HIKO & HIFU Treatment: Get Your Desired Look in Just 20 Minutes
Nose augmentation has conventionally been restricted to dermal fillers (non-surgical) and rhinoplasty (surgical). Hiko thread nose lift is a new and enhanced procedure to improve the nasal profile without surgical treatment. HIKO nose lift can be performed to accomplish the following effects:
- Higher nose bridge
- Straighter nose bridge
- Sharper and defined nose bridge
- harper nose tip
Hiko nose threadlift is also known as the “Lunch-time nose job” in Singapore and all over Asia as patients can leave the clinic within 20-30 minutes and go through their daily errands just after the procedure.
HIKO Nose Lift: How Is It Performed?
Step 1: The face, especially the nose is cleansed to eliminate any makeup and dirt using Iodine and Chlorhexine – both used for disinfection.
Step 2: Local analgesia is registered at the nose tip, aligned with the dorsum of the nose and along the nasal septum to the philtrum
Step 3: AS the nasal bridge is numbed, sutras are pushed through the nasal tip and parallel along the nasal bridge, beneath the delicate tissue of the nose, in the supra perichondrial and subperiosteal plane. Usually, 4-8 sutras are pushed along the nasal bridge to accomplish the long-cherished nose height and definition.
Step 4: If an escalation in nasal tip projection is also needed, then sutras are also pushed through the nasal tip and perpendicular along the columella
HIKO Nose Lift: Is This A Painful Procedure?
With local anesthesia applied, patients hardly complain of pain. At most, they may feel a little compulsion as the sutras are being injected.
HIFU facelift uses concentrated ultrasound energy to target the layers of skin just beneath the surface. The ultrasound energy allows the tissue to heat up swiftly.
Once the cells in the selected area reach a specific temperature, they experience cellular impairment. While this may sound illogical, the damage restores the cells to generate more collagen — a protein that creates our skin’s structure. The escalation in collagen results in tighter and firmer skin with fewer to no wrinkles. As the high-frequency ultrasound beams are concentrated on a certain tissue site beneath the skin’s surface, there’s no defilement to the higher layers of the skin and adjoining issue.
HIFU face rejuvenation is not for everyone and it works best on people older than 30 with mild-to-average skin laxity. People with photodamaged skin or a greater degree of loose skin may require multiple HIFU treatments before achieving results. People above 50 years with substantial photo-aging, serious skin laxity, or very saggy skin on the neck may not be the ideal candidates and may require surgery.
Benefits of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound
According to several statements of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, HIFU and other nonsurgical surrogates to facelifts have noticed a major rise in popularity over the last 10 years. The total number of HIFU procedures carried out has escalated to 64.8% between 2012 and 2017.
HIFU facial rejuvenation has several aesthetic advantages, which includes
- Wrinkle reduction
- Firming sagging skin on the neck, which is also called Turkey neck
- Lifting the cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids
- Enhanced and defined jaw line
- Firming of the décolletage
- Smoothing the skin
Study results are hopeful here a 2017 study involving 32 Korean people displayed that HIFU outstandingly enhanced skin flexibility of the cheeks, lower abdomen, and thighs within 10-12 weeks. In a much larger study of 93 people, 66% of those nursed with HIFU has seen an enhancement in the overall look of their face and neck just after 90 days.