HIFU; The Most Effective Facial Skin Rejuvenation Method
HIFU; The most effective facial skin rejuvenation method (how much does one session cost?)
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) or HYFU therapy is a relatively new cosmetic treatment for droopy skin that some consider a non-invasive and painless alternative to facial skin lifting and tightening. In HIFU, ultrasound energy is used to stimulate collagen production, which leads to firmer and, of course, skin rejuvenation.
Several small clinical trials have shown that HIFU is a safe and effective method for face lifting and wrinkle removal, and people have been able to see results within months of treatment, without the risks and risks related with surgery. These less invasive treatments have a shorter recovery period than surgical options, but the results they provide are not as dramatic and are not long-lasting or permanent. For this reason, dermatologists recommend HIFU only for mild to moderate or early signs of aging.
Procedures for facial HIFU
The procedures for performing facial HIFU are such that the doctor asks you to clean your skin from any kind of cosmetics and make up before starting the work. Although the amount of pain caused by this technique is very small or even zero, some people say that they feel a tingling sensation on their skin. For this reason, the doctor may use local anesthetic creams in the treated areas to reduce the pain caused by this technique. After that, the ultrasound gel is applied to the desired area. Using this gel maximizes the contact between the skin and the ultrasound device. Then, the HIFU device is placed on the skin in the places that need treatment, your skin will be exposed to ultrasound waves for 30 to 60 minutes. After HIFU, some minor side effects such as local numbness, swelling, and bruising have been appreciated by some beauty seekers, which usually subside within a few hours even without doing anything special and give way to harder and younger looking skin.
Number of sessions required for face HIFU
The number of sessions needed for HIFU may be between one and six sessions, depending on the results you want to achieve. But from our point of view, the required basic sessions are two to three sessions in the first year and 1 to two sessions are needed in the following years in order to maintain the effect of the treatment. These sessions can be changed depending on your request.
Who are the right candidates for HIFU?
More evidence is needed to determine who is a good candidate for HYPO, but what is clear is that HYPO is a promising treatment and a viable alternative to facelift surgery, especially for people who are afraid of surgery or younger people who They don’t want to bear the risks and recovery time related with surgery.
It is better to be aware that HIFU is not a suitable option for people with severe cases of sagging skin or deep wrinkles, and it is better for these people to use other treatment methods to improve their conditions. In general, a good candidate for HIFU is someone whose skin has relaxed to the extent that it appears to have reduced its hardness, and anyone between the ages of 30 and 75 can be a good candidate for this procedure.
For example, a person who has seen a lowered eyebrow line or drooping of the skin on the eyelids should perform this cosmetic procedure. Typically, people in their 30 and older who have mild to moderate droopy skin are good candidates for HIFU. Having physical and mental health as well as having realistic expectations are other points that make people a suitable candidate for HIFU.
Application of HIFU in facial rejuvenation
Hypotherapy is one of the non-surgical methods to improve the condition of the skin, which specifically targets the deep structures of the skin to force the cells to produce more collagen. One of the important advantages of this method compared to the surgical method is that it does not create any kind of cut or disturb the skin surface, so it is known as a safe and efficient method, while the recovery period is much shorter and quick recovery is achieved.
Among the aesthetic benefits of HIFU, the following can be mentioned:
Smoothing the skin from smile and frown lines to forehead lines
Reduction of facial wrinkles and crow’s feet lines around the eyes
Tightening loose skin and eliminating sagging around the neck
Lift cheeks, eyebrows and eyelids
Improve the jaw line
Tightening the neckline and neck
Stimulates collagen production in the skin
Other advantages of using this technique:
Getting the desired result in one to three treatment sessions
Long shelf life of about 1 to 2 years
Short treatment time, which is about half to one and a half hours.
It can be done along with other techniques including Microneedling
Does HIFU have any side effects?
Fortunately, the side effects of HIFU are minimal due to its non-invasive nature, and we can say that there are no serious side effects from this treatment, except for the slight pain and discomfort that some people experience. But some clients have reported the following side effects:
Purple skin rash
Mild tingling sensation at the treatment site
Slight pain and discomfort that mostly heals without any intervention.
One of the best parts of this treatment is that you can return to your home or work immediately after the treatment and your do daily activities.
How long does HIFU last?
The durability of HIFU depends on various factors and varies from person to person, so it is a bit difficult to comment on the durability of the effect of this method. Of course, to see long-lasting good results, you must do several HIFU sessions to witness the effect of this method on the skin’s collagen formation. The results of this treatment method are different depending on the age of the person, the amount of damage, droopy and sagging of the skin, the severity of the lines and the depth of the wrinkles, and the lifestyle of the people. Usually, the results of HIFU and the re-starting of the skin rejuvenation process appear a few weeks after the treatment and can last for many years.
The result of facial HIFU
One of the reasons for the appearance of skin aging symptoms is the reduction of some important skin proteins, including collagen and elastin, which have a great effect on the freshness and rejuvenation of the skin. The reduction of these proteins in the skin causes the skin to loosen and sag, as well as the appearance of wrinkles and skin lines. In the HIFU method, by sending sound waves deep into the skin, the cells are stimulated and begin to make collagen, and in fact, the skin loses its vitality and youth.
As a result of facial HIFU, you can see the following:
The skin of different areas of the face will be removed from droopy and sagging and will become firm.
Jaw contouring is done using this technique.
Cheeks, eyebrows and eyelids are stretched and come out of sagging.
All skin structures are tightened.
The skin becomes smooth and soft.