High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation. It uses focused ultrasound waves that target the deep layers of skin, specifically the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer, the one responsible for sagging skin and wrinkles. The heated layers of skin stimulate collagen production that tightens and lifts skin. The skin tightening and collagen stimulation results in a more youthful appearance.

HIFU treatment is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive option for people who want to improve their skin and facial contours without undergoing a surgical facelift. Its popularity in Singapore has been due to its numerous advantages and effectiveness in skin rejuvenation.

Advantage of HIFU in Singapore

High-intensity focused ultrasound treatment addresses common aesthetic concerns in Singapore, such as fine lines and wrinkles, loose or sagging skin, and the desire for enhanced facial definition (eliminating double chin).

Given Singapore’s climate, residents are exposed to UV radiation, which can accelerate the skin ageing process. This causes sun damage that contributes to skin laxity and the formation of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin surface.

HIFU stimulates collagen production, resulting in natural lifting, tightening, and rejuvenation of the skin, which reduces fine lines, and wrinkles and enhances facial contours for a more youthful look.

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The advantages of HIFU facelift treatment in Singapore include:

  • Non-surgical: It offers a non-invasive alternative to traditional surgical facelifts.

  • Improves facial contours: By stimulating collagen production, HIFU enhances facial definition without the need for fillers or implants.

  • Minimal downtime: As HIFU is a non-invasive procedure, there is no need for recovery time, allowing patients to resume their activities right after the procedure.

  • Customisable treatment: HIFU can be tailored to the patient’s specific concerns and desired results, making it a versatile option for various aesthetic concerns.

  • Natural-looking results: The gradual tightening and lifting effects of HIFU treatment result in a natural-looking outcome, making it difficult to tell if any cosmetic procedure has been done.

  • Long-lasting effects: Unlike other non-invasive treatments that may require multiple sessions, the results from one HIFU session can last up to one year or more.

Process of HIFU Treatment in Singapore


A preliminary consultation with a qualified doctor is done before undergoing High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment in Singapore. This is to evaluate the patient’s suitability for the procedure and to set realistic goals and expectations.

At Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic, a personalised treatment plan is created depending on the area of concern. Some patients have more concern over their double chin appearance; others are more concerned with overexpression lines, such as crow’s feet. A quick consultation will help to determine individual concerns and customise the treatment accordingly.

During the consultation, the patient and doctor will engage in a comprehensive discussion about:

  • Understanding the patient’s goals. This helps the doctor tailor the HIFU procedure to meet these specific objectives.

  • An examination of the patient’s medical history and current health conditions to ensure the safety and efficacy of the HIFU treatment.

  • The doctor will closely examine the patient’s face or other areas to assess the skin’s condition and determine the best course of action.

Upon consultation and examination, the doctor will advise if HIFU treatment is suitable and discuss alternative or complementary treatments that could better suit the patient’s needs. These may include Liftera (often referred to as Lux V-lift, which combines HIFU and TDT technologies), Ultherapy, or Thermage.

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Treatment Procedure

The High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment process lifts and tightens the skin without invasive surgery. The treatment procedure lasts between 30-90 minutes, depending on the treatment area. Here’s a timeline of a HIFU treatment session with the procedure:

  • 0-30 minutes – The medical staff will clean the area and apply a numbing cream for approximately 20-30 minutes to minimise any discomfort during the procedure.

  • 30-60 minutes – The numbing cream will be removed, and a gel will be applied to help transmit ultrasound waves. The HIFU handpiece will be applied to the treated area. During this time, slight discomfort may be experienced, especially in bony areas.

  • 60-75 minutes – Once the treatment is completed, the gel will be removed, and a soothing mask or cream may be applied to help reduce any redness or swelling.

HIFU machine

Ultraformer III HIFU Treatment

HIFU machines have different handpieces that target different depths of the skin to customise individual treatment for each patient according to their needs. Our doctor will have a look at the patient’s skin and their concerns, then formulate a treatment plan using different depths and numbers of shots to help patients achieve optimal results.

In Singapore, clinics employ a variety of HIFU machines. These medical-grade HIFU devices have a unique method of delivering ultrasound energy, with linear HIFU devices commonly used for reduction of bulky areas and microfocused HIFU used for skin tightening and lifting.

Ultraformer MPT

Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic uses the Ultraformer III HIFU and Ultraformer MPT machines for HIFU treatment. These devices are at the forefront of HIFU technology, designed to deliver precise and targeted ultrasound energy to the skin’s deeper layers. This energy generates low levels of heat in the skin that stimulate collagen production, resulting in firmer, rejuvenated skin.

The HIFU MPT is slightly different from other machines. Their handpieces come with the micropulse mode ( MP), which helps to markedly sculpt the jawline, reduce under-chin fat and improve skin elasticity. This technology is more efficient compared to older machines.

