Quick Q&A: HIFU Skin Lifting


What You Need To Know Before HIFU Skin Lifting.

By Kath Wong | December 4 2019

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is the only non-invasive treatment that can target the deeper layer of skin without utilizing any surgical procedures. It is also the only treatment which uses ultrasound imaging to view the layers of tissue that are being targeted and ensures that HIFU is transmitted effectively into the problematic areas. HIFU deposits focused ultrasound energy below the surface of the skin to contract the facial layer as well as to stimulate the body’s creation of new collagen. As a result, the skin will actually begin to lift and tone over the course of 60-90 days.

HIFU is also known as Lunch-Time Face lift, as the full-face treatment takes around just 60 mins, and a partial face or brow lift treatment can take around 45 mins -90 mins to complete with zero downtime.

Which type of procedure HIFU is? Will there be any downtime?
HIFU is a 100% non-invasive procedure that deals with the skin and support layers below it without incisions or disturbing the surface of the skin involved. As for the downtime, HIFU does not have any; soon after the treatment, you can return to your daily life carefree.

Is HIFU Treatment Safe? How long can the effect last?
HIFU is considered to be the safest techniques known for face lifting as well as tightening; several clinical studies have been done along with the actual treatments successfully performed worldwide. For HIFU, the effect usually lasts for 1-2 years; but it is recommended to return for a yearly touch up to be ahead of the aging process.

Can HIFU be considered as an alternative to Facelift surgery? How long can the effect last?
Although HIFU provides the safest treatment for face lifting, there are certain cases in which the person requires an actual facelift surgery instead of HIFU. Nonetheless, HIFU is an option available for the ones who are not ready to commit for any surgical facelift just yet or those who are seeking ways to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery done previously without going for another incisional treatment.

Who Is A Good Candidate For HIFU Treatment?
HIFU is suitable for people in their late 20’s with skin that has begun to sag or wish for face to have a better lift. For women in their 30’s and above, HIFU is useful for the stimulation of collagen production to occur and hence this can help to slow the aging process.

Is there any side effects for HIFU?
There were cases that have been reported: six patients with erythema and swelling, and two patients with purpura and bruising. However, these conditions were known to be resolved within 2 weeks time without any permanent complications.

To book HIFU treatment in Malaysia or Thailand, click the link below:

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound-HIFU (Tighter & Younger-looking Skin)

HIFU Skin Lifting (Correct Skin Laxity)