HIFU is short for High Intensity Focuseed Ultrasound (超声刀). It is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that emits ultrasound energy into superficial, deep dermis and SMAS layer of the skin for an effective triple layer lifting effect on the targeted areas.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a medical technology that utilises ultrasound at precise depths for non-surgical tightening and lifting of the skin. It can help to reverse ageing and achieve a lifted and youthful look.
HIFU is a FDA and HSA approved treatment in Singapore, using the ultrasound technology to reach different layers of the skin, harmlessly passing through skin without damage to skin surface to deliver focused beams of 60 - 70 degrees Celsius.
The focused beams melt excess fats in the face while stimulating collagen to tighten the skin, allowing an lifting and toning effect on skin.
As we age naturally, the structural foundation of our skin loses elastin and collagen, which helps to keep your skin firm, supple and youthful looking.
HIFU treatment helps to reduce signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, double chin and sagging skin, neck, jowls or cheeks.
Besides skin lifting, HIFU also helps to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles and eye wrinkles.
Hifu target various layers of your skin, it is a medical procedure that allows the deepest penetration of energy for face lifting and skin tightening. HIFU can provide the same lifting and tightening effect as surgical facelift without having to undergo any surgery!
When the ultrasound energy reaches the skin layer, it will stimulate collagen production which will progressively improve over 4 to 6 weeks as your skin continue to generate collagen. Results will differ between individuals as collagen production and maintenance is not the same for all. Visible results can already be seen on the first session. However, in order to see the full effect, it is advisable to wait 2 – 3 months.
HIFU is the only medical procedure that reaches the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer for face lifting and skin tightening in the current market.
Compare HIFU to radiofrequency skin tightening, RF uses bulk heating, focuses on epidermal layers and does not go beyond the deep dermis.
Compare HIFU to laser skin tightening, laser focuses on superfical skin layer usually at a depth of 1.5mm, which is great for conditions such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentations and tattoos.
HIFU has minimal downtime and pain, unlike surgical facelift which requires 3-4 weeks recovery time, HIFU is non-invasive and non-surgical, which eliminates surgical or anaesthesia complications. HIFU procedure is comfortable and bearable to most patients.
HIFU is affordable, treatment produce the same lifting effect at a reasonable price point while surgical facelift can easily costs from $10,000 onwards.
HIFU can be performed on the face and neck to reduce any signs of skin ageing. Common fine line and wrinkles such as forehead wrinkles, frown lines, smile lines, crow's feets and neck line can be treated by HIFU. Double chin, saggy jowls and chubby cheeks can be reduced to enhance jawline and facial contour to achieve a V Shaped Face.
|HIFU Singapore Treatment Details|
|Treatment Time||30 mins|
|Recommended Session||1 session to see result|
|Recommended Interval||Every 6-9 months|
|Recovery Time||Zero Downtime|
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HIFU is a comfortable procedure. Most patients does not require numbing cream. Some might feel a mild ache along the jawline and cheek bone. Topical anaesthesia is available to ease any discomfort if required.
Most patients find it bearable and resume normal activities right after the treatment.
HIFU takes approximately 30-40 minutes with minimal downtime and pain. Skin may appear slightly flushed immediately after the treatment, but will subside within a few hours.
Gel is applied to skin to allow handpiece to easily glide onto skin.
The number of shots required varies for each patient, it depends on the patient's skin condition like how severe is the sagging and what is the size of your face etc.
Usually it will require between 800 shots for a full face procedure. For smaller or larger areas, it will be advised during consultation.
On average, most patients need one HIFU treatment, with regular maintenance every 6 months.
For patients with servere sagging, it is recommended to do two initial treatments with regular maintenance every 6 months.
There are only a few HSA (Health Science Authority) approved medical grade HIFU devices in Singapore. We uses Ultracel Q+ in our clinics for HIFU treatment due to its high effectiveness and safety profile. Ultracel Q+ is the most popular HIFU device in Korea. It has helps thousands of patients to reverse aging and achieve lifted V shape face.
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