I hope you find this blog post beneficial.

If you want to know more about the treatment, click here to book a consultation.

Ultrasound Facelift with Threads: What to Expect and How it Compares to Surgical Options

Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery

He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

Ultrasound facelift with threads, also known as HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound), is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin. During the procedure, a handpiece is used to deliver focused ultrasound energy to targeted areas of the face, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which can help to tighten and lift the skin. While HIFU can be an appealing option for those looking to address sagging skin and enhance their facial features, it’s important to understand the potential risks and limitations of this procedure.

One reason that HIFU may create more problems in the face than threads is that it involves the use of ultrasound energy, which can cause damage to the skin and underlying tissues. In rare cases, HIFU can cause burns, scarring, or changes in skin pigmentation. In contrast, thread lifts involve the insertion of suture threads into the skin through small incisions, which carries a lower risk of complications.

Another factor to consider is that HIFU may not be suitable for everyone. While threads can be used to treat a wide range of individuals, regardless of age or skin type, HIFU is generally not recommended for individuals with certain medical conditions, such as skin disorders or a history of skin cancer. In addition, HIFU may not be as effective at addressing more significant signs of aging, such as deep wrinkles or significant volume loss.

When it comes to comparing HIFU and thread lifts, there are a number of positives and negatives to consider. Here is a table summarizing some of the key differences between the two procedures:

HIFU Thread Lift
Non-invasive Invasive
No incisions or downtime Small incisions, minimal downtime
Can cause burns, scarring, or pigment changes Lower risk of complications
Not suitable for everyone Can be used on a wide range of individuals
May not be as effective at addressing deep wrinkles or significant volume loss Can provide subtle improvements in the appearance of sagging skin

One reason that HIFU may cost more in the long run than threads is that it typically requires multiple treatment sessions to achieve optimal results. These treatments are usually spaced out over a period of time, and may need to be repeated in order to maintain the desired results. In contrast, thread lifts can typically be performed in a single treatment session and may require fewer touch-up treatments over time.

Another factor to consider is that HIFU works by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin, which can cause damage to the skin and underlying tissues. This damage can stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which can help to tighten and lift the skin. However, the use of ultrasound energy can also cause the destruction of collagen and other structural components of the skin, leading to a loss of volume over time. In contrast, threads can be used to lift and reposition the skin, and may also stimulate the production of collagen, resulting in a subtle, yet noticeable, improvement in the appearance of sagging skin.

Finally, it’s worth noting that HIFU may not be as effective at addressing more significant signs of aging, such as deep wrinkles or significant volume loss. In some cases, the use of HIFU may result in a more “sculpted” or “overdone” appearance, which can make an individual look older over time. In contrast, threads can be used to address specific areas of concern, such as sagging eyebrows or under-eye bags, without affecting other areas of the face. This can result in a more natural-looking improvement in the appearance of sagging skin.

It’s worth noting that while HIFU and thread lifts can both be used to lift and tighten the skin, they work in different ways and may be more or less suitable for different individuals. It’s always a good idea to discuss your goals and concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs and goals.

Looking to rejuvenate your skin? Check out our IPL treatment in Melbourne for a safe and effective way to achieve a brighter, more youthful complexion.

References:

Share
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Jump To

Do you want to enquire about the treatment?

You are just a click away! Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors is ready with the answers to your questions.

About Dr Vi

Dr Vi Sharma is a renowned and highly trained cosmetic surgeon in Sydney, practising cosmetic surgery since 2012. He has a worldwide loyal patient base. He has a bachelor of medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University. Dr Vi Sharma is a former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Along with treating patients, he also provides training for doctors and nurses regarding aesthetic and cosmetic treatment modalities.

Follow Us

Make Your Skin Brighter