For those of you who are still not familiar with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), it’s about time for you to get to know more about this wonderful treatment. HIFU treatment is really beneficial for everyone who desires tighter skin with uplifted cheekbones and perfectly enhanced jawline without having to go under the knife! It's also great to tighten skin on your body areas!
What are the benefits of HIFU?
How many treatments until I see the results?
The number of sessions depends on the clients age and skin condition. One treatment is usually sufficient on light to moderate skin laxity.
Typically, a single treatment is enough to achieve good results with HIFU. Most patients with early skin laxity only require one treatment to achieve noticeable results. However, some may benefit from more than one treatment depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and collagen-building process.
We need to have realistic expectations that this procedure is not a surgery as there is a small chance that you won't see noticeable results from the outside after the first treatment, due to the gravity effect or your skin laxity level. In these instances, you will still be getting a fibroblast reaction for your skin collagen. This is very rare, with a very small number of global cases.
Is HIFU painful?
Pain intensity in HIFU is actually relative, depending on each individual. You may feel slight discomfort during the treatment of HIFU, which will feel like tiny electric pulses or a light prickly sensation on the skin, according to most of Pinsela Aesthetic’s clients. HIFU is typically not painful and the discomfort will fade in a few minutes. If you’re still afraid that it would be too painful of an experience for you, you may take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen (Advil), prior to treatment. Additionally, immediately after the treatment, some people may experience swelling on the targeted area, as well as mild redness. This will gradually decrease after a few hours or days.
What is the HIFU procedure at Pinsela Aesthetic?
-You will be asked to fill your medical history and consent form, at Pinsela Aesthetic we will do consultation prior to the treatment
-Before photos will be taken on treatment area (this will be classified and for your own record)
-Cleansing the face to remove any makeup on the targeted area
-Marking the targeted area.
-Applying conductive gel for HIFU.
-Starting the HIFU treatment.
-Clean the treated area again, and application of sunscreen
-After photos will be taken on treatment area (this will be classified and for your own record)
How long until I could see the optimal results?
The desired results will most likely take place over the next 1 to 2 months after the treatment. During this period of time, the old collagen is replaced with new collagen that has a higher level of elasticity
What is so special about HIFU at Pinsela Aesthetic?
Pinsela Aesthetic was founded by a qualified aesthetician, Vica Baby Pinsela, who is a Level 5 Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner, who trained at Advanced Beauty Clinic London, London School of Permanent Makeup and Infinity Laser Academy, UK. Pinsela Aesthetic only uses the best products that are vegan and cruelty free. All of our skincare products and pigments are 100% original. As for the HIFU treatment itself, the gel that we use to penetrate the ultrasound energy to the dermal layer of the skin is hypoallergenic, water-based, safe for the skin.
What should the client do before the HIFU treatment?
-Avoid sun exposure as sunburned and freshly tanned skin can't be treated with HIFU.
-Do not take antibiotics prior to the treatment because antibiotics may cause the skin to be more light-sensitive.
-Make sure you do not have cold sores, herpes, active acne, or open wounds in the area of treatment.
-Do not wear makeup in the area of treatment.
-Take off jewelry or any metal accessory in the area of treatment.
What should the client do after the HIFU treatment?
-Avoid extreme sun exposure and cold for at least 3 days after the treatment.
-Use sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 and don't forget to reapply the sunscreen if you're under the direct sunlight.
-Avoid hot showers or baths for at least 2 days after the treatment.
-Take a break from alcohol as your liver will work extra due to breaking down the deactivated fat.
-Avoid scratching the treated area.
-Drink plenty of water.
Are there any risks after undergoing a HIFU treatment?
HIFU is considered very safe if performed by a qualified practitioner. HIFU treatment usually has no downtime so you can just continue your daily activities after the treatment.
One of the thing that you’ll experience is mostly just mild redness and swelling that will gradually recede after a few hours or a few days. Rarely, in some cases you may experience temporary numbness or bruising, but these side effects usually go away after a few days. To get better understanding of treatments, at Pinsela Aesthetic we always do consultation prior to the treatments.
Is there anyone who can’t undergo HIFU treatment?
HIFU isn’t recommended if you have:
- Intense or cystic acne in the treatment area (mild acne is fine, please book a consultation)
- Infections and open pores and skin lesions in the treatment area
- Metal implants on the targeted area.
- Pregnant woman
What is HIFU?
HIFU is the abbreviation for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, which is used to target several layers of the body’s tissue. How does it target several layers of the body’s tissue?
The purpose of this HIFU treatment is for skin tightening and skin lifting, as well as body contouring by penetrating ultrasound energy into the skin. By undergoing this treatment, you will be able to tighten your skin, prevent it from sagging, enhance the appearance of your jawline and target the ‘V’ line formation, shrink pores and also reduce fat and wrinkles.
HIFU treatment is a non-invasive beauty treatment that works by targeting the deep layers within the skin. As a result, it boosts new collagen production and regeneration right at the source of the targeted area. It is sometimes called the ‘Lunchtime Facelift’ since the treatment is fairly quick, tolerable, and has no downtime.
How does HIFU work?
HIFU uses ultrasound energy to target several layers of skin to create cellular damage by heating up the targeted skin tissue. The cellular damage caused by HIFU will force your cells to produce new collagen for the targeted skin layers and fat areas, leaving your skin healthier and tighter than before treatment.
Generally, HIFU treatment is great since there is no downtime after the procedure and is is considered to be a safe treatment when delivered by a qualified practitioner.
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