HIFU – Focussed Ultrasound

What is HIFU – Focussed Ultrasound?

What is HIFU - Focussed Ultrasound

A HIFU (focused ultrasound) is a skin facelift and rejuvenation treatment using high-intensity sound waves. Over time facial tissue deforms due to various reasons, with some being more common like aging and excessive exposure to sunlight. In this focused ultrasound treatment, the main purpose is to activate only the collagen production under the skin without causing any damage to the skin surface. This procedure can reverse the signs of aging to reveal younger looking skin.

Who Is A HIFU Suitable For

Who Is A HIFU Suitable For?

A HIFU skin rejuvenation treatment is a non-surgical procedure, suitable for anyone who desires a younger looking appearance and to repair damages on the skin, without the need for surgery.

HIFU is also recommended for people who developed skin problems due to other reasons like excessive weight gain and/or loss, sun exposure, and deformities as a result of aging.

Suitability of the procedure is decided at the consultation with the specialist physician.

For a HIFU application,patients must be over the age of 18. It is not recommended for patients under this age

Where Can HIFU Be Applied?

HIFU application can be applied anywhere on the body with a fat layer that has lost form and requires treatment. Some of these include:

  • Eyebrow lifting
  • The removal of wrinkles between the eyebrows
  • Elimination of excess skin on the face
  • Chin and ‘double chin’ recovery
  • Saggy breasts
  • Inner thigh and leg tightening
  • Mild arm sagging
  • Abdominal tightening

This application is not recommended in the following cases;

  • In cases of autoimmune disease
  • Diabetes 
  • Pregnant and lactating mothers
  • People with a pacemaker or metal stent in their body

How Is A HIFU Treatment Performed?

A HIFU treatment is very different to other facial rejuvenation methods – it is a treatment that is non surgical and does not require any external surgical work. 

The main purpose of a focused ultrasound treatment is to send the ultrasound energy deep into the different layers of the skin. It sends approximately 60-70 degrees of millimetric points of heat energy to the epidermis and deep dermis layers of the tissue defined as SMAS. With this treatment collagen production is triggered by reaching the layers under the skin tissue.

What Is Recovery Like After A Focused Ultrasound Treatment?

A HIFU application is a non-surgical, painless and comfortable procedure. Patients can return to daily life after the procedure. The FDA-approved application is a single session procedure and its effectiveness is approximately 2 years.

A focused ultrasound procedure only affects the lower layers of the skin without damaging the skin surface. Patients can go about their regular skin care routine and use cosmetics after the procedure. There is no harm in continuing the skin care routine and using cosmetic products.

Advantages Of A Focused Ultrasound Procedure.

A HIFU is an easy and practical procedure that has multiple advantages to gain maximum results in a short period of time, and be completely satisfied with the end result. 

The many benefits of this procedure, which is recommended by dermatologists, are as follows:

  • Affordable skin rejuvenation treatment when compared to other surgical procedures.
  • The treatment can be applied in any season. 
  • Patients can return to their daily routine right after the treatment. 
  • A skin treatment option applicable for everyone regardless of skin tone and skin type.
  • Rest and recovery periods are not needed.
  • Long lasting results. 
  • Skin rejuvenation is achieved without any incisions and scarring.
  • It does not cause mimic loss in people and does not damage the facial muscles.
  • Offers a natural rejuvenation look.

Considering listed benefits, a HIFU method is more advantageous compared to other options.


Who can benefit from a HIFU (focused ultrasound)?
Who can benefit from a HIFU (focused ultrasound)?

Patients who are experiencing a decrease in collagen production and related skin deformations can benefit from this procedure.

Is a HIFU treatment painful?
Is a HIFU treatment painful?

Anesthetic creams and other solutions are applied to the areas to be treated before the procedure for patients who have a low tolerance to pain. These creams significantly reduce pain during the treatment. Patients may still feel a pin prick during the procedure.

Is the HIFU treatment a safe option?
Is the HIFU treatment a safe option?

This skin rejuvenation method has a technological application technique. The procedure must be performed by experienced professionals and is extremely dangerous for inexperienced personnel to use the tools for this procedure. For this reason, the HIFU procedure should only be performed by specialized physicians. The fact that it is FDA approved, proves that this option is extremely reliable.

Is it possible to get the expected result in the HIFU method?
Is it possible to get the expected result in the HIFU method?

A Focused ultrasound method is a result-oriented procedure. The HIFU treatment for skin rejuvenation is a preferred and recommended application compared to other treatment options for facial rejuvenation.

What kind of results can be seen in a focused ultrasound procedure?
What kind of results can be seen in a focused ultrasound procedure?

This skin rejuvenation procedure, which is recommended by and performed by experts successfully makes the skin look vibrant, firmer and younger. Other effects that can be seen include:
Collagen production under the skin is triggered and the skin looks brighter.

Effective in mild and moderate skin sagging.
Makes the patient look visibly younger by lifting the eyebrows.
Helps to lift sagging skin in the neck and chin areas.
It visibly reduces fine wrinkles.
Eliminates the faint appearance of the lines around the mouth and nose.

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