HIFU or High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound

“HIFU”, “Ultrasound Facelift” or “Ultherapy” is a non-invasive and non-surgical skin tightening technique for people who have mild to moderate skin laxity. It can visibly tighten and lift sagging skin and reduce the signs of ageing.

Liposonix is a procedure where high-intensity focused ultrasound is used to destroy cells, thus it can be used to remove fat tissue and sculpt the body.

Why choose HIFU?

  • Non-invasive and non-surgical procedure
  • FDA cleared (safe and effective)
  • Best alternative for facelift surgery or liposuction
  • Some clients see results already right after the treatment
  • Natural skin uplifting by growth of new collagen
  • No injuries on the surface of the skin
  • No intense pain (Liposonix – mild pain, skin HIFU – painless)
  • No recovery time (no need to take time off work)

How does it work?

HIFU works like a magnifying glass and sunlight. With a magnifying glass you can focus the sunlight and generate burning heat. HIFU focuses several individual beams of ultrasound and increases the temperature inside the cells. Individual beams that pass the body are harmless and the temperatures start rising only at the focal point where the beams meet.

What does it do?

Low levels of heat generated by HIFU stimulate the skin cells to produce more collagen and rejuvenate tissue. As a result the skin is tighter and looks younger.

HIFU is also capable of producing high levels of heat (up tp 80° C), killing the targeted cells without damaging the surrounding areas. This procedure is often called Liposonix, a  non-surgical fat reduction. A perfect option for people who want to sculpt their body slimmer but are not comfortable with the surgical procedures and long recovery time.

What areas can I sculpt with HIFU?

  • Brows and forehead
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Stretch marks
  • Love Handles
  • Stomach
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

What does the treatment feel like?

When using HIFU for rejuvenation of the skin, the person will feel a warm sensation in the skin. Some people experience a tingling feeling while others might feel a slight discomfort, depends on each person. Also some areas of the face might be a bit numb or extra sensitive after the procedure.

Patients who have used Liposonix experience similar sensations but also mild pain. The discomfort is reduced by consuming oral pain medications before the procedure.

Temporary post-procedure discomforts might include redness, bruising, tingling sensation or numbness, and swelling.

What result can I expect?

Although some clients claim to notice a change right after finishing the treatment, it takes usually 2 to 3 months to see the actual effects of HIFU. The stimulated cells need time to produce collagen and work on lifting and tightening the skin. The results will last up to 9 months and depend on many factors like diet, lifestyle,and the amount of pre-existing collagen.

Most clients will first notice a glowing, healthier looking skin. After a few months the skin will start looking tighter, smoother and firmer. Pores might be reduced and wrinkles less visible. Your eyes will look more open and brows more lifted.

After one hour of Liposonix the waistline is usually reduced about 2 cm. The actual results will be visible 8 to 12 weeks after the surgery. By that time the body has naturally removed the dead fat cells.

How long is the recovery time?

Although after HIFU some patients might experience slight discomfort like bruising, tingling, numbness or swelling, there is no actual recovery time. Being a non-invasive procedure, HIFU doesn’t harm the surface of the skin and people can return to work on the same day they had the procedure.

What precautions should I take after the procedure?

  • Avoid extreme cold and heat.
  • Moisturize and use sunscreen.
  • Drink more water than usual.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine (48 h).
  • Don’t use skin products that may irritate the skin (24 h).

How often do I need to repeat the procedure?

With HIFU the results of one procedure last up to 9 months, so the treatment should be repeated after every 9 months or at least once a year.

Liposonix might require several hours or multiple treatments to adequately address problem areas.

In addition to aesthetic purposes HIFU is also used in various therapeutic medical applications like cancer treatment, removal of tumors, and other medical conditions.

HIFU is available at the following clinics and hospitals:

F CLINIC in Bangkok, Thailand.

APEX Medical Center in Bangkok, Thailand.

“Apex Profound Beauty is recognized as the No.1 health institute that performs the most Ultherapy procedures worldwide.”

YANHEE HOSPITAL in Bangkok, Thailand.

Contact us today and let’s get you setup for your first Ultherapy / Thermage / Macro HIFU procedure.


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