FaceLift in IRAN | HIFU stands for High-intensity focused ultrasound, which is a therapeutic use from ultrasound waves (sonotherapy). This medical technology is useful as a treatment in various stages of research and production. The mechanism of this technology is similar to the use of magnifying glass to converge light in the focal length of the lens. Concentrated sound waves are focused using a sound lens at the focal point, and the energy from the community of these rays generates heat at the target point. HIFU is usually performed with a medical imaging procedure, such as an ultrasound or an MRI, to plan and control treatment.
The use of HIFU therapy for cosmetic treatments was first proposed in 2008. Although no extensive clinical research has been performed on Hifu’s treatment, several smaller studies have shown that it is safe and effective for lifting the face and improving the condition of wrinkles. People who have received this treatment can see its positive effects after a few months, without being exposed to the risks and side effects of cosmetic and lifting surgeries.
The energy of ultrasonic waves causes the temperature of this layer to rise rapidly. When the target layer cells reach a certain temperature, the cells damage. This may seem to contradict our goals of improving the quality of facial skin, but it is not. Damage to cells stimulates the production of proteins called collagen. Collagen is responsible for maintaining the skin’s natural structure and many other tissues in the body. The higher the amount of collagen in the tissue, the firmer the tissue gets. In this procedure, the top and bottom layers of the target area are not damaged. Muscles, nerves, and other skin cells remain intact.
HIFU therapy is less expensive and less risky than facelift surgery, but its less lasting, and you may need to repeat the treatment in the following years. It doesn’t need to be performed in a surgery and no scar will be remain in HIFU therapy. You can go to your work and continue your normal life straight after HIFU therapy, but you have to rest for at least two weeks after a face lift.
All treatments for facial and body beautification come with a number of possible side effects. However, most of the side effects of HIFU therapy are mild and temporary, and the risk of severe side effects is very low and you may experience a little of skin redness and swelling
According to researches and patient’s experiences, almost everyone who receives HIFU treatment will get the results they want about 3 months later. On the other hand, almost everyone who undergoes lift surgery will get the desired result after one year.
The effect of HIFU therapy is faster and has far fewer risks, but its long-term effects are not very lasting. With the resumption of the skin’s aging process, the newly formed collagen is broken down and the skin returns to its previous state. This happens about a year after treatment. But the face lift is much more durable and the results are maintained for an average of 12 years.
It costs way less than a face lift and as it’s a cosmetic surgery, not covered by insurance. The exact cost of this treatment depends on your skin condition, sessions and clinic’s fees but if we want to give you the average price, It’ll cost about 150$.
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