Non-Surgical Facelift (HIFU)
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a cosmetic procedure that aims to tighten facial skin and refine wrinkles and fine lines.
This treatment is a non-invasive and painless replacement for facelift surgery. However, HIFU won’t work for those with severe sagging skin.
You should meet your doctor before rushing to schedule this treatment to know whether it is the appropriate procedure for you, or he or she will advise you with the best treatment according to your needs.
To get the right diagnosis by the experienced hands, contact HayatMed now and take advantage of free consultation.
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How does it work?
HIFU uses ultrasound energy to target deep layers of the skin to boost collagen production by heating the tissue rapidly.
The increase in collagen production results in firmer skin with fewer wrinkles.
Because the high-frequency ultrasound rays are focused on a particular tissue layer under the surface of the skin, there’s no harm to the upper layers of the skin and adjacent tissue.
What are the HIFU facial treatment pros and cons?
High-intensity focused facial ultrasound treatment is an ideal choice for those who want to lift and tighten their skin without surgery.
The advantages of High-intensity focused ultrasound treatment are:
- It is an entirely safe and non-invasive procedure, instead of the surgery or injectables.
- It works by stimulating natural actions in your skin so that the results will be very natural.
- It is a quick procedure; it takes about an hour.
- Zero downtime.
- It is an appropriate procedure for many people.
However, there are some disadvantages to High-intensity focused ultrasound treatment,
- Patients need to wait a couple of weeks to start seeing the results because the body needs time to make new collagen. The final result might not be visible for two to three months.
- Patients may need to repeat the treatment to achieve and maintain the results.
What are the side effects of HIFU?
High-intensity focused ultrasound is considered a very safe treatment in case it is performed by a qualified and trained professional.
In most cases, the side effects associated with this procedure are infrequent. You may experience some swelling or slight redness, but it should calm quickly.
A light tingling feeling of the treated area may continue for a few days. Furthermore, you may experience temporary numbness and bruising, but these side effects usually go away after a few days after the procedure.
Who are the right candidates for Facelift HIFU Treatment?
The ideal candidate for this treatment is who has mild to moderate skin slackness where the skin starts to look less firm. This treatment won’t work for those with severe sagging skin. The surgical option may be better for those.
The best way to know whether you’re the right candidate is to consult with a doctor. Click here to book a free appointment at HayatMed to consult with one of the best cosmetic specialists in Turkey.
What should you expect during the treatment?
There’s no need for any special preparation before having the procedure. This process passes with several specific stages to achieve the desired results. Before starting, you should remove all makeup and skincare products.
Your specialist may apply an anesthesia cream to the targeted area. your doctor will apply an ultrasound gel to the skin, which provides relaxation of tissues and helps a better slide of the nozzle. Then, he or she will go by the ultrasonic nozzle on all the skin parts.
Thus, he or she will get an accurate picture of the deep layers of the skin on the computer screen. At that time, the doctor will be able to adjust the device to the right setting, according to the ultrasound viewer.
The doctor will start to deliver ultrasound energy to the targeted areas in short pulses for about 30 minutes or more according to your needs. Then he or she will remove the device.
During the treatment, you might feel heat and tingling. If it is bothersome, you can ask the medical crew to provide pain killers.
HIFU is a simple procedure, so you can go home and return to your normal daily activities directly after the process.
How many are HIFU treatments needed?
Generally, perfect results can be achieved after just one treatment. However, an additional procedure may be performed no earlier than six months after the first.
To stimulate collagen growth, doctors recommend the use of special cosmetics products. HayatMed’s team is happy to advise you of the appropriate products.
Does HIFU Treatment painful?
The sensation of pain varies depending on the device used for treatment, the targeted area, and the individual pain threshold. This procedure is not pain-free, but it’s completely bearable.
At HayatMed, our HIFU device offers fast shot speeds and short intervals between shots. So, you will be comfortable.
Is high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment safe?
HIFU is considered as the most reliable method for tightening and lifting the face skin.
The effect of this treatment has been proved after showing safety in clinical studies. Moreover, plenty of treatments have been done safely all over the world.
Are HIFU results permanent?
Most patients find results last one to two years, although the doctors recommend yearly touch-up treatments to stay against the aging process.
How much does HIFU treatment cost?
This treatment is considered cost-effective compared with surgical options like facelift surgery.
Ultimately, the cost depends on the treated area and your geographic location, and the total number of sessions needed to achieve the required results. You should contact your provider for an accurate estimate.
Recently, Istanbul has become one of the best destinations for people who intend to undergo cosmetic procedures. There, you can get distinct medical services by the experienced doctors besides the moderate prices.
With HayatMed, for medical services, you can get both the highly experience in terms of cosmetic procedures and competitive costs at the same time.
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