FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - HIFU
WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF HIFU?
Hifu is completely non-invasive treatment to actually lift skin. It is much less painful compared to other lifting machines it is also much more affordable.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
The jawline, nasolabial folds, neck fold and general fine lines and wrinkles on the face are the most popular treatment areas. The Hifu machine can also be used on the body. The area above the knee, arm skin, thighs and abdominal skin laxity are also treatable.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?
This non-invasive procedure is associated with no downtime, allowing patients to return to daily activities immediately after treatment. Some patients experience some tenderness and tingling in the treated areas but these side effects resolve quickly.
IS HIFU TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Discomfort levels vary from person to person. Most of patients tolerate the procedure well without anesthesia or sedation while the energy is being delivered. Pain and discomfort associated with procedure are temporary that lasts usually only during the procedure. We recommend patients take paracetamol 30 minutes prior to treatment.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
Patients may see some effect almost immediately. True results develop over time as old collagen is regenerated with new collagen. As this collagen regeneration process continues up to 6 months after the initial treatment patients see continuing improvement over time. We recommend 2 treatments 3-6 months apart.
HOW DOES HIFU WORK?
Hifu delivers (High intensity focused ultrasound) energy below the skin. HIFU effects three layers of the superficial and dermis along with SMAS, which is the same layer of tissue that surgeons pull tight in a face lift. As a thermal energy safely heats this tissue, it contracts resulting in tightening of the skin and formation of new collagen, which provides a longer-term tightening effect.
WHAT IS SMAS LAYER AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
SMAS is Superficial Musculo-aponeurotic System which is the same layer of tissue that surgeons pull tight in a face lift. As Hifu treatment thermal energy safely heats this tissue, it contract resulting in immediately tighten of that skin. Over time this becomes in a noticeable lift. That’s because Hifu treatment continue to stimulate the grow the new collagen protein then build up the skin structure.
ARE MEN GOOD CANDIDATES FOR A HIFU TREATMENT?
Men are very good candidates for our Hifu treatment since it doesn’t need any significant recovery time. Over time men loose laxity in their skin just as women do, however fillers and other treatments can often result in a less masculine looking result. Hifu simply tightens what is already their rather than altering the shape of volume of the face of any of its structures.
HOW LONG DOES AN HIFU TREATMENT TAKE?
The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure usually takes 45~60 minutes.
IS HIFU TREATMENT SAFE?
Hifu has been used safely in over 200,000 treatments worldwide.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
You might see redness and/or swelling at first, might feel some tingling or loss of sensation. These will disappear within hours. It signals that beneficial process of collagen regeneration has begun. HIFU skin tightening is clinically proven to be safe, with natural and gradual rejuvenation effects. Some patients may experience bruising or tingling for a longer period of time, this is normal and will self resolve.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
The majority of patients only need one to two treatments. At TRANQUIL ESSENCE clinic we recommend 2 treatment to make a significant impact. Experts agree that dramatic clinical outcomes can be achieved with Hifu, and improvements will be visible up to 6 months after the initial procedure. Touch-up treatments could be performed in 3 months/6 months to 1 year intervals, depending in the degree of lifting and tightening that needs to be addressed.
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(HIFU Glow and Rejuvenation is (HIFU Glow to target the epidermis and upper dermis @1.5mm. As collagen regeneration is stimulated the result is a radiant, more youthful appearance. This is a great treatment for: Skin Refining for fine lines & open pores; Skin Plumping & Toning; Scar & Stretch mark Reduction; Hormonal Pigmentation Reduction)