HIFU is a relatively new cosmetic treatment for skin tightening and body
contouring that some might consider as a non-invasive and painless
alternative to facelifts and body shaping surgeries. It uses ultrasound
energy to encourage the production of collagen, which results in firmer
The HIFU device emits high intensity focused ultrasound waves that target the layer of the skin where fat is stored. The energy from these waves destroys the fat cells which are then naturally eliminated by the body. The treatment is non-invasive and usually painless, yet, a feeling of warm sensation or mild discomfort may be felt. In addition to body contouring, it is also used for facial lifting and tightening.
After a HIFU treatment, patients often see some immediate effects, but the final results may take some time to show.
HIFU treatment can have some side effects. These may include slight redness, swelling and tenderness in the treated area,but, these effects are temporary and will fade away after a few days of treatment. Although HIFU is a promising treatment for body contouring, it is not suitable for everyone. It is most effective for people close to their suitable body weight who have specific areas of fat that they want to reduce. The important point to be noted about this treatment is, it is not a solution for weight loss. Further, pregnant ladies and individuals with certain medical conditions should keep away from this treatment.