HIFU. Non-surgical ultrasonic lifting with the Doublo-s device
Hifu (HIFU, Highly Intensive Focused Ultrasound) is a well-known technology that finds new applications in the field of aesthetic medicine. Focused ultrasound has been used in medicine for decades to treat neoplastic formations and for only a few years to tighten and lift the skin in the face and neck. However, the procedure quickly became a favorite of many patients due to its effectiveness, non-invasiveness, safety and long-term results. Haifu is a significantly cheaper and painless alternative to surgical facelift, which has no recovery period and does not require consideration of the season and sun exposure. We use the proven ultrasound lifting device Doublo-S, which is the work of one of the leading manufacturers of medical equipment Hironic.
What is the principle of non-action of focused ultrasound
The human ear is able to perceive acoustic vibrations with a frequency between 16 and 20,000 Hz. Ultrasound (US) is defined as those waves whose frequency exceeds the upper limit of human perception, ie. they do not differ from the waves in the range we can feel. When not focused, ultrasound has no biological effect on tissues. In the case of Doublo-S the ultrasonic waves are directed to a very small area with the help of a special transducer. The energy thus focused in a limited area has a thermal effect, leading to tissue warming. An analogy can be made with the sun's rays passing through a magnifying glass and falling on a certain point.
The Doublo-S has several tips. with which the focused energy can be directed to different depths and to reach different temperatures. In two of the modes it acts at a depth of 1.5 mm and 3.0 mm, reaching a temperature of about 42-43 ℃. There is a dilation of blood vessels, increased blood flow to tissues, stimulation of collagen genesis. A key role for the effect of the procedure is played by the deep nozzle, acting at a depth of about 4.5 mm. At this level is the SMAS layer, composed of muscle tissue and fascia. A high temperature of the order of 61-62 ℃ is reached, which leads to "thermotrauma", compaction of the stretched with age muscle and collagen fibers and immediate lifting effect. Collagen stimulation continues for the next 10-12 weeks, so the full potential of the manipulation is observed only after 3 months.
This procedure does not damage the surface layer of the skin, which allows its application even in summer.
What is the procedure suitable for?
■ Tightening and lifting of the skin in the area of the middle and lower third of the face
■ Tightening and lifting of the skin in the neck and décolleté
■ Double chin correction
■ Defining the contour of the lower jaw
■ Raising the eyebrows
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■ Pregnancy and lactation
■ Thin or very sagging skin
■ Infection in the treatment area
■ Patients on corticosteroid or other immunosuppressive therapy
Anesthesia is achieved with the help of a cream with a high content of lidocaine. If necessary and at the patient's request, a conductive nerve block can be performed.
After the procedure it is necessary to use sunscreen for about a month. Avoid using saunas, steam baths and other warming treatments for the next 2 weeks.
Combination with other procedures
The best effect is observed when combining Hifu with hyaluronic acid fillers and mesotherapies. It is more appropriate to perform the focused ultrasound first and after at least 2-4 weeks the planned injection procedures. The approach for each patient is individual and is planned after a personal aesthetic consultation.