Skin tightening and face lift with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a revolutionary alternative to a cosmetic facelift. Originally, ultrasound has proven to be an excellent tool for a variety of medical procedures for decades. In recent years, it has also become a very useful technology in the field of cosmetic procedures for great results- without the need for surgery. As a great anti-ageing procedure, HIFU is used to tighten, lift and rejuvenate facial, neck, and chest tissues, but they also leave a natural lasting glow.
Our applications of the HIFU treatments are tailored to address a variety of cosmetic needs for
As a result of its popularity, nowadays there are so many brands and names around, which can be confusing when patients look for the most effective treatments whilst at the same time comparing prices and approaches. Nevertheless, at Vie Aesthetics, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands, because we always make sure to research every product, treatment and device very meticulously introducing only the top technology and product ranges to our clinics. We have therefore opted for the latest and most advanced, third generation, HIFU technology by LEVURA. In actual fact, the devices and protocols are designed by doctors exclusively and they have the highest safety record as well as an extensive and impressive result database.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Our skin remains tight when there is a high concentration of collagen and elastin in the dermis layer. When the body lowers its production of collagen, the upper layers of skin begin to wrinkle and sag. To reverse this, HIFU stimulates collagen growth by sending ultrasound energy to the dermis layer. The wave of energy causes a small injury to the tissue. However, as the tissue heals it produces new collagen that tightens the skin naturally. To achieve this, our HIFU technologies target the four different layers of skin that affect physical appearance; specifically, the epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous fat, and superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS). For this reason, each different cartridge is designed to converge ultrasound at a specific skin layer depth. Amazingly, during skin and neck treatment sessions, the patient’s skin becomes more firm and youthful as new collagen grows. In addition, after a single procedure, the patient’s skin will continually improve as new collagen is generated. A great advantage of the procedure is the fact that you will achieve optimal cosmetic results with only one treatment session.
FACE AND NECK SKIN TIGHTENING & LIFTING
The HIFU treatment stimulates collagen re-growth by focusing ultrasound waves at selected depths below the skin. Skin tightening occurs via collagen contraction, which enables the face, neck, or chest to improve in appearance as new collagen continues to build. The treatment, as a result, reduces wrinkles and fine lines, it lifts and tightens areas of sagging skin, and rejuvenates skin to restore a more youthful appearance. This is all achieved by creating non-invasive ablation and by directing heat to specific layers of the skin. In a single treatment, it can give an immediate result that will continue to improve in the following months as the client’s body produces new collagen and elastin.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Most patients only feel minimal discomfort while the ultrasound is being delivered.
HOW LONG DOES A HIFU TREATMENT TAKE?
The size of the treatment area and the plan chosen affects the duration of the HIFU treatment session, which can range between 30 and 90 minutes. We will be able to give you an estimate during your consultation.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH HIFU?
Patients may experience skin redness for a few days after the session. Some mild swelling, tingling or tenderness may occur temporarily. Less common effects include slight bruising and skin sensitivity.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
You may experience some immediate effects from the treatment. However, results may take up to 3 months to show and they will continue to improve for up to 7 months post treatment.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
Results from a single HIFU treatment may last over 1 year. Please note, though, that each individual may respond differently to the treatment.
CAN IT BE USED WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?
In order to address specific concerns, we tailor-make our HIFU treatments and our practitioners use them also in combination with other procedures, like for example threads, radio-frequency, mesotherapy and injectables. There are certain contra-indications and restrictions in the order the treatments can be used in conjunction with other procedures. Therefore it is paramount to have an in-depth and thorough consultation with our practitioner, before you decide to go ahead with a HIFU procedure.
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