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Hifu Face & Neck Lift
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What is Hifu?
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound also known as ‘3D SkinMed’ or ‘Ultrasound Facelift’ has become one of the most sought after lifting treatments for face and neck. Hifu is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Hifu uses the body's own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin on the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
How does Hifu different from laser treatments?
Hifu uses sound energy - tried-and-true ultrasound - which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound ultrasound stimulates collagen production in the skin's foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over 2-3 months.
Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature, so laser treatments typically only treat superficial skin and are not FDA-cleared to lift skin.
How does Hifu stimulate the creation of collagen?
Hifu deposits focused ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration. The treatment jumpstarts a natural process, known as neocollagenesis, to produce fresh, new collagen. Hifu doesn't involve any creams, fillers or toxins; it just relies on your body's own collagen-building process for natural, noticeable results.
What does the Hifu treatment feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.
Are there any side effects?
The skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are temporary in nature. Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin.
How many Hifu treatments will I need?
Most patients only need one treatment. However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the individual's collagen-building process, some patients
benefit from additional treatments. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments
can help patients keep pace with the body's natural aging process.
*Results may vary from patient to patient*