WHAT IS HIFU?
HIFU is short for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound. It is a skin-tightening rejuvenation treatment that uses ultrasound technology to send sound waves in lines through every layer of the facial tissue, causing micro-trauma and creating a healing response over time that encourages collagen production. The effects of the treatment are compared to micro-needling without pain and downtime. HIFU works to firm and tone the epidermis, dermis and muscles, helping to redefine facial features and smoothing facial tissues. The results from this treatment are long-lasting, although it may take up to 6-12 months to see the full effect.
Patients above 30 with mild-to-moderate skin laxity are the best candidates for this procedure. Older patients with severe skin laxity, extensive photo-ageing and sagging skin may not be good candidates.
The procedure is popular for overall facial rejuvenation, lifting and tightening but can also be used for the body to help contour and destroy stubborn fat cells. It is sometimes called the ‘lunchtime face lift’ as the treatment is quick, painless and has no downtime.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Smooths and improves the skins texture
- Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces the size of pores
- Lifts and contours the cheeks, eyebrows and eyelids
- Enhances jawline definition
- Reduces crepey skin
- Tightens loose and sagging skin
- Improves under-eye circles
- Brightens and evens skin tones
- Improves skin elasticity