The technology is unique in its ability to penetrate the dermis and the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer, which is deeper than all other non-invasive facial treatments. SMAS is the same layer which is tightening during conventional facelift surgery. Unlike surgery, HIFU is more affordable and requires no time off work.
SWISSmediscan H.I.F.U is truly a remarkable breakthrough in technology, offering a truly non-invasive alternative to a surgical face lift, a MUST have treatment option, and the ONLY FDA approved treatment with a specific intent for improvement of lines and wrinkles on the face and décolleté, penetrating to depths only previously possible with surgery.
SWISSmediscan H.I.F.U uses the power of Ultrasound to safely lift and tighten skin. Ultrasound is a form of energy that is significantly different than light such as IPL and Lasers or Electrical (Radio-Frequency) energy. Hifu, protects the skin surface, whilst precisely penetrating at deeper depths and higher temperatures than Radio Frequency for example, treating beyond the Dermis and Foundation layers, where structural weakening starts. Tissue at the target point is
heated to ~65°C, Thermal Heat is created with the skin tissue creating both spaced ‘wounds’ and cellular friction which in turn promotes healing, immediately contracts collagen and stimulates a rapid production. Over the
next 90-180 days, the wound-healing response stimulates long-term tissue and leads to further lifting and tightening, with results that can last years. It also helps to improve the tone and all the features of your face such as your eyes, cheeks, mouth, chin and skin also making it a viable alternative to Botox, with the benefit of being able to maintain facial expression. Excellent for post surgical face lift to maintain the lift and treat blood stasis, scarring, and numbness.
THE SCIENCE OF H.I.F.U
HIFU uses multiple beams of ultrasound. Individually the beams have no effect on the tissue. However, their area of convergence becomes a point of thermal energy. Heating the tissue below the surface causes it to contract and tighten, while also forming new collagen fibers.
As we grow older, collagen proteins begin to lose their integrity, which is what causes things like frown lines, crow’s feet and a drooping neck. Tightening the SMAS layer and replenishing collagen and will tighten and tone the skin.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
The procedure can be effective at treating the following areas of the face:
Forehead frown lines