High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-surgical, completely painless and skin-friendly procedure. It affects tissues deep in the body for skin tightening, skin lifting and the contouring of the body.
Skin lifting is specifically done to; the cheeks, the eyebrows, forehead lines, frown lines, and nasolabial folds (smile lines). The treatment brightens the skin and improves the skin tone in general, as well as improving pores and elasticity.
The treatment is guaranteed to be safe and very effective but only if the specific device being used is CE marked and is being operated by a professional.
The procedure requires the penetration of highly concentrated ultrasound waves that go deep into the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. The length of a single treatment session can vary from 30 minutes to 2 and a half hours, depending on which specific area is being treated.
The treatment process is not painful, however, a prickly and tingling sensation would be felt as the device is treating areas on the skin.
Most of the time, there are no side effects and daily activities can be resumed as soon as the procedure has taken place. There may be a slight redness due to the swelling of the treated areas but this fades away fast. At times, the face can also become very sensitive but this only lasts for a few weeks. Rarely, the skin may become bruised and numb, but this is only temporary.