What is High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)?
It is a non-surgical therapy that helps in lightening up the face and the neck, giving it a younger and finer look.
How does HIFU work?
The procedure stimulates the production of collagen using ultrasound technology which rejuvenates the skin of the patient, making it appear younger.
Naturally, age slows down the production of collagen which causes our facial muscles to lose tone and elasticity.
This prompts it to sag, hence creating wrinkles. HIFU uses ultrasound energy between 65 and 70c to activate the production of Collagen.
This is done systematically, directing concentration to the layers of the skin which effectively increases collagen production in these tissues.
It reconditions and renews the skin from within, which causes stimulation that lightens up the skin, making it active; a process that withers out the wrinkles to give the patient a younger look.
This, therefore, makes the face and neck skin firmer and the tone lighter after the exercise.
Which areas does HIFU Concentrate on?
This treatment directly touches on the
Neck and jaw line by tightening the muscles
Nose and mouth by reducing the line across the two.
Jowls which are lifted and tightened.
Eyelids – hooded eyelids are reduced and tightened.
Reduction of the Nasolabial fold.
General skin tightening and rejuvenation.
Total body toning!
What are the advantages of using the HIFU method is skin lightening and development?
The process has many positive facts, some of which are
There are no surgical operations used in the process.
The results are spontaneous; it is done in one place and the effects are almost felt immediately.
However, the body will be fully acclimatized from the 3rd month.
The results are physical; they are noticeable, which gives it an almost instant feedback mechanism.
It helps rejuvenate collagen from the tissue of the face and neck skin.
The activity is carried out once in a year, which allows time for other things in between.
Compared to surgery, the process is cheaper and faster.
Which technology is used in this process?
The system used is the HIFU treatment system. It is an improved HIFU system which is more comfortable and produces the best results
Are the results uniform across the divide?
The results from this process are visible, although they vary across the age group, habits and medical history.
They can be noticeable almost immediately for the group who are between 30 to 40 years, the reason being that the contraction on the SMAS layer and the body physiological healing process is much faster.
However, actual results across the divide can be ascertained between 2 weeks to 3 months.
Does the program inflict pain on the patient?
Majority of the patients have not recorded any pain while undergoing therapy.
However, there might be some mild aching on areas there are bones like the jaw line or the brow during the exercise.
However, it occurs in a matter of seconds.
For a more relaxed procedure, to the comfort of the client, the energy can be regulated to manageable levels.
Is this HIFU procedure safe?
Ultrasound is a well-known medical procedure with exemplary outcomes, spanning over 50 years.
In the same way, there are no recorded side effects of using the HIFU technology for non-surgical face lifts and body toning treatments.
How long is this process?
It varies based on the age of the patient and previous medical history.
However, the average time is between 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.
Are there any side effects of using this HIFU technology?
There are some slight effects for using this procedure, of which none is life-threatening.
They are carefully explained by the consultant before the procedure, and the possible way to curb them.
Slight redness after therapy
A fraction of the patients have swelling, soft or tingling skin.
What is the most common age group that uses this method for skin lightening?
Anyone above the age of 30 years is good for the program. The common symptoms are the sagging of the neck and face muscles.
However, the different clusters have different reasons for the process – HIFU is the safest alternative to surgical procedures
30 to 40 years – stimulation of the collagen from the tissues to delay ageing.
40 to 60 years – by far the largest customer base for this procedure, the aim is to stimulate collagen to reduce the wrinkles that have started forming and rejuvenate the skin.
60+ years – most of the patients who come for this procedure in this age bracket have had a surgery.
HIFU helps to prolong the surgical enhancements for a more appealing look.
How much does the treatment cost?
What is the difference between the HIFU and Full Facelift?
Whereas the HIFU procedure is a non-invasive method, facelift is a surgical method.
Therefore, HIFU is an uplift for people who either cannot afford a surgery or are not ready for the physiological changes in their bodies as a result.
A facelift takes time to have a complete outcome due to its surgical nature.
In other words, HIFU is more of an uplift compared to the facelift.
How many times does a patient need the HIFU?
Most patients only need one session and the results will last between 12 to 18 months.
However, there are others who might need 2 or 3 sessions for a better outcome.
This is dependent on the level of precision they want and how their body reacts to the process. It can also be used alongside other treatments.
HIFU is safe and effective – follow up treatments and maintenance treatments maybe necessary
What to do before and after the HIFU treatment?
Before the treatment:
Ensure you have eaten at least one hour before the treatment commences and have drank plenty of water.
Please don’t wear makeup if your treatment is on the face.
After the treatment:
Avoided exercise on the day of the treatment.
Avoid alcohol, drink plenty of water.
We recommend between 2- 3 litres a day.