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Before and After a HIFU Treatment – A Quick Glance on The Benefits, Results and Expectations

In Enlarged Pores, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, HIFU, Skin Lifting, Skin Tightening

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Before & After a HIFU Treatment

HIFU is considered one of the most effective anti-aging treatments in Singapore. There’s a growing trend of HIFU treatments in Singapore for their ability to tighten and lift skin without surgical procedures. So, one may wonder, what can I expect before and after a HIFU treatment?

It has been said that the procedure stimulates collagen and elastin production in the skin and is capable of delivering similar results as surgical face lifts. There are also benefits that HIFU can introduce better v-shape jawline definition.

In our article today, we’ll be diving deeper into what you can expect for your HIFU Facelift treatment.

What exactly is HIFU treatment?

The High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound or ‘HIFU’ for short, consist of a long trail of technological innovation since 2008. HIFU works by delivering ultrasound energy into specific layers of the skin to trigger the production of new collagen and elastin.

The ultrasound energy penetrates deep into the skin without damaging the surface, providing desired lifting and skin tightening effects. The procedure is commonly used to treat wrinkles and saggy skin around face and neck.

The Benefits of HIFU Treatment

Our skin ages with time, resulting in saggy skin and wrinkles. HIFU is effective at addressing skin laxity by stimulating collagen and elastin production in the skin to keep it tight and firm. HIFU is also touted to achieve a V slim face by removing double chin or cheek fats.

Benefits At A Glance

  • Non-invasive and safe procedure
  • Tightening of saggy skin
  • Lifting effects with a natural-looking result
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhances jawline 
  • Shrinks pores

Before A HIFU Treatment

Having a proper consultation with our aesthetic doctors is important before your HIFU treatment. In most cases, you do not need additional preparation unless recommended by our doctors.

The consulting doctor may advise avoiding certain skincare products in the hours leading to the procedure. These may include retinoids, exfoliants, and chemical peels.

You may feel a tingling sensation and slight heat with the HIFU procedure but most patients describe the procedure as painless. Our doctors will apply numbing cream before the procedure to make sure your procedure is as comfortable as possible.

What to Expect During A HIFU Treatment

  • Our doctor and therapists will first clean the areas of any impurities. You’re recommended to not wear makeup on the day of your appointment.
  • Topical anaesthesia or numbing cream will be applied onto your face around 15-30 minutes before the procedure
  • Following that, a gel solution will be applied to facilitate the passage of ultrasonic waves.
  • You’ll lie down as the doctor uses a hand-held ultrasound device to deliver focused energy to the treatment area.
  • You may feel mild heat and a tingling sensation but most patients describe the process as relatively painless
  • Pulses of ultrasonic energy are delivered into the skin at 1.5, 3 and 4.5 millimetres respectively. 
  • The HIFU treatment typically takes 15-30 minutes
HIfu treatment laser depth

After A HIFU Treatment

HIFU treatments are non-invasive and do not damage the top layer of the skin. Hence, you may expect minimal to no downtime.

You can resume your daily activities almost immediately. In some cases, you may observe mild redness on your skin but don’t worry, they will gradually fade away in a day or two. 

We strongly advise you to avoid direct sunlight after the procedure as your skin will be more vulnerable after the procedure. Below are some additional tips on what to expect after the HIFU treatment:

Results Of A Hifu Treatment

Most patients only need one session of HIFU to see visible results. Within the first week alone, individuals may notice lifting and tightening of the skin.

The results may vary across different individuals as it depends on your skin type, severity and the body’s natural ability to heal. Full results are expected after a few sessions across a 1-3 month span.

Do note that we are unable to publicly share before and after images of our patients after the HIFU treatment due to regulations set by the Ministry of Health.

Smoother Face Appearance

Patients have observed smoother complexion as fine lines, wrinkles and sagging are reduced across the face. With the improvements, patients have observed a more lifted and youthful look.

Enhanced Jawline

Loose skin around the chin is reduced, resulting in an enhancement of the jawline. As the skin gradually becomes tighter, you may expect a tighter and more defined v-shaped jawline. 

Long-Term Collagen Production

Most patients can expect to see improvements over their face to last for approximately 9 – 12 months after the treatment. A periodic touch-up treatment every 6-12 months will help retain the firm and lifted look.

Shrinking of Pores

Large visible pores are visibly reduced as HIFU helps to shrink and tighten enlarged pores, resulting in a more even skin texture. 

Get Started with HIFU Treatment Today!

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.

Finding a nearby clinic around you is easy. Become Aesthetics has three convenient clinic locations in Singapore where medical doctors perform the HIFU treatments. If you’re interested in HIFU face lifting treatment, be sure to book a consultation with our qualified aesthetic doctor to determine if it’s the right treatment for you.

For more information regarding the HIFU treatment, you can check out our top 30 questions to ask yourself before going for HIFU treatment.

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