HIFU Treatment in Singapore
Keen to lift sagging skin and to rejuvenate your face but unable to afford any downtime?
Introducing the revolutionary Ultraformer III HIFU. The Ultraformer III HIFU is equipped with MMFU technology that gives maximum efficacy for face lifting. Powerful, reduced pain, rapid treatment, zero downtime and effective lifting and firming. Clinically Proven.
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HIFU Treatment in Singapore
At Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic, we offer a range of personalised treatments designed to help you restore the health and vigour of your skin, and achieve the V shape face look that has become so desirable.
One of our most popular and effective procedures is High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, more commonly known as HIFU treatment. Designed to lift sagging skin and rejuvenate your appearance without the need for any form of invasive surgery, a HIFU facelift produces rapid results combined with minimal recovery time, so you will not only look great, but can get back to living your life without delay.
What is a HIFU facelift?
When you undergo HIFU treatment in Singapore, high intensity ultrasound waves penetrate the surface skin and work by contracting the deeper layers of skin and tissue below. This process then helps to stimulate the production of collagen which ‘lifts’ the skin and produces a firmer, more youthful appearance on the face and neck.
Taut skin where there is no sagging or drooping means better defined cheeks and a more sculpted jawline, both of which are key to achieving a V shape face.
Where can HIFU treatment be used?
A HIFU treatment can involve treatment to a number of areas. It can be used for facial contouring on the jawline, or to tighten up sagging skin on the cheeks. It can also be used around the eyes to reduce fine lines under the eyes, lift drooping eyelids, or to reduce crowfeet and laugh lines around the corners of the eyes. The neck and underchin area can also benefit from treatment with a HIFU machine, as can the chest or décolletage. HIFU treatment can also be used on the body. This includes abdomen, thighs and arms to firm and tighten loose skin.
How does HIFU facelift Singapore treatment work?
HIFU treatment offers a form of non-invasive face lift by using ultrasound energy to stimulate the production of collagen and ‘melt’ fat cells in the face, neck, or brow. Using a special handset, energy waves are directed at different levels or layers of the skin, in particular the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) layer. This produces a tightening or lifting effect which enhances the appearance of the specific areas of the face or neck being treated.
Before starting the HIFU treatment, a layer of numbing cream is first applied to the skin for approximately 30 mins. This is then removed before a layer of gel is applied to the skin which helps to transmit the ultrasound waves. The HIFU hand piece is then applied to the area being treated. There may be a slight feeling of discomfort when the device is used on particularly bony areas. You can expect a treatment session to last between 30 – 45 minutes.
It is a very safe form of treatment, and after a session there are usually no HIFU downtime effects, with little or no recovery time required. In some cases, your skin may have some red spots in certain areas for an hour or two afterwards, but you can resume daily activities immediately, and make up and skin care products can be used as normal.
Although there are HIFU results visible more or less straight away, it can take between 2 to 3 months for the full skin tightening and lifting effect of a HIFU treatment to be seen. In most cases, only one treatment session is required, although some people with more loose skin may find additional sessions are needed to achieve the desired results, which will usually last for around 9 to 12 months. Subsequent top up sessions after this time can then be undergone to maintain the effect.
HIFU results look very natural, and with our personalised treatment plans, you can achieve an attractive, youthful lifted face with minimal fuss.
Benefits of HIFU facelift treatment in Singapore
One of the primary benefits of having a HIFU facelift in Singapore is that it produces a high quality, long lasting and natural looking lift effect that rejuvenates your whole appearance. Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic, under the guidance of Dr. Kellyn Shiau, offer a range of HIFU double chin and skin tightening treatments designed in consultation with you to achieve a natural, more toned appearance without the need for invasive surgery. Our treatments are suitable for all areas of the face, including the cheeks, eyes, as well as on the neck and chest.
We use the latest HIFU machines and technology in all of our treatments, and the process is entirely safe with minimal discomfort. The ultrasound waves can be calibrated to a range of depths to achieve precise results, so we can personalise the treatment to suit your specific needs, and this is why HIFU treatment is so effective in achieving a natural lifted look. There is generally no age barrier as to who might benefit from the treatment.
What is Ultraformer 3 HIFU?
Ultraformer 3 HIFU is revolutionary form of technology that has taken HIFU facelifts to new levels. It enables more precise targeting of the different skin layers in the face and neck, producing even better results tailored to your specific requirements.
How does HIFU Ultraformer 3 work?
HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) energy is applied in uniform dots to the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) layer of the skin at temperatures of 65 – 75°C. This produces a micro thermal effect which stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, the protein that provides strength and stability to the skin. As a result, the skin becomes naturally tighter and more taut, which gives it a ‘lifted’, more youthful appearance.
HIFU Ultraformer 3 treatment is non-invasive and does not break the skin or require injections. There is minimal discomfort during a treatment session, and HIFU side effects, if any, disappear quickly. No downtime is generally required after treatment, meaning you can resume your regular lifestyle straight away.
