Face lift procedures are done to tighten the skin of the face and neck, thus reducing wrinkles and making it look more youthful. Surgical facelifts have been popular procedures for several decades.
HIFU and Ultherapy are new, non-surgical devices used to tighten the skin and improve tone. They use heat energy generated by ultrasound, to stimulate the skin tissue and promote new collagen formation, making the skin tighter, toned and smooth. This can be done as an outpatient procedure, avoiding hospital admission. It can be used to smoothen wrinkles, tighten facial and neck skin and improve bags and dark circles under the eyes.
During the outpatient treatment, the HIFU Ultherapy device enables physicians to direct sound waves through the skin,visualize all the skin layers,and to focus on the deep tissue structures under the skin. Before this technology was available, the only way to reach these levels was with invasive surgery. Once the deep tissues structures are visualized, the treatment targets and gently heats the deepest layers of the skin. The heat stimulates the skinís natural ability to create new collagen that, with time, helps to lift and tighten the skin to maintain a youthful look. Skin lifting is seen gradually over 2-3 months after treatment as the skin keeps on making new collagen. The Ultherapy treatment is not a replacement for surgical facelift.However it provides a non surgical option to face and neck lift with little or no downtime.