High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a type of skin treatment that is painless and non-surgical. It makes use of ultrasound energy in producing collagen- an important skin protein that makes the skin tight.
What is HIFU Lift?
HIFU was initially used in the treatment of tumors up until 2008 when its importance in skin treatment was discovered and approved in 2014. Since then, it has been used to improve lines and wrinkles of the upper chest region and the neckline. It also removes excess skin from the face, tightens the tissues under the skin while repositioning the face and neck skin.
How often should I do it? We recommend 2 treatments within the first year for optimal results. The second treatment can be done 3 months after. We also recommend maintenance treatment every 12-18 months.
Is HIFU Facelift Safe?
HIFU has been found to be safe and effective as it does not involve any surgical process, and results are seen a few months after the treatment. It is a popular treatment for face lifting and face tightening, especially for people who don't want to go through the risk of surgery and the time involved in recovering from surgery. Sadly, HIFU will not work for people with severe cases of sagging skin.
How HIFU Face Lift Works?
HIFU facelift devices uses focused ultrasound energy to target a specific region of the tissues under the skin. This energy heats these tissues causing cellular damage and stimulating a high production of collagen. Collagen is a type of protein that gives the skin its shape. This increase in collagen synthesis leads to tighter, firmer skin.
People with photo-damaged skin and those with a high degree of skin loss may require several treatments before they begin to see results. It's also not suitable for people with infection and open lesions at the target site.
HIFU can be used to treat jaws, chin, wrinkles, and saggy skin. It is popular with most people because it is non-invasive and cheaper when compared to traditional facelift procedures.
Benefits of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
HIFU has a lot to offer, as it is safe and effective. Its non-surgical process has gained a lot of recognition in the past few years. Here are some of the benefits of HIFU
It helps in the reduction of wrinkle on the face and neck region making your skin look smoother than you could ever imagine
It is involved in the removal and tightening of excess skin in the neck region.
It helps in lifting the cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids thus giving you that youthful look that you dream of
It helps t in enhancing jawline definition, thus giving your face a nice structure
It is helpful in tightening of the décolletage
The HIFU skin treatment is effective and gives you a natural-looking and long-lasting result within a short period of time.
The treatment is safe, short, and effective.
The procedure is non-surgical, non-invasive, and can be used for all skin types.
This technology used in HIFU treatment gives you a long-lasting and natural-looking result.
The process is natural and, as a result, does not lead to any health complications.
There is no downtime for recovery.
HIFU skin treatment does not lead to any unnatural or unfavorable changes. Rather it makes your skin to be healthier, stronger, and younger-looking.
What to do BEFORE & AFTER treatment:
What to do BEFORE treatment:
Exposure to the sun burns the skin and sunburned or (recently) tanned skin cannot be treated with HIFU.
Also, all chemicals which irritate the skin should be avoided as this may prevent treatment.
We also want you to know that you should avoid taking antibiotics if you are considering taking the HIFU skin treatment.
This is because some antibiotics might make you become light sensitive.
The implication is that your treatment will have to be postponed for two weeks after the completion of antibiotics treatment. That said, here are some precautions to be taken before the HIFU treatment proper.
Day before treatment:
The HIFU facelift treatment process is considered to be relatively safe. However, people who want to undergo HIFU treatment must not have a history of cold sore or fever before treatment.
Cold sores will impair the treatment process. The HIFU treatment cannot also be carried out while they have a fever.
In such cases, the treatment can only be done after recovery from either the cold sore or the fever.
You want to make sure that you are free from any of these health issues at least the day before the HIFU treatment.
Day of treatment:
It is important that on the day of the treatment, all forms of make-up and moisturizers should be avoided.
So let's assume that you are healthy and have no histories that might impair the HIFU treatment process, it is advisable that you arrive early at the treatment center.
This will keep you relaxed and will kill any form of anxiety. You might wonder why anxiety is an issue since HIFU facelift treatment is painless and non-invasive.
The thing is that some patients have fear about treatment procedures; it is, therefore, important for such a patient to take anti-anxiety medication before treatment.
It is imperative that patients who take such anti-anxiety medications should come with someone who will drive them home after the treatment procedure.
HIFU After Care Checklist:
It is important for patients who have undergone HIFU skin treatment to understand how to care for their bodies after the treatment in order to prevent complications and side effects that can minimize the gains of the treatment.
This is especially so because it will help to increase the chances of success. So let's take a quick look at some things that patients who have undergone the HIFU treatment have to stick to by all means.
Well, that is if they want to get the most out of the treatment they just had.
AVOID THE SUN
After the HIFU skin treatment, it is important for you to try to prevent yourself from exposure to sunlight and cold for a few weeks.
The reason is that avoiding the sun will help to prevent hyperpigmentation and reduce the chance of sunburn and skin damage.
The use of sunblock cream is also encouraged, as this will help to prevent destructive ultraviolet light from the sun from directly touching the skin.
This should be continued until the skin tightening process is completed.
TAKE A BREAK FROM ALCOHOL:
Stop giving your liver excess work. Drinking alcohol should be avoided after the treatment.
Alcohol makes your liver to do extra work. After the treatment procedure, your liver will be tasked with breaking down the deactivated fat.
Consuming alcohol means that the liver now has to break down alcohol in addition to the deactivated fat.
Besides the fact that alcohol overworks your liver, it also reduces the density of your blood.
The implications of less dense blood are that excessive bleeding may occur since blood clotting will be a challenge.
Avoid drinking alcohol at all costs.
DON'T SCRATCH YOU SKIN:
As sweet as scratching the body may be when itching, it is advisable not to scratch your skin after a treatment.
At this time, your skin will be very sensitive, and scratching it puts you at the risk of skin damage.
If you have scars, you are also advised to allow them to fall off naturally.
Trying to remove them may lead to a large wound, which may lead to infection.
Avoid scratching your skin after you must have had your treatment done.
DRINK MORE WATER:
As they say, water is life. So after the HIFU treatment procedure, water should be your favorite drink.
Water must come first before other beverages that you consume.
Water will also help in your recovery by increasing the rate at which collagen is produced in the body.
It's in your best interest to keep your body hydrated, so drink as much water as possible.
DON'T HAVE HOT SHOWERS OR BATHS
When taking your bath, use cold water as this will help keep the natural protective oil on your skin and also prevent skin irritation.
If at all you must use hot water, you are better of using lukewarm water as this will facilitate the quick recovery of your skin.
Always avoid hot showers regardless of your preference before now.
At least until after, you must have been cleared to do so.
Need I say more? We should be wearing this everyday regardless to avoid the harmful UV rays.
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Aftercare Is Almost As Important As The HIFU Facelift Treatment Itself
The HIFU facelift treatment has changed a lot of lives for the better.
However, not everyone who has undergone one of these life-changing treatments has gotten the most from it.
Why? They do not take the aftercare treatments seriously.
Get the most from your HIFU facelift treatment. Take the aftercare procedures seriously.