What is HIFU – High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, and How it Works?

A relatively recent procedure called High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is used to tighten skin. Firmer skin is the result of increased collagen formation, which is stimulated by ultrasonic energy. Continue reading to learn how HIFU tightens your skin.

What is HIFU—High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound—and How Does it Work?

HIFU targets the skin layers immediately beneath the surface by applying concentrated ultrasonic energy. The tissue heats up quickly due to the ultrasonic energy. Cellular damage occurs when the targeted area’s cells reach a particular temperature. Contrary to popular belief, the damage actually encourages the cells to make more collagen, a protein that gives the skin its structure.
Increased collagen leads to firmer, tighter skin with fewer wrinkles. Since the high-frequency ultrasonic beams are concentrated on a particular tissue spot underneath the skin’s surface, they do not harm the upper layers of skin or any nearby issues.

What are the Benefits of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound?

HIFU has numerous cosmetic advantages, such as:

  1. Wrinkle reduction sharpening the jawline definition, tightening the décolletage smoothing the skin, lifting the cheekbones, eyebrows, and eyelids, tightening drooping skin on the neck (also referred to as turkey neck)
  2. The study’s findings are encouraging. In a 2017 study involving 32 Korean participants, after 12 weeks of treatment, HIFU dramatically increased the skin stiffness of the thighs, lower abdomen, and cheeks.
  3. Sixty-six percent of patients treated with HIFU in a bigger trial with ninety-three participants said that their faces and necks looked better after ninety days.

Wrapping Up!

HIFU is regarded as a noninvasive, safe, and effective facial skin tightening technique. It is difficult to argue against its benefits over a cosmetic facelift. No scars, incisions, recuperation, or rest periods are necessary. HIFU is much cheaper than a facelift. Planning to get this treatment done? Be sure to check out Rapt Body & Beauty Clinic. Their Ultraformer III (HIFU) treatment requires pre-booking. After just one sitting, you will see a noticeable difference in the appearance of your skin.