HIFU, or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, is a specific technology that stands out from other forms of ultrasound.
The Centre Laser Sorbonne has recently added the HIFU technology ULTRAFORMER III to its cosmetic platform. This new technology presents a significant advantage in that it does not only perform a medical face-lift, but also allows for body contouring and skin tightening for the body.
HIFU ULTRAFORMER III technology for medical face-lifting
The ULTRAFORMER III technology delivers micro- and macro-focused ultrasound energy with a high level of precision, thereby causing coagulation and guaranteeing positive clinical outcomes.
The microthermal effect generates a temperature of 65.4°C in the treatment area. This causes coagulation, boosting the human body’s immune response and healing process, and thereby activating and effectively remodeling collagen.
Similarly to a surgical face-lift, the focused ultrasounds penetrate the various layers of the skin at specific depths, going down to the fibrous layer (or SMAS), which is where the muscles anchor in.
The depth of the procedure will be determined by your doctor according to the treatment recommendations drawn up during your initial consultation :
- 1.5 mm (epidermis)
- 2 mm (bevelled tip allowing for treatment of the orbital and periorbital areas)
- 3 mm (deep dermis)
- 4.5 mm (SMAS) and more if needed
The medical face-lift by ULTRAFORMER III consists in creating numerous points of coagulation at different skin depths thanks to a microthermal effect. After a few weeks new collagen production will cause a smoothing of the skin.
ULTRAFORMER III is particularly recommended for :
- Rejuvenating your gaze
- Treating slackened skin around the forehead and temples
- Restoring the oval shape of the face and jowls without injections
- Treating and slimming a double chin without surgical intervention
It also provides an alternative to a neck and chest lift.
Your HIFU treatment
No preparation of the skin is required and sun exposure is not contraindicated.
The doctor will apply an ultrasound gel to your skin to ensure good conduction of the ultrasounds. Several passes are then made according to skin type, and the depth and localization of the treatment.
You may experience tingling and small electric shocks depending on the depth, the treated zone and your general sensitivity.
Contraindications for a HIFU medical face-lift
- Inflammation or skin changes in the area to be treated
- Badly balanced diabetes
- Pregnancy, as a matter of precaution
After your HIFU medical face-lift session
You can resume normal activities immediately after your treatment.
Ultraformer lll gives immediate results. However, ideal results may only be achieved 60 days after treatment, as collagen regeneration generally takes 30 to 90 days.
However, it is important to keep in mind that a slackening of facial skin is a natural part of human aging. While the effects of the protocol generally last 2 to 3 years, a follow-up session may be required after 1 year in order to perfect the initial result.
Cost and duration of the HIFU medical face-lift
A session will last between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated.
With Ultraformer III, your medical face-lit will be relatively painless and the recommended protocol usually includes one session, sometimes two.
The price of a medical face-lift treatment varies : between €200 and €1200 depending on the duration of the procedure and required number of shots.
Your initial Anti-aging consultation will be billed €45 tax included.
Publication date: 2020-06-03
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