HIFU body contouring is an incredible, non-invasive treatment option that produces extraordinary results without the pain and downtime associated with surgery, says our dermatologist. It works to simultaneously decrease fat cells while tightening skin!
Ultrasound waves use heat to instantly kill fat cells. Once dead cells have been expelled from the body through lymphatic system drainage, their natural death allows for natural removal by lymphatic drainage system.
What is HIFU?
HIFU is a safe, non-invasive treatment for double chin removal that uses ultrasound waves to heat and destroy fat cells while tightening skin for an overall smoother look. Most often used for body sculpting, cellulite reduction and fat removal.
The HIFU device emits circular showers of focused ultrasound energy into the area being treated, breaking down fat cell walls and encouraging them to be naturally flushed away by lymphatic system drainage. Over three months following an HIFU session, these damaged fat cells should be eliminated by your body and naturally flushed away through lymphatic system drainage.
HIFU employs ultrasound energy to target subcutaneous adipose tissue, located beneath your fat layer on your skin’s surface. Plastic surgeons target this SMAS layer with scalpels when performing face lift procedures; with HIFU this area can be addressed without surgical incisions.
How Does HIFU Work?
HIFU treatment uses ultrasound energy to heat the dermis beneath the skin, tightening and lifting it while stimulating collagen production for firm, supple skin. HIFU can reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as lifting sagging skin to restore firmness lost due to age. This treatment has proven highly successful at diminishing wrinkles caused by age while tightening and lifting it – perfect for combatting fine lines caused by aging!
HIFU differs from many cosmetic procedures in that it does not involve any incisions or downtime for recovery. You’ll simply lie on an exam table or chair as the device is placed against your body during treatment.
While HIFU may help to diminish cellulite’s appearance, it does not directly destroy fat cells or eliminate excess weight. Therefore, this method is best suited for people close to their ideal weight who wish to trim or tone specific areas. Unfortunately, however, this treatment cannot treat severe photo-aging or skin laxity issues in older patients.
Does HIFU Work on Cellulite?
HIFU utilizes focused ultrasound waves with heating effects, which cause fat cells in targeted areas to melt and break down naturally over time, before being naturally eliminated by your body over time. This process helps reduce cellulite appearance while slimming your figure, says our Dermatologist in Mumbai.
At each HIFU treatment session, the hand piece is applied directly to the skin and pulses of ultrasound energy are transmitted directly into a target area. Although most people find the process pain-free, some may experience slight discomfort. A local anaesthetic may be applied if needed during your HIFU session if you experience any discomfort; alternatively you can take over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol (Tylenol) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen (Advil).
HIFU stimulates your body to produce collagen, tightening skin and improving loose skin appearance. However, results are gradual and dependent on factors like your age and lifestyle; your doctor can give advice as to how long these results might last.
Does HIFU Work on Fat?
HIFU is an innovative non-invasive body contouring treatment, used to target stubborn pockets of fat that won’t budge through diet and exercise alone, says our Celebrity Dermatologist in Mumbai.
Ultrasound energy penetrates fat layers to cause cell membrane rupture, ultimately leading to their death and gradual removal by your body over time. As a result, tightening of skin becomes very noticeable.
Al16 conducted a study that investigated the effect of different HIFU fluencies on fat reduction. 47 patients with BMIs exceeding 30 kg/m2 underwent three treatments of 47 J/cm2, 52 J/cm2 or 59 J/cm2 for their anterior abdomens using HIFU at fluencies of 47 J/cm2, 52 J/cm2 or 59 J/cm2, with histopathology showing significant decreases in abdominal circumference across all groups, with 52 J/cm2 having shown to experience greatest reductions than other groups 57 J/cm2 group.
Results from HIFU treatments typically become visible within one to two weeks and will continue to improve over the following three months as your body naturally rids itself of destroyed cells. Although not painful, clients sometimes report feeling mild prickling or tingling sensations during their session.