High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a relatively new cosmetic treatment for skin tightening that some consider a noninvasive and painless replacement for face lift.It uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen synthesis and regeneration, forming new collagen and thus providing long term lifting and tightening effect.
It helps to
• tighten and lift the facial skin and neck
• reduce the appearance of jowls
• lift drooping eyelids or eyebrows
• smoothen the facial wrinkles
It starts with cleaning the treatment area and applying a numbing gel.
The handheld device emits the ultrasound waves in short bursts. Each session typically lasts 30-90 minutes.
Some people report mild discomfort during the treatment, and some have pain afterward.
People may require between 3-5 sessions depending on the results they want to achieve.
A high intensity focused ultrasound facial, or HIFU facial, can be an effective way to minimize the signs of aging.
As a nonsurgical technique, HIFU calls for less recovery time than a surgical facelift, but the results will not be as pronounced. The procedure can firm sagging skin, smooth wrinkles, and improve skin texture.
With good aftercare, the benefits of a HIFU facial can last for about 1 year.