What is HIFU?
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to lift and tighten the skin. It works by delivering heat energy to the deeper layers of the skin, causing the tissue to contract and stimulate the production of collagen. HIFU is often used to treat areas of the face and neck that have begun to sag or show signs of aging, such as the jowls, nasolabial folds, and brows. The treatment typically takes 15 to 45 minutes to complete, depending on the area being treated. HIFU is known for its ability to produce visible results without surgery or downtime, making it a popular alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures.
What to expect?
After a High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment, patients may notice immediate skin tightening and lifting effects, with further improvement over the following weeks as collagen production is stimulated. Results can last for several months or longer, depending on individual factors such as age and skin condition. After the procedure, it is important to avoid exposure to the sun and to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin. Patients may experience some redness and swelling, which usually subside within a few hours to a few days. It is also recommended to avoid harsh skincare products and procedures that may irritate the skin, such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion, for a few days after the treatment.