HIFU / Ultherapy - FaceLift
A Non-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation
Over time, the aging process depletes our skin of its youthful texture and tone. New non-surgical treatments can reverse those signs of aging without surgery. Available for men and women in a day spa, this non-surgical, non-invasive skin treatment requires little to no downtime.
Introduced for use in recent years and approved by the FDA, HIFU & Ultherapy as a form of facial treatment employs the use of concentrated ultrasound energy to the face and neck by a handheld device.
HIFU/Ultherapy makes it possible for a non-surgical type cosmetic wrinkle removal procedure instead of a traditional facelift operation. It basically irons out any fine lines on the face and improves facial, neck and body sagging by tightening the face and body skin while improving collagen and elastin stimulation.HIFU/Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that helps stimulate the cells, resulting in tissue rejuvenation and collagen production. The overall effect of the treatment is to promote tightening and lifting of the skin in these areas.
HIFU treatment can help stimulate tissue rejuvenation and collagen production – resulting in the tightening and lifting of saggy skin.
How long does it takes to see results?
The production of new collagen takes time, so results can become more apparent over two to three months, even up to six months in some cases.
How long do the results last?
How long the results lasts depends on the individual as the procedure stimulates a person’s own collagen production. It can last up to a year or more depending on the age, location and current condition of aging. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but the individual’s natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results. Repeat sessions can help provide more control and better results over the aging process.Is HIFU/Ultherapy safe?
HIFU/Ultherapy is a proven treatment to be highly safe and effective. It is currently used worldwide in more than 75 countries, with over 1.4 million treatments performed globally to date. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine and cancer treatment for more than 50 years.
Should You Consider HIFU Treatment?
There are a number of indications for applying HIFU treatment for the face, which include the following:
* Fine lines and wrinkles on the face, chin or neck
* Undefined jawline
* Skin that is thin and with a texture like crepe paper
* Skin with some degree of laxity, and often feeling less firm
* Loose skin under the neck, chin or ches
There are no special preparations needed prior to the HIFU/Ultherapy consultation and treatment.
The HIFU procedure can be performed immediately after the consultation.
Most HIFU treatments follow the same procedure outlined below.
Each HIFU treatment lasts between 30 and 60 minutes depending upon the treatment plan and on the skin condition.
Some guests have reported mild soreness, which typically resolves by itself.
Facial creams should be used to protect the skin from the UV rays of the sun and other harmful factors in the environment.
Guests do not need any downtime following HIFU treatment. She can immediately resume her daily activities. But again, she is required to apply sun protection creams to protect her skin.
To get the best results, it is advised to have HIFU treatments done for four to six weeks, followed by maintenance sessions at three to four month intervals.
Collagen production is expected to reach its optimum level at two to three months. It is during this period that a patient can already see his/her facial skin becoming younger-looking, healthier, softer, and supple.