The HIFU Facelift Treatment In Singapore
Non-surgical Facelift | Double chin reduction | Face slimming
Non-surgical Facelift with long-lasting results
Infinity Aesthetics Clinic (Singapore) offers the Ultraformer III HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound), which is a medical-grade HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) treatment that is HSA approved. HIFU treatments lift and tighten skin, to give defined contours to the face. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical option for those looking to treat sagging jowls, skin laxity, wrinkles and various signs of aging with zero downtime. Often touted as the non-surgical facelift option, this treatment is able to reach the muscle layer that plastic surgeons operate on to tighten skin; just that HIFU tightens that layer without surgery.
The Ultraformer III HIFU is engineered to target several layers of the skin for maximum results. Ultraformer HIFU III treats the superficial and deeper skin layers, including the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS), this is the layer traditional facelift surgeries reach to tighten. However, HIFU treatment is non-invasive; it heats up and stimulates existing collagen fibres to grow, causing them to thicken and hence; providing a long-term tightening and lifting effect.
The science behind the Ultraformer III HIFU
Ultraformer III HIFU effectively treats the skin at 3 levels:
Ultraformer III HIFU has precision targeting, enabling it to reach three important skin layers, treating your skin in a more complete manner, to bring about positive visual (brightening, smaller pores) and textural changes (smoother, firmer, tighter skin).
First Level: Superficial at 1.5mm depth, focusing on lightening skin. At this depth, HIFU works on reducing the melanin level, therefore lightening pigmentation and brightening skin. You can see your skin brighten up over the weeks after the treatment.
Second Level: Deeper skin layers at 3mm depth, focusing on tightening skin. HIFU delivers heat energy to this level where structural collagen resides, to stimulate collagen production via heat, thus cousin the tightening.
Third Level: Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) at 4.5mm depth, focusing on the lifting effect. When plastic surgeons perform surgical invasive facelifts, they work on the SMAS layer. The Ultraformer III HIFU works on stimulating and tightening the SMAS level without invasive surgery, to provide great lifting results.
Ultraformer III HIFU Triple Layer Lifting Effect
During a single session, HIFU energy is able to penetrate deep into the SMAS layer of skin, activating quick muscle contraction for instant skin tightening. While the secondary effect of the HIFU treatment is gradual improvement of collagen production in the upper layers of the skin. You will see more results gradually over time.
The Ultraformer HIFU is also frequently used to melt facial fats while tightening the area. This is ideal for double chins, neck tightening and lower facelift and jowl reduction (the loose fat around the mouth corners).
Why did we choose the Ultraformer III HIFU?
There are many HIFU options out there. The difference between those offered by doctors and others is the energy level delivered by the machine. The stability and peak power a machine can manage determines the safety and effectiveness of the treatment. HIFU machines administered by doctors can deliver higher energy levels, and would be placed at safe zones on the face to bring about the intended lifting, firming, slimming effect.
The Ultraformer III HIFU was chosen because of its peak power and stability, which is able to give higher energy output, and thus better treatment efficacy. There are a few other brands of non-surgical energy based tightening treatments out there, and we have done a brief comparison:
From $1288* to $2000 (Full Face)
$2000 - 6000
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
Able to melt facial fats for slimmer face.
Ultrasound visual imaging system allows you to 'see' your skin.
Designed to firm and tighten loose skin on the face or tummy.
New generation HIFU with higher
patient comfort, enabling more "shots" for more results. Precisely targets 3 different skin levels 1.5mm, 3mm and 4.5mm – this helps stimulate
collagen and elastin effectively.
Targets up to 4.5mm underneath the skin to target the SMAS (targeting facial muscle) for lifting, toning and tightening loose, sagging skin.
Targets the deeper, collagen-rich layer to stimulate collagen production, thus effective at plumping up fine lines and wrinkles.
Ultraformer 3 HIFU treatments are highly recommended for patients who appear to have the symptoms of aging, but prefer less invasive treatments.
The doctor would further assess your suitability during a pre-treatment HIFU consultation. Ultraformer 3 HIFU is not recommended for patients who have dermal fillers and facial implants, so it is crucial that these details are communicated to your doctor before undergoing HIFU treatment.
Ultraformer 3 HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a non-invasive way to treat the following facial and neck skin conditions:
- Double chin
- Sagging jowl
- Dull/uneven skin
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Eyelid hooding
- Frown lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Sagging skin
For the HIFU treatment to be effective in giving significant long lasting results, there would be some level of pain and discomfort. There is a direct correlation between the discomfort felt and the energy output. The lower the energy output, the lesser pain you feel, the opposite is true too.
The Ultraformer HIFU III is generally a comfortable procedure, if you think you need numbing cream, please let us know. There might be mild aches along bony areas like the cheekbones or jawline, as the ultrasound energy is ‘bouncing off’.
HIFU is nick-named the lunchtime facelift, because there is no downtime required. Ultraformer HIFU III takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes. There might be some slight skin flushing right after the treatment, this should subside within a few hours.
Some see side effects like swelling over treated areas, mild redness and inflammation, which should subside in about two weeks without permanent complications. These effects are due to the skin adjusting after the procedure.
Each Ultraformer HIFU III treatment can last up to 8 months. We recommend refresher sessions every 6 months.
Ultraformer HIFU III for wrinkles, skin tightening shows optimal results 60 to 90 days after the treatment
Yes, you can. In fact it can even help enhance results significantly.
HIFU + Rejuran Healer to lift skin and improve skin texture.
HIFU + Skinboosters to lift skin and improve moisture for the glow.
HIFU + Skinboosters + Rejuran Healer to lift skin and improve moisture for the glow and improvement in skin texture.
If you would like to find out more, we welcome you to ask our doctors.