A high intensity focused ultrasound facial, or HIFU facial for short, is a noninvasive treatment for facial aging. This procedure is part of a growing trend for anti-aging treatments that provide some of the benefits of a facelift without the need for surgery.
These less invasive treatments have a shorter recovery period than surgical options, but the results they provide are not as dramatic and do not last as long. Due to this, dermatologists recommend HIFU only for mild-to-moderate or early signs ofaging.
In this article, we take a look at what the procedure involves. We also examine how effective it is and whether there are any side effects.
What is it?
According to the Cosmetic Surgery, nonsurgical ultrasound treatments such as HIFU facelifting can:
The type of ultrasound that this procedure uses is different than the ultrasound that doctors use for medical imaging. HIFU uses high energy waves to target specific areas of the body.
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