HIFU Treatment in Singapore
What is Ultraformer 3 HIFU?
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), uses precise medical grade ultrasound energy for non-surgical face lifting and skin tightening. The Ultraformer III HIFU is a 3rd generation HIFU machine offering higher power, lesser discomfort, increased safety, and clinically proven results.
HIFU Treatment is Dr. Edwin's first choice for non-invasive face lifting.
Which layers can HIFU target?
Focused ultrasound energy waves are produced by the transducer handpiece targeting 4 different levels of the skin.
- 4.5mm (Targets SMAS layer for lifting effect)
- 3.0mm (Deep dermis tightening)
- 2.0mm (Ideal for treating eyebags and around the eye)
- 1.5mm (Superficial dermis tightening)
How does HIFU Facelift Singapore Treatment work?
Heat is generated at that specific level, starting a thermal coagulation process which to stimulate collagen fibres to thicken and shorten producing a tightening and lifting effect of the skin.
For lifting, the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) layer is specifically targeted with the 4.5mm transducer. The SMAS layer is a crucial support structure of the face. In fact, surgical facelifts by plastic surgeons target this exact layer to achieve a face lifting effect.
With age, the SMAS layer loses its elasticity and results in skin laxity, jowl formation and deepening of the nasolabial folds. Stimulating collagen production and tightening this layer with a HIFU treatment allows us to achieve a “Medical Facelift”.
At a depth of 1.5mm and 3.0mm, thermal energy triggers collagen remodelling leading to tighter skin, improved fine lines and wrinkles and smoother skin texture.
Which areas of the face can be treated with HIFU?
Benefits of HIFU Treatment Singapore
The most popular treatment indication for HIFU is the face and neck lift. By stimulating one's own collagen production through the layers of the skin, HIFU delivers natural looking skin lifting and tightening results.
Depending on the setting used, HIFU face lift treatments are able to "melt" facial fats while tightening the area simultaneously. This is very useful for V shaped face contouring, jowl reduction and treating double chins.
Eyebags can be targeted and treated with HIFU by tightening the orbital retaining ligament as well as reduction of infraorbital fat (fats found under the eye).
HIFU treatments are also able to effectively treat cellulite, skin laxity and stretch marks, perfect for post-pregnancy mums!
HIFU Treatment Experience
To reduce discomfort, oral painkillers are prescribed and a strong numbing cream is applied for 30 minutes.
Dr Edwin will develop a customised HIFU treatment plan after discussing with you about the areas to focus on. Depending on the size/number of areas treated, treatment duration may vary between 30 to 90 minutes.
An aching feeling / mild discomfort may be experienced during the procedure and may last up to 1 week. No side effects are associated with getting a HIFU treatment.
Downtime is minimal. Some patients may have redness lasting a few days. We recommend applying our Intensive Recovery Cream to accelerate the healing process.
Results are natural and will gradually be seen over 3 to 6 months. HIFU treatments should be done once a year for maintenance.
How long is the HIFU treatment procedure?
HIFU treatments typically take between 60 to 90 minutes depending on the number of areas treated
Is HIFU treatment painful?
Numbing cream will first be applied to reduce discomfort. During the procedure, mild aching pain may be felt over bony areas.
How long before I can see results with a HIFU treatment?
How long do HIFU treatment results last for?
HIFU treatment results typically last for 12 months.
Is there any downtime for HIFU Singapore treatment?
Your skin may appear flushed after the procedure but skin redness should subside in 2 to 4 hours. However, some patients may experience an aching feeling after HIFU treatments which may last up to 1 week.
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