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Dos and Don’ts of HIFU: What to Do for Optimal Results

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Embarking on a journey to rejuvenate your skin with HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is an exciting step toward a more youthful appearance. To ensure you make the most of this transformative experience, it’s important to be aware of the do’s and don’ts associated with HIFU treatments. Let’s delve into the guidelines that will help you achieve the best possible outcomes.

The Do’s:

Consultation is Key

Always start with a consultation with a qualified aesthetic doctor. Discuss your medical history, current skin condition, and any medications you’re taking. This step ensures that HIFU is safe and suitable for you.

Choose a Reputable Clinic for HIFU

Opt for a reputable and experienced clinic that  is well-versed in performing HIFU treatments. Look for certifications and reviews that attest to their expertise.

Follow Pre-Treatment Instructions

If your aesthetic doctor gives you any pre-treatment guidelines, adhere to them diligently. These instructions might include avoiding certain medications or skincare products before the procedure.

Stay Hydrated

Proper hydration is essential for healthy skin. Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your HIFU session to optimize skin health and healing.

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Sun protection is vital. Shield your skin from direct sunlight and wear sunscreen daily to safeguard the treated area and prevent further damage.

The Don’ts:

Don’t Expect Immediate Miracles

HIFU is a gradual process. Don’t be disheartened if you don’t see dramatic changes immediately after the treatment. Results will unfold over time as collagen production increases. Full results usually show after 2-3 months. 

Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure

Sunburned or tanned skin is not ideal for HIFU. Avoid sunbathing or tanning beds before and after the procedure to prevent complications.

Say No to Exfoliants and Harsh Products

In the days leading up to and following your HIFU session, steer clear of aggressive exfoliants, retinoids, and other harsh skincare products that could irritate the skin.

Skip Invasive Procedures

HIFU (1) is non-invasive, so avoid any other invasive facial treatments like chemical peels or microdermabrasion in the weeks surrounding your HIFU session.

Don’t Overdo It

While maintenance sessions are often recommended, don’t overdo the frequency of HIFU treatments. Follow the treatment plan suggested by your doctor for optimal results.


Navigating the world of HIFU requires a blend of patience, diligence, and expert guidance. By adhering to the do’s and don’ts, you’re setting the stage for a successful HIFU journey. Remember, your skin’s health and appearance are a reflection of your care and commitment. With the right approach, HIFU can be a powerful tool in your arsenal for achieving a revitalized and more youthful you.

At Become Aesthetics Clinic, our patient’s comfort and wellness are our top priority, drop by our clinic for a consultation. We’re happy to serve you!

Medically reviewed by: Dr Chin Kok Ping

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