Surgical facelifts produce some incredible results, but not anyone can or is ready to commit to the emotional and financial implications of such a procedure. We want to let you know that you can improve your appearance, combat skin laxity, and tighten and lift your skin without a surgical procedure. At Vibrant Rejuvenation MediSpa in Commack, NY, we offer the HiFU Ultherapy FaceLift, a treatment that can help tighten and transform your skin with no incisions or downtime.
What Is a HiFU Ultherapy FaceLift?
The HiFU Ultherapy FaceLift is a non-invasive skincare treatment that requires no downtime. It uses ultrasound energy to tighten and lift the skin to deliver some transformative results. HiFU stands for high-intensity focused ultrasound, and during the treatment, ultrasound energy emits from a handheld device placed on the face to tighten and lift different areas.
How Does It Work?
This treatment uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to heat the cells below the skin’s surface, which causes an instant contraction and damages those cells. The body then responds to the damaged cells with a healing response by creating more collagen and elastin. Increased collagen and elastin levels help restore youth to the skin, tighten the treatment areas, and strengthen the skin’s foundational layers.
What Does It Treat?
This treatment is specifically designed to address skin laxity and increase skin elasticity on the face, neck, and brow. As you age, your body begins to produce less collagen and elastin, and your skin begins to change. Lines and wrinkles form, and the skin can appear loose or lax in certain areas. This treatment acts as a nonsurgical facelift because it doesn’t require any incisions, anesthesia, or downtime to:
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Tighten loose, sagging skin around the mouth
- Address skin laxity on the face, cheeks, and eyelids
- Strengthen and thicken skin that has thinned with the aging process.
- Define and contour the jawline
The HiFU Ultherapy FaceLift specifically addresses the face, but this device can also be used as a form of body contouring because of its ability to not only heat the skin to tighten the area but heat fat cells in specific problem areas beyond their threshold to destroy them.
Once those fat cells are destroyed, the body naturally eliminates them. It uses metabolic processes to flush the cells from the system to tighten the skin, help target stubborn fat, and contour different areas to help you reach your body goals and defy the aging process.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Happens During the Treatment Process?
Before beginning this treatment, we will schedule a consultation at our office. During this consultation, we will review your area of concern as well as your medical history. Once we confirm that this treatment is a safe and effective option for you, we can begin the treatment process. One of our aestheticians will clean your skin to prepare it for the treatment.
Then, our technician will apply ultrasound gel to your treatment area to allow the device to effectively deliver ultrasound energy to specific areas of your skin. The HiFU Ultherapy FaceLift device will be placed on your skin, and ultrasound energy will reach into the deeper layers to help stimulate collagen and elastin in production. This treatment is customizable because we can adjust the device as needed to target your specific area of concern with as much ultrasound energy as needed.
Is It Painful?
Patients typically describe this treatment as completely manageable and typically feel a warming or prickling sensation during the treatment process. Upon request, a numbing cream can be applied if necessary.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
You can expect the total treatment time to last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes based on your area of concern and the specific condition that you want to treat.
Is There Any Downtime?
There is no downtime associated with this treatment. We will provide you with a complete list of aftercare directives so that you can care for your skin post-treatment and ensure the best results.
One of the most important aftercare directives is that you apply sunscreen daily and avoid excess sun exposure. Your skin will be far more sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays post-treatment, so it’s important that you take the necessary steps to protect your skin and avoid sun damage.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
You will notice results after one treatment, but we typically recommend a treatment plan that includes several treatment sessions with a few months between each. During your consultation, we will review your specific area of concern, assess the severity of your condition, and then create a treatment plan that will help you achieve your desired results.
Since this treatment can be completely customized to your needs, you can rest assured that we will design the right treatment plan regardless of the severity of your lines and wrinkles or the degree of skin laxity you have endured. Most patients schedule maintenance treatments every few months to promote increased collagen production and build on their anti-aging results.
When Will I See Results?
Collagen production doesn’t happen overnight. While you will see an initial improvement in the appearance and tightness of your skin, the most noticeable results typically appear within two to three months of your treatment.
You will see lines and wrinkles smooth, your skin will get tighter and more elastic, and your problem areas will improve. The body can take up to 12 weeks to build collagen and elastin, so your results will depend on the rate at which your body produces these two essential proteins.
Experience the Non-Surgical Facelift
If your skin hasn’t reached the point that you qualify for a surgical facelift, or you’re not ready to commit to one, the HiFU Ultherapy FaceLift non-surgical facelift can help you achieve some dramatic results without any incisions or downtime. Contact us today at Vibrant Rejuvenation MediSpa in Commack, New York, to learn more about this unique treatment and how it can transform your skin and help you combat aging.