How does HIFU therapy work in skin tightening?

What is HIFU therapy?

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) therapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production, which leads to firmer and tighter skin. It is a non-invasive procedure that enables skin tightening and rejuvenation. 

The ultrasonic waves produced by HIFU therapy target the layers of skin just below the surface. As a result, no damage is done to the skin upper layers and you can achieve tightening & firming, but with zero scarring and minimal recovery time.

A number of problem areas can be treated by HIFU therapy such as the forehead, jawline, neck and other areas of the face that experience wrinkling and sagging.

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HIFU Skin Tightening Procedure

In every HIFU therapy session, doctors usually begin by cleaning the targeted areas of the face and applying a cooling gel. Following that, they use a handheld HIFU-powered transducer which emits the ultrasound waves in short bursts.

When held above the skin, the device would deliver concentrated waves of ultrasound into multiple layers of skin and tissue. The ultrasonic waves create heat which penetrates deep into the skin layer to induce a process of neocollagenesis. 

The heat damages targeted collagen, causing the body to produce more collagen as part of the healing process. Collagen is a substance in the skin which gives it its elasticity and structure.  With new collagen produced, the skin eventually tightens and improves wrinkles and sagging skin.

During the treatment, some people may report mild discomfort and slight pain. One thing to note is that HIFU therapy sessions used at AEON utilizes 4th-generation HIFU systems that have precise accuracy for effective HIFU skin tightening. They are also reported to deliver a more comfortable and pleasing experience to patients in comparison to other HIFU devices. 

Unlike other cosmetic procedures, HIFU treatments do not require any special preparations. Also, with no recovery time, people can conveniently get on with their daily activities once their HIFU therapy session has ended.

The effects of HIFU skin tightening and face firming will gradually show over the months following treatment. During this period, patients can keep up with their usual facial care routines.

Depending on the individual and the results they wish to achieve, repeated treatments can be considered after 3-4 months if needed.


Why Choose AEON Medical for HIFU Skin Tightening in Singapore?

AEON Medical and Aesthetic Centre (AEON) is a Korean Medical Aesthetic Clinic in Singapore with a fully medical licensed Korean doctor – Dr. Michael Kim. 

Committed to providing safe, effective and non-invasive medical skin rejuvenation treatments, Dr. Kim will customize a HIFU sagging skin treatment plan to solve every unique problem that each patient has. 

During a formal consultation session, Dr. Kim will perform a detailed examination of your face to help you better understand which areas of the face can benefit most from HIFU. At the same time, any concerns regarding the procedure can be addressed so you can make an informed decision.

To begin your HIFU skin rejuvenation journey, speak to us at 6733 2002 for a customized solution today.