How does HIFU work?
HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a painless and non-surgical treatment for skin tightening and rejuvenation. It uses ultrasound energy to heat tissues below the surface of the skin, leaving no damage on the upper layers.
As soon as the cells beneath reach a certain temperature, they start to experience cellular damage. While this may seem counterintuitive, the damage sustained forces the cells to produce more collagen, (a type of protein that gives structure to the skin). As a result, the targeted areas will experience skin tightening and fewer wrinkles will appear.
Similar to surgical facelifts, HIFU treatments can give effective skin tightening results. Unlike surgical facelifts though, HIFU has no scarring, incisions, with little to no recovery time. As such, it is a preferred alternative for skin tightening treatments.
Here are some of the common benefits you can expect from HIFU for skin tightening:
- Elimination of fine lines and wrinkles
- Enhancing jawline definition
- Smoothing the skin
- Tightening the skin (especially in problematic and saggy areas like the neck)
- Lifting the cheeks, eyelids, and eyebrows
However effective HIFU treatments may be, it is best to note that HIFU may not be for everyone. According to medical doctors, HIFU works best on people older than 30, with mild to moderate skin laxity. Older people with severe skin laxity and extensive photo-aging may not be ideal candidates for the procedure.
To find out if you are suitable for HIFU treatments, it is best to consult with a licensed and experienced aesthetic doctor.
Depending on your skin condition, the number of HIFU treatments you will need to get effective and sustained results will vary. A single session of HIFU treatment will start from $300 (depending on areas), and multiple sessions can cost up to an average of $2,200.
Compared to surgical facelifts, which can cost up to approximately $10,000, HIFU can deliver your desired results at a much more cost-effective price.
Possible Side Effects
Like any beauty and skin procedures, HIFU may have possible side effects. Some patients may experience mild swelling and slight redness for a few hours after a HIFU treatment. Fortunately, these effects typically wear off in a couple of days and patients can continue to carry out their daily routines.
Regardless though, it is still advisable to consult a doctor before opting for the treatment.
Speak to a reliable doctor today
If you are interested in getting HIFU for skin tightening, consult Dr. Michael Kim from AEON Medical and Aesthetic Centre (AEON). With over 19 years of medical experience, Dr. Kim is committed to providing safe, effective, and non-invasive skin tightening and rejuvenation treatments.
During a formal consultation session, Dr. Kim will carefully analyze your skin and recommend suitable treatment procedures for you. Any concerns regarding your skin and the procedure can be addressed during this session so you will be able to make an informed decision.
To start your HIFU skin tightening and rejuvenation journey, contact us at 6733 2002 to enquire about your customized skin solution today.