HIFU: High-Intensityhigh-Intensity Focused Ultrasound – Skin Tightening With Ultrasound

You probably know ultrasound from medical examinations. But did you know that it can also be used to smooth wrinkles? The ultrasound in a HIFU treatment stimulates new collagen and elastin formation. This leads to a visible tightening of the skin. We have put together everything you need to know about this method.

What Is Hifu?

The acronym Hifu is (ไฮ ฟู่ คือ which is the term in Thai) for “High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, “i.e., high-intensity, focused ultrasound. The impulses penetrate the deeper layers of the skin – up to four and a half centimeters deep into the tissue. The surface of the skin is not changed or damaged. It is, therefore, not an invasive treatment method. In contrast to X-rays, ultrasound does not trigger any changes in the cells’ genetic information.

The ultrasound ensures that the tissue in the deeper layers is heated up to fifty degrees Celsius. This causes very light burns. This stimulates the regeneration of connective tissue, more precisely collagen and elastin. With age, the tautness of the connective tissue decreases, and fewer new fibers are formed. This is how wrinkles are formed. Cellulite is also the result of this development.

A HIFU treatment ensures that the connective tissue is strengthened. This results in an overall firmer complexion; your skin appears smoother.

Where Is HIFU Used?

The HIFU treatment can be used on both the face and the body.

Therefore, it is a gentler alternative to invasive procedures such as injections, facelifts, and body operations.

How Often Do You Have To Use HIFU?

The positive effect of the HIFU treatment is not immediately apparent. After all, the skin must first form new collagen and elastin. We, therefore, recommend repeating the treatment every six weeks at first. But even after the first session, the skin is visibly tightened over time. How many sessions are necessary depends on which skin area is being treated and how pronounced the wrinkles are.

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