HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. HIFU delivers ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production. Skin's texture is improved and sagging of the skin is reduced. HIFU relies on your body's own collagen building process, for natural, noticeable results. Improvement in the skin is often seen the day of the treatment and continues to improve over the next 6-12 weeks. This treatment tightens the muscle layer as well as tightens the skin and boosts collagen.
A customized treatment plan will vary from person to person. Some clients will require only one treatment, however, the degree of skin laxity, biological response to ultrasound energy, and the individuals collagen building process, will play a role in the number of treatments needed. A course of 3-5 treatments delivered 6-8 weeks apart may be required for best results.
You may see an initial improvement with an inflammatory response, however ultimate results will take place over approximately 2-3 months, as collagen in renewed and replaced with new, stronger collagen. As this collagen building process continues, continued improvements can appear for up to 6 months.
As the skin continues to age regardless of any treatments you may have, results typically last 12-24 months. Maintenance treatments may be required every 12 months in order to maintain results. A good home care routine using quality, professional skin care products (Eminence Organic Skin Care) and regular in office treatments every 4-6 weeks will prolong the longevity of the results and assist to slow down the aging process.
Most people who have HIFU do not report pain. However, a slight "zing" over bony areas or a warm sensation in the skin can occur during treatments. No numbing is required.
The procedure takes 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on what parts of the face are being treated. The skin may appear flushed following the treatment, but typically disappears within a few hours. Some clients may experience slight temporary swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch. However, most people have little to no downtime.
HIFU is safe for anyone of any age and is safe for all skin types. If sagging skin is severe, several rounds of treatment may be required. HOWEVER, THIS TREATMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR NEW CLIENTS AS PRE TREATMENT THERAPY IS REQUIRED. To schedule this treatment, or for additional information, please call 303-249-2322.