High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a novel new alternative to surgical facelifts that has recently found popularity among cosmetic treatments. Using focused ultrasound energy on targeted areas of skin, HIFU heats up tissue and promotes the natural production of collagen in the body. This in turn results in a number of benefits for patients seeking more youthful looking skin.
Since HIFU uses the body’s own healing processes, recovery time is significantly sped up, as compared to surgical facelifts. The risks of complications are also lower and results can last for about a year. To get you started, we’ve listed the 4 major benefits of undergoing HIFU cosmetic treatments for patients to understand the advantages.
1) Reducing Wrinkles
Wrinkles and fine lines are often the first alarming signs of ageing. Fortunately for many patients, HIFU treatments are very effective against wrinkles and are able to smoothen skin in hard to reach places like the eyes and along the jowls.
The ultrasound energy is also able to penetrate layers of skin below the epidermis (the topmost layer of skin) to stimulate natural elastin and collagen creation. The resulting effect is a lifting and tightening of skin which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
2) Reduce Stubborn Fat Deposit
As you get older, muscle tone reduces and body fat increases. This process can lead to stubborn pockets of fat that refuse to go away. Combined with sedentary lifestyles and hormonal changes, it can be a challenge for most people to rid their bodies of these unsightly fat deposits.
HIFU treatments are a proven and effective solution to this problem. They are capable of delivering heat to areas of fat in the body where they are usually hard to eliminate. Such areas may include chubby cheeks, fat pads under eyes, stomach, thighs, buttocks, and back. HIFU treatments work by dissolving the fatty cells. Over time, your bodily functions take over to remove the fat from these areas.
3) Tighten Sagging Skin
Tightening sagging skin is another significant selling point for HIFU facelifts in Singapore. Skin begins to sag as you get older due to a decrease in elastin and collagen. Together they provide structure and firmness to the skin and decreasing production is responsible for certain parts of the face beginning to sag as you get older. Other factors involved in the sagging skin include UV exposure, pollutants such as cigarette smoke, and lifestyle habits like poor nutrition and excess alcohol consumption.
For people with mild to moderate sagging skin, HIFU treatments can help tighten and lift sagging skin through stimulating collagen production. For patients with more severe cases of sagging skin however, HIFU may not be the best option.
4) Enhance Jawlines And Cheekbones
The tightening effect of HIFU procedures in Singapore can also be used to enhance a patient’s jawline and cheekbones to give their face a more slimmer look overall. Better jawline and cheekbone definition also adds to the youthful look that many people desire. Contouring and lifting your skin in this manner, along with the other benefits of HIFU treatments, provides a more convenient alternative to other similar cosmetic measures.
HIFU is not meant to fully replace cosmetic surgical procedures. For patients with less severe issues, HIFU treatments give excellent results at a fraction of the cost, and without the downtime or associated risks. It taps on the body’s natural ability to heal and regenerate to give a natural youthful boost to your skin, and is able to tackle many of the unwanted, unpleasant side effects of ageing.
Dr Plus Medical Aesthetic clinic is helmed by Dr Kenneth Lee. With experience in general medicine and general surgery, along with expertise in anti-aging and regenerative medicine, Dr Lee fully understands how aesthetic treatments can enhance your beauty from within. Contact us today to make an appointment with our team.