Anti-aging treatments have evolved tremendously over the years to deliver amazing results. One such revolutionary treatment currently doing the rounds in beauty and non-surgical treatment is HIFU – or the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound – more commonly known as the ‘lunchtime facelift’.
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment is a fast, effective, and painless procedure that targets 3 major layers of skin to promotes skin tightening, skin lifting, and body contouring. A non-surgical alternative to painful surgical facelifts, here’s all the information you need to know before booking yourself in for a lunchtime facelift.
How HIFU works
HIFU uses focused ultrasonic waves to target the layers of skin just below the surface. The three layers of skin that HIFU targets are the epidermis, dermal, and the SMAS layer, where the fats are attached to the muscles. The ultrasonic waves cause the tissue to heat up rapidly and safely. Once the cells reach a certain temperature, they undergo controlled cellular damage. The damage stimulates the repair process, causing the cells to produce more collagen and elastin which results in tighter, firmer skin with fewer wrinkles.
HIFU treatment session
The HIFU treatment session depends on the area treated in one sitting. Generally, a face and neck procedure typically takes just 60-90 minutes, hence, the name lunchtime facelift.
HIFU gives instant results
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment delivers instant results. It is one of the reasons for its widespread popularity. However, the collagen remodelling continues for up to three months, thereby producing a gradual lift of the skin, turning back wrinkles and fine lines, and improving the overall skin texture.
HIFU has minimal side effects
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment targets the tissue without surgery, needles or anaesthesia, meaning that side effects are minimal. For most people, they experience a little bit of redness and warmth in the area for 5 minutes up to a few hours post-treatment.
At present, HIFU is one of the safest and most effective treatments available in the market as an alternative to surgery. It can be used on targeted areas to uplift and tighten the skin or used on the face to get a facelift. If you are looking for an easy, effective, and painless treatment to restore your overall skin texture, HIFU is the best choice for you.
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