HIFU Facelift Treatment in Singapore for Double Chin, Loose Skin and Saggy Face

HIFU Facelift

If you’re looking for a non-surgical alternative to facelifts or other aesthetic treatments, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) may be the solution you’ve been searching for. HIFU is gaining popularity in Singapore for its ability to tighten and lift the skin without the need for invasive procedures. Explore what HIFU is, why it’s popular in Singapore, and how it works.

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What is HIFU?

HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. It is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin.

This regenerative facelift procedure is commonly used for face firming and lifting. The ultrasound energy is used in HIFU procedures and it targets the SMAS layer and successfully promotes collagen formation beneath the layer of skin.

It targets deeper layers of the skin without damaging the surface, providing face lifting and skin tightening effects. HIFU can be used on the face and neck to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin, as well as treat areas such as the double chin or saggy jowls.

Benefits of HIFU Treatment

With natural ageing, the skin loses collagen and elastin in the dermis, resulting in saggy skin and wrinkles. HIFU is effective in addressing skin laxity as it kickstarts collagen and elastin production in skin to keep it firm and tight. Many have chosen HIFU for the removal of double chin or cheek fats to achieve a V Shape Face too.  

HIFU Face Lift gives similar results as a surgical facelift without invasive surgeries, downtime and complications. After the HIFU procedure, you can resume back to normal activities. 

Tighten saggy skin

No incision, no scars

FDA Approved, Safe for use

Treatment by doctor

Single treatment results

Last up to 12 months

Non-invasive and painless process

HIFU treatment offers a non-invasive and painless alternative to traditional surgical facelifts. Unlike surgeries, HIFU does not require any incisions or leave scars. It uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin, resulting in tighter and firmer skin.

Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles start to appear. HIFU treatment helps to reduce the appearance of these age-related signs by stimulating collagen production. The increase in collagen leads to smoother skin and a reduction in the depth of wrinkles.

Tightening of sagging skin

Sagging skin is a common concern as we age. HIFU treatment can effectively tighten sagging skin, giving your face a more youthful and lifted appearance. It targets the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity.

Enhances jawline definition

HIFU is particularly effective in enhancing jawline definition because it targets the deeper layers of the skin and underlying facial fat tissues. As the ultrasound energy stimulates collagen production, the skin gradually becomes tighter, resulting in a more defined and sculpted jawline.

Natural lifting results

Unlike surgical facelifts, HIFU doesn’t require any incisions or anesthesia, making it a safer option. It triggers the body’s natural healing response. As the ultrasound energy reaches the deeper layers of the skin, it stimulates the production of new collagen, which helps to lift and firm the treated area. 

Shrinking of pores

Large pores can be a source of frustration for many people. HIFU treatment can help to shrink the size of pores, giving your skin a smoother and more even texture.

How does HIFU work?

HIFU utilises medical-grade ultrasound energy which penetrate deep into the skin at precise depths for effective skin tightening to achieve a lifted youthful appearance.

The ultrasound energy heats up the tissue below the skin’s surface, reaching 60-70 degrees celsius to trigger new collagen growth and promote effective healing and tissue repair.

This will eventually improves skin tone and texture. The heat generated also melts fats under the skin, making it effective for double chin removal.

HIFU Face Lift Treatment is FDA approved in Singapore for improving wrinkles and lifting skin. The process does not hurt the surrounding skin as it targets only the tissue that is present below the surface of your skin.

How deep does HIFU go?

HIFU targets three key layers: Epidermis, Deep Dermis and the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System, which are facial muscles normally worked on by cosmetic surgeons for a traditional facelift.

At 1.5mm depth, it reaches the superficial dermis to be able to reduce melanin to lighten pigmentation and brighten skin.

At 3mm depth, the energy reaches the deep dermis for a skin tightening effect by controlled heating of skin tissue and stimulation of collagen production

At 4.5mm depth, it reaches the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) for a skin lifting effect.

HIFU Treatment Areas

HIFU is effective in reducing signs of ageing on the face and neck. Common fine lines and wrinkles such as forehead wrinkles, frown lines, smile lines and neck lines can be treated by HIFU. To achieve V Shape Face, HIFU can remove double chin, saggy jowls and chubby cheeks for a more defined jawline.


Overactivity and repeated brow lifting could cause frown lines and forehead wrinkles to emerge on the face. These lines might become lifelong static lines.

Nasolabial Folds

Also known as laugh lines due to the loss of facial bone density, collagen loss, sagging skin, and the fall of face fat pads, the nasolabial folds could get deeper with time.

Eyelids & Eyebrows

Overactivity and repeated brow lifting could cause frown lines and forehead wrinkles to emerge on the face. Eventually, these lines might become lifelong static lines.


Sagging of the jawline occurs as a result of worsening jowls and collagen loss (too much skin heaviness and folds on either side of your lower face).

Saggy Cheeks

We have a lot of fat pads beneath the cheeks. When we become older, parts of the fat pads droop, making the cheeks look sagging.

Neck Lines and Neck

Ageing, sun damage, and a lack of moisture, and care may all make the neck skin become drier, less elastic, and thinner.

Why is HIFU Treatment Popular in Singapore?

Compared to plastic surgery, which requires physical incisions, HIFU is a non-invasive procedure that employs micro-focused ultrasound waves to tighten the skin.

Due to the exact depth penetration of the ultrasound waves, it is possible to stimulate the skin’s deep structural support layers, such as the SMAS layer—a layer that’s also targeted during surgical facial lifts.

Skin-firming outcomes are more effective and evident once this layer is tightened with the ultrasound waves.

HIFU has been shown to be a dependable and safe choice for people seeking to tighten their skin without the need for surgery.

Safe & Effective

HIFU is non-surgical and regarded as the safest skin treatment to produce amazing and noticeable results. This efficient face skin tightening treatment is painless, non-invasive, and quick. You won’t need any surgery or invasive procedures since they’ll perform it with a machine that won’t cut or damage the skin.

Helps to Reduce Wrinkles

Everyone wants smooth, radiant, and bright skin. While HiFU helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face and provides you with younger-looking skin in quickly. With this fast procedure, you’ll notice a reduction in wrinkles, and after the session, you’ll have fresher and young skin.

Boosts Collagen Production

HIFU therapy stimulates collagen formation, which aids in the repair of the skin. It penetrates deep into the skin and aids in the acceleration of collagen formation, resulting in tightened skin quickly.

What Happens During HIFU Treatment?

Before HIFU treatment

Most people find HIFU treatment tolerable. However, you may request for topical numbing cream before the procedure.

Following that, a gel solution would be put to the skin to facilitate the passage of ultrasonic waves.

During HIFU treatment

You might feel a mild prickling feeling during the procedure as the HIFU device administer pulses of ultrasonic radiation to the skin at depths of 1.5, 3.0, and 4.5mm.

This would stimulate collagen contraction accompanied by collagen regeneration.

After HIFU treatment

After HIFU treatment, you may experience minimal downtime such as a mild swelling or redness on the treatment areas.

However, these effects are temporary and will go away in a few hours.

How Often Should I do HIFU?

Most patients would need one well-executed HIFU session every nine to twelve months.

After the procedure, the toning and lifting effect should be noticeable in 4 to 6 weeks. These desired outcomes from increased collagen synthesis typically last 9-12 months.

If you have more skin laxity, you might require two sessions spaced six months apart. The process of collagen remodelling takes time, a six months waiting interval is suggested.

Results and Longevity of HIFU Treatment

Immediate tightening

After undergoing HIFU treatment, some patients may notice immediate improvements in the appearance of their skin. This can include mild swelling, tightening, and a reduction in the visibility of wrinkles.

However, it’s important to note that these immediate results are just the beginning of the process.

Best results after 2-3 months

While immediate improvements can be seen, the full results of HIFU treatment typically take 2-3 months to fully develop. During this time, the skin continues to produce collagen, which leads to tighter and firmer skin.

Patience is key during this period, as the gradual process of collagen synthesis takes time to showcase its full effects.

Long-term collagen synthesis

The long-term results of HIFU can vary from person to person. However, many individuals experience benefits that can last up to a year or longer. This is because HIFU stimulates collagen production, which helps to maintain the tightened and lifted appearance of the skin.

To maintain these results, periodic touch-up treatments may be necessary every 6-12 months.

HIFU vs Other Skin Tightening Treatments

Currently, HIFU is the only medical procedure that allow the deepest penetration of ultrasound energy for treating skin laxity and stimulating collagen. HIFU is able to penetrate deep into the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) for face lifting and skin tightening, where cosmetic surgeons work on for surgical facelifts.

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HIFU and Radio-frequency (RF)

HIFU and Radio-frequency (RF) treatment are both often used for skin tightening. However, Radio-frequency uses bulk heating, which concentrates on the epidermal layers, and does not penetrate into the deep dermis.

HIFU delivers more energy deep into the skin, and is able to reach the SMAS layers for effective skin tightening and lifting.

HIFU and Lasers

Laser procedure targets the superficial layers of the skin and focuses on conditions like pigmentation. Unlike HIFU, where it target deeper skin layers such as the deep dermis or the SMAS layer.

These two treatments actually complements each other to achieve a healthier and younger-looking complexion.

Overall, HIFU treatment is a safe and effective non-invasive option for facial lifting and improvement of wrinkles. While immediate improvements can be seen, it’s important to be patient and allow time for the full results to develop. With proper care and maintenance, you can enjoy the benefits of smoother, firmer skin for months to come.

