Real talk, there’s no way to stop the process of ageing or the pull of gravity. As we age, bone loss occurs, the skin and its supporting ligaments get lax, and soft tissues begin to descend and pool in the bottom half of your face—forming jowls. Collagen production also slows down, which shows up as deeper wrinkles such as crows feet and marionette lines, as well as skin that’s no longer plump and firm. Over time, a combination of these changes gives one a tired, aged look. This is why facelifts remain one of the most popularly requested surgical procedures to date. However, an invasive surgical procedure like a facelift requires downtime, which is something not everyone is willing to settle for.
Enter radiofrequency and intense focused ultrasound treatments, non-invasive options that work to tighten and lift skin by improving collagen and elastin production. With so many treatments available on the market, it can be confusing to figure out which is best for you. Would you trust an aesthetic doctor to perform a procedure on you while blindfolded? If your answer is a definitive no, you wouldn’t be alone. What if we told you there was a treatment option that would allow your aesthetic doctor to precisely see, plan and treat your skin safely and effectively with minimal to no downtime? This is what Micro Focused Ultrasound with Visualization (MFU-V) offers. We’ll go into more details below about the See, Plan, Treat (SPT) approach that is performed by MFU-V-trained aesthetic professionals utilise to give you the best results.
Thanks to ultrasound imaging, the doctor performing the MFU-V treatment is able to see in real-time the layers of skin tissue that’s being targeted, helping your doctor identify the depth of target tissue layers in your face and neck. Ultrasound has been used for years in the medical industry to scan various parts of the body and is considered to be very safe. The ultrasound imaging works exactly like how a pregnancy ultrasound would give you an accurate picture of the fetus. To put it very simply, your doctor would be able to see under the surface of your skin, non-invasively.
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Information obtained from the ‘See’ stage with real-time visualisation allows your doctor to tailor a customised treatment plan according to your unique facial anatomy, instead of simply applying the same treatment regime to everyone. Since everybody’s skin composition is different, this visualisation capability is especially essential because it ensures treatment is delivered to collagen-rich tissues for the most effective treatment possible, while avoiding structures such as bone to enhance your comfort.
During the ‘Treat’ stage, your doctor will carry out the personalised treatment plan by precisely delivering ultrasound energy to where it will be most beneficial, while ensuring proper coupling and treatment technique.
The above steps are what makes MFU-V such a great alternative to the traditional facelift because it allows doctors to non-invasively deliver ultrasound energy to specific depths below the skin’s surface previously accessible only via surgery. By generating a thermal effect, this jump-starts your body’s natural regenerative process of producing new collagen, resulting in the lifting and tightening of the skin, as well as the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
MFU-V is the only non-invasive ultrasound skin lifting procedure cleared by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and can only be performed by a licensed doctor. With the amount you are paying, you should opt for a safe and effective skin lifting treatment.
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