HIFU treatment

HIFU treatment is a non-invasive and effective skin rejuvenation treatment. HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. A HIFU treatment can help reduce signs of aging, reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture for a fresh and youthful complexion. During HIFU treatment, short bursts of ultrasound energy are directed at the targeted areas to stimulate. Ultherapy is a type of HIFU treatment with the necessary differences from the average HIFU devices.

Differences between HIFU and Ultherapy

Ultherapy uses a similar technique to HIFU treatment. Although both treatments use ultrasound to activate natural skin rejuvenation, there are differences. Without getting too technical, Ultherapy gives the practitioner the ability to visualize skin layers in real time and thereby enables them to work in a more targeted way. Microwaves should be directed at the right layer of skin for maximum results, this is different for each person. Due to the precise technique of Ultherapy, the results are often better than an average HIFU treatment.

Safety HIFU versus Ultherapy

Another important difference between Ultherapy and HIFU is in the applicable treatment areas and the approvals for them. Ultherapy is the only FDA approved and CE marked treatment for your face as well as neck and décolletage. Many HIFU devices in circulation are not fully approved for both face, neck and cleavage by all agencies.

Some HIFU treatment providers claim that a HIFU treatment is FDA-approved, but that does not necessarily apply to the device they use to perform a HIFU treatment.

Ultherapy now used as a treatment more than 2 million times worldwide, unlike other providers. This is why Ultherapy is known as the more reliable treatment choice. All of these factors mean that there is also a difference in cost. Ultherapy is generally more expensive than an average HIFU treatment.

HIFU versus MFU

In aesthetic medicine, we know two types of ultrasound:

  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU): mainly used for medical purposes
  • Micro-focused ultrasound (MFU): uses highly focused energy to reach a specific layer of skin

Ultherapy uses Micro-focused ultrasound (MFU), while Hifu uses High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound. The main difference between these two techniques is how the rays get into the deeper layers of the skin. The MFU method is precisely targeted, while Hifu applies multiple beams that can also hit bone and fat tissue.

Ultherapy explained
Sebastiaan Kranenburg
KNMG Cosmetic doctor

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CS Team