High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)


High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. It is commonly used for skin tightening and lifting not only in the facial and neck areas but also in body areas such as the arms and abdomen.

Mechanism of Action

  • HIFU delivers focused ultrasound energy to specific depths in the skin without affecting the surrounding tissues.
  • The energy creates thermal coagulation points, triggering a natural healing response in the body.
  • Collagen production is stimulated, leading to tighter and firmer skin over time.

Treatment Areas

  • Face & neck: HIFU is often used to lift and tighten sagging skin on the face and neck, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Brow lifting: HIFU can be targeted to lift the eyebrows, providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
  • Jawline contouring: It helps improve the definition of the jawline and reduces the appearance of jowls.


  • The treated area is marked with a pencil into a gridded pattern.
  • A gel is applied to the treatment area
  • The ultrasound focused energy is delivered through a handpiece that contacts the skin. After each application, the handpiece is moved slightly to cover the whole treatment area.
  • Patients may experience a mild tingling or warmth during treatment, but the procedure is usually well tolerated.

Results and Recovery

  • Some redness or mild swelling may occur after the procedure, but it is temporary.
  • Patients can resume normal activities immediately, as there is no downtime associated with HIFU.
  • Results are not immediate and may take a few weeks to months as collagen production increases.
  • The patient will be assessed after three months and additional sessions may be required to achieve the desired outcome
  • Maintenance treatments are usually done at longer intervals (6-12 months)