As we age, the production of collagen and elastin—two proteins that help our skin stay plump, firm and smooth—slows down, resulting in areas of lax, sagging skin on the face, neck and body. At times drastic weight loos may leave us with loose skin in our bodies. If you are bothered by skin laxity, non-surgical skin tightening can halt this process and restore a firmer, smoother, more youthful appearance with little to no downtime.
BENEFITS OF HIFU NON-SURGICAL SKIN TIGHTENING
- Tightens mild to moderately loose skin on the face, neck, or body without surgery
- Several treatment sessions can provide a noticeable “lifting” effect.
- Little to no downtime is needed.
- Very low risk of adverse effects.
- Treatments can be performed typically in 1 hour or less.
- Results can last up to 1 year.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR HIFU NON-SURGICAL SKIN TIGHTENING?
Non-surgical skin tightening is generally best suited for patients who suffer from mild to moderate skin laxity and do not need the more drastic lifting and skin removal with cosmetic surgery.
While there are very few serious side effects associated with non-surgical skin tightening, it may not be appropriate for patients who are pregnant, taking certain medications, or have certain medical conditions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is HIFU best used for?
A: Targeted fat removal, stubborn pockets of fat, cellulite, body sculpting and body
Q: Is HIFU safe to use?
A: Absolutely. Ultrasound waves are considered as the safest medical technology. HIFU is focused ultrasound waves which have a heating effect (sometimes called hot ultrasound in contrast with cavitation which is cold ultrasound).
Q: Is the HIFU treatment painful?
A: Definitely not. You will only feel warmth under your skin but not on the surface.
Q: Is there any downtime after HIFU treatment?
A: No. you can start your daily routine immediately after HIFU treatment..
Q: When can I start to see the results?
A: Results may be seen from 2 to 6 months after treatment and on average, you may have 2-4 cm reduction of the treated area.
Q: How does HIFU stimulate collagen?
A: Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed, toned and elastic. As we age, collagen loses its elasticity and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity. HIFU jumpstarts the repair process and helps the skin to produce fresh, new collagen.