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Skin Tightening, HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound)
What is HIFU?
The HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) beams through the surface of the skin to deliver precise and fractional ultrasound energy at the right depths (i.e., 3.0mm/4.5mm) to the SMAS layer without damage or disrupting the epidermal tissue of the skin.
This energy stimulates both muscle firming and new collagen production, with no disruption to the outer skin surface (no scarring).
What can be treated
Lift eyebrows and tighten eyes
Reduce frown lines
Lift and firm jowl area
Soften smile lines
Reduce nasolabial folds
Improve appearance of neck
HIFU Treatment (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound), is a breakthrough, non-invasive, non-surgical downtime, in-office procedure for lifting and tightening sagging skin of the brows, cheeks, lower face (jowls), jawline and neck. Ultrasound technology is focused below the skin surface to firm and lift droopy tissues.
It works deep below the surface to stimulate the growth of collagen “without harming the outer layer of skin”. This results in long-lasting firming, tightening and lifting of the skin, giving you a more youthful appearance after just one treatment.
While HIFU is not a replacement for a surgical face lift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery. There are also younger people who are looking to prolong the effects of plastic surgery.
How does it work?
A smooth hand piece is used to deliver tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy at just the right depth below the skin. Your skin’s response to this energy is to recondition tired skin by stimulating the growth of fresh, new collagen. The result is a tightening and gradual lift of the skin back into a more youthful position and form-fitting shape.
Over the next 4-6 weeks after the treatment skin will be firmer and uplifted.
How long does the ultrasound treatment take?
A full face treatment takes 45-60 minutes, and a partial face or brow lift treatment can take around 30 minutes—neither with any downtime.
Is there any downtime?
HIFU is an entirely non-invasive procedure and as such, there is no downtime. You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take.
Is HIFU painful?
Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, but there can be some discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This is a temporary and a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
Your practitioner will consult with you prior to your skin treatment to make your experience as pleasant as possible. Patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come!
Are there any side effects?
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of clients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
Cryopen Therapy in Sydney
The cryotherapy with Cryopen is a total and controlled destruction of the unwanted tissue through its cooling during the clinical procedure. The cryogenic treatment can also be used to eliminate living tissue because no organic cell, healthy or sick, can survive a freezing procedure up to -95C degrees.
Cryotherapy is considered a very fast and safe technique and because of this reason, the best medical clinics benefit from this extension of service to their clients. Through the Cryopen treatment you can have a fast and extremely effective solution.
Cryopen therapy can treat minor irregularities, red moles, skin tags, thread veins, small birth marks, warts and hyper pigmentation.
Before & After Cryotherapy Treatment
Before & After Cryotherapy Treatment
Before & After Cryotherapy Treatment
CryoPen Frequently Asked Questions
What is cryosurgery?
Cryosurgery is a procedure that uses extreme cold to destroy tissue.
How are tissues destroyed during cryosurgery?
Cell destruction occurs when a cell is rapidly brought down to a very low temperature and ice crystals form. The ice crystals destroy the cell organelles and protein matrixes. Water than ruses into the surrounding area causing a blister and a disruption of the local blood supply.
How long does the blister last after treatment?
A blister forms 2-24 hours after the being frozen. Blisters may take several days to dissolve. Once a blister breaks, a crust will form over the lesion. Healing occurs from 1 to 6 weeks, depending on depth of freeze and size of lesion.
Can you describe the procedure in full detail?
During the procedure, the area freezes and turns white. After this white area thaws, a flushing occurs and the area will turn red. This thawing is associated with a pinching sensation as a wheal is formed. This wheal will typically turn into a blister which may last for 3 to 5 days before it scabs. The scab will fall off within 2 weeks. Depending on the extent of freeze, a new scab may form and repeat the process. The lesion will be completely healed in 2 to 6 weeks. After primary healing occurs, the area will be lighter than the surrounding area due to loss of melanocytes.
How is cryosurgery better than other methods of removing skin lesions?
Cryosurgery requires no anesthesia and has less scarring than other techniques of skin lesion removal with minimal post-op care.
Will there be scarring?
Typically cryosurgery leaves the least amount of scarring of any form of lesion removal because it causes the least damage to the connective tissue. A hypo-pigmented lesion will be noted until it darkens with new tanning.
Is there pain with the procedure?
There may be some tingling with the initial freezing, but most patients get an anesthetic effect from the extreme freezing temperatures. More of a pinching sensation occurs when the area thaws out. Some patients have some discomfort for the first day after the procedure. Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are usually adequate to make the pain go away.
How permanent is the cure?
For most lesions, cryosurgery is a permanent removal. Some lesions are harder to remove than others. In more delicate places a shorter freeze time with repeat procedures may be required to get a final result with the least damage to the surrounding skin. In other instances a deep lesion may take several aggressive treatments to get final results. In particular, warts that don抰 have pre-treatment may take multiple freezes.
Will there be permanent discoloration?
Since melanocytes are the most sensitive cell type, persons with dark pigmentation or prolonged freeze times in any individual may cause extremely long color recovery or permanent color loss, even after the lesion is healed in other respects.
Will my wart fall off after one treatment?
Most small common warts will respond to a single treatment. However, certain types and very large ones can be very difficult to remove and may take more than one treatment.
Will my activities be limited, and for how long, after the procedure?
There are no limitations on activity except to protect the treated area from damage or abrasion. Activity should be limited as one would for a second degree burn with a blister.
How do I take care of the blister?
Keep it protected best as possible and do not break the blister unless it leaks, then apply antibiotic ointment and keep it covered.
What if the blister pops?
If the blister pops, the use of an antibiotic cleaning solution and ointment is recommended. Cover the area with a bandage also promotes healing.
What are the most common complications after cryosurgery?
An early blister that pops could potentially become infected if not cleaned properly.
What type of skin abnormalities are most appropriate to freeze?
Almost any unwanted skin lesions are appropriate such as warts, moles, actinic keratosis, seborrheic keratosis, keloids, lentigos, dermatofibromas and hemangiomas.
What types of lesions should not be frozen?
All melanomas and recurrent basal cell carcinomas. Melanoma can spread by any of several means including local, lymphatic and blood. Additionally, Melanoma will change to a much more aggressive form if part of the lesion is left behind undetected. Basil cell carcinoma is typically spread by local extension and you may need more extensive surgery if recurrence is suspected.
Where on the body can skin abnormalities be removed from?
Care should be taken around areas of very think skin and areas in which color may be cosmetically important. These areas may include the face, ears, scrotum and lateral surface of fingers.
Can anyone have cryosurgery?
Yes, cautions about skin type and location should be considered prior to deciding on freeze times. People with high levels of cryoglobulins should be treated with caution. If you have really dark skin, you may not want to have cryosurgery, as it will kill the melanocytes around the treated area, making the skin in that area lighter.
Can the CryoPen be used on children?
Yes. Children are most commonly treated for Nevi and Molluscum contagiosum with the CryoPen.