Additional depths for the HIFU Ultraformer 3
One of the advantages to using HIFU Ultraformer 3 treatment is that it can be specifically targeted at different skin layers in order to treat precise areas of the face, neck and chest, and to achieve a range of different results.
This means Ultraformer III HIFU offers greater versatility and has more applications than some other forms of facelift treatment. In addition to treating the skin at 4.5mm where the SMAS is situated and where most of the face lifting effect takes place, other skin and tissue layers can also be treated, as can areas of the body besides the face.
What is a HIFU non-surgical facelift treatment like?
A HIFU non-surgical facelift is designed to provide minimal discomfort. Any discomfort felt can be experienced when the Ultraformer 3 handpiece is used on bony areas of the face, such as the brow or jawline. Otherwise, the process is entirely non-invasive, and so the skin is not broken nor are any injections required. It is also a very targeted process, meaning that only the specific areas requiring attention are treated. There are generally minimal side effects or discomfort resulting from a HIFU treatment session, meaning you can return to work and your regular lifestyle straight away.
What can HIFU Ultraformer 3 Treat?
HIFU Ultraformer is a very versatile form of treatment, and can be used to enhance the look and quality of your skin in a number of ways. If you want to achieve a V shape face, for instance, HIFU Ultraformer 3 will lift and firm your jawline, reinvigorate drooping cheeks and restore sagging jowls. It can also tighten the skin on the neck and soften the nasolabial folds (the lines on either side of the mouth that extend from the edge of the nose to the mouth’s outer corners). The treatment is also used as a form of non-surgical brow lift.
More generally, treatment with Ultraformer 3 HIFU in Singapore can enhance overall skin tone and restore the skin’s natural elasticity, which tends to deteriorate with age. It can also help with loose skin almost anywhere on the body.
Ultraformer 3 vs other HIFU treatments
Ultraformer 3 features cutting edge technology and is one of the most effective and powerful models of HIFU machine in Singapore. It utilises macro & micro focused ultrasound (MMFU) and so is extraordinarily precise in the areas it is able to target. This means there is less heat diffusion into surrounding tissues, resulting in more comfortable and more effective treatment than other HIFU systems, and it is able to operate at a greater range of depths, thereby making more customised treatments possible.
Ultherapy vs HIFU Ultraformer 3
Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin lifting and tightening procedure that uses ultrasound technology to refresh the appearance of your skin and help you to regain a fresher, more youthful look. It uses targeted ultrasound energy waves directed under the skin at the SMAS layer to boost the body’s collagen levels and production. Some initial lifting can be seen as soon as the treatment is completed, but it can take up to 3 months before the full effects are able to be seen.
Although they both use ultrasound technology to produce non-invasive facelifts, there are two main differences between ultherapy and HIFU Ultraformer 3. Ultherapy incorporates an ultrasound visual imaging system, which means it provides the highest possible levels of precision during treatments, while Ultraformer 3 has a specialised 2mm handpiece that makes it more suitable when treating ultra-sensitive areas, such as around the eyes and brow.
What is the difference between Ultherapy and HIFU?
The main difference between other forms of HIFU and ultherapy is in the technology that is used. Ultherapy utilises an ultrasound visual imaging system that enables pinpoint precision when it comes to targeting the exact layer of the skin that is to be treated.
Although there are no significant differences between ultherapy and HIFU in terms of treatment times or ultimate outcomes, it may be that after consultation our team recommends one form of treatment over another, depending on your specific goals and circumstances. This will be discussed in full at your consultation.
Thermage vs HIFU
Thermage treatment is designed to firm and tighten loose skin on the face or tummy. It can help you to combat the signs of ageing through the non-invasive use of radiofrequency energy. This enhances natural collagen production and results in greater lift and tightness of the skin, thereby producing a more toned and youthful look.
When it comes to the question of thermage vs HIFU, thermage is more focused on removing wrinkles and skin textural improvement. It is particularly useful for treating fine lines around the eyes and upper eyelids that are sagging or drooping, and is also especially beneficial when used to firm up the skin on the abdomen post pregnancy or in the case of sudden weight loss. Overall, thermage delivers a natural looking result that helps to improve the general elasticity of the skin.
Why Choose Lux for HIFU Treatment in Singapore?
At Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic, we are Singapore HIFU facelift specialists, and we offer fully personalised treatment designed to meet your needs and help you reach your goals.
Contact us to discuss our full range of HIFU treatment options, and we will be happy to help you select the right sort of program to restore your skin’s natural firmness and vigour.
How long does each treatment last?
It will vary depending on the HIFU results you are after and the exact form of the treatment you choose, but most treatment sessions will last somewhere between 30 and 45 minutes.
Are there any side effects? What can I expect after a HIFU Ultraformer 3 treatment?
As it is non-invasive and non-surgical, and does not require any injections or breaking of the skin, there are virtually no HIFU side effects after a treatment. At most, your skin may appear a little red or flushed for a short period of time, but this soon subsides. One of the reasons it is so popular is because there is no need to take time away from your normal activities after HIFU treatment.
How do I prepare my skin for a HIFU Ultraformer 3 treatment?
