Ageing is a universal phenomenon from which no one can escape, yet everyone wants to rewind back their glorious youthful days. As we age the skin starts to sag and develop wrinkles which look ugly and gives you tired looking eyes and deforms the shape of your face as well. This is because as we age the collagen and elastin production is decreased making the skin droop and wrinkles to become more prominent. So, are you worried about fine lines and wrinkles or having sleepless nights due to sagging skin? Then do not, there is a revolutionary treatment method available to reverse these signs of aging and give you a youthful appearance using ultrasound technology.
This revolutionary treatment method is HIFU – High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, which is one such beauty treatment that tightens the sagging skin without the need to undergo a knife and is the only FDA/TGA approved treatment for facelifting.
The History of HIFU
The evolution of HIFU treatment dates back to the 1940’s in the development of ultrasound in submarine sonar. However, it was originally pioneered for medical application by Frank and William Fry in the 1950’s. In those days it was recognised for its potential to cause localised micro-injury to the soft tissues. No computer technology was available back then to make HIFU non-invasive treatment. Since then HIFU came a long way with development and advances in the technology and has been extensively utilised in the medical sector. It has been used to treat a wide range of medical conditions ranging from prostate cancer to neurological disorders. With the evolution of technology and as a trusted alternative medical technology, HIFU now has been recognised and developed as an effective technology for use in the cosmetic and aesthetic industry as well.
HIFU is now used for helping patients achieve tighter, firmer and more lifted skin. As the person ages the collagen production slows down and the skin on the face and neck losses its elasticity and begin to sag. HIFU machine has the power to reverse this process by stimulating the growth and formation of new collagen underneath the skin tissues.
How does HIFU Facelift work?
HIFU facelift machine utilises the power of high intensity focused ultrasound which harmlessly penetrates the skin and stimulates collagen production. The focused sound waves meet at a focal point beneath the skin which heats up a small area for a split second causing micro-injury which in turn kick-starts the body’s wound healing responses. The HIFU facelift machine usually has 3 cartridges which are able to target at a depth of 1.5mm, 3mm and 4.5mm beneath the skins surface whereas the HIFU facelift machine from Universal IPL has 5 cartridges including 1.5mm, 3mm, 4.5mm, 8mm and 13mm. At 13mm depths, the HIFU reaches the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS). The SMAS is the same region that is manipulated by cosmetic surgeons when performing a surgical facelift. The wound healing process encourages the production of collagen and elastin which helps maintain the skin’s firmness and retains its elasticity. HIFU facial skin tightening procedure is a clinically proven treatment so you can be rest assured of excellent results. For further information on HIFU facelift machine
How is HIFU Different to Laser Procedures?
HIFU uses sound energy which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths which is not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. HIFU stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over the following 2-3 months. On the other hand, laser relies on light energy which is not capable of reaching deeper skin layers and typically treats only the superficial skin. Since both the technologies treat different types of skin issues, they are actually very compatible.
How Long does the HIFU Treatment Takes?
The length of the procedure depends on the area being treated and the individual’s treatment plan. A face and neck procedure usually takes up to 60-90 minutes while the chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
How Long does it Take to See Results and How Long do They Last?
With HIFU treatment you may see some initial effects, but the best results can take place over 2-3 months as the body naturally regenerates the collagen. As this collagen production process continues, further improvements can appear up to 6 months later as well. Patients who have had HIFU will have fresh young collagen for a year and can continue for up to another year depending on the condition of the skin. Further touch ups treatments can help keep pace with the aging process which varies from individual to individual.
Since HIFU works from inside-out, you can get effective and long-lasting results and would not require Botox or other anti-ageing creams to look young anymore. Switch to this treatment method and find your fountain of youth.