HIFU facial treatment in Barcelona

It is a treatment based on high frequency localized ultrasound that works directly on the deeper layers of the skin to improve facial flaccidity. Unlike other techniques such as laser, HIFU concentrates all the energy by selectively focusing ultrasonic energy and thus does not affect the more superficial tissues of the dermis.


HIFU is ideal for rejuvenating facial skin by tightening the skin, creating a facelift effect without the need for incisions or infiltrations of any kind. It is a non-invasive and painless procedure, and its results are immediate.

It is a rejuvenating treatment whose effects are maintained in the long term because it stimulates the creation of collagen, which helps to keep the skin firm, toned and elastic. For optimal results, a first session will be performed, which will determine whether a second or third session will be necessary.

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What is HIFU facial treatment?

It is a non-invasive treatment based on the emission of high frequency ultrasound in the skin of the area to be treated, with the purpose of remodeling the affected tissue. In other words, it is an aesthetic medicine technique in which heat is used to remove a specific tissue. This procedure is referred to in medical terms as thermal ablation.

When this treatment is performed, only the tissues to be removed are affected, without any damage to the surrounding tissues. The increase in temperature causes the patient's fat to begin to dissolve so that it can be eliminated through the body in a completely natural way. In addition, HIFU stimulates the regeneration of elastin and collagen, making the skin firm and toned.

This technique was first used in 2002 to treat cellulite and localized fat, and four years later (2006) it was proven that the treatment was also ideal for eliminating facial flaccidity.

How long does the effect of HIFU facial last?

Generally speaking, two to three treatment sessions are needed to obtain the desired results. However, the number of sessions may vary depending on the practitioner's assessment. Once the HIFU treatment is completed, the patient may need to undergo further maintenance sessions via radiofrequency and, after one year, may undergo another HIFU facial treatment.

Because HIFU facial results in the restructuring of collagen and elastin molecules, patients notice immediate improvements. Generally, about 20% of the final result obtained after treatment is noticed after each session.

Between 4 and 6 months later (this period depends on each individual patient) is when the rejuvenation and improvement of the treated regions is fully perceived. And since HIFU naturally stimulates the action of fibroblasts, the final result obtained with the treatment is long term and will be affected by the care given to the skin and, of course, by the natural aging process of the patient.

After a session, patients can immediately resume their daily activities since no rest is required. Only a slight reddening may appear that lasts a few hours and, in some cases, may manifest transitory tingling and slight bruising and edema.

What are the benefits of HIFU facial?

HIFU facial treatment to firm the face offers numerous benefits:

  • It is suitable for any skin type.
  • It does not produce photosensitization, so it can be applied at any time of the year.
  • It does not generate lesions in the tissues around the treated area.
  • The improvement in the skin is long term, since it affects all its layers: superficial dermis, epidermis, and deep dermis.
  • It generates instantaneous contraction of the skin and stimulates the creation of collagen and elastin in the long term.
  • It offers results like those provided by a surgical facelift.
  • It softens the signs of aging without the features losing their naturalness.
  • With 2 or 3 sessions the desired results are obtained.

In short, HIFU is highly effective in people with mild to moderate flaccidity. It produces a natural rejuvenation, improves the tone and appearance of the face, and makes the patient look more cared for and youthful. Other people notice the considerable improvement, but unlike cosmetic surgery, which is more noticeable, it is not perceived that the patient has had anything done to the face.

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