MP Mode Technology

The HIFU MPT treatment is also more comfortable and much less painful, with most of my patients feeling it’s less than 20% in terms of discomfort compared to the older machines. It is also much faster in terms of treatment time, as each shot can be triggered as fast as under 0.1s.

Advanced high-intensity focused ultrasound technology, such as that found in the Ultraformer III HIFU and Ultraformer MPT, offers optimal results in skin tightening and rejuvenation treatments. Some of the key benefits include:

  • Non-invasive treatment with no need for downtime

  • Targeted treatment that can reach varying depths beneath the skin

  • Stimulates natural collagen production for long-lasting results

  • Suitable for various areas of the face and body

Post Treatment

Following a HIFU treatment in Singapore, patients are advised to adhere to specific aftercare practices to ensure optimal results and comfort.

  • Regularly apply a hydrating moisturiser to help soothe the skin and enhance the treatment benefits.

  • Monitor the skin for irritation or unusual side effects, and consult your doctor if any concerns arise.

The recovery time with HIFU treatment is minimal, and most patients can resume their activities immediately after the procedure. However, understanding the possible side effects of initial treatments and knowing how to effectively manage them can enhance the healing process.

  • Mild discomfort and redness – Usually resolves in a few hours

  • Bruising and swelling – These are temporary and generally subside within a week. Applying cold compresses or taking over-the-counter pain medication can help manage these symptoms.

  • Numbness or tingling – This sensation may occur temporarily and last up to 2 weeks.

HIFU Treatment Price in Singapore

The cost of HIFU treatment in Singapore depends on:

  • specific area being treated

  • number of sessions required to achieve the desired results

Generally, the average cost range for a HIFU treatment falls between SGD $600 to SGD $4,000. At Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic, HIFU treatment for full-face costs $1980.00 (excluding 9% GST). This competitive pricing blends expert care with affordability by providing exceptional value for enhancing their own skin tone without the high price tag with premier aesthetic treatments.

HIFU Before and After

Due to regulations by the Ministry of Health (MOH), we can’t display actual before and after treatment photos publicly. These regulations are in place to ensure privacy and ethical standards are maintained, preventing the potential misuse of sensitive images.

Understanding the importance of seeing treatment outcomes, we offer alternative solutions. Those interested in learning more about the regulations can find it here. Another option is to schedule a private consultation. During this consultation, you may have the opportunity to view before and after photos of HIFU results, strictly with previous client consent, ensuring privacy and confidentiality are upheld.

Why Choose Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic

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When seeking HIFU treatment, choose the clinic that delivers exceptional results and, at the same time, prioritises your safety and well-being. Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic stands out as a premier destination for HIFU treatments, offering a unique blend of expertise, innovation, and patient care. Here are the compelling reasons to choose Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic for your HIFU treatment needs:

  • Reputation: Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic is renowned for its high standards and positive patient outcomes.

  • Qualified Doctor: We have a qualified doctor who is experienced in HIFU techniques, ensuring your treatment is in the safest hands.

  • Specialised Services: Our signature Lux V-Lift HIFU Therapy is a testament to our innovation in non-surgical facelifts to meet individual aesthetic goals.

  • Cutting-edge Technology: We utilise the latest HIFU technology to provide effective, precise treatments that offer natural-looking results with minimal downtime.

  • Personalised Care: At Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic, every patient receives personalised care and attention suited to their needs and desires.

Our Doctor

At Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic, our doctor is the foundation behind our success in HIFU treatments. We commit to excellence and personalised patient care to ensure that you achieve your aesthetic desires in the safest and most capable hands. Here’s why our doctor is trusted for HIFU treatments:

  • Years of Experience: With years of experience in medical aesthetics, our doctor has performed thousands of HIFU treatments. She has the skills to provide natural-looking, precise results.

  • Commitment to Personalised Care: Recognising the patient’s unique needs, our doctor takes the time to understand and tailor treatments that align with individual aesthetic aspirations.

  • Continual Professional Development: Our team remains at the forefront of aesthetic medicine by continuously updating their knowledge and skills, ensuring they deliver cutting-edge treatments with the most advanced HIFU technology available. 

Taking the Next Step

Schedule a consultation with Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic to discuss your specific concerns and receive a customised treatment plan that targets your needs. Their expertise allows you to understand the treatment, recovery, and expected outcomes according to your current aesthetic goals.

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Empower yourself by enhancing your beauty and confidence with HIFU treatment at Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic. It’s the first step to a more confident you.

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Important Information

*prices stated are exclusive of 9% GST.

Nothing in this website constitutes or is intended to constitute medical advice and readers rely on the statements contained herein at their own risk. Treatment results, experiences and downtime (if any) may vary by individuals. Please make an appointment with our clinic for a thorough medical assessment of your condition and treatment requirements.

Dr. Kellyn Shiau
Dr Kellyn Shiau graduated from University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine from the National University of Singapore. After graduation, she practiced medicine in various major restructured hospitals and also privately with a well-established medical group in Singapore. She is experienced and has trained extensively in medical aesthetics for many years.
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