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Benefits of HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound)

Apr 4

HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) is used to destroy cancer cells in the prostate and elsewhere in the body. It can also be used to treat other problems, such as an overactive bladder and enlarged prostate gland (adenocarcinoma). Hifu Singapore may cause pain, swelling, tenderness or redness in the area where the treatment was done. This may last for a few days. You may need to take medicine to help control your symptoms. HIFU is not used to treat cancer in the lining of your uterus (womb). It is also not used to treat ovarian cysts or non-cancerous growths (fibroids) in the womb.

During the procedure, you lie on a special table. The HIFU machine has a water bath and a disc that sends out the ultrasound waves. The ultrasound waves penetrate the underlying layers of the skin, heating them up. This heat causes the cancer cells to break down, destroying them. It also stimulates your own body's natural healing processes, which may make the tumours smaller and less painful. You have a HIFU session in a hospital or clinic. You do not need to be anesthetized, but you will usually have a local anesthetic applied before the procedure begins.

Your doctor or nurse will explain how HIFU will work for you. They will give you details of your medical history, and ask questions about your family history. They will then check your blood pressure and pulse. They will also use a stethoscope to listen to your heart. HIFU can be painful, but it is not dangerous. It is not harmful to people who are pregnant or breastfeeding. You may have a small amount of bleeding after the treatment.

HIFU is an alternative to surgical face lifts. It can also be used for other conditions, such as adenocarcinoma of the prostate or noncancerous tumours in the womb. It is also used to treat sagging tummy (abdomen) skin. You may need to have a series of treatments to get the best results. HIFU can cause a mild tingling or numbness, but these effects are usually temporary in naute. It can also cause bloating and swelling, although these effects are rare. HIFU can be used on most parts of the body, but it is especially effective on areas with loose or sagging skin, such as the neck and chin. The result is a tighter jawline, which may eliminate the much-maligned double chin and gives your neck a more defined V shape. You can expect to see the results of your HIFU facelift in about one to two years. You may need to have the treatment repeated as your body's natural aging process continues. Having touch-up treatments every six to 12 months can help your results last longer. HIFU can also be used to reduce fat and cellulite on the abdomen or the thighs. This is a great option for people who want to avoid liposuction or laser treatments. However, if you have very loose or sagging skin, HIFU may not be enough to remove all your signs of aging.