HIFU is a relatively new procedure which is considered as a non-invassive and non-surgical alternative to traditional facelift surgery. This advanced cosmetic technology is delivering promising results by significantly tightening the skin. The high-intensity ultrasound waves penetrate in deep skin to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a structural protein naturally produced in the body and makes skin firmer. Collagen is also good for hair and nail growth as well as healing the dead skin.
FDA approved safe procedure
HIFU technology was initially used for treating tumours due to its ability to penetrate skin and precision of focus. It wasn’t until 2008 that the aesthetic applications of HIFU were being clinically tested. In 2009 FDA approved this technology for brow lift for the first time and some years later the machine for facial use was approved. In the past few years, the no-surgical alternatives to aesthetic surgery have seen a significant increase in popularity and demand due to increased trust of authorities and influencers in the safety and harmlessness of these procedures. HIFU treatment is considered safe for aesthetic purposes and is in demand worldwide. The procedure is marketed as completely painless but most people experience slight pain or discomfort which is manageable. Some describe the pain as a sensation of electrical impulses while other report tingling and heat that is easily bearable. Minor side effects like redness or slight inflammation at the site of administration is a normal side-effect which will subside in two to three days. Some individuals have also reported a feeling of tightening or numbing of skin for two weeks after receiving the treatment. This procedure is not recommended for pregnant women, people with skin lesions, cystic acne or metallic implants.
How cosmetic HIFU works
HIFU waves are focused on a mapped out facial skin to deliver heat to the inner layers of skin without damaging the surface. Once the inner layers have absorbed enough heat energy it causes the tissues to contract and tighten, which in turn stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen helps create new healthier and younger cells, making your skin look tighter, firmer and smoother. Collagen helps heal the facial imperfection which gives you have naturally even and smooth skin tone. Since collagen is a structural protein it also gives structural support to facial features and enhances the jawline and cheekbone definition. It helps in reviving the fat under the skin therefore effectively uplifting the facial features like eyebrows, eyelids and cheeks. As this procedure replenishes the collagen production, it takes two to three weeks for results to reveal the final impact.
Benefits of the procedure
When compared to a surgical procedure the benefits of HIFU as a non-invassive aesthetic procedure are undeniable. There are no incisions and scaring and is comparatively very affordable. The procedure takes less time, there is no downtime and very little aftercare required. The procedure is known for reducing wrinkles, lifting up the brows, eyelids and cheeks. It also helps in defining facial features such as jawline and cheekbones. By tightening the sagging skin around the neck it helps to reduce what is known as turkey neck. A single session can give improved skin elasticity in the cheeks, abdomen and thighs so your body looks better toned with firmer skin from 3 to 6 months.
Who can benefit from HIFU?
It gives the best results for individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity and is most effective for people in their thirties and forties. Patients with serious photodamage may require several sessions to see significant improvement. People in their sixties or who have extensive photodamage, severe skin laxity and sagging might not find this treatment as effective ad should discuss other options like thread lift with their doctors.
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