Put simply, you can lift & tighten skin for a sharper, younger-looking you with SL Aesthetic Clinic’s HIFU V Sculpting treatment in Singapore!
History of HIFU treatment in Singapore
Tracing its roots to the 1880s, ultrasound technology has come a long way since. From its first workable adaptation as a surveillance method for submarines in 1915 to therapeutic medical use in 1942.
Today, the HIFU or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is used to achieve aesthetic results by Lifting and Tightening the skin on the Face and Neck. HIFU is also used to contour the body by reducing waist circumference, flanks, and fat tissues in the human body.
Compared to other non-invasive skin tightening technologies such as Thermage, HIFU is able to reach deeper for heavier-duty lifting, much like a surgical facelift, but only… without surgery. Its ability to fine-tune its focal depth made HIFU useful in targeting various concerns.
Since its invention, HIFU is now used to burn stubborn fat, tighten the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) layer, and more. Patients who are averse to the downtime associated with a surgical facelift have found a suitable treatment option in HIFU.
HIFU V Sculpting is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound to lift, tone and tighten loose and saggy skin on the brow, neck, chin and décolletage.
HIFU V Sculpting focuses a controlled amount of ultrasound energy at a set depth to generate localised heat, much like a magnifying glass focusing light rays at a certain point and depth.
When applied to the skin at a suitable depth, this heating of the skin tissue causes a contraction of the tissue and stimulation of new collagen growth. This helps to promote skin rejuvenation. HIFU activates the skin’s regenerative process, and over the next few months, further tightening occurs. This results in the lifting of the treated area and the tightening of the skin.
As HIFU is a non-invasive procedure that has been researched on and developed by scientists for over a decade, it is a treatment that has been proven to be safe and effective when performed by a trained professional. Always speak to a certified doctor to know more about how HIFU can help you achieve your goals. Contact us now.
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HIFU V Sculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical skin lifting treatment that uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. It is able to focus the ultrasound at various depths: dermis, hypodermis and subcutaneous tissues, as well as the SMAS layer (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) to generate skin lifting.
HIFU V Sculpting is able to treat many deep skin concerns – sagginess, stubborn fat, droopiness and more.
HIF V Sculpting can be used to treat sagginess on many areas of the face and body:
HIFU technology has been around for over a decade and used in various applications. Plus, as a non-invasive procedure, the risks involved are comparatively lower.
Depending on your skin condition, most patients see tighter more lifted skin, and renewed facial contours. Once droopy brows are strengthened for a refreshed, more youthful appearance.
Immediately after a single HIFU V Sculpting treatment, your skin may feel tighter, though not necessarily visibly tighter. However, the results will continue to improve as additional lifting and toning will naturally occur over 3 to 6 months and possibly even sooner.
Note that risks, results, and recovery will vary by the individual.
After assessing your needs, the doctor can perform the treatment in approximately an hour for a treatment of the face (longer for the body), subject to the doctor’s schedule. Otherwise, a later appointment can be made for the procedure itself.
HIFU V Sculpting results vary by individual lifestyles and genetics. Factors that can affect the longevity of the results include smoking habits, sleep patterns, diet, exercise, stress, genetical predispositions, etc.
Some patients report results lasting a year or more, while others report results lasting less than a year. Speak to our doctor to know a more personalised answer.
Patients typically feel some slight aching, especially in shallower areas (e.g., jawline, forehead). Pain-killers can be taken before treatment. Some patients also opt for additional sedation, though this not necessary.
Because it is non-invasive, there is little downtime with HIFU V Sculpting. You are free to return to daily activities immediately after treatment. Makeup can be applied immediately after the treatment session.
Skin redness is seen in some patients after treatment but generally disappears within several hours. Bruising, though rare, can occur after treatment. Occasionally, mild swelling is noticed after the treatment but disappears in two or three days.
Note that the above are just commonly reported, and the exact downtime, if any, will vary by the individual.
HIFU V Sculpting is suitable for anyone desiring a non-invasive method to improve their sagging or ageing skin. The procedure is suitable for all skin types, and for both men and women. As with all medical procedures, you should be sure to disclose all of your medical history and current habits such as smoking and use of blood-thinners, medications, birth control pills, or supplements.
HIFU V Sculpting may be unsuitable in the following circumstances:
Pre-care: Ensure that you’re in a good state of health and not recovering from a bacterial or viral infection. Please ensure that you’re well hydrated before the procedure.
Post-care: Avoid the consumption of alcohol, swimming, strenuous exercise and going to a sauna for a day.
[18 Feb 2020] Written by Dr. Ashley Yuen
Dr Ashley Yuen obtained his medical degree from King’s College, London. He returned to Singapore where he honed his medical and surgical skills across various specialities and disciplines, before focusing on accident & emergency medicine and aesthetic medicine.
Ashley’s passion for aesthetic medicine stems from a desire to enhance one’s physiological wellness and esteem, and boost one’s self-confidence and quality of life. He sees a strong link between good emotional and physical well-being and is committed to helping patients look better and feel better.
With Ashley’s experience in patient care and aesthetics, he has an interest in using traditional aesthetic treatments to solve lifestyle and health ailments such as bruxism, skin tag, lumps and mole removal, skin pigmentation as well as in improving aesthetics using injectables like fillers.
A national rugby player and a model in his youth, Ashley can be found at the gym pumping iron. Happily married, he is a proud fur-father of two schnauzers.
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