HIFU Treatment Vs Real-Time Imaging Skin Lifting Treatment

HIFU Treatment Vs Real-Time Imaging Skin Lifting Treatment


Do you want to look as fresh and vibrant as you did during your youth? A facelift is the  perfect treatment to turn back the clock and give you a younger look. But as with any  surgical procedure, facelifts can come with risks. But don’t worry. We at Lux Medical  Aesthetic Medical Clinic have the ideal solution for you. HIFU treatment (high-intensity  focused ultrasound) and non-invasive real-time imaging skin lifting treatment are two  popular non-surgical facelifts that can help you rejuvenate your appearance. This article  will provide insight into these two treatments so that you can decide which one suits you  the most.

 HIFU Treatment

Although relatively new, HIFU treatment has gained a lot of traction in Singapore. Its  popularity lies in its safe, minimally invasive and effective lifting and tightening of the skin,  just like any conventional facelift. The results can be seen almost immediately (around 20  to 30% of the overall desired effect).

This is the perfect alternative for anyone afraid of going under the knife. No surgery means  there are no incisions or anaesthesia needed. This means the patient can look forward to  having a defined and sculpted look with no adverse consequences!

Benefits of Using HIFU Treatments

  • Safe and effective
  • Long-lasting results
  • Non-invasive and customisable
  • No recovery or downtime required

Non-Invasive Real-time Imaging Skin Lifting Treatment

This treatment, on the other hand, has been around for some time and is a good  alternative for any individual who would like to have a more gradual improvement. Unlike

the HIFU treatment, this FDA (food and drug administration) approved ultrasound  treatment may require more passes over the affected area to gain the desired result.

This procedure usually takes around two to three months to show noticeable results and  can be used to treat other areas like the arms, thighs, and abdomen. This therapy uses  the body’s natural healing process to tighten and lift the skin. This is done by stimulating  collagen production, which helps form new skin.


  • Natural-looking and long-lasting results
  • Safe and customisable procedure
  • Minimally invasive
  • Little to no downtime is needed
  • FDA approved

The Similarities and Differences Between These Treatments

Both these cosmetic procedures are relatively painless and tighten the skin through the  stimulation of collagen and elastin. These two proteins are naturally found in the body  and are responsible for maintaining the skin’s elasticity and firmness. Unfortunately,  collagen and elastin decline with age and therefore need to be replenished to get rid of  saggy skin.

HIFU treatments and the non-invasive skin lifting treatment have many similarities, such  as using ultrasound technology to rejuvenate the skin. But the types of ultrasound beams  used in these treatments are different. HIFU uses multiple ultrasound beams focusing on  targeted areas, while the other treatment uses micro-focused ultrasound (MFU) energy  with real-time imaging. This means the underneath layers can be visualised using this  technology.

HIFU treatments can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. It targets the SMAS  (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) layer. This is an essential facial structure that  can be redefined to transform your appearance. The other ultrasound treatment also  penetrates the skin layer but not as deeply as HIFU does. However, it delivers sharply  focused beams that focus solely on the desired areas, whereas HIFU beams may also  pass through bone and fat tissues. Both these treatments may cause mild discomfort or  pain, but severe adverse effects are rare.

 Which Treatment is More Effective?

Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on your needs and goals. Factors  such as treatment depth and area, duration of the procedure, and the result required will

play a significant role in the decision-making process. However, before you make a  decision, research well and discuss your options with a medical expert so that you make  the right choice.

Who is a Good Candidate for These Treatments? 

Generally, almost anyone can opt to carry out these therapies. But it is better suited for  individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity. Those who have severe sagging may not be  suited for these treatments.

Let’s take a look at a few factors that may make you an eligible candidate for these  treatment procedures:

  • You need a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment option to tighten and lift the skin. ● You are willing to commit to multiple sessions (it may take time for results to become visible).
  • You do not have any metal implants or pacemakers in the affected area. ● You are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You are not prone to keloid scarring.

Get Effective Skincare Treatment from Lux Aesthetic Medical Clinic

If you are looking for a minimally invasive solution to combat the signs of ageing, the real time imaging skin lifting treatment or the HIFU treatment could very well be the right  choice for you. At Lux Medical Aesthetic Medical Clinic, you will find a team of  experienced skin care professionals who are dedicated to helping you rediscover your  beauty. You will be able to choose from a range of treatments at our clinic, from acne scar removal treatment to body contouring and so much more. Reach out to us and book an  appointment now!