Non Surgical Facelift
HIFU Facelift also known as ‘3D SkinMed’, ‘HD Facelift’, ‘Ultrasound Facelift’ or ‘Ultherapy’ has develop to be one of the most sought after lifting treatments for face and neck.
HIFU stands for High Intensity focused ultrasound. A none- surgical, non-invasive treatment that uses focused ultrasound technology that can significantly tighten and lift several areas of the face to reduce the signs of ageing and improve the skins elasticity in a single session, with effects lasting upto 2 years.
This technology is the most sought after none surgical treatment as its ability is to penetrate the superficial aponeurotic systems (SMAS) layer. SMAS is the same layer which is tightening during conventional facelift surgery.
HIFU uses ultrasound imaging so when the practitioner places the handset on the area that is to be treated, they can see the tissue on screen and target focused ultrasound beams at the right depth below the skin.
This targeting and rapid heating of the tissues prompts cell renewal beneath the skin and prompts the body to respond by producing more elastin and collagen, restoring the skin's underlying tissue and rejuvenating and tightening the skin.
This treatment is not painful, there can be slight discomfort while the thermal energy is being delivered but it is temporary and serves as a signal that the collagen building process has been initiated. The sensitivity varies from patient to patient and practitioners will discuss options to make the experience as pleasant as possible.
You can resume your normal activities right away, and there are no special measure you need to take. The skin may appear a little flushed immediately after the treatment, however any redness will disappear within a few hours. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling a couple of days following the treatment, but this is mild and temporary. There is the possibility of other less common post procedural effect, such as small areas of temporary bruising or numbness which your practitioner will review with you.