Your Guide To HIFU Face Lifting & Skin Tightening Treatment in Singapore

HIFU is short for High Intensity Focused 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.

HIFU is commonly performed for Non Surgical Face Lifting for ageing sagging face, for Fat Cheeks Removal or Double Chin Removal to achieve a V Shape Face.

✅ Tightening Sagging Skin

✅ Lifting and Firming Saggy Face

✅ Reducing Fine Lines and Wrinkles

✅ Melt Facial Fat and Remove Double Chin

✅ Improving Dark Eye Circles, Skin Tone and Texture

What is HIFU?

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.

Which areas can be treated with HIFU?

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.

What is HIFU good for?

Fine Lines & Wrinkles

HIFU is a good option for tackling wrinkles and fine lines. This non-invasive treatment stimulates collagen production, reducing wrinkles and providing natural-looking results. Its precision targeting ensures safety and long-lasting effects without downtime. Say

Double Chin

For those dealing with a double chin concern, HIFU offers an ideal solution. HIFU can help melt double chin fats by targeting the underlying fat cells and tightens the skin, effectively reducing the appearance of a double chin. 

Cheek Fats

HIFU precisely targets the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and providing a natural lift to the cheeks. As collagen levels increase, the skin becomes firmer and tighter.

Saggy Jowls, Brows & Eyelids

HIFU’s targeted energy reaches the deep layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin tightening. The increased collagen leads to a lifted and rejuvenated appearance for sagging jowls, brows, and eyelids. 

Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Double Chin
Cheek Fats
Saggy Eyelids & Brows

HIFU for Fine Lines & Wrinkles

As we age, the production of collagen naturally decreases, leading to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles- forehead wrinkles, frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feets and neck lines.

HIFU can stimulate collagen production, so the skin gradually regains its firmness and elasticity, resulting in the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines. The renewed collagen also helps to lift and tighten the underlying tissues, which contributes to an overall more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Safe and effective non-surgical aesthetic treatment for double chin removal
girl being treated using HIFU

HIFU for Face Lifting & Tightening

Over time, when collagen production declines, it leads to visible signs of aging like sagging skin.

HIFU provides a non-invasive lifting solution by stimulating collagen production. The rejuvenated collagen actively lifts and tightens the underlying tissues, resulting in a more youthful and revitalized look for saggy jowls, brows, and eyelids.

HIFU for Defined Youthful Look

HIFU’s precise energy penetrates deep into the skin, effectively melting away excess fat cells in the double chin area and cheeks. Simultaneously, HIFU stimulates collagen production, enhancing skin elasticity and firmness.

As a result, the skin tightens, giving the face a lifted and contoured look, while the reduction in double chin and cheek fats creates a more sculpted and youthful appearance.

Removing fine lines and wrinkles with aesthetic treatments

What are the benefits of HIFU Treatment?

Enhances Jawline
Melt Double Chin
Lift Forehead and Brows
Tighten Sagging Skin

Enhances Jawline

HIFU face lifting and skin tightening treatment can offer a number of benefits, including enhancing the jawline. This non-invasive procedure uses ultrasound energy to target specific areas of the face, resulting in a more youthful appearance. This can give the face a more youthful appearance by helping to define the contours of the face.

Melt Double Chin Fats

Another key benefit is that it can help to melt double chin fats. This is a great treatment for those who want to improve their appearance and get rid of excess fat in the chin area. The results of this treatment are usually long-lasting, so you can enjoy your new look for years to come.

Lift Forehead and Brows

One of the great benefits of HIFU Face Lifting and Skin Tightening Treatment is that it can help to lift the forehead and brows. This can give you a more youthful appearance and help to improve your self-confidence. The treatment can also help to tighten the skin on your face, giving you a smoother, more toned appearance.

Tighten Sagging Skin

If you are looking for a treatment to help tighten sagging skin, HIFU Face Lifting and Skin Tightening Treatment may be the right option for you. This treatment can help to improve the appearance of sagging skin by stimulating collagen production, resulting in firmer, smoother skin.

How does HIFU works?

The beginners guide to HIFU treatment

HIFU is a FDA 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 a result, our face’s loose skin can be tightened and looks younger and more taut, as it is rejuvenated thanks to the increased synthesis of collagen and elastin.

Before HIFU

HIFU treatment is generally well-tolerated, but you can request topical numbing cream if desired for added comfort.

Once prepared, a gel solution will be applied to the skin to enhance the passage of ultrasonic waves during the treatment..

During HIFU

During HIFU treatment, you will be lying down comfortably as your aesthetic doctor utilizes a handheld device to precisely deliver focused ultrasound energy to the targeted treatment areas.

After HIFU

After your HIFU treatment, you can return to your normal activities immediately.

You may experience temporary and mild downtime, with potential effects like slight swelling or redness on the treated areas, which typically subside within a few hours.

Which skin layers can HIFU target?

