How Does HIFU Treatment Work

HIFU is a painless and trouble-free aesthetic medicine technique that is used to remove buildups of fat and decrease sagging both on the face and in certain parts of the body.

What Is HIFU And Where Is It Applied?

HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is an aesthetic medicine technique whose objective is to eradicate localized fat and reduce flaccidity through thermal ablation. A high-frequency ultrasound beam works by a magnifying effect, which acts on the deeper layers of skin without damaging the upper layer.

The concentration of the ultrasound increases the temperature of the targeted area to about 65-75 degrees. The increase in temperature causes the fat to break down so that it is later removed naturally from the body. Similarly, HIFU kindles the production of collagen and elastin, making the skin tighten and tone.

HIFU can be used on several parts of the face and body:

  • On the face, it can be applied to the double chin, chin, forehead and eyes.
  • On the body, It can be used on the arms, abdomen and inner thighs.

Effects of HIFU:

HIFU is used to achieve these effects:

  • Eliminate fat buildups to reshape the body.
  • Tighten, tone and rejuvenate the skin, eliminating or reducing sagging naturally.
  • Eliminate cellulite.
  • Decrease wrinkles and fine lines.

Usually, two or three sessions of HIFU is enough to achieve the desired effects. The change of the tissues will be visible even after the first session, although definitive results will not be appreciated until after two or three months.

Benefits of HIFU:

  • It is a non-invasive technique.
  • It does not damage the tissues adjacent to the treated area.
  • It reduces fine lines thanks to the stimulation of collagen and elastin.
  • It destroys fat permanently.
  • It is not painful, so it does not require anaesthesia.
  • It can be done on any type of skin and throughout the year.

Contraindications of HIFU:

HIFU cannot be applied to:

  • Areas with open wounds, lesions, or severe acne.
  • People with pacemakers.
  • People with implants or fillers in the area to be treated.
  • Pregnant or lactating women.
  • People with skin diseases that can alter healing, herpes simplex or keloids.
  • Patients being treated with anticoagulants or with bleeding disorders.
  • People with autoimmune diseases, diabetes, or epilepsy.

How Does HIFU Treatment Work?

A very common question about HIFU is How Does HIFU Treatment Work in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah? At the beginning of the HIFU session, the area to be treated is outlined, massaged, and a gel is applied that facilitates the penetration of the waves into the skin. Next, the suitable time and temperature are selected for each case, and the ultrasound begins to be applied in upward movements. The area is massaged again, and lipo-reducing cream can be applied to finish off the procedure.

As a whole, the session lasts between 45 minutes and two hours, depending on the areas to be treated. Treatment is generally not painful, although pain thresholds vary from person to person. Mild discomfort may be felt for a few moments from the energy released and a sudden increase in temperature.

After each session, the patient can resume their daily activities since it does not require rest. After the session, slight redness may appear that lasts for a few hours. Other side effects that may arise are temporary tingling, oedema, and minor bruising that heal within a few days.

 When Do You See Results?

The immediate result can be seen immediately after the treatment and the skin immediately feels tighter, but collagen and elastin production lasts between 4-6 months, which is required for the skin to restore new and stronger collagen and elastin fibres. After about 4-6 months, you can see the final result. But age reduces the body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin. People over 40 can increase the effect by stimulating the skin further with PRP, Vampire lift, Mesotherapy, Oxydermabrasion, LED Mask and lifting facials.