HIFU — one of the most advanced skin-tightening treatments on the market — heats the deep and superficial layers of the skin’s tissue through energy and ultrasound waves that stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
The perfect pain-free solution for toning, tightening, sculpting and lifting the skin, there’s little wonder why HIFU therapy is now the ideal alternative to invasive treatments that require downtime and extensive recovery.
After you undergo a HIFU skin tightening treatment, here are the five things you should avoid to obtain the best long-term aesthetic results.
- Exposure to the sun and heat
Because your body is exposed to heat throughout your HIFU therapy session, it’s best to avoid direct sun exposure to the treated area after your HIFU treatment. Also, be sure to cover the treated area with comfortable clothing and regularly apply SPF to prevent skin damage.
- Intense physical activities
To ensure optimal results and minimise potential complications or side effects, you should avoid intense physical activity 24 to 48 hours post-treatment. Exercise can increase blood flow to the treated area, potentially leading to increased swelling or bruising. The increased blood flow may also interfere with the healing process and potentially affect your HIFU treatment results.
- Active ingredients and harsh skincare products
The clinician performing your HIFU treatment will advise you on which skincare products and cosmetics to avoid. Your skin will be extra sensitive after the HIFU treatment, so avoid using products with harsh or active ingredients, such as retinol, Vitamin C, rough scrubs and exfoliating agents.
- Other treatments
HIFU skin tightening treatments can work well with other body and facial treatments, but avoiding getting them all done at once is advised. They must be evenly spaced out to give enough time for the skin in the treated area to heal and results to form.
Following your HIFU skin tightening session, your skin will be sensitive, so you should also avoid chemical peels, dermal fillers and Botox injections for the duration advised to you by your clinician.
- Certain medications and supplements
You will be asked about any medication or supplements you are currently taking. If not, it’s best to tell your clinician about any of these, even herbal remedies. They will tell you which ones you should avoid taking after your HIFU treatment. Medications like blood thinners and even vitamin supplements may impact your post-HIFU treatment recovery.
Sculpt and tighten with Body Sculpting Clinics’ HIFU treatment
At Body Sculpting Clinics, our HIFU treatment is fully customisable to meet your needs and can be performed on various areas of the body — arms, bra rolls, love handles, upper and lower stomach, hands, buttocks, inner and outer thighs and knees.
If you’re ready to tighten, lift and tone, and become more confident in your skin, book your complimentary consultation with our team today. During your appointment, we’ll listen to your concerns, assess your body composition and discuss whether HIFU or a combination of skin treatments will deliver the best long-term results.
Got a question about our HIFU skin tightening therapy? Our team would be more than happy to help. Simply reach out to us today to talk to one of our expert clinicians.