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What to Expect Before and After HIFU Face Lifting Treatment

Doctor performing HIFU on patient

HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a non-invasive treatment that uses focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production, resulting in tighter, firmer skin. If you’re considering HIFU face lifting treatment, here’s what you can expect before and after the procedure.

Before the HIFU Treatment

Before your HIFU treatment, your skincare provider will likely ask you to avoid certain skincare products and procedures that could irritate your skin. This may include retinoids, exfoliants, and chemical peels. You should also avoid sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from further damage.

During the consultation, your provider will discuss your medical history and any medications you’re taking to ensure that HIFU is a safe and appropriate treatment for you. They may also take photos of your face to track your progress and compare your before-and-after results.

During the HIFU Treatment

During the HIFU treatment, you’ll lie down while your provider uses a handheld device to deliver focused ultrasound energy to the treatment areas. This may cause some mild discomfort or a warm, tingling sensation, but most patients find the treatment to be relatively painless.

The treatment typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. After the treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling, or tenderness in the treated areas, but this is typically mild and should subside within a few hours.

After the HIFU Treatment

After your HIFU treatment, you can return to your normal activities immediately. However, you should avoid sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to protect your skin from further damage.

You may notice some immediate improvement in the appearance of your skin after the treatment, but it can take several weeks to see the full results. During this time, your skin will continue to produce collagen, resulting in tighter, firmer skin.

Long-Term Results

The long-term results of HIFU face lifting treatment can vary depending on the individual, but most patients can expect to see improvement in the appearance of their skin for several months or even up to a year after the treatment. To maintain your results, you may need periodic touch-up treatments.


HIFU face lifting treatment is a safe and effective non-invasive treatment for tightening and lifting the skin. By knowing what to expect before and after the treatment, you can ensure a successful outcome and enjoy the benefits of smoother, firmer skin.

If you’re interested in HIFU face lifting treatment, be sure to speak with a qualified skincare provider to determine if it’s the right treatment for you. With the right care and maintenance, you can achieve beautiful, youthful-looking skin with HIFU.


Medically reviewed by Dr Ian Tan

Dr Ian Tan


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