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What Is HIFU?

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment for skin rejuvenation and tightening in aesthetic medicine. This innovative technology uses ultrasound waves to heat and destroy targeted tissue, resulting in a lifting and tightening effect on the skin. In this article, we will discuss how HIFU works in aesthetic medicine and the results that can be achieved with this treatment.



Woman having High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

How HIFU works for skin?


HIFU works by delivering high-intensity ultrasound waves to specific layers of the skin, including the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer. The SMAS is the layer of tissue that surgeons tighten during a facelift surgery.

HIFU heats up this layer of tissue to a temperature that causes coagulation, resulting in the production of new collagen fibers. Collagen is a protein that gives our skin its elasticity and firmness, and as we age, collagen production decreases, resulting in sagging and wrinkled skin. By stimulating new collagen production, HIFU can improve the overall appearance and firmness of the skin.


The HIFU device delivers the ultrasound energy at different depths of the skin, depending on the area being treated. The treatment is tailored to the individual patient’s needs, ensuring that the appropriate amount of energy is delivered to achieve the desired results.



Results of HIFU


The results of HIFU in aesthetic medicine can vary depending on the individual patient and the area being treated. However, in general, patients can expect to see an improvement in skin texture, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and a lifting and tightening effect on the skin.


Unlike other skin rejuvenation treatments, such as laser and radiofrequency, HIFU does not damage the surface of the skin. This means that there is little to no downtime associated with the treatment. Patients can return to their daily activities immediately after the treatment.


The results of HIFU treatment continue to improve over time as new collagen fibers are produced. Some patients may see an improvement in their skin’s texture and appearance immediately after the treatment, while others may require a few weeks to see the full results.



Liftera

Liftera is a non-invasive skin lifting and tightening treatment that uses micro-focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen production in the skin. The device delivers precise amounts of energy to the deeper layers of the skin, targeting the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer, which is the same layer targeted in surgical facelifts. The energy delivered by Liftera causes micro-injuries to the tissue, which triggers the body's natural healing response, resulting in new collagen production.

Liftera is a safe and effective treatment that can be used on various areas of the body, including the face, neck, and body. The treatment is comfortable and requires no downtime, making it a convenient option for those who want to achieve a more youthful appearance without undergoing surgery.



Watch HIFU procedure in the video below!



Conclusion

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is an innovative and non-surgical treatment for skin rejuvenation and tightening in aesthetic medicine. HIFU works by heating up specific layers of the skin to stimulate the production of new collagen fibers, resulting in a lifting and tightening effect on the skin. The treatment is tailored to the individual patient’s needs, and the results can vary depending on the area being treated and the individual patient. However, in general, patients can expect to see an improvement in skin texture, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and a lifting and tightening effect on the skin. HIFU is a safe and effective treatment with little to no downtime, making it an attractive option for patients seeking a non-surgical alternative to traditional facelift surgery.

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