Non-surgical facelift procedure - HIFU
HIFU is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment to lift skin. It’s more affordable and less painful than other methods such as plastic surgery and Botox. HIFU tightens the skin, shrinks pores and irons out wrinkles. It also helps improve overall skin tone, elasticity and complexion.
A HIFU machine targets the upper dermis, lower dermis and SMAS layer. The SMAS layer is the area that plastic surgeons pull and tighten during plastic surgery.
HIFU targets the SMAS layer without making any surgical incision, providing the patient with a facelift without the downtime. Patients can get great results without the risks linked to surgery like swelling, infection and scarring. Results can be seen right away for some patients, depending on their skin laxity.
HIFU can also help destroy fat cells. It’s perfect for body contouring for those with abdomen fat, post-pregnancy tummy and bingo wings. HIFU not only tightens the skin but also helps those who are aiming for fat loss and inch loss.
As we age, the face sheds volume and also the skin’s elasticity declines considerably, with the effects of gravity becoming all as well noticeable and resulting in drooping or sagging. For females, the chin can also be a genuine telltale sign of aging: the loss of deep sustaining fat, incorporated with gum tissue economic crisis and loss of bone, impact the reduced face and chin triggering thin lips and wrinkles and a puckered or pouty chin. Cells loss and drooping skin additionally trigger a chin crease below the lips. To learn more about the non-surgical renovation therapy that we provide at our centres, please do not be reluctant to contact one of our professionals and we will certainly be happy to discuss your demands!
If you’re afraid of needles, scalpels, knives and other surgical equipment, you don’t need to worry because HIFU doesn’t use such tools. A HIFU device is used to deliver ultrasound waves to the target area to stimulate collagen production.
HIFU devices provide shorter intervals and faster shot speeds between each shot, so the entire process comfortable for the patients. Some people say that they feel a prickly sensation or small electric pulses during treatment. The process is not completely pain-free, but it is tolerable and may feel different in various areas of the body or face.
Discomfort levels differ from one person to another. Most people tolerate the process without sedation or anaesthesia to address the discomfort and pain associated with HIFU usually last only during the treatment session. A HIFU procedure conducted by a trained professional is an effective and safe alternative to surgery.
True results appear over time because old collagen is rejuvenated with new collagen. The collagen rejuvenation process continues up to six months after the initial session, so patients see continuing improvements over time. Most people only need 1 or 2 treatments to get their desired results. Touch-up treatments could be done in 1-year intervals, depending on the amount of tightening and lifting desired.
Men can also benefit from HIFU. Over time, they lose skin laxity. Fillers can provide less masculine looking results. HIFU tightens what’s already present instead of changing the shape or volume of the face. Treatment duration depends on the areas being treated as well as the patient’s treatment plan.