This fairly recent treatment is intended to combat the relaxation of facial skin. It uses high intensity focused ultrasound or HIFU. It is a very safe medical technique, the subject of numerous scientific publications, approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the USA and whose effectiveness is recognized throughout the world.

HIFUs use ultrasonic energy whose impacts will act on each layer of the skin. The new machines we have are much more powerful than the previous ones and allow us to work at different depths:

  • 4.5 mm (muscles or fat depending on the area)
  • 3mm (deep dermis)
  • 1.5 mm (epidermis)
  • Thus, the fibroblasts of the skin will produce more collagen which will restore firmness but also elastin fibers that will give a better toxicity to the skin.

We always go from the deepest to the upper layers of the epidermis, from the inside to the outside.

It is also possible, in front of a strong double chin or big jowls, to treat the hypo dermis, that is to say the fat, at the depth of 6 mm.

Procedure of the anti-sagging ultrasound session

After the examination, the doctor agrees with his patient on the area to be treated. Then he applies an ultrasound gel so that the ultrasounds penetrate well into the skin. With a hand piece, it will trace a number of well-defined lines.

The device sends impacts to different skin depths: 4.5mm, 3mm, 1.5mm. Each impact creates a point of retraction of the skin which is thus stimulated in depth and on the surface.

This session is painless, it only feels tingling and it lasts between 45 minutes and 60 minutes when it comes to resume the oval of a face, a little less if it is only to raise the eyebrows . No blue, no edema are to be feared at the end of the session. The skin is just a little pink but obviously more relaxed and firmer.

In principle, a session is enough to reshape the oval of a face, but in case of significant sagging skin, it is possible to do a second session 6 weeks after the first.

What are the best indications?

We recommend this technique in case of:

  • Skin loosening of the whole face, especially the oval and to attenuate a double chin and jowls
  • Sagging of the neck
  • Drooped eyelids, sagging eyebrows
  • Malarial pockets (edema located on the cheekbones).

This treatment can be carried out on both women and men, on all skin types and phototypes. It can be carried out in all seasons, the solar exposure is not annoying neither before nor after the care.

Rejuvenation of the face by Ultrasound focused high intensity is a medical technique, now to the point that can only be practiced by specialized doctors.

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For each country, the ranking takes the latest figures available on turnover. The information is regularly updated. The European figures are all denominated in euros and for countries outside Europe, the US dollar is used. If you want to see free examples of products and profiles in several sectors, simply search over the internet, then select any country as one of the sector. For each country and sector, the number of distributor profiles in the database appears in the top line. For detailed profiles, you may find some discrepancies in between two companies from Europe. There are many banned ingredients in Europe. Some personal care products are not legal that are sold by the distributors. Distributors are in constant worry about this so they do their due diligence when trusting outside vendors.

To conclude, the distributors are the start of the distribution process when putting them out in the public. They are all similar but they all have the responsibility to know what they are putting out into the public for consumption. 

Too many ingredients come from difference places, some Latin, a hint of English. Finding a shower gel or a non-irritating and safe toothpaste is possible, provided you know how to decipher the composition, said on Thursday in 60 million consumers magazine.

“Consumers are now aware of the risks they can take to use these products, but more and more they are demanding a positive list, products that are safe for their health,” explained AFP Adeline Trégouët, Chief editor of the magazine, who publishes in his summer off-set a guide to “healthy and safe” cosmetics. According to her, this approach should encourage manufacturers to “continue their efforts”, by valuing the “first class”, and avoid a “rejection reaction” among consumers that would provoke too negative a speech.

All brands have virtuous products including supermarkets. Some 150 products and 77 ingredients in six product families (moisturizing creams, sun creams, shower gels, toothpaste, deodorants and shampoos) are thus screened by the magazine of the National Consumer Institute (INC): green for those Which do not pose a problem, orange for those who are irritants, allergens or who pollute the environment, and red for those suspected of being endocrine disruptors or carcinogens. So if lauryl glucoside or coconut nucifera oil (coconut vegetable oil) are good sign in a shower gel, it is better to avoid those who display methylisothiazolinone, an allergenic preservative.

On the product side, “all brands have virtuous products” – including those sold in supermarkets – and “products to be banned”, even organic labels, which sometimes include too many irritants (alcohol, perfumes), notes Adeline Trégouët . 60 Million consumers also give a few key points: the ingredients must appear in descending order of presence if their concentration in the product equals or exceeds 1%. And a Latin name means a plant ingredient that has not undergone transformation, while a name in English means a chemically transformed natural substance.

Industrialists are encouraged to look for alternative ingredients. In general, “simplicity” – a reduced number of ingredients – is “a lesser risk” for the consumer, Judge Adeline Trégouët. It also encourages not to put in the same basket undesirable or unnecessary ingredients and those that are truly toxic. Thus, sodium laureth sulfate, a very common surfactant, “particularly decried, almost demonized” whereas it “is not really a problem in rinsed products, except shampoos”.

“If we misrepresent certain products too badly, we push the industrialists to look for substitute ingredients, at the risk that it is worse,” she warns. Thus, the stigma that affects parabens, preservatives suspected of being endocrine disrupters, has encouraged manufacturers to offer products displaying “paraben-free”, but sometimes replaced by BHA, suspected of being carcinogenic and also Endocrine disruptor, or methylisothiazolinone, allergen.