At MINTS Medical, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad and his team offer High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatments. Give us a call or book a free consult online to schedule an appointment.
HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. Ultrasound waves are like sound waves except that they have a higher frequency.
Like any other form of waves, ultrasound carry energy and deliver that to the tissues where they are absorbed. The energy in each ultrasound beam is low. When the beams are focused at a point, like when you use a magnifying glass to focus sunlight to burn paper, the ultrasound beams are focused at a point at a certain depth. This produces heat at that point and causes mild inflammation which heals by producing collagen and skin tightening. When focused deeper than the skin, the beam can cause heat formation at a deeper level which destroys the fat cells thereby causing superficial fat loss in subcutaneous area.
In energy range used in aesthetics, HIFU is very safe. Excessive use in a small area can however cause burns