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HIFU NON-INVASIVE SKIN LIFETING

Nov 20, 2020

HIFU NON-INVASIVE SKIN LIFETING

About the Treatment:

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a relatively new cosmetic treatment for skin tightening that some consider a noninvasive and painless replacement for face lifts. It uses ultrasound energy to encourage the production of collagen, which results in firmer skin.


HIFU was then approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009 for brow lifts. The device was also cleared by the FDA in 2014 to improve lines and wrinkles of the upper chest and neckline (décolletage).


While the procedure is also used for overall facial rejuvenation, lifting, tightening, and body contouring, these are considered “off-label” uses for HIFU, meaning the FDA has yet to approve HIFU for these purposes.


More evidence will be needed to find out who is best suited for this type of procedure. So far, HIFU has been found to be a promising treatment that could replace face lifts, especially in younger people who don’t want the risks and recovery time associated with surgery.


Benefits of high-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), HIFU and other nonsurgical alternatives to facelifts have seen a major increase in popularity over the last few years. The total number of procedures performed has increased 72.8 percent between 2012 and 2019.


HIFU has many aesthetic benefits, including:

Wrinkle reduction

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

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