What is HIFU treatment?

HIFU “HIGH INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND “also known as ‘Lunchtime Facelift” is a cosmetic treatment for skin tightening. Ultrasound energy is used due to which there is a production of collagen, which helps in skin tightening. HIFU is a very safe and effective treatment for facial lifting and refining wrinkles, results are seen from the very first session in few months.

Why do we need this treatment?

This treatment is done for people who have double chin and to control excessive fat on the face. HIFU is usually done on lower face. And its strictly not advisable to do on upper face.

Things to Know

These are the main reasons why one can opt this treatment “HIFU”

  • Excessive facial fat
  • Double chin
HIFU can be done once and its results lasts upto 1-1 1/2 year.
HIFU can be done for anyone. but it works best on people who are older than 30 years
HIFU/ Ultherapy is ultrasound based, so in response to this ultrasonic injury there is new tissue formation in the form of new collagen synthesis & neovascularisation, which improves microcirculation.

HIFU is a very safe treatment, some times one may feel slight electric pulses or prickly sensation, which subsides gradually. HIFU helps in;

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Tightening sagging skin on the neck (turkey neck).
  • Lifting the cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids.
  • Enhancing jawline.
  • Smoothing the skin, and
  • Body contouring.
No, there are no side effects as such with this treatment. But one can see mild redness or swelling which subsides within few hours. As said earlier HIFU is safe and effective treatment
One must continue this treatment as it helps in dealing ageing and as we also know ageing is an ongoing process so to Maintain the results one can continue this treatment.
This treatment has no sever side effects but one can see slight redness and swelling which subside on it own. But One must keep all the precautions in mind before and after the treatment as suggested by the dermatologist.
According to Dr Shail Gupta, MD (renowned dermatologist) with almost 2 decades of experience in the field of dermatology says that this treatment is becoming very popular in todays time as it has no side effects and is a very quick procedure. the effects of this treatment lasts for more than 1-2 years diff the patients takes good care of there skin eat a proper diet and has a stabled life style
No, this treatment cannot be combined with other treatments as in this treatment high ultrasound beams are passed into the deep layer of the skin.
No, any treatment done to treat or cure skin problems by a dermatologist is done to get rid of the problems and its not a temporary solution. So if one gets the treatment done at a clinic should follow few precautions to avoid any reactions or other problems.
No, this treatment does not make your skin sensitive as it is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedures
This treatment has minimal or no downtime. And this is one of the most effective treatments for facelift as the name itself suggests.
No, this treatment is not painful.
The duration of one session is around 20-30. Minutes depending upon the area.
This treatment works best on double chin and sagging jaw line. And other areas also can be treated.
The results one is looking for will never get from the parlours, as the treatments done at parlour are temprory. And one should go on a regular intervals to the parlour so, yes this is how the treatments done by a dermatologist is better than parlour treatments.

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