HIFU Singapore: Non-Surgical Facelift and Skin Tightening

What is HIFU?

HIFU, or High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, is a non-invasive, FDA-approved cosmetic treatment in Singapore that uses ultrasound energy to tighten and lift the skin.

In our clinic, we use the ultraformer 3 which is the latest generation HIFU machine.

It is primarily used for facial rejuvenation, targeting sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. HIFU can be performed on various areas of the face, including the forehead, cheeks, jawline, and neck, offering a non-surgical alternative to traditional facelift procedures.

Why choose the Ultraformer III HIFU?

The Ultraformer III HIFU system in Singapore stands out in the field of non-surgical skin tightening treatments due to several unique attributes:

  1. Micro-Macro Focused Ultrasound (MMFU) Technology: This technology is unique to the Ultraformer III system. It delivers both micro and macro focused ultrasound energy, allowing for precise and effective treatment of various skin layers, including the SMAS layer, which is the layer targeted during surgical facelifts.
  2. Versatility: Ultraformer III comes equipped with different cartridges that can be adjusted to different depths (from 1.5mm to 13mm). This feature allows practitioners to customize the treatment to each patient's specific needs and target different areas of the face and body, enhancing its versatility.
  3. Treatment Speed: The Ultraformer III system is known for its high-speed treatment capabilities. It uses advanced protocols that allow for shorter treatment sessions compared to other HIFU systems, making it a more convenient option for many patients.
  4. Efficacy: Ultraformer III has a reputation for delivering noticeable results after just one session. However, results can vary depending on individual skin conditions and desired outcomes. It stimulates collagen production and promotes the body's natural healing process to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate the skin.
  5. Comfort: Although comfort levels can vary between individuals, the Ultraformer III has been reported to provide a more comfortable treatment experience compared to other HIFU systems. It delivers quick bursts of energy, helping to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
  6. No Downtime: Like other HIFU treatments, Ultraformer III offers the advantage of no downtime. Patients can typically resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

What are the benefits of HIFU in Singapore?

HIFU face lifting in Singapore offers several benefits, such as:

  • Non-surgical and non-invasive treatment
  • No general anesthesia or incisions required
  • Minimal downtime and side effects
  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Long-lasting results
  • Suitable for various skin types and ages
  • Can be tailored to individual patient needs
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How does HIFU works?

HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) works by utilizing focused ultrasound energy to target and heat the deeper layers of the skin, specifically the dermis and the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer. The SMAS layer is the connective tissue that supports the skin and facial muscles, and it is the same layer targeted during traditional facelift surgeries.

During the HIFU treatment, the handheld device emits focused ultrasound energy that penetrates the skin's surface without damaging the outer layers. The ultrasound waves create precise, controlled micro-injuries in the target tissue. These micro-injuries cause the tissue to heat up to a temperature of approximately 60-70 degrees Celsius (140-160 degrees Fahrenheit) for a brief period. This heat stimulates the body's natural healing response, which involves the production of new collagen and elastin fibers.

Collagen and elastin are essential proteins responsible for maintaining skin's elasticity, firmness, and overall youthful appearance. As we age, the production of these proteins declines, leading to sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. HIFU treatment helps to reverse this process by boosting the skin's natural collagen and elastin production.

The newly formed collagen and elastin fibers work to tighten and lift the skin from within, gradually improving its tone and texture. Ultimately resulting in firmer and youthful-looking skin. The results of the HIFU treatment become more noticeable over time as the collagen remodeling process continues, with optimal results typically visible within 3-6 months after the procedure.
What is the HIFU treatment experience like in Singapore?
HIFU treatment in Singapore begins with a consultation with a doctor to assess your skin condition and determine the appropriate treatment plan.

Prior to the treatment, a strong numbing cream will be applied for 15 to 30 minutes.

During the procedure, the practitioner will apply a gel to the treatment area and use a handheld device to deliver focused ultrasound energy. The treatment may cause some discomfort, but most patients tolerate it well.
The duration of the treatment depends on the area being treated and the specific device used. In general, HIFU treatments can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes.
Is there downtime?
One of the advantages of HIFU face lifting is minimal downtime. Most patients can return to their daily activities immediately after the treatment.

Some mild side effects, such as redness, swelling, or tenderness, may occur but typically resolve within a few hours to a few days.
When can results be seen?
While some patients may notice an immediate improvement, HIFU results are typically seen over the course of 3-6 months as the skin generates new collagen.

The results can last a few years, depending on the patient's skin condition and individual response to the treatment.

Regular once a year maintenance treatments is recommended to maintain optimal results.
What are the common risks of HIFU in Singapore?

HIFU is generally considered safe, but like any medical aesthetic procedure, it carries some risks.

Possible side effects and complications include:

  • Redness, swelling, or bruising
  • Temporary numbness or tingling
  • Discomfort or pain during the treatment
  • Temporary nerve inflammation
  • Burns or scarring (rare)

To minimize these risks, it's crucial to choose a qualified and experienced practitioner who follows proper safety protocols and guidelines.

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