HIFU focused ultrasound treatment

Bőrünk öregedése és rugalmasságának elvesztése ellen időben érdemes fellépni, hiszen a környezeti tényezők mellett a stressz és a napsugárzás is hatással van ránk. Az idő múlásával a kötőszövetek megereszkednek, kitágulnak a pórusok, apróbb ráncok jelennek meg az arcon, homlokon, nyakon és dekoltázson. A HIFU kezelés (High Intensity Focused Ultrasonic) nagy intenzitású fókuszált ultrahang kezelés, a ma elérhető egyik leghatékonyabb műtét nélküli orvosi arcfiatalítás, melynek energiája mélyen a bőr alatti, izomfelszíni rétegekben nyelődik el, ahol elősegíti a kollagén- és elasztin rostok termelődését, miközben kiváló hatással van a bőr felszínére is anélkül, hogy károsítaná azt. Eredménye a feszesebb, simább bőr, a ráncok csökkenése. 

When is HIFU treatment warranted?

The treatment is recommended for women and men who, without surgery, recovery time and complications, would like to tighten the wrinkles of the face and chest area, or the surface of the knee, thigh or arm. The procedure is excellent for lifting the eyebrows, neck and beneath the chin, and reducing crow's feet. It penetrates deep into the skin, making the skin fresher, radiant and firmer, and can be combined with other skin rejuvenating treatments. It is also recommended for improving skin tone and texture, correcting pale, lackluster skin, and delaying any plastic surgery interventions from the age of 20-30. FDA-approved, personalized HIFU treatment is always performed by a dermatologist using UTIMS HIFU technology on a medically certified machine, guaranteeing the safety of the procedure. Thanks to HIFU treatment, your skin will be more elastic, firmer, and look younger - surface wrinkles will disappear, and the facial skin will be lifted, which will be welcomed not only by you, but also by those around you.

What happens at the first consultation?

For the first occasion, we recommend consulting our dermatologist, who will assess the condition of the skin area and inform you about possible skin rejuvenation procedures. They will make a personalized recommendation for the course of treatment, considering your wishes, any rejuvenation treatments you may have used in the past and other interventions affecting the skin surface you want to treat.

Preparing for the intervention

Ultrasound has been used in medicine for more than 50 years. It is used worldwide to rejuvenate skin. Focused ultrasound skin rejuvenation should only be performed by a qualified specialist who has been properly trained and has sufficient expertise and experience. More serious preparation for HIFU treatment is not necessary on your part, as it is a non-invasive procedure. In contrast to the preparations for plastic surgeries, no further examinations are required following that performed at the consultation, but we recommend the introduction of certain lifestyle changes to enhance the treatment’s outcome. We advise that you do not smoke, thereby promoting skin regeneration processes. Before the procedure, eat light meals, ensure proper fluid intake, and we recommend that you take certain vitamins and minerals (vitamin C, selenium and zinc), thus helping the body to prepare for recovery.

What happens during the procedure?

The dermatologist first cleans the skin surface to be treated and then anesthetizes it, which results in a slight feeling of warmth. Based on the quality of the skin and the nature of the skin problem being treated, they select the right treatment head and adjust the intensity of the ultrasound energy and the depth of penetration. Ultrasound does not affect the upper layers of the skin and does not cause epidermal injuries. By penetrating the surface of the skin, it can be absorbed deep into the subcutaneous muscle surface layers where, through localized thermal micro-lesions, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibers responsible for skin elasticity. At the end of the ultrasound procedure, the dermatologist performs aftercare treatment. The total duration of HIFU treatment is approximately 60 minutes.

What results can you expect from the intervention?

The UTIMS HIFU device emits strong ultrasound energy and can penetrate deeper into the skin than other ultrasound devices, thus allowing even more effective skin tightening. However, compared to other types of HIFU devices the treatment does not involve burn injuries. Because the treatment head can emit not one but 11 rows of ultrasound shots at a time, the procedure is a fast and efficient way to evenly tight skin. Even a single treatment is immediately noticeable, giving a natural result, which in the next three months allows further, continuous, intensive skin renewal, so the maximum effect is visible after 2-3 months. The result lasts for 1.5-2 years, after which we recommend maintenance treatments, which can be repeated up to twice a year, every six months.

Recovery, aftercare

After HIFU treatment, you may return to your normal activities and can apply make-up immediately too. Recovery time should therefore not be considered as it is not a surgical procedure - the treatment’s side effect may be redness of the skin lasting up to a few hours, and minimal swelling. It is important, however, that you avoid activities that involve warming your skin, such as sunbathing, using the solarium or sauna, and exercising, for another 2 weeks. Nor do we recommend the use of skin care products that block the skin’s pores (e.g., skin exfoliators, scrubs, toners or skin coloring products), and on weekdays we recommend the use of a minimum factor-30 sunscreen.