As our skin ages, the amount of collagen and elastin in our skin decreases, resulting in loss of skin elasticity and wrinkles. HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) treatment is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments for skin tightening and rejuvenation. HIFU lasers are especially loved due to their non-invasiveness and a lack of downtime.
However, there are so many different types and names of HIFU lasers out there and it is difficult to know which is the latest advanced machine and which one is suitable for each of us. Eunogo has talked with Dr. Cho Su Yeon from Ruby Plastic Surgery in Korea to learn about one of the latest technology in HIFU lasers, the Doublo Lifting Laser.
Dr. Cho Su Yeon at Ruby Plastic Surgery
What is Doublo Lifting?
Unlike conventional equipment that targets only the dermis, it is a non-surgical laser lifting that enables fundamental treatment of wrinkles through regeneration of the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (commonly known as SMAS) layer, which is the cause of skin irritation and wrinkles, using high-intensity direct ultrasonic energy (HIFU).
HIFU ultrasonic energy is shot to the SMAS layer at 3 to 4.4.mm depth below the skin surface, creating a heat coagulation area smaller than 1mm. This is where the anti-aging magic happens: The sagging skin tissue shrinks and pulls up the skin due to a high thermal reaction when it reaches more than 60 degrees in these heat coagulation areas. After the treatment, continuous skin regeneration occurs for one to three months, creating collagen and elastin that are good for the skin, and maintaining the lifting effect.
What are the effects?
While other existing elastic lifting lasers were only targeted at the dermis, the Doublo Lifting Laser works even deeper into the peritoneum, keeping the effect clearer and longer. It is effective in resolving many signs of aging, including:
- Difficult neck wrinkles
- Wrinkles around eyes and eyebrows
- Dark circles
- Sagging skin around eyes, forehead and between eyebrows
- Laugh lines
- Neck wrinkles
- Sagging double chin
- Bulky jawline
Is it safe? What is the downtime?
Doublo Lifting Laser is a FDA-approved, non-operative procedure with no scars or marks made on the skin and no irritation to the skin. In particular, compared to other lifting procedures, the effects are more significant as Doublo delays the natural aging process in a single procedure rather than requiring procedures continuously. Since there are no side effects after the procedure and the skin elasticity is gradually improved, the treatment effect is natural and swelling is barely noticeable. There will be no disruptions to your daily activities so you can go to work the next day.
Before & After Review
Singaporean influencer Yina Goh tried the Doublo Lifting Laser in Korea earlier this year. Check out her experience in the YouTube video below!
Besides lifting laser treatments, Dr. Cho also recommended several lifestyle habits to adopt which are great for anti-aging. Firstly, do not touch the face as much as possible in order to reduce the loss of skin elasticity. Avoid using too much physical force on your face, such as when washing your face or resting on your chin, as it may reduce skin elasticity and cause wrinkles. Next, you've definitely seen a lot of articles on alcohol and tobacco, which are not only bad for our health, but speed up skin aging as well. Avoid drinking and smoking. Lastly, consume a healthy and balanced diet of fresh vegetables and fruits to provide your skin with the nutrients it needs.
The price of the Doublo Lifting Laser depends on the number of shots you get. Find out price information and more details about Double Lifting Laser in Korea here.