Have you ever noticed how your skin begins to show signs of aging when you reach your late 20’s? Fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin are all signs of aging, taking a toll on your once youthful skin. While skin aging is inevitable, there are innovative and cutting-edge treatments that effectively delay it.
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is an innovative skin tightening procedure that offers a non-invasive and painless alternative to surgical face lifting. It uses state-of-the-art ultrasonic energy to stimulate collagen formation, which leads to skin tightness and firmness.
The results that you can expect from a HIFU treatment are similar to those of a surgical facelift, except without going under the knife and all the complications a surgical treatment involves. In contrast to conventional treatments, the ultrasonic energy used in this treatment is targeted, precise, and goes deep into the layers of skin.
The jawline, chin, neck, eyelids, and other sagging parts of your face may all be addressed with HIFU.
The ultrasound energy applied to the deep skin layers stimulates collagen and elastin formation in the skin, thus leading to natural skin lifting, tightening, and rejuvenation.
What is HIFU?
HIFU, or “High Intensity Focused Ultrasound,” is a body and skin tightening, lifting, and contouring treatment. This HIFU treatment requires minimal downtime and works by targeting the deeper layers of the skin.
The 4.5mm transducer is used to target the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) level for lifting. The SMAS level is an important face support structure. Plastic surgeons who do surgical facelifts specifically target this layer to create a lifting result.
Sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and the deepening of the nasolabial fold occur when the SMAS layer starts to lose elasticity with age. Nonetheless, you could still get a lifted and tighter look by stimulating collagen formation and firming this layer through a HIFU procedure.
The device’s objective at 3mm depth is to heat your skin tissues for a tightening result. The ultrasound energy goes deep into the dermis, causing collagen formation to increase.
The lifting action occurs at a depth of 4.5mm. When ultrasonic energy penetrates the SMAS layer, it stimulates and tightens it, resulting in firmer skin.
Benefits of HIFU Treatment
Non-invasive: The most significant benefit of HIFU is that it is non-surgical in nature. There are no incisions or stitches involved, so the risks of infection are greatly reduced.
Minimal Downtime: Since this is an absolutely non-invasive procedure, there is only minimal downtime needed, unlike in surgical facelifts, wherein you’d need 3 to 4 weeks of downtime, you can resume your regular activities almost immediately after a HIFU treatment.
Low-risk: Since HIFU is a non-surgical treatment, there are fewer risks of infections and scarring. You can, however, expect mild swelling and redness, which will go away in a few hours.
High-efficacy: HIFU offers a high-efficacy rate and long-lasting results, with more than 90 percent of people showing their satisfaction with the effects of HIFU and its longevity.
Who is Best for the HIFU Treatment?
HIFU is suitable for those who want to repair their sagging skin and is safe for all skin types. HIFU is the solution for those in their forties and fifties who want a facelift and for younger people in their late twenties and beyond who want a sharper V-line.
Ultrasound energy beams are precisely targeted at connective tissues, increasing the temperature on the dermis and stimulating collagen formation. The HIFU technology device is ideal for:
- Crow’s feet
- Sagging Cheeks
- Facial wear and tear
- Laugh lines
HIFU for Slowing Down Aging Effects
With the advent of aging, your body’s collagen synthesis slows down, causing the elastic fibers in the skin to start losing density. With heat application, the HIFU machine activates existing collagen fibers and triggers collagen formation. The heat action also stimulates collagen fibers to thicken, resulting in long-term face skin lifting and tightening!
How Much To Pay for Hifu Treatment Price Malaysia?
Hifu Treatment price in Malaysia is around RM 1800 – RM 8000 per session depending on the number of treatments, the number of shots, and other considered factors.
HIFU comes with several brand names which will affect the price offered. The 3 most common types of HIFU are Ulthera, Ultraformer 3, and Sonoqueen.
Where Can I Get This Treatment Done?
This treatment is widely available in Malaysia. When you visit us at Beverly Wilshire Clinic, however, you will get amazing treatment unlike any other. Our highly trained team is ready to handle all of your beauty requirements and provide you with effective HIFU treatment. We will collaborate with you from start to finish to provide outcomes that you are happy with.
- Is Hifu Painful?
During the treatment, you may experience a hot sensation or minor discomfort that lasts for a few seconds. The muscle and collagen layers contract as a result of the heated energy pulses. Some people may find this distressing, while others claim to be pain-free.
- How Long Does Hifu Treatment Last?
A client treated with HIFU might usually continue to create new collagen a year after the treatment, and this can last for another year, depending on the patient’s health and lifestyle. Overall, the effects persist for a long time, with patients seeing results that last 1-2 years.
- How Long Before I Can See Results With A Hifu Treatment?
It takes 1-3 months to stimulate and restructure collagen. During this time, skin lifting and tightening benefits will gradually show.
- Who Is A Good Candidate For A Hifu Treatment?
In Malaysia, HIFU facelift procedures are used on those who have mild to severe wrinkles, sagging, loose or uneven skin.
The eyes, lids, lips, and nasolabial folds are all parts of your face that may be addressed (the area between the mouth and nose). Sagging skin around the neck, jawline and other body parts with skin laxity may also be treated with HIFU.
- How Many Hifu Treatments Will I Need?
The number of HIFU treatments you need would depend on your preferences and needs. The treatments can produce longer-lasting results, but some patients could use a top-up treatment. Nevertheless, many of our clients see noticeable and effective results after only one HIFU treatment.
- Is It Safe?
The HIFU treatment is a safe and non-surgical procedure. Our state-of-the-art equipment and the treatment are certified. At Beverly Wilshire Clinic, we only use the latest and most innovative technology to provide cosmetic treatments that are created around your safety, comfort, and satisfaction.