A Brief Guide to HIFU Treatments: What You Need to Know

Don’t be surprised if you look in the mirror one day and you start to see fine lines and wrinkles on your face. It’s very natural for the skin’s elasticity to progressively decline as you get old.

Even though a surgical facelift might readily cure laxity in the skin, some individuals might find it intrusive or are hesitant to undergo surgery.

Is it truly worth undergoing post-surgery recovery to minimize the sagging skin, with its face swelling, extended downtime, and significant risks?

What if you could get the same skin tightening effects without undergoing any cosmetic surgeries?

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a skin lifting therapy that enhances skin laxity and tone without the need for unpleasant surgery!

If you want to improve the elasticity of the skin without undergoing surgery, non-surgical HIFU in Singapore is ideal for you!

With each passing year, your skin generates less collagen and your skin’s supporting fibers deteriorate. As a consequence, your skin dries out, thins, and loses elasticity. The drooping skin of the neck and face would definitely look tighter and younger with collagen regeneration and repair.

HIFU: The Science Behind It

HIFU targets deeply and transmits Advanced High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound waves into your skin layers at depths ranging from 3.0mm-4.5mm to contract muscles and skin, which is far deeper compared to most lasers employed in Singapore.

The focused HIFU energy promotes collagen formation, leading to a significantly longer-lasting and superior lift.

HIFU in Singapore promotes thermal coagulation in the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer, deep dermis, subcutaneous fibrous tissues, and fascia, because of its deep penetration.

As a result, the process of wound healing stimulates collagen regeneration, which tightens your skin and stimulates the natural collagen regeneration process of the body. Eventually, your skin will be firmer and more regenerated, with more distinct facial features.

The ultrasonic energy seeks to lighten all pigments by targeting your superficial dermis at a depth of 1.5mm. After several sessions, the quantity of melanin on your skin decreases, resulting in less pigmentation and brighter skin.

The target of the device at 3mm depth is to heat your skin tissues in order to tighten them. The energy reaches the deeper dermis, stimulating collagen formation.

The lifting effect occurs at a depth of 4.5mm. The ultrasonic energy enters the SMAS layer, tightening and stimulating the layer, resulting in great lifting effects.

Why is HIFU Popular?

Unlike cosmetic surgery, which requires physical incisions, HIFU is a non-invasive procedure that employs micro-focused ultrasound waves to tighten the skin. Because of the exact depth penetration of ultrasonic radiation, it is possible to stimulate deep structural support skin layers, such as the SMAS layer—a layer that’s also being targeted on surgical facelifts. Firming effects on the skin are more effective and visible once this layer is tightened using ultrasonic energy equipment. HIFU has shown to be a dependable and safe choice for people seeking skin tightening without the need for surgery.

What Exactly Is SMAS Layer?

Between the muscle and the subcutaneous fat (4.5mm underneath your fascia). Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System is what SMAS stands for, and it’s a word used to describe face lift treatments. Once your skin ages, the SMAS layer gets thinned and stretched due to gravity, resulting in wrinkles.

What Regions Could HIFU Treat?


Overactivity and repeated brow lifting may cause frown lines and forehead wrinkles to emerge on the face. Eventually, these lines might become permanent static lines.

Nasolabial Folds

Overactivity and repeated brow lifting may cause frown lines and forehead wrinkles to emerge on the face. Eventually, these lines might become permanent static lines.

Eyelids And Eyebrows

Nasolabial folds are natural facial characteristics. Because of facial bone density resorption, collagen loss, sagging skin, and the fall of face fat pads, the nasolabial creases may get deeper with time.

Jowls And Jawline

Sagging of the jawline occurs as a result of worsening jowls and collagen loss (too much skin folds and heaviness on either side of your lower face).

Sagging Cheeks And Skin

We have a lot of fat pads beneath our cheeks. Once we become older, parts of the fat pads droop, making the cheeks seem drooping.

Neck Lines

Aging, sun damage, a lack of moisture, and a lack of care may all cause the neck skin to become thinner, drier, and less elastic.