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Everything You Need to Know About HIFU Treatment

HIFU is a type of non-surgical facelift procedure based on sending beams of powerful high-intensity focused ultrasound energy (HIFU) through the soft tissue of the face and neck. They target the same body tissues a deep plane facelift surgery would work on, but without the opening and the repositioning of the tissues.

HIFU: How Does it Work?

As the energy within the ultrasound wave is passed to the soft tissues, it provokes the mechanical vibrations of their molecules. The increase of the molecular vibration in the muscle tissues will generate two effects responsible for the rejuvenation of the treated areas: on one part, the heat and the microscopic damage induced to the muscles and skin, will be reverted by a body response to increase the production of collagen within these tissues, bringing about a lifting effect from within, with a smoothing of the wrinkles and the skin.

On another part, it will break down some of the fatty deposits present under the skin, that will be taken away by the interstitial fluids and metabolized by the body. The thermal changes caused to the cells, will carry on, stimulating the production of elastin and of collagen in the deep layer of the face and in the upper layer of the skin, within the weeks after the treatment has taken place, and persist over the weeks after. The procedure is usually done once a year (twice a few months apart for the first year if needed), with a yearly maintenance session for best results. It is quick, not very painful and does not have any downtime.

How Many HIFU Treatment Sessions are Needed?

The number of HIFU treatment sessions needed can vary depending on several factors, including the patient’s skin condition, age, and desired results. In general, patients will need at least one treatment session to see visible results, but multiple sessions may be necessary for optimal results.

Most cosmetic practitioners recommend a series of two to three HIFU treatment sessions spaced out over several months to achieve the best results. This allows the skin to heal and regenerate between sessions and maximizes the collagen-stimulating effects of the treatment.

For patients with mild to moderate skin laxity, two HIFU treatment sessions may be sufficient to achieve significant improvement. Patients with more severe skin laxity may require three or more sessions to achieve the desired results.

It’s important to note that the effects of HIFU treatment are not immediate and may take several weeks or months to become fully visible. It is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow a good skincare routine to prolong the effects of HIFU treatment.

Ultimately, the number of HIFU treatment sessions needed will depend on the individual patient’s skin condition, desired results, and the recommendations of their cosmetic practitioner. A consultation with a qualified practitioner can help determine the appropriate number of treatment sessions needed to achieve the best results.

How Long Does HIFU Last?

The duration of HIFU treatment results depends on various factors, including the patient’s age, skin condition, and lifestyle. Generally, the effects of HIFU treatment can last anywhere from 6 months to 12 months. However, individual results may vary.

As the natural aging process continues, new wrinkles and sagging may occur, and additional HIFU treatments may be needed to maintain the results. To prolong the effects of HIFU treatment, it is recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow a regular skincare routine.

HIFU non-surgical Lifting in Bangkok is available at Metro Beauty Centers

HIFU: How Long to See Results?

The immediate results of HIFU treatment can vary from 10 to 15% improvement based on the individual. However, the treatment stimulates collagen production and promotes cellular regeneration, which takes time. Generally, patients can see visible results within 2-3 months after the treatment. However, individual results may vary, and some patients may experience gradual improvement over several months.

As collagen continues to regenerate over time, the results of HIFU treatment can continue to improve for up to 6 months after the treatment. Patients can expect to see a gradual improvement in skin tightness, texture, and tone. To achieve optimal results, it is recommended to undergo a series of HIFU treatments, spaced 2-3 months apart.

What to Avoid After HIFU Treatment

After undergoing HIFU treatment, there are certain things you should avoid to ensure optimal results and prevent any adverse effects. Here are some things to avoid after HIFU treatment:

  • Exposure to Sun: Direct exposure to sunlight and UV rays can damage the skin since the skin can be more sensitive for a few days following the procedure. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
  • Strenuous Activities: Vigorous exercise, heavy lifting, or any activity that causes sweating should be avoided for at least 24 hours after HIFU treatment. This is to prevent excessive swelling and bruising in the treated area.
  • Hot Showers and Saunas: Hot water and steam can dilate blood vessels and cause swelling and inflammation. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid hot showers, saunas, and steam rooms for at least 48 hours after HIFU treatment.
  • Facial Treatments: Any other cosmetic treatments or procedures that involve the face should be avoided for at least two weeks after HIFU treatment. This includes chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser treatments.

Please contact Metro Beauty Centers beauty clinic for HIFU Facelift. We are located at the Park Ventures, directly connecting to Phloen Chit BTS. Working daily from 11:00 to 19:00. Welcome to call +66 831 898 931 for Reservation.