HIFU / ULTHERAPY
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts the neck, chin, and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the upper chest. Through ultrasound imaging with Ultherapy, energy is delivered precisely to the place where it will benefit you most—for natural-looking results that improve over time. For those who are not ready for a surgical facelift, Ultherapy provides proven results in a single treatment for most patients.
Hi-intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a relatively new procedure for skin tightening is thought to be a non-invasive and painful alternative to lifting the face. It uses ultrasound energy to boost creation of collagen and results in firmer skin.
HIFU utilizes focused ultrasound energy to target layers of skin that are just under the surface. The energy from ultrasound causes the tissue to rapidly heat up.
If the cells in the area of focus attain a certain temperature, they are damaged by cellular. While this may sound counterintuitive however, the injury actually causes cells to create additional collagen -which is a protein that gives skin structure.
The growth in collagen results in the skin being firmer, tighter and more elastic Source with less wrinkles. Because high-frequency ultrasound beams are targeted at the specific site of tissue below the skin's surface there's no harm to the top levels of the skin as well as the the surrounding issue
Benefits of high-intensity focused ultrasound:
HIFU has many aesthetic benefits, including:
tightening sagging skin on the neck (sometimes called turkey neck)
lifting the cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids
enhancing jawline definition
tightening of the décolletage
smoothing the skin