Firm up and tighten the skin of the face and body thanks to a medical device with “High Intensity Focused Ultrasound” or HIFU.
The device uses a high-precision ultrasound technology in which short or a series of consecutive pulses are emitted through heads working at different depths.
The highly targeted use of ultrasonic waves helps to reshape existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen in areas where it is necessary to firm up and tighten the skin.
- Slackened facial skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Jaw, neck
- Crow’s-feet, frown wrinkles
- Double chin
- Knees and thighs
- Belly and décolletage
Make-up is removed and the skin disinfected. A conductive gel is applied on the skin to facilitate the passage of the ultrasonic waves. The High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) energy is transmitted to the treated areas. The device has several transducers (cartridges) working between 1.5 and 13 millimetres under the skin, depending on the indication to be treated.
The HIFU technology creates numerous coagulation points at a temperature of more than 70 degrees. During a session, between 7,500 and 15,000 coagulation points are created per treatment depth.
The duration of a session depends on the areas to be treated. A treatment of the face or neck usually takes 30 to 45 minutes. Redness may appear after treatment but will disappear after a few hours. This simply indicates that the collagen regeneration process has begun.
The skin gradually tightens thanks to the synthesis of new collagen, while fat is progressively eliminated in a natural way. The result becomes definitive two to three months after the HIFU session.
Levels of discomfort vary from person to person. However, most patients tolerate the procedure very well with a simple anaesthetic cream. The discomfort caused by the treatment is temporary, and you can resume your activities immediately.
The majority of patients need only one or two treatments. Improvements in the treated area will continue for up to 6 months after the initial procedure. Slight touch-ups can be done after one year, depending on individual expectations.