Singapore’s HIFU treatment history
Ultrasound technology dates back to the 1880s and has come a long way since then. From its first practical application as a submarine surveillance method in 1915 to its therapeutic medical use in 1942.
HIFU, or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, is now 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 comparison to other non-invasive skin tightening technologies like Thermage, HIFU can reach deeper for heavier-duty lifting, similar to a surgical facelift, but without surgery. Because of its ability to fine-tune its focal depth, HIFU was useful in addressing a variety of issues.
Since its inception, HIFU has been used to burn stubborn fat, tighten the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System), and many other things. Patients who are concerned about the downtime associated with a surgical facelift have discovered a viable treatment option in HIFU.
What Exactly Is HIFU V Sculpting?
HIFU V Sculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical 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 concentrates a controlled amount of ultrasound energy at a specific depth to generate localized heat, similar to how a magnifying glass concentrates light rays at a specific point and depth.
When this heating of the skin tissue is applied to the skin at a suitable depth, it causes contraction of the tissue and stimulation of new collagen growth. This aids in the rejuvenation of the skin. HIFU stimulates the skin’s regenerative process, causing further tightening over the next few months. As a result, the treated area is lifted and the skin is tightened.
HIFU V Sculpting Is a Beneficial Procedure That Can Treat A Variety Of Skin Issues:
- It can primarily assist you in lifting and toning loose skin.
- Elevate sagging skin, particularly around the brows.
- Neck firming and tightening, double chin
- Make the face more defined.
- Reduce the visibility of fine lines
- It is capable of treating the brows, face, double chin, neck, décolletage, and even the buttocks!
HIFU V Sculpting is customized to each patient’s needs, ranging from superficial to deep skin concerns and capability to perform heavy-duty skin lifting
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is it safe to use HIFU V Sculpting?
HIFU technology has been used in a variety of applications for over a decade. Furthermore, because it is a non-invasive procedure, the risks are relatively low.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from HIFU V Sculpting?
Most patients see tighter, more lifted skin and renewed facial contours, depending on their skin condition. Droopy brows are strengthened for a more refreshed, youthful appearance.
Your skin may feel tighter, but not necessarily visibly tighter, immediately following a single HIFU V Sculpting treatment. However, the results will continue to improve as additional lifting and toning occurs naturally over the next 3 to 6 months, if not sooner.
It is important to note that the risks, outcomes, and recovery will differ depending on the individual.
How Long Does One HIFU V Sculpting Treatment Last?
After assessing your needs, the doctor can complete the treatment in about an hour for the face (longer for the body), depending on the doctor’s schedule. Otherwise, a later appointment for the procedure can be scheduled.
How Long Will HIFU V Sculpting Results Last?
Individual lifestyles and genetics influence HIFU V Sculpting results. Smoking habits, sleep patterns, diet, exercise, stress, genetic predispositions, and other factors can all have an impact on the longevity of the results.
Some patients report that their results last a year or more, while others report that their results last less than a year. Speak with our doctor for a more personalized response.
Is HIFU V Sculpting Expensive?
Patients typically experience mild aching, particularly in shallower areas (e.g., jawline, forehead). Pain relievers can be taken prior to treatment. Some patients choose to have additional sedation, which is not always necessary.
Is There Any Downtime When Using HIFU V Sculpting?
There is little downtime with HIFU V Sculpting because it is non-invasive. You can resume your normal daily activities immediately following treatment. Makeup can be worn immediately following the treatment session.
Some patients experience skin redness after treatment, but it usually goes away within a few hours. Bruising can occur after treatment, though it is uncommon. Mild swelling may occur after the treatment, but it will go away in two or three days.
It should be noted that the above are only commonly reported downtimes; the actual amount of downtime, if any, will vary depending on the individual.
Who Is a Good Candidate for HIFU V Sculpting?
HIFU V Sculpting is appropriate for anyone looking for a non-invasive way to improve sagging or aging skin. The procedure is appropriate for all skin types and both men and women. As with any medical procedure, you should disclose your entire medical history as well as any current habits, such as smoking and the use of blood thinners, medications, birth control pills, or supplements.
Who Shouldn’t Have HIFU V Sculpting?
HIFU V Sculpting may not be appropriate in the following situations:
- Patients with unrealistic expectations, such as those who want to reverse skin aging and return to their younger selves, should be avoided.
- Patients who have a pacemaker or other active implants
- Women who are pregnant
- Open wounds, infections, skin irritation, active acne, and hypersensitivity are all treated in these areas.
- Keloids, implants, and permanent dermal fillers will be treated with special care.
What Are the HIFU V Sculpting Pre and Post-Care Instructions?
Pre-care: Ascertain that you are in good health and are not recovering from a bacterial or viral infection. Please make sure you are well hydrated prior to the procedure.
Post-care: Avoid drinking alcohol, swimming, strenuous exercise, and visiting a sauna for a day.