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Are HIFU and Ultherapy The Same Thing?

One of the most effective ways of keeping a tight, smooth, V-shaped face is to employ ultrasound technology that lifts and tightens the skin. The innovative technology is called High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), and it offers a non-invasive alternative to face lift surgery.

A revolutionary technology

HIFU is beneficial for a number of medical applications. For example, it has been approved for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fybroids, as well as the ablation of prostate tissue. The list of therapeutic medicinal applications continues to grow, but it is still most commonly known as a cosmetic treatment. It works by using an acoustic lens that concentrates multiple ultrasound beams on to targeted regions. The beams penetrate tissues to have thermal and mechanical effects on deep layers of skin.

An alternative to HIFU is Ultherapy, which is actually a brand of HIFU machine used to counteract sagging of the skin without surgery. It lifts and tightens the neck, chin and brow to improve lines and wrinkles.

What are the differences between HIFU and Ultherapy?

The two treatments make similar promises, but their results differ in the following ways:

Depth: HIFU treats tissue at 1.5mm, 3mm and 4.5mm depth; Ultherapy has not been demonstrated conclusively to achieve this.

Temperature: HIFU consistently heats tissue to the optimal neocollagenesis range of 60-70°C; Ultherapy is less consistent.

Precision: Both can target precisely spaced, consistently placed coagulation points to promote healing and protect healthy skin.

Imaging: The ultrasound technology lends itself to producing accurate visualisations in both methods, allowing the therapist to see and treat in real-time.

Results: Both lift effectively from the inside out, though research has shown better results from HIFU than from Ultherapy.

Ultherapy can cost two or three times what it costs to undergo HIFU treatment, despite the fact that it doesn’t achieve better results for the recipient. HIFU treatment ensures you have controlled parameters to deliver great results that are safe and cost-effective.

American Board Certified Aesthetic Skin Specialist Dr. Abbas Ashrafzadeh delivers our HIFU procedures, so you can rest assured you will be in the hands of one of the top specialists in the world.

If you would like to undergo a skin-lifting treatment in Dubai that is non-invasive and proven to be highly effective, contact Sun Face Medical Center today and we’ll walk you through the process. Call us on 04 443 2346.

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