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Ulthera in San Jose: The Advantages of Ultherapy Over HIFU


Posted by August 7th, 2019 in News

For years, Ulthera in San Jose has proven extremely effective in giving skin a younger, rejuvenated appearance. As with any kind of treatment, however, several alternatives have popped up to challenge Ultherapy’s claim to fame, one of them being high-intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU.

So which treatment is better? We’ve listed down the key differences between the two procedures to help you come up with your own answer.

1. Precision

Both HIFU and Ulthera, San Jose medical experts will tell you, rely on ultrasound to target tissue just beneath the skin surface. By doing so, these procedures stimulate the body’s natural capacity to produce collagen, which in turn is what’s responsible for restoring youthfulness to your skin.

Ultherapy in San Jose and elsewhere in the world, however, uses a sharply focused ultrasound, allowing it to target specific areas at any depth with more precision. This promotes healing and leads to healthier skin.

In contrast, HIFU directs multiple ultrasound beams to the target areas. The relatively lower focus can cause the destruction of fat cells. This creates hollow regions in the face, which can result in more wrinkles and lines.

2. Imaging

If you’ve had Ulthera in San Jose, then you already know the procedure uses special imaging technology that gives the physician a more in-depth look at the regions of the face they’re treating. Thanks to this “DeepSEE” ultrasound screen, the physician can focus ultrasound energy on areas 1.5mm to 4.5mm deep under the skin—the areas relevant to the promotion of collagen production. This, in large part, is what allows Ultherapy to achieve the precision discussed in the previous point. It’s also what makes the procedure safer.

HIFU doesn’t use such a visual aid, making it a blind treatment. It can’t consistently reach the aforementioned depths, which can lead to the ultrasound hitting unintended targets such as fat or bone.

3. FDA approval

Ulthera in San Jose and elsewhere in the US has been approved by the FDA as a treatment for signs of aging.

The FDA has approved HIFU as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions, but it has yet to approve it as non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic procedure as Ultherapy has been. This, again, makes it less safe than Ultherapy as a counter to aging.

For more than a decade, Rejuvé has been providing non-surgical cosmetic services such as the Ulthera to San Jose residents and the surrounding cities of Saratoga, Los Gatos, and
Campbell. So, if you’re looking to undergo Ultherapy in San Jose, please don’t hesitate to call (408) 740-5320 if you have any questions about Ultherapy or would like to schedule a consultation with our doctors!

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