HIFU Skin Lifting Treatment
HIFU skin lifting is a cosmetic treatment that uses High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technology to lift and tighten the skin on the face and neck. It is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that stimulates collagen production and elastin fibers in the deeper layers of the skin, resulting in firmer, tighter skin.
The procedure is usually painless and requires no downtime, although some patients may experience temporary redness or swelling. Before the treatment, your doctor will prescribe oral painkillers to make the procedure more tolerable.
HIFU skin lifting can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and loss of elasticity. Results may vary depending on the individual, but most patients see an improvement in skin tightness and texture within a few weeks of the procedure.
It is important to note that HIFU skin lifting is not a permanent solution and may require maintenance treatments to maintain the results.
Ultrasound to tighten and lift skin
HIFU is currently one of the most effective non-surgical treatments for skin lifting in Singapore. Without damaging the skin and its surrounding tissues, it creates selective thermal coagulative zones on the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer to improve skin laxity and reduce fat cells.
Temperature of the treatment can reach 60 to 70 degrees Celsius without damaging the skin surface. Over the healing process in the next 2 to 3 months, a gradual skin lifting effect can be observed.
How does HIFU treatment work?
When electrical energy is transferred to the HIFU transducer, it transforms into ultrasonic waves. When the ultrasound is focused, it generates thermal energy at maximal focal point targeted at the deep adipose tissue and muscles. It kickstarts the process of thermal coagulation to the SMAS, fascia, deep dermis, and subcutaneous fibrous tissues. During the next few months, skin tightening and rejuvenation occur gradually.
Why is HIFU treatment effective in treating wrinkles and lifting the skin?
HIFU treatment has the unique function of providing a dual layer treatment:
You can see visible lifting and contouring effect which is most visible in the jowl, double chin, neck, and eyebrow after the treatment. Although painkillers might still be necessary, patients have found that there is little need to rely on large dosage on anaesthesia or painkillers since the treatment is well-tolerated.
Benefits of HIFU treatment
HIFU treatment is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment. It leverages on deep heating of the skin layers to kickstart collagen production. Here are some benefits you can expect after the treatment: