HIFU Treatment Pros and Cons – Is it worth it?
HIFU treatment is one of the top anti aging treatment in Singapore to tighten and lift face.
Gone are the days where surgical face lifts are required for skin tightening.
HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is the gold standard technology to improve, tightens and lifts the skin.
It is a non-surgical face lift procedure to melt facial fats and remove double chin for a slimmer face.
Most importantly, there is no down time and visible results can be seen from the first session.
How does HIFU treatment work?
HIFU is an HSA-approved face lifting treatment. It uses ultrasonic technology to reach 3 layers under the skin to stimulate collagen production.
The ultrasound beams penetrate through skin at 60-70 degrees Celsius without causing damage to skin surface.
The focused beams will melt fat in the face while stimulating collagen to tighten the skin, giving the skin a lifting and toning look.
A 2017 studies found that 12 weeks after HIFU treatment, the skin elasticity of the cheekbones, lower belly, and thighs had greatly improved.
1.5 mm Depth
The ultrasound energy targets the superficial dermis at a depth of 1.5mm, aiming to lighten any pigmentation. The quantity of melanin on the skin decreases after a few treatments, lighten pigmentation and brighten complexion.
3 mm Depth
HIFU treatment at 3mm depth is to heat the skin tissues for a tightening effect. The ultrasound penetrates deep into the dermis, causing collagen formation to increase.
4.5 mm Depth
SMAS (Muscle) Layer
The lifting action occurs at a depth of 4.5mm. When ultrasonic energy reaches the SMAS muscle layer, it stimulates and tightens it, resulting in good skin lifting outcomes.
Price of HIFU Treatment
The price of HIFU treatment in Singapore ranges based on clinics. The costs of HIFU mainly differs on type of HIFU, FDA approved, price of consumables and clinic overheads.
At Bio Aesthetic, we offer only transparent pricing on our aesthetic services. The price of HIFU starts from $380.
HIFU Compare with Other Skin Tightening Treatment
In the current market, HIFU is the only medical device that can penetrates the layer of the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) for face lifting and skin tightening.
When comparing HIFU to radio frequency (RF) skin tightening, radiofrequency skin tightening employs bulk heating, concentrates on epidermal layers, and does not penetrate the deep dermis.
When comparing HIFU to laser skin tightening, laser concentrates on the top layer of the skin, generally at a depth of 1.5mm, which is ideal for fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentations, and tattoos.
HIFU Facelift vs. Surgical Facelift
Surgical facelift is a cosmetic operation to modifying and eliminating sections of the skin and muscle tissue in the face and neck for an overall face tightening.
The patient require to undergo general anaesthetic before the surgery and the effects are permanent.”
With surgery, there is always a higher chance of risks and potential complication and scarring.
Traditional facelifts are extremely costly, and the results aren’t necessarily natural.
HIFU is the better option
HIFU treatment can yield similar results to surgical face lifts. Most importantly, HIFU is non-invasive and non-surgical and has no down time.
Most patients find the HIFU technique to be pleasant and tolerable. Normal activities can be resumed after the treatment.
HIFU is cost-effective; the treatment achieves the same lifting effect at a lower cost than a surgical facelift, which may cost upwards of $10,000.
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