Looking Into The Revolutionary HIFU Treatment For Skin Tightening
HIFU or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is a kind of facial that uses ultrasound energy to tighten the skin. After this treatment, all patients leave the clinic feeling rejuvenated and looking like they have dropped a decade off their age. How does this work? Let’s take a closer look.
Often referred to as the skin tightening facial, HIFU is a non-invasive, painless treatment. Here, ultrasound energy is used to target the layers of the skin just below the surface. This causes the tissues under the skin to heat up rapidly. The damage caused to the cells initiates the process of skin repair which produces collagen – a protein that provides structure to our skin. An increase in collagen then leads to tighter, firmer skin with lesser wrinkles.
The ideal candidate and benefits
HIFU is best advised for people who experience mild to moderate skin laxity and are over 30 years of age. Older people who experience severe skin laxity with photodamaged skin might not be ideal candidates. People with severe cystic acne, and metallic implants in the target area should also avoid HIFU treatment as it is not for them.
For the right candidates, this treatment has immense benefits. These include:
Well defined jawline
Lifted eyelids, eyebrows and cheeks
Tightened neck skin
Tightened lower neckline
As we age, there are many problems that show up on our skin thus making it look sagged. With a HIFU, many of these problems can be addressed.
Elimination of skin folds: If you feel that your skin is sagging and looks relaxed, this treatment will help eliminate all skin folds, making it look firmer and youthful.
Erase early signs of ageing: As we cross 30, ageing starts to show up. Fine lines, and wrinkles, are common early visitors. To get rid of these HIFU is suggested by dermatologists.
Combat decreasing skin elasticity: Miss the tort skin that used to shine and make you feel youthful. Then this treatment might be the right procedure for you as it is perfect to revive skin elasticity.
Look and feel
Another concern that most people have is what the treatment will feel like. The answer is simple, it might feel like a slight tingling sensation. This is because tiny electric pulses of high-focused ultrasound energy will enter the skin. After the treatment is completed, the patient will experience mild swelling or redness, which will subside with time.
There are no special preparations that need to be done before getting a HIFU. Although, the patient is expected to remove all the makeup and clean their skin. If you are on certain antibiotics like Doxycycline and Tetracycline, then the doctor will suggest that you discontinue them so that they don’t interfere with the treatment. One week before you are due for the treatment, the doctor will suggest that you avoid the sun and any sort of tanning.
Duration and frequency
The answer to this varies from patient to patient and skin to skin. But in most cases, this procedure will go on for 45 minutes for the whole face and for 30 minutes if it is only the brow or partial face.
Many clients require only one HIFU session. However, others benefit more from multiple sessions depending on their skin type. The result of this treatment can be judged only once the doctor observes the body’s response to the ultrasound process and the collagen-building that has taken place as a result of the process.
Expect the skin to be sensitive after this facial and it is recommended that the client does not engage in strenuous exercise for a few days. It is best to protect the skin from direct sunlight. The client is advised against touching the face to prevent irritation and any other infection.
However, a facial assessment and consultation are a must before you undergo this treatment, and no one better than your dermatologist can recommend the same.
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