What is HIFU?
Skin sagging is inevitable as we age, especially in a stressful living environment that speeds up our ageing process. Therefore, if you are looking for a quick and affordable solution without surgery or over-promising skincare products, the trending High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment might be just the one for you. [spacer height=”10px” id=”3″]HIFU is an FDA-approved non-invasive facelift and skin tightening treatment. It uses high ultrasound energy that stimulates collagen production to tackle sagging skin. HIFU emits highly concentrated waves that penetrate into the deeper layers of our skin. This triggers our skin’s natural repair process by producing and regenerating new collagen, giving you a long-term lifting and tightening effect. [spacer height=”10px” id=”3″]HIFU is currently the only non-invasive medical treatment that allows the deepest penetration of energy, going as deep as 3mm or 4.5mm, which helps to achieve a deeper lifting effect than other treatments. [spacer height=”10px” id=”3″]It can potentially achieve the same results as surgical facelift without leaving permanent damage on your skin such as scars and incisions.
Who is HIFU suitable for?
HIFU treatment is most suitable for those with mild to moderate loose, sagging skin on areas such as the face, jawline, neck, and other parts of the body. Saggy skin is often associated with the deterioration of collagen which is comprised of tightly-constructed fibers, that helps to maintain the structure and firmness of our skin. However, ageing reduces the collagen production in our body, which eventually leads to saggy skin. Therefore, HIFU is extremely useful in this case as it helps our body regenerate the lost collagen. HIFU can also treat wrinkled or uneven skin.
What are the benefits of HIFU?
HIFU typically helps with:
- wrinkle reduction
- skin tightening around the neck
- lifting the cheeks, eyebrows and eyelids
- enhancing jawline definition
- skin smoothening
HIFU is a needleless treatment. It uses short pulses of ultrasound energy against the skin, so you can expect minimal pain and a comfortable experience. Unlike other treatments, HIFU has no downtime, you can resume your daily activities almost immediately. While you may experience mild redness or swelling immediately after the treatment, they will gradually recede over the next few hours.
How long does HIFU results last?
HIFU lasts for a long time. You may notice an immediate lifting effect after your treatment. Subsequently, your skin will continue to lift and firm gradually for 6 to 24 months depending on your skin condition and lifestyle. You can expect the results to last for 1 to 3 years. We will recommend to go for 1-2 touch-up treatments in 1-2 years to keep up with our skin’s natural aging process.
What are HIFU side effects?
While HIFU is overall a comfortable treatment, some patients may experience mild pain due to the prickingly sensation from the heat. However, this is a good sign as it indicates that collagen production is taking place. You will only feel the slight pain during the treatment, no further pain will be felt after the procedure. Clinicians will usually apply a numbing cream to reduce the pain.
It is common for patients with sensitive skin to experience mild redness from the heat. This will eventually subside a few hours after the HIFU treatment. Clinicians will also apply cream to minimize the redness.
Some patients may experience bloating or swelling. However, this is extremely rare. Fret not, as the swelling will disappear after a few days after the treatment.
Here are some tips to maximize the effect of HIFU!
Stay away from direct sunlight
In order for your skin to recover well, there is a need to avoid sunlight as much as possible. If you are unable to do so, do apply sunblock to minimize sun damage to the skin. It is important to be extremely careful during the first few days after receiving treatment as the skin is more sensitive and more susceptible to irritation, sunburn, and pigmentation.
Avoid hot showers
Heat may aggravate your post-treatment sensitive skin, which may result in skin damage. Instead, opt for cool or lukewarm showers to soothe your skin after the treatment for at least a week.
Keep your skin hydrated
A well hydrated skin is necessary for a quick recovery, and, most importantly it helps to maximize the collagen stimulation as well. Use a light moisturizer and drink sufficient amount of water after the treatment. Remember to avoid skincare products that may cause irritation to your skin.
How do I know whether HIFU is really for me?
It is difficult to determine whether HIFU is really for you through the internet. Therefore, we will reccommend you to consult a skin expert to understand more about your skin condition. They are able to give you useful tips and advice to help you make the right decision. For more information, you may contact +65 97108808.
Overall, if sagging skin has always been a concern of yours, HIFU may just be the way to go. It is a non-invasive treatment, has no permanent damage, affordable, safe and delivers guaranteed results. With HIFU, you can enjoy a younger and fresher look in no time! Learn more about Rejuran.