Some people will experience acne at some point in their lives while others are lucky enough to go through their lives without it. But when it comes to sagginess of the skin, I’m afraid we all have to face it at some point in our lives as we grow older.
This alone should prompt you to at least consider the available treatments for saggy skin in Singapore. Note that while many are ineffective and based purely on hype, there are some that have proven effective in tightening the skin. One of these is HIFU treatment Singapore.
Let’s find out more about HIFU and if it is the right one for you.
What is HIFU treatment?
HIFU was first developed to treat cancer and tumour growth. It works by directing high-frequency sound waves in the treatment area.
HIFU, short for High Intensity Focused ultrasound has also proven effective for cosmetic purposes. It is a completely non-invasive treatment with minimal side effects. Because of this, it has minimal downtime and patients can resume normal activities in no time.
One of the main benefits of HIFU treatment is that it can be directed to different skin layers without causing any type of harm.
Speaking of benefits, let’s take a look at some of them below.
Benefits of HIFU
What you should know about sagginess is that it occurs at different layers of the skin. Since sound waves can be directed to the deeper layers of the skin, sagginess is greatly improved.
By reaching even the deepest skin layers, HIFU treatment can promote collagen production which in turn boosts skin repair and regrowth.
Many patients will even notice brightening and reduced pigmentation of the skin a few weeks after treatment.
When will I see results from the treatment?
Immediately after treatment, patients can expect to see differences in their appearance. However, these are not the full results.
Patients will need to wait 2 to 3 months to experience the positive effects of the HIFU treatment. This is because it takes this long for the collagen fibers to grow.
That said, once this period is over, you can expect to see:
- Tighter skin
- Fuller skin
- Brighter skin with less pigmentation
- Reduces wrinkles and sometimes even the complete disappearance of fine lines
How long do the results last?
Part of why HIFU treatment is so popular in Singapore is because it produces long-lasting results. You can continue to enjoy the benefits of HIFU for the next few years. However, eventually, the ageing process will catch up and the skin will begin to become loose again.
Therefore, it is advisable to go for yearly HIFU treatments. This will slow down the effects of ageing on the skin and ensure that you continue to enjoy the benefits of HIFU for longer.
Are there side effects?
HIFU treatment is basically a safe procedure and patients require little to no downtime. That said, with any treatment, there is always the possibility of side effects. These can be divided into expected and unexpected side effects.
Expected side effects include:
- Mild bruising
- Slight discomfort
- Mild irritation of the skin
- A bit of swelling after treatment
Unexpected side effects include:
- Nerve damage and muscle damage resulting in skin damage
- Sunken face due to fat loss
- Major embossing or swelling
Some of these side effects can be avoided by getting treatment from a doctor such as Dr Edwin Lim with many years of experience. Therefore do your homework and find a reliable doctor and clinic.
Who is suited for HIFU treatment Singapore?
HIFU treatment is suitable for almost anyone experiencing saggy skin. However, some people are not suited for the treatment.
People with excessive volume loss or sagginess will not benefit from HIFU treatment. Often these are individuals that have advanced in age so much that the treatment is unlikely to cause any major change after a month or two. Such individuals may, however, benefit from dermal fillers and other types of treatments.
How to ensure the best results
The first step is to find a clinic that has different types of skin treatment options and facilities. The doctor, in this case, is more likely to give you an unbiased opinion on the right type of treatment for you.
Even if you walk into the clinic looking for HIFU treatment, the right doctor should be able to say NO and point you in the right direction. Furthermore having plenty of experience means that you will not only get high-quality service, but you are also at less risk of experiencing severe side effects.
If you have started to notice saggy skin or thinking of the skin in certain areas, its a high time you considered HIFU treatment. While you will be required to wait for at least 1 month to reap the benefits, once the collagen fibers have formed, you will have tighter and fuller skin.
Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic Clinic
#02-12/13 Changi City Point,
5 Changi Business Park Central 1,
+65 6904 221