High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound also known as HIFU Facelift is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment procedure that tightens and lifts the skin using ultrasound energy. It is taken to be a safe and effective procedure for tightening the facial skin.
HIFU treatment procedure has loads of advantages over the traditional means of facial improvement: painless, zero incisions, scarring, and recovery time. In addition, it is far less expensive too.
Granted, HIFU is a popular means of looking better. Little wonder that there are tons of clinics and spas that offer services they claim can make you look better. However, that's not enough reason for you to jump on the bandwagon of folks searching for ways to look better.
Be sure to get a professional assessment before you start your HIFU treatment. This is because a professional and objective assessment from a specialist will help you discover the best form of treatment using the right HIFU device that is suitable for you.
Ultrasound technology is completely safe and has been used in medicine for decades. It works by contracting and shortening muscle fibers, thus causing the lifting and tightening effect that makes the skin look better.
Lifting, tightening, and fats melting are natural processes that result in a slimmer face, reduced jowl line & facial tightening. Confused about how to go about looking for a HIFU facelift treatment in Singapore?
You will be able to decide on the best HIFU device to use when you finally decide to undertake the treatment. Let’s look at some of the most common HIFU devices in Singapore.
Originally from the U.S, the Ulthera is the only energy-based device to receive the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) clearance for a non-invasive aesthetic lift indication. This means that it is designed to visualize the dermal and subdermal layers of tissue during the treatment procedure.
It is also the first aesthetics device to combine ultrasound imaging with focused ultrasound energy for non-invasive skin lifting. That's not the only first, though. It is also the first and only non-surgical procedure to focus energy at prescribed levels.
The Ulthera device facilitates significant lifting of skin tissue while leaving the top layers (the epidermis) completely intact. Clients who chose this device noticed significant lifting, tightening, and firming in the eyes, general face area, neck, cheeks, and along the jawline. They also discovered that their skins became more refreshed over a 2-3 month period (the improvement lasted for at least ten months.
This High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound device ushers evolution into the world of non-surgical skin tightening and face lifting. It performs the same procedures that a cosmetic surgeon would. The only difference is that it performs these procedures without a scalpel. Thus eliminating the need for down and the associated downtime.
Treatment procedures with Ultraformer III take between 30-60 minutes and cause no downtime. There might be slight redness, though. Ultraformer III works on the Muscle Fascia (SMAS), which is the area surgeons focus on when they work on the face and neck lifts.
The Ultraformer 3 harnesses ultrasound technology to radiate energy to the SMAS layer to tighten, lift, and plump the skin. The results are seen immediately, and these improvements continue to be seen for up to 9 months. There are multi-depth cartridges (four) that directly transfer ultrasound energy to multiple layers of the face to trigger collagen renewal for a tighter and more youthful complexion.
The MMFU (micro-macro focused ultrasound) technology transfers an equal distribution of ultrasound energy into the subcutaneous tissue and applies high-intensity focused ultrasound at temperatures of 65-75°C. This causes micro-coagulation and subcutaneous fat micro-reduction. These changes then create the desired facelift.
This HIFU device deploys the innovative Tri-Micro Focal Ultrasound. This technology enables the Sygmalift to target three depths under the skin to regenerate collagen production. When used in conjunction with the cold laser, it helps to promote more effective healing & tissue repair and significantly helps the lack of collagen during the aging process.
When the ultrasound targets the elastic fibers, it heats and stimulates the area and triggers collagen production. As a result, the skin tightens, and the lifting effect occurs. The high energy from the ultrasound also has the ability to melt the facial fats. Lifting, tightening, and fats melting, it cannot get any more convincing than that. The overall effect will result in a slimmer face, reduced jowl line & facial tightening.
Here is a tabular representation of the differences between some facelift methods in Singapore.
|It makes use of micro-focused ultrasound energy to stimulate the synthesis of collagen||It makes used of high intensity focused ultrasound energy to stimulate the synthesis of collagen|
|It takes about 2-3 months before result can be seen||It takes a very short time to see result as the result is seen immediately after treatment|
|Ultraformer 3||Sygmalift HIFU|
|It can be painful as it make use of large beam of ultrasound energy to penetrate the depth of the skin||It is painless as it uses fractionated HIFU|
|It can extend slightly into the muscle||It only target the dermis of the skin|
|It is done once and result is seen immediately||It is a monthly anti-ageing maintenance which need to be repeated every month.|
For a pricing guide on HIFU treatment costs in Singapore, have a read on our consumers guide article.
With its upgraded technology, this device offers a 65% improved treatment time when compared to other devices. It uses the latest ultrasound technology to tighten loose cheeks (among other things) by using 10 Hz velocity ultrasound, which stimulates collagen and triggers dermal collagen fiber regeneration. The Hyfu HIFU Facelift focuses on all layers of the skin from the epidermis through to the SMAS layer.
This procedure is built around an ultra-fast speed that triggers a Hyfu shot every 1.486 seconds. The ultrasound used in the procedure is first emitted at a depth of 3.0-4.5mm and a fractional shape that creates thermal damage to the facial, SMAS, dermis, and subcutaneous layers. With this procedure, the skin tightening and lifting effects are visible over a period of months.
Besides the improved tightening of the skin's structure, the procedure also reduces fat and is especially effective in making chubbier cheeks and fat pads under the eye look better. It is also great for wrinkles and loose skin.
The RF Face LegacyLIFT HIFU device uses (MP) 2 technology in addition to VariPulse technology to shape and sculpt the neck and face. It is able to smoothen wrinkles and fine lines in areas that are difficult to reach, like the eyes and along the jowls. It utilizes 4D technology that delivers great face lifting results.
This procedure is comprised of Multi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF), Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF), VariPulse Technology (VF), and RealTime Thermal Feedback. The radiofrequency energy targets fat cells and stimulate natural collagen production by creating a uniform thermal reaction at a particular depth within the skin tissue.
With successive treatments, the production of collagen and elastin is enhanced, thus lifting, tightening, and improving the texture of the skin.
Whitening effect of Illumia's HYFU Treatment
A welcome side effect of receiving the HYFU treatment is a noticeable whitening and brightening of the skin. In a clinical study performed by Professor Dr Kim at the R&D Center of the Chung-Ang University Hospital in South Korea, it was found that 14 days after receiving the HYFU treatment, there was an observed whitening effect in the test group with further improvement seen up to 21 days later.
Using the Fontanna-masson stain method, this HYFU was also show to reduce melanin in the Stratum Basale of the skin.
People choose Illumia for facelifts because their services are backed by an extensive body of science. They are a team of experts who choose treatments based on clinical results and lab-certified ingredients that are safe for long term use.
If you are looking for a suitable facelift treatment that suits your skin goals, talk to Illumia's team of certified experts today at our medispa in Serangoon or in the heart of Orchard.
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