High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
HIFU targets the deep down foundation layer of your skin, the same layer that is addressed in cosmetic surgery. Unlike lasers, which penetrate the skin from the outside to inside, the HIFU procedure bypasses the surface of the skin, and delivers targeted energy specifically into the deep, structural tissues and muscles where collagen thrives. HIFU involves penetrating ultra-sound energy to stimulate collagen production in the deep dermal and sub dermal levels, fascia and the SMAS layer which results in micro injury to that tissue. It results in a ‘selective thermal coagulative zone’ on the subcutaneous layer and SMAS layer improving the skin aging. As the tissue heals, it increases collagen and as the collagen fibres organise and shorten, a tightening effect is seen on the skin.
What is High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) ?
HIFU is a non-surgical face and neck treatment that uses ultrasound to actually lift and tone loose or sagging skin without any downtime. It is the only non-invasive treatment that can specifically target the deep foundation below the skin that is addressed in cosmetic surgery without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.
The main advantages of HIFU are:
- You can get right back to your day-there is no downtime required.
- Collagen production will kick off after only one session, with results appearing over the following months.
- Your skin will be healthier, stronger, and younger-looking, without any unnatural, drastic changes.
- The biggest difference of HIFU from other lasers or light is that it is not related to skin colour or is chromophore(colour blind). It can hence show effective rejuvenation results even on dark skin, which was difficult to treat with light based treatment.