You have completed your weight loss treatment plus fat reduction with Zeltiq CoolSculpting or high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), and now you have a new, svelte figure to smile about. But what concerns you is the loose skin that you see from the weight loss, and you would like to firm them up.
In addition to fat reduction, HIFU can also be used to firm and tighten sagging skin. It uses focused ultrasound energy to penetrate deep into our skin, going pass the epidermis and dermis layer to heat up our body's superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS), which is a layer of of muscles and connective tissue that is rich in collagen. When this soft tissue is warmed up, collagen is produced thus firming up loose, saggy skin. This treatment is very precise as it penetrates the skin at depths of 4.5mm, 3.0mm, and 1.5mm to induce collagen production.
This is a no downtime, non-surgical treatment as the ultrasound energy does not affect or disrupt the surface of the skin. It is a very precise treatment, which can be used to firm and tighten the following areas: