HIFU is an innovative skin tightening procedure, utilizing focused ultrasound energy to stimulate new collagen formation. Post-HIFU treatment, the skin may briefly exhibit redness, and it's not uncommon to experience minor swelling or touch sensitivity for days to weeks afterward. These symptoms, though, are typically mild and temporary.
The goal of HIFU treatment is to address sagging skin in targeted areas. Multiple sessions may be required to observe a visible reduction in sagging skin or wrinkles. The precise number of treatments and the degree of improvement will vary among individuals. It's important to note that some patients may not respond to the treatments, and thus, results can't be guaranteed.
Potential complications of HIFU treatment include:
1. Short-term effects such as mild swelling, redness, mild burning, or temporary bruising, typically resolving within 1-3 months.
2. Temporary numbness in the treated skin, though rare, may occur and generally resolves within days to weeks.
3. While rare, post-treatment infections can occur. These could be bacterial, fungal, or viral in nature and may necessitate additional treatments.
4. A small number of patients may require topical, local, or general anesthesia.
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