HIFU is a method of applying high density ultrasonic energy to a certain depth from the skin by focusing method and giving high heat and cavitation effect by pinpoint treatment, and it has been used for the treatment of tumors of organs such as prostate, pancreas, liver, etc.
In the field of cosmetic medicine, many HIFU devices including Ulthera in the United States have appeared in the past 10 years. With regard to the effects, it is known to give good results in cases where there is objectively apparent slight sagging or sagging from the chin to the neck.
However, for those who do not have such objective sagging, using equipment that delivers such high energy to tissues may cause fat tissue loss in the future. In the worst case, fat may be lost from the face, making it a rather old-lokking face.
HIFU is a very effective device if it does not go wrong with the indication, but here the expert diagnosis technology is required.
A facelift is a rejuvenating operation that pulls the slack portion of the face and neck, and excise extra skin etc. Surgery may be a 4-5 hour operation in the case of a full face lift. This operation is generally done in a system where you are hospitalized in a hospital under general anesthesia, but sometimes it is done by local anesthesia as a day surgery outside.
Local anesthesia is not inferior to general anesthesia, and local anesthesia may be safer in some patients. Complications of deep venous thrombosis (so-called economy class syndrome) may occur with long operation surgery. It is said that this is not common in procedures under local anesthesia. The patient is awake and is involuntarily moving his legs.
Botulinum toxin such as Botox, and dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm have been used for many years to treat facial wrinkles. Botox is usually used to treat lines between the eyebrows, wrinkles on the forehead, wrinkles in the corner of the eye. The most frequently used filler is the same substance as hyaluronic acid which is also present in healthy skin and its deeper layers, and these hyaluronic acid fillers are usually used in combination with legal and marinet wires and longitudinal wrinkles of the upper lip It is used to correct.
Recently, in the United States, long-lasting hyaluronic acid is used to make the upper part of the cheek plump, and by doing so, the wrinkles of all parts of the face pull to the apex of the bulge It is aiming at the effect of being decreased. This method is called Liquid Facelift in English and is also called a liquid face lift in Japanese, is now a very popular treatment.