HIFU refers to a High-Focused Ultrasound treatment that made an entry into the beauty and skin care industry back in 2012. Since then, HIFU has been widely used to remodel the most adversely damaged skins. This technology, also known as High-Intensity Focus Ultrasound, uses both macro and micro-ultrasound technology to deliver with precision a focused beam of ultrasound energy at three different skin layers. HIFU targets the SMAS layer of the skin, the skin layer that surgeons pull back when performing a facelift. It stimulates the production of new collagen hence resulting in a long-term process of skin tightening.
The advanced ultrasound treatment is best suited for general skin tightening, face lifting, pores, wrinkles, V-line forming, improving the skin tone, cheek and laxity improvement.
While the results from a High Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment are instant, they are also progressive. This means that you will continue experiencing improvements in your skin several months after the procedure.
When used for tightening loose ageing skin, HIFU focused acoustic energy creates zones of thermal coagulation zones at different selected depths. This is followed by a process of wound healing which stimulates the production of collagen tissue which tightens and strengthens your skin. The results of this treatment are long lasting with progressive improvements.
The procedure is precise and never affects other unintended tissues during treatment. Cartridges that are MMFU-powered are used to focus an accurate beam into target skin tissue to lift and tighten the skin in the most painless but effective way.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatments can be applied in several areas of the body depending on what condition is to be treated. The common areas where HIFU is largely applicable include:
With just a single treatment, HIFU will push the muscles in these regions to start working again, giving you a tight, remodelled skin contour.
In some cases, HIFU is used to reduce stubborn fat although this has to be carried out in conjunction with other techniques for effective results. It is almost as if there are no areas of your body where HIFU cannot be applied. However, the conditions it can treat vary depending on your skin’s elasticity among other factors.
There are several aspects of concerns for those wishing to get a High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment. Most commonly asked question is how many treatments should you get for optimal results. At MINTS Medical Spa, the number of treatments you will be booked for will depend on our expert’s diagnosis of your skin condition. However, we generally recommend 2 treatments to begin with.
After the first treatment, you should start to notice major improvements but you will need maintenance treatments at an interval of 12 to 18 months.
During the treatment, a HIFU handpiece will be placed on your skin and held in place for about 2 to 3 minutes. During the treatment, you will feel some warmth which is due to the handpiece and in some cases it can get slightly hot. You can also expect a mild vibration or tingling sensation.
HIFU is the most innovative skin tightening treatment that MINTS Medical has used to deliver bespoke services to our clients. You can still enjoy the same bespoke results from a well-engineered HIFU treatment, all you have to do is book an appointment anytime you are ready.