High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
No doubt, our face and lower neck are the areas that change the most rapidly. Being a non-surgical process of facial rejuvenation, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) the Focused Ultrasound – Focus USG – is also known as the Ultra-sonographic Facial Rejuvenation. The face lifting process that yields result in a single session of 30 to 45 minutes can be defined as a process of upward lifting of the skin by focusing the ultrasound system onto the carrying tissues in order to monitor the abdominal fetal development. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure that uses sound waves to ensure the dermal collagen production in the lowest skin layers. This procedure stimulates collagen growth, so that the skin becomes tough and strained without any surgical intervention. A higher collagen growth induced by the ultrasound waves makes the ligament stronger, resulting in a smoother skin.
HOW IS IT APPLIED?
The ultrasound wave carrying applicator head is placed onto the skin to monitor the dermal sublayers. Sound waves that focus 3 mm and 4.5 mm below the upper skin layer are used to make thermal injuries for the simulation of collagen production.
WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?
It is suitable for anyone suffering saggy skin on or around the face. The collagen effect on skin gradually decreases and causes sagging and loosening at around 40 to 65 years of age. As such issues become more apparent after these ages, this particular treatment is more popular among the 40-60 years age group.
WHICH AREAS ARE TARGETED?
It targets all the loose skin and wrinkles that appear on the face over time. The procedure can be used on the following areas:
- Around the eyes
How long does th procedure take?
The amount of time varies according to the targeted application area. A procedure around the eyes could take on average 20 minutes, while the entire face and neck may take 45 minutes. The desired skin conditioning and tightening can be achieved in just one session.
When wıll ı see the results of the procedure?
You will be able to see slight effects soon after the procedure and more prominent effects of lifting and tightening become apparent day by day after the procedure.
One week after the procedure, skin should feel healthier. It takes one month to see apparent skin lift effects, and three months to see the desired result. However, depending on the target skin type, this time maty increase up to an average of 6.
HOW LONG do the effects of the procedure LASTS?
The effects of the procedure can be observed soon after the application and last for 2 years.
POSt treatment warnıngs
Reddish spots can appear on skin after the procedure. However, these spots are not permanent. Sedative cream is applied to the skin after the procedure.
- Sun creams and moisturizers should be used after the procedure.
- Patients should keep away from hot showers and baths, and saunas.
- The skin may be highly sensitive in the course of healing.
- When sleeping the head must be kept up for a few days to avoid the risk of increased edema.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure can affect everybody in a different manner. Patients have defined the pain as being like a pinprick on the skin. Depending on the patient, local anesthesia or sedation can be used to completely suppress any pain or aches that may occur.
Can the procedure be applied in summer?
It can be applied at any time, as it has no apparent effect on the skin surface. Hence, contrary to other aesthetic operations, it is possible to apply it without any problem even in the summer.