Aesthetic Benefits of HIFU
Unlike surgical facelifts, laser treatments and radio frequency, HIFU is the only non-invasive procedure that specifically targets the deep foundation below the skin, without cutting or disrupting the skin surface for your body’s own collagen production.
HIFU has many aesthetic benefits which include:
- Smoothing the skin
- Reduction of wrinkles
- Tightening of sagging skin around the neck
- Lifting cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids
- A better definition of the jawline
- Tightening of the décolletage
- Stimulation of collagen generation
HIFU vs Facelifts
HIFU is also known as the ‘non-surgical facelift’ as it is a great treatment for people wanting the benefits of a facelift, such as tightening or lifting areas such as the face, neck and upper chest.
The ULTRAISER HIFU device provides the results of a facelift without any invasive surgery or injections which results in a further benefit – no downtime.
|Invasiveness||Non-invasive||Invasive procedure requiring incisions and sutures|
|Risks||Mild redness and swelling||Various risks associated with anaesthesia, bleeding, infection, blood clots, pain or scarring, hair loss at the incision site|
|Efficacy||In one study, 94% of people described improvement in skin lifting at a 3-month follow-up visit.[National Institutes of Health]||In one study, 97.8% of people described the improvement as very good or beyond expectations after one year.[National Institutes of Health]|
|Long Term Effects||The same study found that improvement in appearance persisted for at least 6 months. You will likely need to have additional HIFU treatments once the natural ageing process takes over.[National Institutes of Health]||Results are long-lasting. In one study, 68.5% percent of people rated improvement as very good or beyond expectations after an average of 12.6 years following the procedure.[National Institutes of Health]|
Information for the above table was taken from healthline.com.
HIFU vs RF and Laser Treatments
The following table provides an overview of HIFU technology compared with RF (Radio Frequency) and laser treatments.
|Penetration Depth||1-12mm||Up to 3mm, variable||Up to 1.5mm superficial|
|Precision||Precise and Fractional||Bulk Heating||Precise and Fractional|
|Treatment||Line Shot & Moving Shot||Stamp and Move||Stamp|
|Damage||None||Epidermal Thermal Damage||Epidermal Thermal Damage|
|Improve Skin Laxity
Wrinkles and some Sagging
HIFU is considered a safe and effective procedure for tightening the facial skin. Its non-invasive process has obvious advantages over surgical facelifts as there are no incisions and no anaesthetic required.
The healthline.com website, in its 2019 article about HIFU wrote: “If you’re looking for a treatment that is quick, painless, and noninvasive, HIFU is an excellent option compared to a surgical facelift.”