It’s always a joy to feel young at heart. And to match your inner youth you want to look young as well. But as we age, the natural effects of ageing will inevitably start to show, especially on the face. Wrinkles and lines will start to form, and from time to time, we might feel self-conscious about it.


Wrinkles and lines are formed as we age when our skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile. When your skin decreases its production of natural oils, the skin will also go dry and wrinkles can start to appear. Other factors can contribute to wrinkles too such as exposure to UV light and smoking. 


There are skin care products on the market that say they can help get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. But another option available is to seek out anti-wrinkle  treatments at an aesthetic clinic in Singapore


One of these popular anti-wrinkle aesthetic treatments is HIFU treatment. In this blog, we give insight into how HIFU treatment works and how your skin can benefit from it.


What Is HIFU Treatment?


HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is an aesthetic treatment for tightening or toning the skin. It’s a non-invasive and painless alternative for face lifts. It uses ultrasound to create heat in the layer of the skin just beneath the surface. 


When the cells in the area being targeted are at a certain temperature, they are encouraged by the body to undergo self repair and regeneration. This stimulates the body to produce more collagen, which is a protein that gives structure to the skin. As the collagen increases, this can result in tighter and firmer skin with fewer wrinkles. 

What to Expect in HIFU Treatment


Unlike some aesthetic treatments, there’s not much special preparation when it comes to HIFU procedures since it’s non-invasive. However it’s recommended that you don’t wear or remove all your skincare and makeup products before the treatment


The procedure usually goes as follows:

  • The aesthetic doctor will first fully clean and cleanse your face. 
  • Ultrasound gel will be applied to the target areas.
  • The HIFU device will be pressed against your skin in the target region.
  • Using an ultrasound viewer, our aesthetic doctor will adjust the device to the appropriate setting to tackle your skin care concerns.
  • The HIFU device will transmit ultrasound energy to the target area in short pulses.
  • The HIFU device will be removed after the session is complete.


After the procedure, you might see some mild redness or swelling, but it will subside within the day. You may also feel a light tingling sensation in the first few weeks. 


What Are the Benefits of HIFU Treatment?


A significant benefit to HIFU treatment would probably be that it’s a non-invasive and painless procedure, meaning you can go to work or socialise with friends right after the procedure as there’s little to no downtime. 


The typical results of HIFU treatment may include the following:

  • Reduction of wrinkles
  • Skin tightening on the neck for those with saggy skin
  • Skin lifting effects for cheeks, eyelids and eyebrows
  • Rejuvenated skin
  • Enhanced jawline definition

Who Can Benefit from HIFU Treatment?


HIFU treatment is recommended for those older than 30 with mild-to-moderate skin laxity. But older patients with more extensive and severe skin laxity may require a different aesthetic treatment or require a combination of aesthetic treatments. This may not also be recommended for those with infections and skin lesions. 


Learn More About HIFU Treatment from a Professional


Do you want to know if HIFU treatment can help reduce your wrinkles and fine lines? Visit our aesthetic clinic in Singapore to know what will suit your face and what options will give you the intended outcomes you want.


Book an appointment to consult our aesthetic doctor today.

Dr Zhang YiJun


Mandarin Gallery
#03-35, 333A Orchard Road,
Singapore 238897
Contact: (65) 6235 5655


Dr Zhang Yijun received his medical degree and post graduate family medicine qualification at the National University of Singapore and obtained his post graduate diploma in Practical Dermatology at Cardiff University, UK.

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