In recent years, nonsurgical alternatives to facelifts have become one of the most sought after treatments, with the number of procedures performed increasing by 64.8 percent between 2012 and 2017. While there are a number of treatments available to target the upper layers of the skin, none are as effective as high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).
Despite having a long history of success within the medical industry, HIFU technology has only been developed for cosmetic purposes since 2008. Although a relatively new cosmetic treatment, HIFU has revolutionised skin tightening and body contouring treatments.
So, how does it work?
HIFU delivers concentrated ultrasound energy to heat the layers of skin beneath the surface. This works to stimulate the cells, leading to tissue rejuvenation and collagen production. The result? Firmer, tighter skin.
In fact, HIFU treatments have many aesthetic benefits, including:
What do the experts say?
The results are in and the future of HIFU looks promising.
In fact, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery claim that HIFU skin tightening treatments are capable of producing positive results within two to three months following treatment, and that good skin care can help maintain these results for up to a year.
A 2017 study on the effectiveness of HIFU facial treatments found that skin elasticity was dramatically improved in 32 Korean subjects in just 12 weeks.
Another study analysed the experience of 73 women and two men who underwent HIFU treatments. An 80 percent improvement in facial and neck skin was reported, alongside a patient satisfaction rate of 78 percent.
In an even larger study of 93 people, 66 percent of HIFU patients noted an improvement in the appearance of their face and neck within 90 days.
As a newer procedure to hit the aesthetic industry, these incredible findings are just the beginning for HIFU technology.
The ULTRAcel Q+ Difference
Developed by innovators and leaders in energy-based aesthetic and medical treatment systems, Cynosure’s ULTRAcel Q+ stands out from similar solutions on the market.
This HIFU system works to reduce stubborn fat cells and tighten areas on the face and body, with the additional benefit of reducing flushing and redness. The next generation in HIFU technology, ULTRAcel Q+ offers clinic’s benefits such as:
Offer your patients the industry’s best skin tightening and body contouring solution. By partnering with Cynosure, expect unparalleled professional support, comprehensive training, unrivalled customer service and more. Get in touch to find out more about how the ULTRAcel Q+ system can enhance your aesthetic offerings and grow your practice.
Ready to find your beautiful? Get started by locating a Cynosure provider near you.