In Clinic HIFU vs Beauty Salon HIFU

When considering HIFU treatments, individuals have two main options: in-clinic HIFU and beauty salon HIFU. While both deliver the same ultrasound technology, there are notable differences to consider.

In clinic HIFU

In-clinic HIFU treatments are performed by trained professionals in licensed medical facilities. These clinics often have advanced HIFU devices that allow for precise targeting of specific areas on the face and body. The treatment is typically administered in a comfortable and sterile environment, ensuring client safety.

Moreover, the professionals offering in-clinic HIFU can provide personalized advice and recommend additional procedures that complement the treatment, such as combining it with other non-invasive treatments like dermal fillers or chemical peels.

Beauty salon HIFU

On the other hand, beauty salon HIFU treatments are conducted in salons or spas by non-medical personnel. These establishments may use less advanced HIFU devices and lack the expertise to address individual needs effectively.

While beauty salon HIFU may be more affordable, there is a higher risk of practitioners lacking the necessary training and experience to deliver optimal results. The safety and efficacy of the treatment in such settings can be questionable, potentially leading to unsatisfactory outcomes.

It is crucial to consider the credibility and reputation of the provider when opting for HIFU treatments. Inclinics, accredited medical facilities, and licensed professionals offer a level of expertise and safety that beauty salons may not be able to match. It’s important to prioritize the efficacy, safety, and long-term results when deciding between in-clinic HIFU and beauty salon HIFU. Consulting with medical professionals or seeking recommendations from trusted sources can further assist in making an informed decision.

HIFU Treatment Price in Singapore

The cost of a HIFU Singapore treatment depends on a few different factors like as the brand of HIFU machine, the treatment area, the number of treatments required for your condition and more. In general, the cost of HIFU treatment in Singapore can starts from $300 for small areas of the face.

Brand of HIFU

Despite different brands of HIFU available, using a medical grade HIFU will definitely cost more. The common HIFU brands are Symalift, Ultraformer 3, Ultracel Q+ and Ulthera.

The estimated cost for Sygmalift ranges from $500 to $700, for Ultraformer 3 and Ultracel Q+, it ranges from $1500 to $3000, whereas Ulthera cost around $2500 to $4000.

Treatment Areas

HIFU can be done on the face, neck and body. Some practitioners will offer HIFU treatments on specific areas or smaller areas, such as upper face or lower face.

The total cost will also depends on your objective of getting a HIFU treatment, number of treatment sessions recommended for each individual’s condition.

Number of HIFU Shots 

There are standard protocols to the number of HIFU shots for every region of the face. This can also be customized to the practitioner.

On average, 800 shots of HIFU will be sufficient for a complete HIFU treatment that targets your entire face and neck region.

Doctor’s Experience

A HIFU treatment that is performed by a certified practitioner will definitely cost more than a therapist.

This is because experienced doctors have the skill set and specific techniques to achieve a long lasting or better results. You will know that you are in safe hands.

An Overview on HIFU Face Lift Singapore

Treatment Duration

30 – 40 mins

Recommended Session

1~2 sessions

Recommended Interval

6 – 12 months

Recovery Time

None to minimal downtime

Treatment Cost

From $250

Is HIFU a Safe Treatment?

At Become Aesthetics Clinic, we only use medical grade HIFU devices for our treatments, and it is operated by board certified medical doctors.

Medical grade HIFU is approved by the respective authorities for being a safe and effective treatment in Singapore. HIFU has also been around for decades and is proven to be safe for medical use with no long term side effects. It is safe for all skin types with saggy skin, and perfect for those who do not want undergo surgeries.

Non-surgical treatments may require several sessions for optimal results which will be determined by our doctor during your consultation.

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HIFU Treatment Side Effects

When undergoing a HIFU treatment, it’s important to be aware of the potential side effects that may occur. While these side effects are generally mild and temporary, it’s still important to understand what to expect. Some expected side effects of HIFU treatment include:

Mild discomfort

During the treatment, you may experience a prickling or tingling sensation, as well as a warm feeling on your skin. This discomfort is usually tolerable and should subside after the treatment.


 It’s not uncommon to experience some swelling in the treated area. This is a normal reaction to the energy that is delivered during the HIFU treatment. The swelling should go down within a few days.


You may notice some redness in the treated area, similar to a mild sunburn. This is also a normal reaction and should fade within a few days.

It’s important to note that these risks and side effects are rare and can be minimized by choosing a reputable and experienced practitioner. Always consult with a trained professional before undergoing any medical treatment. 

HIFU Before and After

Typically, the effects of HIFU treatments become noticeable after just one session. One may start to see some initial improvements such as subtle lifting and tightening of the skin within the first few weeks. 

However, the actual outcomes may vary depending on factors like skin type, concerns, and the body’s ability to heal naturally.

