HIFU Facelift Aftercare: What To Do Before And After Treatment

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HIFU Facelift Aftercare: What to do before and after treatment

HIFU (High-intensity Focused Ultrasound) is one of the best options for people with rough, dry or aging skin. To restore softer and smoother skin, a HIFU skin treatment can help in more than one way.

A HIFU skin treatment is a painless and non-invasive procedure, and helps to rejuvenate your skin from deep within and leaving behind only the best results. However, even though the process seems simple and straightforward, it is important to know as much as you can about the recovery process after your session, or what is known as the HIFU facelift aftercare

Why Aftercare Is Important For HIFU Facelift Treatments

It is no surprise that beauty and skin experts emphasize on aftercare when it comes to aesthetic treatments; if neglected, certain complications can occur after a HIFU treatment, such as hyperpigmentation.

To get the most benefits from your HIFU facelift treatment, keep to the aftercare procedure. This helps to increase the effectiveness of your treatment and ensures prolonged benefits!

On top of your aftercare, it is imperative that you keep to a good skincare routine to maintain the cleanliness and health of your skin, as well as keep it protected from external damage with good sunscreen.

Proper aftercare will: 

  • Reduce the risk of complications
  • Enhance and prolong your results
  • Minimal risk of wasted time, money, and effort

In a nutshell, the aftercare procedure is just as important as the main treatment and the pre-treatment routines. Here are some tips on what you need to do before your HIFU treatment.

What To Do Before Treatment

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Exposure to the sun burns the skin and sunburned or (recently) tanned skin cannot be treated with HIFU.

Also, all chemicals which irritate the skin should be avoided as this may prevent treatment.

If you are on antibiotics, you may have to stop your medications if you are considering taking the HIFU skin treatment. Certain medications like antibiotics may make your skin become more light-sensitive. 

In this case, you may be required to postpone your treatment for 2 weeks until after the completion of antibiotics treatment. 

Day Before Treatment

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The HIFU facelift treatment process is safe and effective. The treatment involves the use of ultrasound energy directed at targeted areas of your face and body for 30 to 90 minutes at a time. There are certain protocols that clients and therapists have to adhere to to ensure the safety of the clients and the effectiveness of the treatment.

For starters, clients who wish to undergo a HIFU treatment must not have a history of cold sore before treatment. Cold sores will impair the treatment process. The HIFU treatment cannot also be carried out if they have a fever.

In such cases, the treatment can only be done after recovery from either the cold sore or the fever. 

Day Of Treatment

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It is important that on the day of the treatment, all make-up and moisturisers should be avoided.

So let's assume that you are healthy and have no histories that might impair the HIFU treatment process, it is advisable that you arrive early at the treatment center.

This will keep you relaxed and will kill any form of anxiety. You might wonder why anxiety is an issue since HIFU facelift treatment is painless and non-invasive.

The thing is, some clients have fear about treatment procedures; it is, therefore, important for these clients to take anti-anxiety medication before treatment.

It is imperative that clients who take anxiety medications should come with someone to drive them home after the treatment procedure.


HIFU Aftercare Checklist

It is important for clients who have undergone HIFU skin treatment to understand how to care for their bodies after the treatment in order to prevent complications and side effects that can minimize the gains of the treatment.

This is especially so because it will help to increase the chances of success. So let's take a quick look at some things that clients who have undergone the HIFU treatment have to stick to by all means.

Well, that is if they want to get the most out of the treatment they just had.

1. Avoid The Sun

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After the HIFU skin treatment, it is important for you to try to prevent yourself from exposure to sunlight and cold for a few weeks.

The reason is that avoiding the sun will help to prevent hyperpigmentation and reduce the chance of sunburn and skin damage.

The use of sunblock cream is also encouraged, as this will help to prevent destructive ultraviolet light from the sun from directly touching the skin.

This should be continued until the skin tightening process is completed.

2. Take A Break From Alcohol

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Stop giving your liver excess work. Drinking alcohol should be avoided after the treatment.

Alcohol makes your liver to do extra work. After the treatment procedure, your liver will be tasked with breaking down the deactivated fat.

Consuming alcohol means that the liver now has to break down alcohol in addition to the deactivated fat.

Besides the fact that alcohol overworks your liver, it also reduces the density of your blood.

The implications of less dense blood are that excessive bleeding may occur since blood clotting will be a challenge.

Avoid drinking alcohol at all costs.

3. Don't Scratch Your Skin

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As sweet as scratching the body may be when itching, it is advisable not to scratch your skin after a treatment.

At this time, your skin will be very sensitive, and scratching it puts you at the risk of skin damage.

If you have scars, you are also advised to allow them to fall off naturally.

Trying to remove them may lead to a large wound, which may lead to infection.

Avoid scratching your skin after you must have had your treatment done.

4. Drink More Water

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As they say, water is life. So after the HIFU treatment procedure, water should be your favourite drink.

Water must come first before other beverages that you consume.

Water will also help in your recovery by increasing the rate at which collagen is produced in the body.

It's in your best interest to keep your body hydrated, so drink as much water as possible.

5. Don't Have Hot Showers or Baths

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When taking your bath, use cold water as this will help keep the natural protective oil on your skin and also prevent skin irritation.

If at all you must use hot water, you are better of using lukewarm water as this will facilitate the quick recovery of your skin.

Always avoid hot showers regardless of your preference before now.

At least until after, you must have been cleared to do so.

Aftercare Is Almost As Important As The HIFU Facelift Treatment Itself

The HIFU facelift treatment has changed a lot of lives for the better.

However, not everyone who has undergone one of these life-changing treatments has gotten the most from it.

Why? They do not take the aftercare treatments seriously.

Get the most from your HIFU facelift treatment. Take the aftercare procedures seriously.


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