A HIFU facial, also known as high intensity focused ultrasound facial, is a treatment that prevents the look of aging and is 100% non-invasive. This treatment provides the benefits of a facelift without any of the surgery to do so. In recent years, it has become quite popular among other anti-aging treatments, making it reputable and safe.
HIFU uses ultrasound technology to generate heat deep within the skin layers. This heat ends up damaging the skin cells that are targeted, sending signals to the body that the skin needs to be repaired. This ends up producing an abundance of collagen, which is the substance in skin that gives your face that elasticity and structure.
There are many ways in which HIFU facials can transform your outer appearance. Some of those treatment targets include:
Smoothing facial wrinkles
Lifting drooping eyebrows/eyelids
Minimizing the appearance of jowls (loose skin near your mouth)
Tightening the skin on your chest
Tightening skin on the neck
A HIFU ultrasound is different from the ultrasounds you have probably heard of before. When someone hears the word “ultrasound”, they often think of the medical imaging process, in which doctors use for several reasons including pregnancy and indication of swelling/infection. This Ultrasound has specified just to target your skin and underlying muscles.
This procedure will commonly begin by cleaning the targeted area and applying a gel. After this is done, they will use the HIFU device that emits the ultrasound waves. On average, a HIFU session will usually last 30-90 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area, location, etc.
Some patients will report mild discomfort during this treatment, and some pain afterwards is reported as well. Certain doctors may apply a local anesthetic before the procedure begins to help reduce the overall pain felt before and after the procedure. You can also use over the counter pain medications, such as Tylenol and Advil to relieve some of the pain.
Just like every other medical procedure, HIFU facials do not come without their possible side effects. No serious side effects were reported, but a few of the mild side effects that some people reported include:
A purple rash
Are you interested in giving your appearance a complete transformation? One that takes years off your face, and makes you look youthful and full of life? If so, HIFU facials are the treatment for you, and we here at Ava Laser Clinic can help you achieve that goal. Our highly experienced and educated staff have been working in the field for years. This means that you can trust our hard-working staff to implement the results you’ve always wanted. If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our Richmond Hill HIFU services, be sure to call us at (905) 237-2360 today!