High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a cosmetic treatment for skin tightening . It uses ultrasound energy to encourage the production of collagen, which results in firmer skin.
HIFU is a safe and effective treatment for facial lifting and refining wrinkles. People were able to see results in a few months after treatment, without the risks associated with surgery.
It also helps in overall facial rejuvenation, lifting, tightening, and body contouring.
HIFU won't work as well for people with more severe cases of sagging skin.
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 firmer tighter skin. 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.
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 photodamaged skin or a high degree of loose skin may need several treatments before seeing results.
It is normally a single treatment . If needed a second session may be needed after 3-4 months.The procedure takes almost 2 hours for full face, which includes an hour of numbing and another hour of treatment.The results are visible after 3-4 weeks only and keeps on building up over time.