up rapidly.
Once the cells in the targeted area reach a certain temperature, they experience cellular damage. While this may seem counterintuitive, the damage actually stimulates the cells to produce more collagen a protein that provides structure to the skin.
The increase in collagen results in tighter, firmer skin with fewer wrinkles. Since the high-frequency ultrasound beams are focused on a specific tissue site below the skin’s surface, there’s no damage to the upper layers of the skin and adjacent issue.
Who Is The Best Candidate For HIFU Treatment?
- HIFU may not be appropriate for everyone. In general, the procedure works best on people older than 30 with mild-to-moderate skin laxity.
- People with photo damaged skin or a high degree of loose skin may need several treatments before seeing results.
- Older people with more extensive photo-aging, severe skin laxity or very saggy skin on the neck aren’t good candidates and may need surgery.
What Does HIFU Feel Like?
You may experience slight discomfort during an HIFU procedure. Some people describe it as tiny electric pulses or a light prickly sensation.
Immediately after the treatment, you may experience mild redness or swelling, which will gradually recede over the next few hours.
What Is HIFU Treatment For Body / Weight Loss / Inch Loss?
HIFU’s 9 mm and 13 mm cartridges are used for the body, here HIFU energy is used to target the fat layer and destroy fat cells. HIFU is ideal for body contouring post pregnancy tummy, abdomen fat, bingo wings, thighs and under the buttocks; for a non-surgical bum lifting effect. HIFU is a very effective treatment for both inch loss and fat loss – at the same time tightening the skin!
Benefits Of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound
HIFU has many aesthetic benefits, including: