In recent years, HIFU has gained popularity as a non-invasive and effective cosmetic procedure. HIFU utilizes focused ultrasound energy to promote collagen production and lift and tighten the skin for a youthful appearance. In this article, we’ll answer 5 frequently asked questions about HIFU to help you better understand the treatment.
What Is HIFU and How Does It Work?
HIFU, or High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, is a non-surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound waves to target specific layers of the skin. The ultrasound energy is delivered deep into the dermal and subdermal layers, where it generates controlled thermal coagulation points to trigger a natural healing response in the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin fibers for skin tightening, lifting, and improved texture.
What Areas Can HIFU Treats?
HIFU is a versatile treatment that includes the face, neck, jawline, forehead, under the eyes, and décolletage areas to reduce fine lines & wrinkles, sagging skin and double chin. HIFU can also be utilized to improve the skin’s overall texture and achieve a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Is HIFU Safe and Suitable For ALL Skin Types?
HIFU is considered safe for most skin types which does not involve any incisions or injections with most patients experiencing little to no downtime. Individuals with certain medical conditions or pregnant women should consult their healthcare provider before undergoing any treatment.
What Can I Expect During and After the HIFU Procedure?
A gel is applied to the targeted area and proceeds using a HIFU device to deliver focused ultrasound energy that takes between 30 minutes to an hour. A mild warming sensation may occur during the treatment, but it should not be painful.
Regular activities can resume immediately after HIFU treatment. Some patients may notice mild redness or slight swelling, but these side effects usually subside within a few hours to a day and full results will start showing over the following weeks .
How Long Do The Results of HIFU Last, and Are Touch-Up Treatments Necessary?
HIFU results varies depending individual skin condition, age, and lifestyle that last up to 1-2 years on average. However, touch-up treatments are required to maintain as the ageing process continues.
HIFU results vary depending on individual skin condition, age, and lifestyle that last up to 1-2 years on average. However, touch-up treatments are required to maintain as the ageing process continues.
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This blog post was medically reviewed by Dr. Ian Tan.