When we start aging, our skin loses its elasticity and capacity to rejuvenate fully. Some people experience weight gain and others – have loose and saggy skin. This is especially true when we lose a significant amount of weight, but the skin droops. We start thinking about surgery – a well-known way to cut excess skin fast.
Thankfully, modern aesthetics have a solution for this – Ultrasound skin tightening. Not everyone is eager to go for surgery. And you don’t have to.
Today we’ll discuss the top 5 most asked questions about the treatment.
What is the difference between HIFU and SculpSure?
There are two main differences between both treatments:
- Results – SculpSure is a fat reduction treatment, and HIFU is a skin tightening treatment.
- Methodology: HIFU is an ultrasound treatment. On the other hand, SculpSure is laser treatment. The methods are completely different and work the treated area differently.
SculpSure heats the inner skin layers with a massive heat-generating radius. The goal is to stimulate internal fat burn – literally. The process stimulates the cells to excrete body fat, melt it down and then take it out of the system. SculpSure is a real game-changer for fat loss. However, due to its intensity, it might feel painful – depending on the assigned intensity.
HIFU on the other hand sends precise and fractional ultrasound waves to the deeper subcutaneous tissue (body fat layer). Hence, it delivers 60-65C degrees of heat that aim at stimulating the blood flow and new collagen production. By heating the area, the blood flow rejuvenates the skin area and improves skin laxity and complexity.
The heat damages unhealthy cells and then the body flushes them away. The collagen production accelerates skin tightening and you see magnificent results in 3 months after the treatment.
What body areas can I treat?
The HIFU device has different handpieces starting from 4.5mm up to 16mm. We select the type of handpiece depending on the treated area. You can do HIFU for skin tightening in the following areas:
- Love Handles;
- Bat Wings;
- Back fat;
- Inner & Outer Thighs.
Please, keep in mind that HIFU is most suitable for skin tightening. Therefore, don’t expect to lose fat or achieve body decomposition.
Does HIFU Body Sculpting hurt?
HIFU doesn’t hurt. During the treatment, you feel a heating sensation with a slight vibration thanks to the ultrasound method. The treatment is uncomfortable but not painful and unbearable.
As a rule of thumb, we always tell you to signal us if things get intense. We’ll adjust the settings for your comfort.
How many sessions do I need for results?
Most people need 3-5 sessions depending on their condition and goals. Different bodily parts need different intensity, skin penetration, and amount of sessions. Always consult with your aesthetician for suitable skin tightening programs.
Results appear by 3-4 months after the treatment since the rejuvenating process needs time. Non-invasive treatments usually take more time, but in the end, you see that this time is worth it.
Here are some examples of the results:
Can I combine HIFU Body Sculpting with other treatments?
Yes, you can combine HIFU with other body sculpting treatments according to your needs and goals. We’ll see a few combinations that will help you figure out what would be best for you.
Fat reduction combo: SculpSure + HIFU
SculpSure might be the first step in combination with activity. This will help you lose weight and let your skin get its natural form. If you’re unsatisfied with how loose your skin is, then you’ll do HIFU to tighten it up.
You won’t be eligible for HIFU skin tightening if your main goal is to lose weight.
Skin tightening excellence: VelaShape 3 + HIFU
VelaShape 3 uses specific vibrations to restructure body fat tissue and help skin appear smoother and tighter. It’s also an excellent tool for lifting the skin and removing cellulite. In combination with HIFU, your skin tightening process will accelerate by 3 times.
By combining 2 different skin tightening methods, you’ll experience the best skin tightening results.
Muscle gain accelerator: StimSure + HIFU
Maybe you don’t need to lose fat. You’re already the clothes size you want and just aim at building muscle. StimSure stimulates the muscles by contracting them 24,000 times per session – no gym exercise can do that for you.
If you want to get those abs visible, lift and shape your butt, or make your back appear more toned – StimSure is just for you. In combination with HIFU, you’ll get smoother and tighter skin – every supermodel’s dream.
Skin aging reverse: LPG anti-cellulite massage + HIFU
LPG is a lymphatic drainage massage that helps the body remove impurities, stimulates blood flow to all tissues, and helps re-composite your skin. Get rid of flabby skin and cellulite – 2 times a week massage.
In combination with HIFU, certain body parts will become much tighter and younger.
Spot fat reduction expert: Meso injection + HIFU
Meso injections are perfect for small areas – double chin, arms, lower belly. They reduce the fat cells in the area and help you appear thinner. However, after slimming down a specific area, you might experience skin sagging. Here comes HIFU – it will save you from this unwanted side effect.
HIFU will help you tighten the skin of small areas and make them appear smoother.
Extended Body Sculpting Combination
Everyone’s needs are different and this requires a holistic approach to one’s challenges. Your medical aesthetician will give you the most suitable program for your needs. Sometimes the program might include more than 2 treatments to help you achieve the best possible results.
To keep your good results, you must adopt a healthier lifestyle and take care of your body – stay active, drink a lot of water, reduce stress, eat unprocessed food, drink less alcohol and smoke fewer cigarettes. Otherwise, your results will reverse and treatments won’t take your farther.
We’ll be happy to help you in your body sculpting journey.
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