LipoHifu treatment is a noninvasive, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses high-intensity ultrasound energy (HIFU) to permanently destroy fat cells. It focuses the ultrasound energy at .08 to 2cm below the surface of the skin to avoid any burns or trauma to the skin, making the treatment comfortable.
LipoHifu is commonly used to reduce cellulite, and by permanently removing fat cells, it can reduce your waist size. The procedure involves the use of ultrasonic waves, which are focused to eliminate fat cells.
Although it’s a very popular treatment, a lot of people still don’t know how LipoHifu works. The procedure uses high-intensity ultrasound waves. Also called HIFU, the focused ultrasound causes fat cells to die, and it works safely and effectively. By focusing intense ultrasound energy about one to two centimeters below your skin’s surface, we’re able to kill fat cells while avoiding trauma and burns to the skin.
The treatment is quite comfortable, and it’s capable of removing cellulite from problem areas. The HIFU disrupts fat cells and can reduce your waist size by 1.5 to 2 inches. On average, the procedure takes about one hour to complete.
The LipoHifu treatment permanently disrupts fat cells in the treatment area. After about three months, most patients experience an average reduction of 1.8 inches in waist size, which is about one full size.
During your consultation, we will discuss your goals and tailor a treatment plan that aligns with your needs. Once we have completed your consultation, you will be asked to relax on a comfortable bed while the technician marks the skin with numbers or gridlines in order to keep track of treated areas and to use as a guide. Then, ultrasound gel is used along with the LipoHifu applicator to deliver ultrasound energy into different layers of the skin.
The thermal energy is delivered at safe temperatures as the ultrasound waves penetrate the skin’s surface down to the subcutaneous layer rapidly giving 520 shots in each area the applicator is placed. This process targets fat layers and results are typically 1 to 2 inches in size reduction during the course of 3 to 4 weeks.
When your fat cells are gently blasted with the ultrasound energy, they become disrupted and trigger the body’s inflammatory response. The fat cells become surrounded by macrophages, which are special cells within the body. These cells begin to move the cellular debris through your venous and lymphatic systems. Eventually, the fat cells are moved to the liver. Although it sounds fast, the process can take up to four weeks.
The liver handles the disrupted fat cells the same way that it handles fat cells that you eat and metabolizes them. Unlike some other procedures, LipoHifu hasn’t been shown to increase the size of other areas of the body, so it doesn’t redistribute the fat cells elsewhere in your body.
LipoHifu has at least seven (7) studies in the National Library of Medicine database showing its effectiveness. It has also been confirmed to be very safe with no long term adverse effects. Depending on the study, patients have seen between 2.5 and 4.6 cm (1-1.8 inches) of average reduction in the waist.