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.