HIFU precisely targets three key layers in the skin: the Epidermis, Deep Dermis, and the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS), akin to the facial muscles addressed during a traditional facelift.

At a depth of 1.5mm, HIFU reaches the superficial dermis, effectively reducing melanin to lighten pigmentation and promote skin brightening.

Delving to a depth of 3mm, the energy targets the deep dermis, resulting in stimulation of collagen production, leading to a skin tightening effect.

Finally, at a depth of 4.5mm, HIFU reaches the SMAS, producing a skin lifting effect, providing visible and rejuvenating results.

What can you expect from HIFU Treatment?

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.

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What are the side effects of HIFU?

In general, it is normal to experience minimal side effects after a HIFU facial, which usually subside within a few hours. Although some individuals might report temporary sensations such as mild swelling, numbness, redness, bruising, or a purple rash, these effects are considered part of the normal process and typically resolve on their own.

A South Korean study 
(1) also confirmed that there were no serious side effects associated with the treatment.

Why HIFU for Face Lifting and Skin Tightening?

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 treatment, why choose hifu

How is HIFU different from other non surgical skin tightening procedures?

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.

What is the difference between HIFU and Surgical Facelift?

HIFU has minimal downtime and pain, unlike surgical facelift which requires 3-4 weeks recovery time. You can return to your normal activities immediately after HIFU.

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.

In clinic HIFU vs Beauty salon HIFU

In Clinic HIFU machine

Beauty Salon HIFU machine


FeatureIn-Clinic HIFUBeauty Salon HIFU
 Practitioner Qualification Performed only by certified doctors with specialized training and experiencePerformed by aestheticians or beauty therapists with varying levels of training and expertise
 Equipment and TechnologyUtilizes only medical-grade HIFU devicesMay use non-medical-grade devices that could have limited capabilities and effectiveness
 Safety and Medical Oversight Adheres to strict safety standards and guidelines set by medical boards May not have the same level of medical oversight
 Depth of Penetration Targets deeper layers of skin, including the SMAS layer  May focus on shallower skin layers, providing more limited results
 Regulation and Compliance Subject to strict regulatory oversight and compliance with healthcare standards Regulations and oversight may be less stringent or not entirely applicable in a beauty salon setting
 Treatment Customization Tailored to individual patient needs and specific skin concerns with a certified doctor Customization may be limited, with more generalized treatment approaches for all clients
 Discomfort and Downtime Cost may be higher due to the expertise of medical professionals and clinic facilities May offer lower-cost treatments, but this could reflect differences in quality and results

How do I pick the right HIFU treatment in Singapore?

There is little evidence to show which HIFU treatment is better or more superior than another, the differences lies in the  Practitioner and technical detail which aims to treat the same concerns. When it comes to choosing the right HIFU treatment in Singapore, you need to take into account a few things that makes you comfortable to proceed with the treatment.

Trust in the doctor’s expertise, proper and holistic care of the diagnosed condition is the most important thing to look out for.

HIFU Before and After

Results from HIFU treatments are usually visible after a few sessions. However, individual results may vary depending on skin type, concerns, and the body’s natural healing process.

Improvement in pigmentation, texture, and overall skin appearance can often be seen within a few weeks of treatment.

Unfortunately HIFU before and after photo cannot be publicly displayed due to MOH regulations. Visit our clinics for more information. 

HIFU Near Me

To find HIFU near you, start by considering medical clinics in your area. V Medical Aesthetics Clinic have 14 clinic locations. Find out which location is nearest to you. 

Royal Square Novena

Velocity @ Novena



Dhoby Ghaut

Tanjong Pagar

Tiong Bahru



White Sands




Jurong Point

North Point V Aesthetics

North Point

Toh Payoh HDB Hub V Med

Toh Payoh

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


$1800 Nett (Full Face & Neck)

FAQ on HIFU Facelift in Singapore

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HIFU is suitable for those who want to improve their appearance without undergoing surgery. The treatments can be used to target specific areas of the face, such as the forehead, cheeks, and jawline. HIFU treatments can also be used to improve the appearance of the neck, décolletage, and body.

HIFU is also FDA approved and is safe and effective for all skin types.

If you are considering a HIFU treatment, it is important to first consult with a qualified medical professional to see if you are a suitable candidate. There are certain factors that will contribute to whether or not HIFU is right for you, such as your skin type, the condition of your skin, and your overall health.

A medical professional will be able to assess all of these factors and give you a better idea of whether or not HIFU is right for you.

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 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.

  • Avoid the sun/apply SPF protection
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid hot shower or baths
  • Drink more water

V Medical Aesthetics and Laser Clinic has 16 clinic outlets across Singapore, located at:

Novena, Orchard, Somerset, Dhoby Ghaut, Tanjong Pagar, Bedok, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Woodlands, Serangoon, Boon Lay, Jurong East, Yishun and Toh Payoh.

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