If cold temperature is not your cup of tea, then let’s turn up the heat with HIFU as a treatment option for fat reduction and body firming.
Utilising thermal heat generated from high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology, fat cells can be eliminated permanently and with precision. The thermal effect penetrates deep down into the subcutaneous fat tissue to specifically target problem areas effectively.
During this no-downtime, non-invasive treatment, a beam of high-intensity ultrasound energy is directed to the desired region of fat beneath the skin, giving off a prickly sensation. By focusing the ultrasound energy 7mm and 13mm below the surface of the skin, burns or trauma to the skin are avoided — this is because the technique works only on your fat cells without disrupting or affecting the surface of your skin.
Your body’s inflammatory and healing responses then kick in. Special cells called macrophages engulf the damaged fat cells. The macrophages then transport the fat to the liver, and your body naturally disposes of it — so they are gone forever.
Areas that can be treated using HIFU include the abdomen, inner thighs, back of thighs, hips, and arms.
While fat reduction with HIFU is effective for the spot reduction of fat cells to contour and shape our physique, HIFU can also be used to firm and tighten loose and 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 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 targeted 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. Areas that can be treated using HIFU include the abdomen, inner thighs, back of thighs, hips, arms, and even your face and neck areas.
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