If you’re looking for a safe and non-invasive way to tighten your skin and reverse signs of aging, the HIFU facelift procedure may be suitable for you. The effects of the HIFU treatment are long-lasting and can help you feel more confident.
In this article, you’ll read all you need to know about the HIFU facelift in Singapore: from what it is to the cost you can expect.
What is HIFU facelift?
HIFU stands for high-intensity focused ultrasound and is used by aesthetic clinics like Cambridge Medical Group in Singapore to tighten the skin by promoting collagen production within the skin. This helps the skin to lift and makes it look tighter and smoother. A lot of people consider the HIFU facelift as an alternative to invasive surgical facelifts.
The way it works
The way HIFU works is by targeting the deep layers of skin where collagen is stored. The HIFU machine delivers high-intensity ultrasound waves in short pulses and it allows for the body to promote natural collagen production and thus regenerate the skin. Because the body uses its collagen, patients can see their final results from the HIFU treatment in around 2-3 months.
Benefits of the HIFU treatment
The benefits of the HIFU facelift include not having to get surgery to improve your skin or staying at a hospital. It’s a fast procedure, done in around an hour, and patients can go on with their usual day right after. It also has minimal side effects and is suitable for anyone who wants to tighten their skin without wanting to undergo surgery.
Some of the aesthetic benefits of the HIFU treatment are:
- Reduced wrinkles
- Tighter skin on the face and décolletage
- Smoother skin
- Defined jawline
Can anyone get HIFU facelift done?
There aren’t any specific requirements for patients undergoing HIFU facelift. The HIFU treatment is best for someone over 30 when the first signs of aging are visible and want to reverse some of the aging processes. Most patients who want the procedure done can complain about their skin becoming slightly looser around the face or neck.
Most people who get HIFU facelift are around 40 or 50 because they can want a significant difference in their skin.
The best thing you can do is schedule a consultation with a dermatologist who will tell you if you’re a suitable candidate for the HIFU facelift and suggest treatments that may be more suitable for you.
Is HIFU safe?
HIFU has been used in the medical field for treating tumors at first and used in aesthetic medicine for more than 10 years. That being said, it’s always important to consult an experienced dermatologist who can treat your skin safely and effectively.
Generally, HIFU is suitable for all skin types and levels of aging. If your skin is severely loosed, then you might have to repeat a session but generally, patients feel improvement in just one session.
HIFU also doesn’t have any side effects associated with other ways to treat sagging and aging skin such as lasers.
Are there any side effects of HIFU?
HIFU is overall a safe and fast way to treat your skin but there are some mild side-effects you can feel during and after the procedure.
- Redness: People with sensitive skin can feel mild redness which will go away on their own, or your dermatologist will give a calming cream to relieve the skin.
- Swelling: Some patients may feel slight swelling after the procedure but it will go away in a couple of days.
- Tingling and numbness: As the ultrasound penetrates deep within the skin it can cause a feeling of numbness. This is a very side effect.
- Pain: Feeling pain is not uncommon during the procedure but it can be managed with some numbing creams.
Can the HIFU be used in other areas of the body?
The HIFU can also be used on the body, especially for patients who want to reduce their tummy fat or post-pregnancy or reduce fat from areas such as the inner thighs, hips, arms, and buttocks. It works the same way as the HIFU for facelifts but it can reduce fat cells and cellulite.
Cost for HIFU treatments in Singapore
The cost for HIFU facelift can vary from clinic to clinic depending on the size of the affected area, the severity, and the number of sessions, the doctor’s fee and additional treatments you might get. You can expect a cost of around 300$ per session to 2000$ per session. The price will also depend on the type of HIFU machine used.
HIFU for body treatments can cost anywhere between 500$ to 5000$ per session.
What else should I keep in mind about the HIFU treatment?
It’s important to know that only qualified doctors should perform HIFU. If you see HIFU being performed elsewhere than a clinic, you should consider going to a different place. Another important thing you should keep in mind is that your doctor should be certified to use HIFU treatments to be sure of the safety.