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The Ultimate Non-Surgical Facelift: How HIFU Technology Can Help You Look Years Younger!

Written by Dr. Fareeda Muhammad | Medically reviewed by Editorial Team
Last updated on: March 14, 2023

Facial aging results in changes to the various anatomic layers of the skin, subcutaneous adipose tissue, muscles, retaining ligaments, and skeleton. Facial rejuvenation tightens the affected facial connective tissues through collagen regeneration and recontouring. Surgical lifting and ablative resurfacing effectively treat moderate to severe laxity. However, because of the relatively prevalent side effects and prolonged recovery time, non-ablative skin rejuvenation has become a popular choice. Modalities including laser-based treatment (eg NdYag or Alexandrite picosecond laser, and intense pulsed light), radiofrequency, and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) are used for skin rejuvenation through controlled thermal injury within the dermal region to trigger collagen remodeling; of these methods, HIFU is the only one that reaches the deep dermal and fibromuscular layer. 

HIFU is a non-invasive skin lifting treatment, primarily designed for the face and neck. The procedure uses ultrasound waves to target deep layers of the skin. This results in a more youthful, firmer appearance and reduction of sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles. The treatment is effective and ideal for people who have chubby face/Saggy skin/Double chin. 

Liftera is the first dual type HIFU device that enables combination with Line & Pen type treatment to maximize results and patient comfort. Liftera targets 3 different depths in the skin layers to improve fine lines and lift & tighten of the sagging skin with no downtime or discomfort.

What skin concerns can HIFU treat?

Lifts sagging skin

Tightens loose skin

Facial contouring and slimming

Smooths lines and wrinkles

Improves texture

What areas can be treated?

Full face, neck, cheeks, jawline, jowls, nasolabial fold, brow and forehead are the most common treatment areas. Liftera can also be used to tighten skin on the body.

How long does treatment take?

Treatments usually take between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the area(s) and skin concern(s) being treated.

What can I expect after treatment?

There is no downtime, you can return to your normal daily routine after treatment. Temporary numbness and redness may be experienced immediately following tightening and lifting treatments.

Is HIFU treatment safe?

Absolutely. The procedure is non-invasive – meaning the procedure does not penetrate the skin so there is no risk of infection or complication. The procedure itself acts as a catalyst to stimulate the body’s natural processes leaving with you natural results.

When will I see results?

You will see a noticeable change in the treated area immediately after treatment. This will improve in the coming 2-6 months as your body produces collagen and elastin in the treated area.

Who is suitable for this treatment?

Anyone who wishes to tighten and lift the skin on their face and neck can consider this treatment. Patients in their 30’s can use this treatment it is to stimulate collagen production and hence help delay the ageing process. Patients in their 40’s and 50’s are the main age group who can benefit from this treatment. It is also suitable for those aged 60+ provided the degree of laxity is not too great. It is also for those who have had facelift surgery in the past and wish to prolong the result.

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