Looking young and hiding the effects of passing years is the desire of everyone. With advancing and developing technologies, it is possible to achieve this desire in effortless and painless way. We have left the days behind where we need to go under surgery and different surgical operations to achieve the look we always desire. Recently, HIFU (High Intensive Focus Ultrasound) non-surgical face lifting technology is the gift to those who always want to look young.
Local anaesthesia may be used around jaw and upper lip (due to closeness to bone) if patients have tooth implant, sensitive tooth root and root canal operation in HIFU treatment and other than mild pain that is like needle, there is no need for local anaesthesia for other cases.
What Is HIFU?
HIFU treatment is also known as focused ultrasound and it is a face and skin lifting method where audio waves are used. With focused audio wave of focused ultrasound technology, collagen synthesis is triggered in upper and medium layers of skin, skin glows over time and lifting is achieved as these waves reach deeper layers of the skin. Focused ultrasound can be applied to reduce face, neck and jaw sagging, cheek sagging, loss of jawline, eyebrow problems, cracks on legs, belly, butt and arm sagging.
Operations that can be combined with HIFU
When combined with filling and Botox, HIFU treatment will help you achieve younger and healthier look; also this method can be combined with mesotherapy, dermapen, PRP, chemical peeling, radio frequency and IPL as well as other regeneration methods. Most important thing to know in terms of combined treatment is that such applications may decrease effects of previous filling or grafts and dissolve effects of neurotoxins. Botox and filling applications that desired to be combined with focused ultrasound should be applied after HIFU treatment.
Who cannot have HIFU
This treatment can be applied to everyone who has sagging in face or body except:
- Individuals with pacer or metal stent,
- Individuals with autoimmune disease,
- Individuals with diabetes and epilepsy,
- Pregnant women,
- Individuals with active skin infection.
How long does it take to see results in HIFU treatment
Other than excessive sagging, single session will be enough and this session approximately takes 30-45 minutes. In case of excessive sagging, 2nd or 3rd sessions may be needed. Regeneration of skin will start right after the application and lifting effects are visible from the first day. Effects of this application can be felt from the first day and clear results are visible after 1 month. At the end of 2nd month, full results are visible and effects are visible for 1.5-2 years.