HIFU, also known as high-intensity focused ultrasound, is one of the newest natural lifting skin treatments. And it is gaining more and more followers every day! HIFU is a non-invasive procedure that we use at Skinglow Clinic to create amazing facelifts. It is based on ultrasound and is makes real wonders for our patient’s skin. Before we dip into the subject, let’s learn more about the history of this natural lifting.
What is HIFU?
First trials for high-intensity focused ultrasound began in 1942. William and Francis Fry were the first ones who applied this treatment for neurological disorders. Years later, the Fry brothers proved that using this type of treatment tissues can be targeted.
In the UK, Oxford focused on many studies for different body parts like the brain, liver, prostate, kidney, uterine fibroids. In the last years, several dermatological clinics used the procedure for facials. And all obtained great skin improvements for their patients.
How HIFU works?
If you wonder what HIFU does for your skin, you should know that it is a fabulous treatment. It targets skin layers, causing them to heat rapidly. When cells in your skin reach a certain temperature, they will be damaged. This makes other cells boost collagen production.
The natural lifting treatment will leave you with fewer wrinkles and tighter skin. For some, cell destruction might seem inappropriate. But you have to know that the device used doesn’t affect other skin layers or tissues. It makes it look soft, reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
Is HIFU safe?
High-intensity focused ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive procedure. It is used for natural liftings and not only. HIFU is well known for treating prostate cancer. FDA approved it in 2014 for treating fine lines and wrinkles in the upper chest area and neckline.
The procedure comes with many advantages. It is a great replacement for surgical facelifts. You don’t need to expose yourself to any cuts, incisions, or the scarring that comes after. Also, it is cheaper than a surgical facelift.
Is it painful?
High-intensity focused ultrasound can cause discomfort for some people. You will feel a tingling sensation that you don’t need to worry about when doing the procedure. If you have low pain tolerance, take ibuprofen before doing this natural lifting treatment.
After the procedure, the most common side effects are swelling and mild redness. These will disappear in a few hours.
Why should I get HIFU facial BIO Treatment?
First of all, this BIO treatment is a non-invasive procedure. Second, it has many benefits on your features. It reduces saggy skin and is a great weapon in your battle against wrinkles. It can target your cheeks, eyebrows, and even eyelids.
Face, neck and decolletage natural rejuvenation using HIFU
This natural lifting procedure will be used for the jawline and to tighten your skin from your face, neck, and decolletage. Moreover, the procedure is safe and a great replacement for a painful facelift.
Are HIFU and ultra therapy the same?
No, these two procedures are not the same. Even if they have the same skin rejuvenating effect and use ultrasound, there is a difference between them.
Ultratherapy is based on micro-focused ultrasound (MFU). Yet, this natural lifting is based on high-intensity focused ultrasound. The difference consists of how the ultrasounds are being delivered to your skin. While the first MFU is sharply focused, HIFU acts in another way. It applies several beams that can also target fat tissues and bones.
How long to see results after HIFU?
After your session, you will be able to observe that the treated area is slightly plumped. The real results come after 2-3 months. Even after 6 months, your collagen will still be regenerating. If you wonder how long HIFU lasts, research shows that you can benefit from it for about one year.
There are no counter-indications if you want to redo the natural lifting after this period.
How many HIFU sessions do I need?
If you want to get the best results with a high-intensity focused ultrasound, you should do two sessions. The second session must be after six months. However, if there are trickier areas, you should make three natural liftings. In this case, the second treatment should be after three months.
What to avoid before HIFU
Getting the most out of this HIFU procedure is your goal. Make sure you follow the recommendations by the book. It is crucial to take care of your skin after the treatment. Otherwise, you can end up with hyperpigmentation.
These tips will help you get the best out of your treatment. It will also increase the effectiveness of the procedure. The most important thing is to follow a daily cleaning routine. It helps you keep your face healthy. Use sunscreen even when the sky is cloudy. It is one of the best actions you can take to keep the wrinkles away as long as possible.
When doing this natural lifting, you need to consider a few things. If you have tanned skin or experience sunburns, your skin can’t be exposed to the treatment. Also, make sure you don’t use any chemicals on your skin before seeing our specialists.
If you’re on antibiotics, depending on the substances, you might need to pause them when getting the high-intensity focused ultrasound. There is a high possibility of getting light-sensitive skin during your pill treatment. You might postpone the session and come after you’re done with the medication.
Also, one day before doing HIFU make sure you don’t have a fever or cold sore. The procedure can’t be done in these conditions. On the day you booked your high-intensity focused ultrasound, you are not allowed to apply any moisturizer, creams, serums, or makeup products. If you are anxious about the treatment, ask someone to come with you and walk you home.
Like any other natural lifting, you will need to avoid certain products or routines. So, to ensure the procedure’s effectiveness, stay away from the sun. You want to avoid getting hyperpigmentation and skin damage. Also, another recommendation is to avoid any alcoholic beverages. These drinks overwork your liver, and you want it to focus on deactivated fat.
You might feel an itchy sensation after getting the procedure. Avoid by all costs scratching your skin as you might damage it.
Drinking more water should be on top of your priorities if you want to get the best results. By hydrating your body, you will raise collagen production. Last but not least, avoid taking extremely hot showers. By using colder water, you’ll help your skin heal faster.
Where is HIFU treatment available?
Skinglow Clinic performs this amazing natural lifting that will rejuvenate your skin and make it feel soft and tight. This is the ultimate anti-aging treatment that helps improve fine lines and wrinkles. We assure you that the procedure is safe, non-invasive, and help your skin look years younger. You can have a HIFU treatment in London so visit us at 216 Kensington Park Road.
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