It is important to note that we are unable to publicly share before and after images of HIFU treatment due to regulations set by the Ministry of Health (MOH). For more information, please visit our clinics.

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Choosing The Right HIFU Treatment

Before undergoing HIFU treatment, it is crucial to schedule a clinical consultation with a qualified professional. During this consultation, the doctor will assess your face and discuss your desired outcomes. They will also explain the process of HIFU treatment thoroughly and recommend the best course of action for your specific needs. Understanding the treatment and having a clear communication with your doctor is essential for achieving the best results from HIFU.

HIFU Treatment Near Me

Finding a nearby HIFU treatment clinic is a straightforward task. Become Aesthetics Clinic has three conveniently placed clinic locations in Singapore where certified medical doctors perform HIFU treatments.

For further details, please visit our clinics at:

  • Novena Royal Square #16-07/08
  • Somerset TripleOne #04-09
  • City Hall Capitol Piazza #B2-29/30/31/32
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FAQ on HIFU Face Lift in Singapore

HIFU High-Intensity Focus Ultrasound is a non-invasive, regenerative facelift procedure used for firming and lifting. Ultrasound energy is used in HIFU procedures and it targets the SMAS layer and successfully promotes collagen formation beneath the layer of skin.

This collagen synthesis and deep penetration help lift and tighten the skin. Aside from that, HIFU could also successfully reduce the appearance of double chins, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging cheeks.

This facelift procedure in Singapore is simple to include in your skin treatment plans because it requires no injections or surgery. It has no adverse effects when applied around the eyes, as well as on the neck, jawline, and face.

There is minimal discomfort as you may feel a heat sensation or slight ache along the jawline and cheekbone during the procedure due to the warm pulses of energy causing collagen and muscle contraction. This shows that collagen production is taking place. 

HIFU is a comfortable treatment overall and usually requires no anesthesia. Most patients find it bearable and resume back to daily activities right after the treatment. Topical numbing cream is available to ease any discomfort if required.

HIFU is a safe and effective treatment, with approval from FDA. However, you should be aware of some side effects it may have that are very rare. 

Mild ache and tingling sensation only during the procedure at certain areas, which is reported as bearable for most patients. 

Redness on the skin may be visible for some patients with sensitive skin. This is not permanent and will subside a few hours after the treatment. 

Swelling of skin after the treatment may happen but it is extremely rare. Swelling will subside within a few days.

Most patients need 1 HIFU treatment to achieve results, with regular maintenance every 6 – 12 months. For those with severe skin laxity concerns may need 1-2 HIFU treatment for a start to see optimal results.

HIFU works effectively, many people just require one session. Of course, each client is unique because of their age, skin laxity, and biological sensitivity to collagen production. After half a year, some customers might benefit from further treatments.

Some people report visible effects right away, although wrinkles start to improve approximately 4 weeks following the procedure. As your body creates more new collagen, the HIFU outcomes would keep improving.

3 to 6 months following the procedure, patients report noticing continuous skin tightening. Based on the patient’s age and skin laxity, the results might last from 9 to 12 months.

Length of treatment ranges from 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the regions being treated. This is why so many individuals choose HIFU as an alternative treatment. You might, however, feel slight redness. There may be tingling or swelling, but it’s totally normal.

Before your HIFU treatment, we will have your face cleansed. After which, a layer of numbing cream will be applied onto your face for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on individuals. This step can be skipped, if you are comfortable to proceed without numbing cream.

Once your face is numbed, a cooling gel will be applied to help ease the movement of the HIFU probe. This is to ensure that the probe is able to glide smoothly over your skin and to protect your skin from the ultrasonic waves.

During the treatment, our doctor will target specific areas on your face and HIFU energy is delivered from the handheld device in short bursts. You may feel some slight discomfort as the energy is delivered to the treatment areas.

After the treatment, you can resume back to your normal activities immediately. As HIFU is a non-invasive treatment, you will only experience minimal downtime such mild redness and swelling. This is completely norma and it will resolve within a few hours.

You will notice long-lasting immediate and gradual results from HIFU. Some of you may see subtle tightening of the skin after the treatment, but it do not just stop there. HIFU also provides continuous improvement for up to a year after the treatment.

However, the lasting results of HIFU will ultimately depend on your skin condition, lifestyle or whether you are undergoing maintenance HIFU treatments to slow down the unavoidable ageing process. In order to maintain your desire appearance, it is recommended to get regular touch-up treatments.

You can expect to see mild results right after treatment such as slight skin tightening and improved skin texture. The full positive result of HIFU treatment appears after 2 to 3 months as collagen fibres take time to mature for lifting effect to be visible and obvious. The long term results that are noticeable include:

  • Firmer skin with less sagging
  • Lifted and smoother face contours
  • Reduced wrinkles and pores
  • Brighter skin tone

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