HIFU and laser uses different technology to penetrate the skin surface. Typically lasers utilizes light energy beams to penetrate up to a depth of 1.5mm. The laser beams can target superficial conditions such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentations and tattoos.
HIFU uses ultrasound beams to penetrate up to a depth of 4.5mm. Without breaking layers of the skin, the HIFU beams can bypass the skin to reach a precise depth. At a depth of 4.5mm, it targets the SMAS layer by sending thermal beams allowing the collagen production to kick start. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles will have an overall lifting effect.
As both treatments targets different layers of the skin, it is often used together to achieve an optimal skin lifting and rejuvenation effect.