How Can HIFU in Singapore Improve Your Looks?
Fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin… Some individuals use a very popular surgical procedure to combat the aging signs: the facelift. However, there’s an innovative lifting method that could achieve the same result without injections, surgery, or pain.
HIFU in Singapore is, without a doubt, among the most effective treatments for treating these flaws.
What exactly is HIFU?
HIFU is an abbreviation for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound. This method involves focusing the ultrasound energy on your dermis (the deepest skin layer) while avoiding damage to your epidermis (the most superficial skin layer). As a result, it’s a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that leaves no scars or marks on your skin.
Why Should You Go With Hifu?
HIFU is perfect for women and men who want to “tighten” and firm their skin, particularly around the neck, cheeks, and chin. It can also help with wrinkles. Some cosmetic doctors also use HIFU for brow and eye lifting.
As part of facial skin treatment, HIFU is suggested for those over the age of 30 who have wrinkles, sagging cheeks, and loose skin and want to redefine their face’s shape and achieve a more toned look.
How Does HIFU Work?
The device uses ultrasound energy to tighten skin. This energy is transmitted to subcutaneous fat, the dermis, the SMAS layer (also known as Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System), and subcutaneous fibrous tissue. HIFU results in a temporary temperature increase of more than 47 degrees Celsius. A clotting zone is formed, and new tissue regenerates the region, making it more elastic.
This energy penetrates the skin deeply (at 1.5, 3, or 4.5 mm based on the cosmetic doctor’s assessment).
This temperature increase happens only at the device’s focal points. Outside the targeted region, tissues don’t heat up and remain untouched.
HIFU in Singapore operates in three stages:
Mechanical effect: vibrations of sound cause collagen fibers to contract and fibroblasts to stimulate collagen production.
Cavitation effect: ultrasound vibrations make the adipocytes (fat cells) membranes implode.
The ultrasound energy is converted into heat, destroying the adipocytes and leaving a tiny undetectable wound.
Is HIFU a Painful Procedure?
The perceived feeling varies greatly depending on the individual. Most clients report a slightly unpleasant sensation rather than painful. As the ultrasound generates heat, a localized rise in the body’s temperature is sensed. If the pain becomes too intense, the esthetician could modify the settings during the procedure.
Are There Any Adverse Effects?
Following the session, there might be some redness and mild pain in the treatment area.
You might also experience tingling.
Mild swelling of the treatment region is possible.
These signs should go away 2-3 days after the treatment.
What Treatments Could Be Done Along with HIFU?
HIFU is ideal for use with other anti-aging treatments like PRP facial, Profhilo treatment, and Vampire facial. HIFU is an excellent way to prepare for anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, and thread lifts. In this case, we suggest starting with HIFU to stimulate collagen production before proceeding with anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, or threads.
HIFU is non-invasive and effective. And safe treatment for skin tightening on the face.
Its benefits compared to a surgical facelift are difficult to dismiss. There are no scars, incisions, or required recovery or rest time. HIFU is also significantly cheaper compared to a traditional facelift.
Compared to a surgical face lift, HIFU is a great alternative if you want a painless, quick, and noninvasive treatment. Of course, HIFU is not a cure-all for aging. The treatment best suits those with mild to moderate skin laxity, and it might be necessary to repeat the treatment in 1-2 years as the natural process of aging takes over.