High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
HIFU stands for high-frequency ultrasound waves. This method uses ultrasound waves to shrink the superficial fascia (SMAS) and stimulate collagen generation to create a natural lift without requiring surgery and postoperative recovery. Collagen fibers help strengthen various structures of the body and also prevent the absorption and degradation of such structures like the skin. By reducing collagen content, the skin loses its natural elasticity, firmness, and strength, resulting in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging occur. In HIFU, ultrasound waves deliver thermal energy to the skin tissue and shrink it, thereby tightening the skin immediately. These results lead to the skin lift and major sagging elimination with time. The effects of HIFU continue to remain, increase the growth of new collagen protein, and form a stronger skin structure. The ultimate effects of HIFU can be noticed after four months. It is often a painless procedure without wound and redness.
Advantages of HIFU over Other Face lifting Methods
HIFU is a very effective, safe, non-invasive, and FDA-approved method to treat saggy skin without any damage to the skin. Contrary to surgical and laser treatments, HIFU does not leave any sign of incision, stitch, bruise, redness, wound, and inflammation on the skin. A patient who undergoes HIFU does not need a specific recovery period and can get on with his/her daily activities. Second, the effects of one HIFU session remains between one to three years and does not require monthly repetition, contrary to laser treatments. It is worth noting that since the skin tissues are alive and dynamic, the aging process continues after each rejuvenation session, so there is no permanent method. However, the effects of each HIFU session remain for a long period of time, if preserving skincare principles. As another advantage, the cost of HIFU is more reasonable than surgical techniques. HIFU is used for lifting eyebrows, treating droopy eyelids, smoothing wrinkles around the eyes, reducing dark circle around the eyes, lifting cheeks, lifting the chin, erasing laugh lines, erasing frown line, correcting double chin, lifting the face, lifting the neck, lifting the forehead, reducing skin pore size, jawline contouring, etc.