What is High Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU?
What are the benefits Of HIFU Treatment?
Is It Safe?
The procedure has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and over 200,000 treatments have been performed safely worldwide. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.
How Long until I see results?
Patients may enjoy some initial effect but the ultimate lifting and toning will take place over 2-3 months, as tired collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. As this collagen-building process continues, further improvements can appear up to 6 months following a procedure.
Will I Need More Than One Treatment?
The majority of patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment (depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and collagen-building process). Your dermatologist will be able to recommend the right treatment plan for your needs.
What does it feel like during the treatment?
What you are feeling during the treatment is actually tiny amounts of focused ultrasound energy being deposited below the surface of the skin. Patients have noted there can be some discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being delivered, but it is temporary and a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
Does It Hurt?
Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, but there can be some discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This is temporary and a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come! Exciting advancements have recently been implemented, including a new-and-improved treatment approach is proven to increase the patient comfort of the procedure without impacting efficacy. Of course, your dermatologist at Krasa will consult with you prior to your skin treatment to make your experience as pleasant as possible.
Are there in adverse effects?
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature. There is always the possibility for other less common post-procedural effects, which your dermatologist at krasa will review with you.