hifu (high-intensity focused ultrasound) treatment is a non-invasive procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to target and destroys specific areas of fat or tissue. it is commonly used for facial rejuvenation, including lifting and tightening the skin, as well as for the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (bph).
hifu treatment is generally suitable for people who are looking to improve the appearance of their skin, particularly those with mild to moderate skin laxity. it is not recommended for those with severe sagging or loose skin, as it may not provide the desired results.
hifu treatment is not recommended for pregnant women or those with certain medical conditions, such as a history of blood clots or a pacemaker. it is also not recommended for people with active infections or skin conditions.
Description of Procedure
during the hifu procedure, the patient will lie down and a handheld device will be used to deliver the ultrasound energy to the targeted area. the treatment typically takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Course of Recovery
there is usually no downtime associated with hifu treatment, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure. some mild swelling or redness may occur, but these side effects should resolve within a few days.
hifu treatment is generally considered safe, with few reported complications. however, some patients may experience mild pain or discomfort during the procedure, as well as temporary swelling or redness. rarely, more serious complications such as burns or scarring may occur. it is important to discuss any potential risks and complications with a healthcare provider before undergoing the treatment.