HIFU stands for high-intensity focused ultrasound. It is an advanced cosmetic technology that can significantly tighten and lift multiple areas of the face and body, reduce the signs of aging and improve skin tone in a single session, with potentially long-lasting effects.
HIFU is best known for its application in tumor treatment. The first reported use of HIFU for aesthetic purposes was in 2008.
HIFU was then approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for eyebrow lifts in 2009. The device was also approved by the FDA in 2014 for improving fine lines and wrinkles on the upper breast and cleavage.
Several clinical studies have shown that HIFU is safe and effective for lifting the face and tightening wrinkles. Users were able to see results within months of treatment without the risks associated with surgery.
So far, HIFU has shown promise as a treatment that could replace a facelift, especially for younger people who are reluctant to accept the risks and recovery time associated with surgery.