New Year, New You: HIFU Skin Tightening

New Year, New You: HIFU Skin Tightening

The holidays are behind us, and we get just a little bit older with every passing minute. We’ve shopped and cooked and made everyone merry. Now, it’s time to turn our attention to ourselves. Why not celebrate the New Year with a gift all your own?

Aging is the ultimate bane of everyone’s existence. Growing older has us seeing lines where there were none before and skin that sags in all the wrong places. The good news is there are techniques we can employ to stop, well slow, the signs of aging. It’s a New Year, so why not bring in a new you with HIFU skin tightening treatments?

What Is HIFU Skin Tightening?

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive treatment to combat facial aging. HIFU creates heat deep within the layers of skin using ultrasound. The ultrasound targets specific skin cells with heat, causing damage, which the body repairs using naturally produced collagen. Collagen is what gives skin its structure and elasticity.

When you think of ultrasound, you likely think of medical imaging, but this kind of ultrasound is different. HIFU is a high-intensity ultrasound that uses high-energy waves to target specified points of the body. Nonsurgical ultrasound treatments can (according to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery):

  • Smooth facial wrinkles
  • Tighten neck skin
  • Smooth and tighten chest skin
  • Lift eyelids or eyebrows that have begun to droop
  • Reduce the appearance of jowls

Is HIFU for Everyone?

Because the high-frequency ultrasound beams are focused on specific tissue areas, there should be no damage to the upper layers of skin or the connecting tissues. The treatment isn’t appropriate for everyone. Generally, people older than 30 with mild-to-moderate skin sagging are the prime candidates for the procedure.

People who have more skin sagging or who have skin that has been damaged by the sun may not see results as quickly as other candidates. Older individuals with more extensive skin laxity or extensive sun damage typically aren’t good candidates for the procedure. Sometimes, these individuals require surgery to correct the sagging and damage to their skin.

Skin lesions or infections also prevent people from getting this treatment. It’s also not recommended for those with metallic implants in or around the treatment area or those with severe acne.

Get a Consultation to Help You Decide

If you aren’t sure whether HIFU is for you, contact Beauty & Body by Mia to schedule a consultation to discuss your options. Let them help you ring in the New Year with a new you!

(HIFU) A treatment for skin rejuvenation and body contouring

(HIFU) A treatment for skin rejuvenation and body contouring

(HIFU) High-intensity focused ultrasound is a popular non-invasive treatment for skin rejuvenation and body contouring. . It can reduce loose skin and give you a more youthful appearance while also improving lymphatic system operation and more.

HIFU delivers more precise and more intense fractional ultrasound energy while RF is based on a bulk heating strategy. HIFU goes deeper into and beyond the dermis, being able to reach the SMAS layer. RF, on the other hand, will not go as deep as HIFU as it focuses on epidermal lavers and does not go beyond the deep dermis. HIFU is generally performed as a single treatment, RF may require several sessions.

Mia can deliver precise treatments to your problem areas, reducing fat pockets and addressing aging-related problems. The result is firmer, younger, vibrant skin.

What are the body’s benefits?

For skin rejuvenation, HIFU is expected to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as lift and tighten the skin. For body sculpting, HIFU may help remove stubborn pockets of fat, while improving the appearance of the skin.

HIFU can:

  • Contour body areas such as the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen
  • Lift sagging skin on the face, such as the brows, jowls, jawline, and mid-face
  • Reduce lines and folds around the mouth, such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Lift the neck and décolleté
  • Rejuvenate the skin and improve its overall appearance

The treatment is fast, taking around 45-60 minutes with minimal to no recovery time. While some effects of the treatment can be seen initially, the full result will take several months and will improve over time. Often only one treatment session is needed, but some patients require multiple treatments. Results last from 18 months to three years, depending on the type of device used and the area treated.

Who Is the Best Candidate for High intensity focused ultrasound?

HIFU is considered a very safe treatment in the hands of Mia from Beauty & Body buy Mia,  but there are still potential side effects to consider.

Immediately after the HIFU treatment, you may experience mild redness, swelling, tenderness, or a tingling sensation, but it should not persist. Temporary numbness or bruising could also occur but should subside after a week or two.

After a thorough consultation, Mia will be able to recommend the best treatment to help you reach your cosmetic goals! Book your appointment with Mia today to set up your consultation.