Growing old is inevitable, but looking old is a choice in this era. With the advancement in medical science and technology, it is possible to reverse the signs of ageing. The most visible and pronounced signs of ageing can be seen on our face. As we age our muscles lose the strength and fat under the skin depletes. Collagen is a structural protein our body produces naturally and makes skin look plumper more elastic and younger. After 30 years of age, a decrease in its production is seen. This leads to sagging of skin and wrinkles, which makes us look older. Factors like extended exposure to sun, smoking, and unhealthy lifestyle can speed up the ageing process, and wrinkles may appear sooner making you look older than you are actually. Men and women alike seek solution or cure of this and one of increasingly popular treatment is HIFU face-lift.
What is HIFU face-lift?
HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused ultrasound and this technology uses ultrasound waves to tighten up the facial muscles by stimulating collagen production, ultimately toning up the facial skin and giving a lift to sinking and sagging skin of the face. It is the only non-invassive facelift procedure which does not involve any form of surgery or injection.
The intensified and focused wavelengths of ultrasound heat up the subcutaneous layers and facilitates the natural healing of skin through the production of collagen. You will be able to see an instant improvement however it will take 2 to three months for complete results to reveal themselves after the collagen production kicks in and creates the impact. This can last from 6 months to up to 1 year depending upon some factors like lifestyle, self-care, and age.
Is It a wrinkle reduction treatment?
Collagen production is induced by HIFU fac-lift treatment and helps skin become plumper and tighter and henceforth reduces face lines and wrinkles. Although HIFU delivers more than just wrinkle reduction, for example, it helps with reducing acne and diminishes scars, it is very effective wrinkle reduction treatment when the goal is to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. As wrinkles results due to loose and sagging skin where facial muscles have weakened and structural proteins have deteriorated due to ageing, by undoing these antidotes this treatment helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and makes you look younger than your years.
How Effective it is?
While the treatment is very effective and results are visible, touch-ups and follow up sessions are required after some months. Unlike a laser therapy which will treat the external layers of skin, HIFU waves penetrate into deeper skin layers treated in surgery and stimulate them to heal themselves with natural resources like collagen your body normally produces. Since it works on deeper layers the results are more pronounced and similar to surgery. Depending upon the extent of the problem that needs to be addressed and desired goals, this procedure can be repeated
What are the downtime and aftercare?
There is no downtime for this treatment as it is completely non-invassive. You can get the entire procedure done in 45-90 minutes and get back to your normal routine. This is the reason the procedure is sometimes referred to as lunchtime facelift.
Are there any side-effects?
It is considered one of the safest procedures, as the procedure itself is non-invasive and no chemicals are involved in the main procedure so there are minimum chances of bruising, infection or reaction. Some people may experience minor bruising or reddening of the skin which will subside in little time.
What are the alternate options?
With the perspective of wrinkle reduction treatment, your alternative options could be dermal fillers, botox, thread lifts, and surgery. All these options are more expensive, more invasive and require more downtime and aftercare. However these options might be able to deliver you more long-lasting and pronounced results, so you can choose according to your goals after consulting with a certified practitioner.
At Pinnacle Figure, we have a team of expert practitioners who can give you the best consultation and with years of experience at their hand, they can provide international standard services in the most friendly environment. We are proud to be the one of most sought after aesthetic clinic not just in Johor Bahru but also Malaysia.