3D HIFU is a non-surgical, non-invasive skin tightening procedure that uses focused ultrasound and the body’s natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, under the chin, and even the upper chest area. It uses high-focused, intense ultrasound energy to tighten and lift skin by gently heating the tissue and stimulating the body’s collagen-building process, with visible results from a single session. What makes 3D HIFU unique is that ultrasound energy can bypass the skin’s surface, targeting deeper tissues than other non-invasive skin rejuvenation devices. Light energy used by lasers, for example, targets superficial skin layers and can’t produce the lifting effect created by 3D HIFU. Because 3D HIFU can reach deeper tissues, patients may notice some discomfort during the procedure. Most patients tolerate the treatments well, and the heat sensation only occurs as the energy is delivered. With 3D HIFU, there’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change—just a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside.
One way you can achieve slimming, tightening, and lifting is through 3D HIFU, a noninvasive way to firm areas like the chin, neck, brow, and décolleté. It's based on the same technology used in radiology for 3D HIFU imaging (i.e. during pregnancy): The machine uses sound wave energy go through your skin to penetrate the muscle of the area you're treating. The machine has multiple attachments used to allow for superficial, medium, and deep penetration. It causes the muscle to contract and shrink, which aesthetically results in a firming, wrinkle-smoothing, and contouring effect.
Men and women who are concerned about early signs of aging, such as lax skin and fine lines, are typically good candidates for 3D HIFU treatments. 3D HIFU is considered a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift because it lifts and tightens skin. While there are no huge lifestyle changes needed, there will be some prep done right before your treatment. You’ll need to gently wash the treatment area with a mild cleanser. You can take Ibuprofen for mild pain relief if needed. You might feel some discomfort during the treatment. We usually recommend patients take an over-the-counter pain relief medication such as ibuprofen about 30 minutes before the treatment to help minimize discomfort. A beautician may also apply a topical numbing cream after thoroughly cleansing the treatment area. After applying a gel, the beautician places the handheld 3D HIFU device against the skin, delivering targeted ultrasound energy to underlying tissue in the skin’s deeper layers. The focused pulses of heat generated by the ultrasound energy bypass the skin and stimulate the body’s natural collagen-production process. The beautician carefully monitors the depth of the energy by using ultrasound imaging. A treatment may last from 30 minutes for upper chest 3D HIFU to 60 to 90 minutes for a procedure that includes both the face and the neck. Depending on whether you’re doing a face-and-neck procedure, a chest treatment, or all of the above. An 3D HIFU procedure typically takes around 60-90 minutes, but it will depend on the area to be treated and your personalized treatment plan. There are no special aftercare requirements, and you can resume your normal activities immediately. Your skin may turn red during and just after the treatment. This usually goes away within an hour. After treatment , there’s no downtime, so you can go right back to your day. you had better use sunscreen on the treated area to protect it from damage.
Nonsurgical skin tightening with 3D HIFU goes beyond most other treatments because its ultrasound energy targets deep tissues below the skin that are typically addressed by facial plastic surgery.