LIFTERA High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

by Cosmedic

HIFU is a medical procedure that uses focused ultrasound waves to target and heat specific tissues in the body. The focused ultrasound energy creates thermal effects, leading to the coagulation or destruction of targeted tissue without the need for surgical incisions. HIFU has been used in various medical applications, including:

  1. Prostate Cancer Treatment: HIFU has been used to treat localized prostate cancer by focusing ultrasound waves on cancerous tissue in the prostate, aiming to destroy cancer cells.
  2. Uterine Fibroid Treatment: In gynecology, HIFU can be used to treat uterine fibroids by targeting and shrinking the fibroid tissue.
  3. Treatment for Essential Tremor: HIFU has been explored as a non-invasive treatment for essential tremor, a neurological disorder causing involuntary shaking.
  4. Cosmetic Applications: HIFU is also used in cosmetic procedures to tighten and lift the skin by stimulating collagen production. This is often used for facial rejuvenation.