Does HIFU Work? Is HIFU Worth It?

Does HIFU Work? Is HIFU Worth It?

HIFU (High-Intensity Focussed Ultrasound) is a popular treatment for skin rejuvenation. It is a non-invasive procedure that stimulates collagen production, offering potential benefits such as improved skin elasticity and reduced wrinkles.

In this medical technique ultrasound waves are used for aesthetic skincare or cosmetic facial skin treatment. This technique is growing in popularity as a non-invasive treatment for skin ageing.

How does HIFU work?

The HIFU treatment device or probe, beams ultrasound waves into the targeted skin tissue. As sound waves pass through the candidate’s skin, a lot of heat is generated that helps to  tighten the skin and dermis. After the thermal destruction of the targeted tissue, the skin naturally repairs itself by producing fresh collagen and elastin. This helps make the skin smooth and refreshing.  One can get HIFU treatment in Bangalore with the skin experts at Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic.

What to Expect With the HIFU Procedure?

The HIFU treatment procedure involves the following steps:

  1. The candidate is asked to lie down on the exam table or sit on the exam chair. The treatment site is cleaned properly.  
  2. To avoid any pain or discomfort during the treatment, the candidate is provided with local anaesthetic cream at the treatment site.
  3. Next, the head of the HIFU probe is placed above or on the skin in the area of the target tissue.
  4. A test dose of sound waves is delivered to the centre of the targeted tissue. If required, the healthcare provider makes adjustments to the power of the ultrasound beams based on the depths of the target tissue.
  5. Then, a burst of ultrasonic waves are delivered to the targeted tissue to destroy it.

One session of HIFU treatment lasts for about 30-90 minutes.

Good candidates for HIFU treatment

  • Anyone older than 30 years with mild to moderate skin laxity
  • People who desire aesthetic benefits such as wrinkle reduction, decolletage tightening, smoothing of the skin, sagging skin tightening, enhanced jawline definition, or lifting of the eyebrows, cheeks, and eyelids
  • Healthy individuals who expect realistic results from the treatment.

The non-suitable candidates include people having cold sores, fever, skin lesions, severe acne, metallic implants, or severely damaged skin in the treatment area.

Is HIFU worth it?

HIFU Skin Tightening Treatment in Bangalore is a beneficial technique to invest in, if one wants a non-invasive alternative to surgical skin tightening for sagging skin. In case one wants to wear figure-hugging clothes without feeling self-conscious, HIFU treatment is worth it to get a perfect figure to fit into skin-tight clothes. It helps boost one’s self-esteem and confidence by transforming the facial skin appearance.

Other advantages of HIFU treatment include:

  • It is a non-surgical treatment involving no incisions, scars, or use of radiation.
  • It targets only the affected site and keeps the surrounding healthy tissues unharmed.
  • It is usually an outpatient procedure with minimal to no recovery.
  • It is associated with minimal discomfort and fewer side effects.
  • It is a skin-safe and effective technique for treating mild to moderately aged skin.

To enjoy the benefits of HIFU Skin Glow Treatment in Bangalore, one needs to undergo multiple treatments, typically 1-6 sessions scheduled 1-2 weeks apart. To maintain the long-term, optimal results, HIFU treatment is recommended every 2-3 months.

Does HIFU work?

It is clinically proven that HIFU can lift drooping skin, brighten skin, remove skin congestion, and refine deep lines and wrinkles. The results can be seen in just a few months following the HIFU treatment. Many clients do report seeing improvements in the skin immediately after HIFU treatment. However, the desired results are visible only after 2-3 months of initial treatment. That’s because the skin takes some time to naturally regenerate collagen and elastin to restore youthfulness.

The effectiveness or success of the HIFU treatment depends upon how well the candidate follows aftercare instructions. Some of the aftercare instructions provided by the healthcare provider include:

  • Avoid direct sunlight exposure to the treated skin and even cold temperatures for a few weeks. Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen and wear sun-protective clothing to the treated site if necessary to go outside during the daytime. This should be continued for the entire HIFU treatment process, for all sessions.    
  • Drink adequate water daily to keep the body well-hydrated and increase the rate of HIFU treatment.
  • Do not take hot baths or showers as it can damage the sensitive skin. The best is to use lukewarm water.

Read more on “Effectiveness of HIFU: For Facial Contouring

Is HIFU safe?

The use of ultrasound technology in aesthetic skincare or other clinical reasons has been around for decades. As per some evidence, HIFU treatment is suggested to have fewer side effects. Some candidates have reported of following temporary, mild side effects:

  • Numbness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • A purple rash
  • Pain or discomfort just after the treatment.

The safety of the HIFU treatment is ensured if the candidate is eligible for the HIFU treatment and has chosen an experienced healthcare provider at a reputable clinic to perform the treatment.

Is HIFU painful?

The skin specialist in Bangalore at Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic leaves no stone unturned to ensure the candidate’s comfort throughout the treatment. The HIFU procedure is not painful, but some candidates have reported experiencing mild discomfort during the treatment. That’s the prickly sensation felt when the high-intensity energy is beamed into the skin tissue.

Thanks to the advanced HIFU devices that come with a cooling system, the procedure is not painful but instead comfortable.

HIFU Treatment Cost in Bangalore

The price of HIFU treatment varies a bit for every candidate seeking the treatment. Many cost-deciding factors affect the overall cost of HIFU treatment. These include:

  • The experience and expertise of the provider
  • The length of the treatment course with HIFU
  • The quality of the HIFU device chosen to carry out the treatment

Get in touch with Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic skin experts to get more details on HIFU Skin Tightening Treatment in Bangalore.