Having damaged skin can be stressful.
You may experience dryness, redness, irritation, or even changes in skin texture or tone. Some people also have bumps or lesions as well as wrinkles and fine lines.
Fortunately, there are aesthetic treatments that can address these conditions. So, how can you treat damaged skin on the face?
Introducing the HIFU Facelift.
How Does Facelift (HIFU) Work?
HIFU stands for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound. As its name suggests, it uses ultrasound to create heat at a deep level of the skin.
As a result, the controlled heat coming from the focused ultrasound will damage skin cells; This stimulates the body to repair these cells, resulting in increased collagen production.
Collagen is a natural protein found in the body that acts as one of the main building blocks of the skin, hair, bones, and even muscles. Elevated collagen levels can enhance skin elasticity, providing a more youthful appearance.
As a non-surgical facelift procedure, HIFU can help damaged skin by:
- Lifting cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids;
- Tightening skin on the neck and chest;
- Reducing appearance of jowls; and
- Lifting drooping eyelids or eyebrows.
Advantages of Facelift (HIFU)
Unlike surgical facelift procedures, HIFU facelift is more affordable. Moreover, it also provides the following advantages and benefits:
HIFU facelift doesn’t require any incision or surgery. Thus, you don’t have to worry about scars, excessive downtime, or huge risk of complications.
It’s Safe And Effective.
Facelift (HIFU) procedures are safe and effective, especially in the hands of expert professionals, such as those on the Etanda Skin Solutions team.
It is also clinically proven to tighten and lift the skin, making it an ideal treatment for patients who want to get rid or lessen the appearance of excess skin.
It Gives Natural-Looking Results.
As mentioned earlier, the HIFU facelift triggers the body’s natural collagen production; this means you can expect natural-looking results as your body continues to produce more collagen over time.
It Provides Long-Lasting Results.
Unlike other procedures, the HIFU results can last for up to two years. (Patients may need maintenance treatments every 6-12 months.)
What To Expect During Treatment
The facelift (HIFU) treatment uses a handheld device that emits ultrasound waves in short bursts. These ultrasound waves will then be focused on a specific treatment area depending on your desired results.
The treatment typically lasts between 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the number or size of the treated areas.
As a non-surgical procedure, it shouldn’t be painful. However, patients may feel a warm sensation on the skin or a mild tingling or stinging sensation.
What To Expect After The Treatment
After the treatment, you can go back to your daily activities.
Take note that it’s normal to experience swelling and bruising in the treated area. These mild side effects are expected and they usually resolve on their own within a few days.
Most patients in Edmonton, AB, see results from their facelift (HIFU) treatment within a few weeks. However, expect that the full results may show after three months or so.