Understanding The Basics Of HIFU Skin Tightening Treatment 

Aging is one thing that every living being must undergo. The human body goes through its fair share of changes as the years go by. Many people have learnt to live with it, while others have a hard time of it. 

One of the signs of aging is loose skin. However, that is not to say that there are no other reasons why one can have this condition. Click here to find out other causes of loose skin

Different Options For Treating Loose Skin

Even though there is nothing one can do about aging, there are lifestyle changes that can help one age gracefully. This therefore means that there are things one can do to mitigate the effects of aging which includes saggy skin. 

Additionally, since we have established that there are other factors that cause this apart from age, let us look at the options for treating it. 


When people lose weight or get pregnant and give birth they would experience saggy skin. In this instance, exercise is one sure way of treating it. There are many exercise regimens that can help in this regard and they include Pilates and resistance training. 

It is recommended that you embark on this journey with a skilled trainer especially if you are a novice in this department. 

Adopting A Healthier Lifestyle 

It is commonly said that water is life; this is because of its role in keeping man healthy. One sure way of having a firmer and healthier, fresh skin is by ensuring that you remain hydrated. 

Secondly, take a lot of vitamins and organic foods and reduce intake of artificial substances. Another thing is to stay away from excessive alcohol and smoking.  You are sure to get a good result if you combine these with exercise. 

Finally, ensure that you always apply sunblock whenever you venture out in the sun. 

Adding Supplements To Your Diet

If your skin sagging is as result of age, then you may do well to add some supplements to your diets. There some harmless oral supplements that contain ingredient like hyaluronic acid and collagen. These have been proven to reduce the effect of age on the skin thereby making it tighter.   


This is considered a necessary step if one has excess loose skin after drastic weight loss. This procedure is also known as body contouring and it is under cosmetic surgery which by the way is not covered by many insurance policies. So you have to be prepared to spend a pretty penny to get it done. 

HIFU Skin Tightening Treatment

HIFU stands for High-intensity focused ultrasound and is a somewhat new cosmetic procedure. It is considered a pain-free and non-invasive alternative to face lift surgery. This procedure employs ultrasound energy to boost collagen production in the body which eventually tightens the skin. 

Generally, HIFU treatment aims to do any of the following and more:-

  1. Remove fine lines and reduce wrinkles
  2.  Reduce fat in the stomach and tighten it. 
  3. Rejuvenate the skin 
  4. Reduce double chin
  5. Improve muscles by tightening and making them firmer.
  6. Face lift and contouring
  7. Enhance the epidermis layer 

This list is not exhaustive because this treatment would take care of any part of the skin that is sagging. 


Side Effects Of HIFU Treatment

It goes without saying that this treatment has many benefits top of which would be an enhanced body image. But is this worth the trouble? Are there no side effects that one should be wary of?

These are surely question that one would ask before taking this treatment.  Thankfully there’s been some research on this issue. 

 The results of these researches show that this procedure is largely harmless. However, some people have been known to experience a little discomfort and pain after the treatment. 

Other issues that may occur include:-

  • Redness of the treated area
  • Some swelling 
  • Bruising and/or a purplish looking rash
  • numbness

However, these issues have been reported to have alleviated after a maximum of 4 weeks without any treatment. 


HIFU skin tightening treatment is a welcome change for people who do not want to go under the knife as is the case with traditional cosmetic surgery. Many people are opting for it for this reason and also for the convenience and recovery time. If you are still undecided and want to know more about this treatment, check this out: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4695420/

Finally, despite the fact that this treatment is certified harmless, it is important that you consult your doctor before you embark on it. It is not safe that you have the treatment in just any facility. Ensure that whoever is to administer the treatment is qualified to do so. 

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