How does HIFU work?
HIFU mainly reduces the volume of the designated area by coagulation and generating instant microthermal lesions. This is done by using high-frequency ultrasound waves targeted at the tissue area without causing any damage to the skin epidermis and surrounding tissues. The targeted skin tissues get heated up which causes cells to be activated, generating new collagen to produce a skin lifting and anti-aging effect.
According to clinical studies, the regenerative process of new collagen is optimised at temperatures between 60-70°C. HIFU is the only method that reaches these optimised temperatures at depth, without heating the surface of the skin.
HIFU ultrasound is a frequency above 20,000 Hz sound waves. HIFU Systems are intended for lifting and sculpting of the skin by way of the deposition of micro-focused ultrasound energy at depths between 1.5 mm and 4.5 mm beneath the skin. Deposition of ultrasound energy results in a change to the physiology, resulting in stimulation of new collagen and elastin as part of the healing process.
HIFU is a non-surgical and a non-laser procedure that directs High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound into the thick skin layer, to gently heat the tissue to lift and tighten aged skin without any incisions or disrupting skin surface. HIFU technology is able to transfer the heat energy into 3 ~ 4.5mm under the surface of the skin ( SMAS). It will heat the SMAS up to 60℃~80℃, then raises thermal coagulation point which accelerates skin rejuvenation process and maximises tightening effect.
The procedure involves focusing ultrasound energy on problem areas to help stimulate the deep support layers of the skin, which will lift and tighten the face and neck. The treatment is effective because it stimulates the growth of new collagen, which helps lift the skin and give the skin a firmer and more toned appearance.
HIFU treatment can be used on any area on the face or neck where skin laxity is an issue, as it helps to define the face.