A High Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU is a safe, painless and non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasound to lift and tighten the skin.
HIFU uses high energy ultrasound waves that target specific areas of the body. The ultrasound energy is used to target the layers of the skin at a deeper level that are right below its surface. This makes the tissues heat up quickly. After the cells in the designated area reach a particular temperature, they undergo cellular damage that leads to the stimulation of collagen production. The ultrasound beams are targeted to certain tissue sites under the surface of the skin without causing any collateral damage to the surrounding area.
The boosted collagen production gives the skin a firmer and tighter feel and look, reducing wrinkles. There will be a remarkable difference with just one session of HIFU. Patients who have excessively loose skin or photodamaged skin may require multiple sessions to see the desired results.
HIFU can be done to -