Beyond coming for a consultation with our specialist team, there are no specific preparations that you need to undertake before undergoing HIFU Ultraformer 3 treatment.
How many HIFU treatments will I need?
In most cases, a single HIFU treatment is sufficient, with the effects lasting for between 9 to 12 months (although in some cases an additional treatment may be needed during this time to achieve the desired result).
After this initial treatment, an annual session is usually all that is required to maintain your healthy look and youthful appearance.
FAQ - HIFU
How often can HIFU treatment be done?
In most cases, the effects of HIFU non-invasive facelift treatment will last for between 9 to 12 months, and so there is generally no need for additional treatment sessions beyond this.
How many HIFU treatment sessions are required?
It is generally the case that a single HIFU treatment session is sufficient to achieve the desired look and skin rejuvenation. However, although some of the effects can be seen more or less instantly, it can take up to 3 months for the full results to become fully visible.
What is the HIFU non-surgical facelift treatment like?
HIFU non-surgical facelift treatment is relatively quick provides minimal discomfort. An average treatment session will last between 30 minutes to 45 minutes and, as there are minimal HIFU side effects or recovery time needed, most people can return to their regular daily activities straight away.
Is HIFU treatment painful?
HIFU Ultraformer III treatment boasts minimal discomfort compared to other hifu treatment machines, and there are no injections required, nor is the skin broken at any stage. At the most, there may be some mild discomfort when the hand piece is used on especially bony parts of the face or brow, but it will be very minor.
How long do HIFU treatment results last for?
In most cases, HIFU results will last for between 9 – 12 months with no further treatments being required during this time. After a year, most people will require a top up treatment in order to maintain their desired results.
Is there any downtime required after HIFU Singapore treatment?
There is virtually no downtime needed after treatment and minimal HIFU side effects. In fact, as treatment sessions generally last no more than an hour, some people choose to have a HIFU facelift during their lunch break, and then return to work the same day.
Who is a good candidate for HIFU Ultraformer 3 facelift treatment?
Anyone who is aiming for a V shape face, or whose skin has lost some of its natural elasticity, is a good candidate for HIFU Ultraformer 3 facelift treatment. It is generally the case that a HIFU treatment has most appeal for people aged over 30, but it is not uncommon for younger people to have the treatment too.
Lux V-Lift HIFU Therapy
What is the Lux V-Lift HIFU Therapy?
Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic introduces to you the Lux V-Lift HIFU Therapy. This HIFU facelift treatment is a painless experience that stimulates collagen to firm and lift your skin. See the results of skin tightening without having to go in for surgery.
Utilising our unique Lux V-Lift HIFU machines, our HIFU therapy produces a non-invasive lifting and contouring treatment for the face. It works by pairing HIFU and Thermal Diffusion Treatment (TDT) technology together.
This facelift device emits invisible heat energy lines into the skin and essentially strengthen and tighten the targeted areas with as little discomfort as possible! This makes the Lux V-Lift HIFU therapy a swift and painless skin tightening treatment with almost zero recovery time.
How does Lux V-Lift HIFU works?
During your session, the HIFU machine stimulates collagen, firms and lifts the skin in problem areas. HIFU pulses are fired through the HIFU machine to generate thermal energy. There are no needles involved, meaning no direct pricks to the skin and almost no side effects. The skin barrier is never breached.
Treatments will generally take about 60 minutes and you can experience lifted, tighter skin that continues to improve over 3 months. Immediately resume your daily activities. You can even pop make up on straight away!
How many treatments will I need?
Our Lux V-Lift HIFU service requires one treatment session per month for four months.
Once completed, the treatment results will last for approximately nine months to one year. Importantly though, how long the results will last largely depends on your skin and each individual’s natural ageing process.
Remember, the process will not duplicate the results of a surgical face lift.
How much will Lux V-Lift HIFU cost you?
Lux V-Lift treatment price starts from $650*
Lux V-Lift HIFU treatment package (recommended) price at $2000* for 4 sessions
FAQ - Lux V-Lift-HIFU Therapy
What are the side effects?
The Lux V-Lift HIFU treatment is a safe procedure. The skin barrier is never broken and patients can resume activities immediately.
While there may be some slight reddening of the skin, the procedure boasts almost no side effects. Light tingling sensation may persist for a few weeks, however side effects that are experienced will resolve quickly.
Who are suitable for this treatment?
- Individuals with moderate skin laxity and facial fat
- Individuals under 40 who seek to take preventative measures to delay the onset of ageing
Where can I have this treatment target?
- Eye Corners (Crowfeet)
- Forehead and Brow Areas (to improve droopy eyelids)
- Saggy Heavy Cheeks
- Lax Double Chin
- Jawline (Facial Contouring)
- Upper Neck
What are the benefits of this treatment?
- Clinically Safe
- Zero downtime
- Non-invasive & no needles
- No pain
What kind of results can I expect with this treatment?
- 3 months to achieve full results
- This treatment typically last for 9 months to 1 year
*prices stated are exclusive of 7% 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 Medical Director - Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic
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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