High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound is a fairly new cosmetic treatment that tightens the skin. It is a painless and non-invasive alternative to facelifts that involves using ultrasound energy for encouraging collagen production – resulting in firmer skin. In the past, HIFU was famous for treating tumors only. However, we have now started using the technology at Dental Aesthetics for enhancing facial aesthetics. Want to know more about why is it popular before you undergo the treatment? Keep reading the blog!
But First – What Is HIFU?
The ultrasound energy we use in the treatment targets deep layers of the skin below its surface. Once the skin cells and tissues in the target area heat up, they go through cellular damage. While at first, this might seem unreasonable, the damage stimulated cells for producing more collagen, which is a protein providing skin its structure.
The increased collagen production results in firmer and tighter skin with no wrinkles. Also, because the ultrasound rays are focused on specific tissue below the skin’s surface, the upper layer of the skin is not damaged. In general, the treatment works wonders for everyone – especially those in their 30s with moderate to mild skin laxity.
What Are The Benefits Of Getting A HIFU Treatment?
Over the past few years, getting HIFU for Aesthetic reasons has been getting popular compared to other surgical treatments like facelifts. They are painful, costly, and have downtime too. Hence, the total number of HIFU treatments that we have been providing at our clinic is increasing rapidly. To list down, it provides the following benefits:
- Smooth Skin
- Enhanced Jawline
- Wrinkle Reduction
- Tightened Sagging Skin
- Lifted Cheeks & Eyelids
Safe to say, whenever we provide the treatment to a patient, the results are quite promising. It always improves the collagen production of the face and gives them tighter and firmer skin – which is a dream come true for someone seeing signs of ageing.
How Does HIFU Procedure Feel?
During the High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment, patients usually feel slight discomfort. Some of them describe it as a minor prickly sensation or mild electric pulses. However, if you are worried about feeling any pain, the specialists at Dental Aesthetics might recommend you to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen before the treatment. Right after the procedure ends, you might experience mild swelling or redness on the skin, but it gradually subsides within the next few hours.
HIFU Treatment – THE PROCEDURE
One of the major HIFU Benefits is that the treatment does not require making any special preparations. We start it immediately after removing skincare products and makeup from the area that is to be targeted during the treatment. At your appointment, here is what you can expect:
- The targeted area is first cleaned by a specialist or physician.
- A topical anaesthetic cream might be applied before starting the treatment.
- An ultrasound gel is then applied to stimulate the energy technology.
- HIFU device is then placed against the patient’s skin.
- The device is adjusted to the right settings using an ultrasound viewer.
- Ultrasound energy is delivered to the targeted area in form of short pulses.
Normally, we follow the steps that are mentioned above. However, in case an additional treatment is needed to deliver perfect results, another appointment can be scheduled. So yes, even though you will feel tingling and heat during the procedure when it ends, you can immediately resume daily activities right away.
Are There Any Side Effects Of HIFU Treatment?
HIFU is a very non-invasive and safe treatment performed by qualified and trained professionals at Dental Aesthetics. The best thing about getting the treatment is that patients can resume normal activities right after stepping out of our clinic. While some slight swelling and redness do occur, it should subside in a few hours. Very rarely, patients experience bruising or temporary numbness. However, they also go away within days. Hence, without even worrying about the side effects, undergo the High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment and get younger-looking skin once again.
HIFU is an effective, safe, and non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps tighten facial skin. The advantages it has over surgical facelifts are hard to ignore. There is no scarring, no incisions, and almost no downtime. Also, so far, the treatment is far less costly than getting a facelift in three months.
So, if you look forward to a treatment that is painless and quick, HIFU is a great option. Also, when the HIFU Provider is one of our specialists at Dental Aesthetics, great results are guaranteed. However, remember that HIFU is not a magic wand that cures ageing completely.
The treatment is suitable for those with moderate to mild skin laxity and sagging – which requires breaking and repeating the process. Therefore, giving life to the skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. All convinced to undergo the treatment and turn back your aging clock? Visit our clinic in DHA, Lahore, for a consultation TODAY!