HIFU Toning

HIFU toning is a non-invasive HSA-approved cosmetic treatment in Singapore that uses ultrasound technology to lift and tighten the skin by stimulating collagen production. Also known as High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, the 60-70 degree Celsius focused beams go through the superficial, deep dermis and SMAS layer of the skin for an effective triple-layer lifting effect.

Lifting and Tightening Effects of HIFU Toning

Powered by High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, the Shiro HIFU Toning facelift treatment provides a lifting effect for the skin while tightening sags and droops. Furthermore, as a non-surgical procedure, HIFU treatment is comfortable and bearable for most patients, and requires minimal, to no downtime. This makes HIFU a non-surgical method worth considering when it comes to the tightening and lifting of the skin.

Hifu Face Toning for slimmer face at Singapore at Shiro Aesthetic Cliic

With every ageing year, the skin produces less collagen and the supporting fibres of the skin weaken. As a result, the skin becomes drier, thinner and less taut. With collagen renewal and regeneration, the sagging skin on the face and neck will appear tighter and more youthful.

The Science Behind HIFU Toning

HIFU Treatment deeply targets and delivers Advanced High Intensity Focused Ultrasound waves into the skin layers with depths of 3.0mm-4.5mm to contract skin and muscles.

Which Skin Layer Can the HIFU Target?

HIFU targets various layers of the skin, since it supports the deepest penetration of energy for face lifting and skin tightening. At a mere 1.5mm, the HIFU reaches the superficial dermis so as to reduce melanin and lighten pigmentation. At 3mm depth, the skin layer is targeted for a tightening effect. The concentrated HIFU energy from the HIFU device penetrates the deep dermis, which then stimulates collagen production. The lifting effect takes place at the 4.5mm depth. The ultrasound energy reaches the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer, triggering stimulation and tightening, bringing about the lifting effects. Due to the deep penetration, HIFU treatment also causes thermal coagulation to occur in the SMAS, fascia, deep dermis and subcutaneous fibrous tissues.

Consequently, the wound healing process will stimulate collagen regeneration for skin tightening, and kick-starts the body’s natural collagen rebuilding process. Leaving you with skin that is firmer and rejuvenated and with more defined facial contours over time.

With how HIFU treatment works, double chin removal can possibly be addressed as well.

Why Consider HIFU Toning Treatment?

Hailed from Korea, HIFU technology aids with face lifting without pain while priortising the client’s comfort and safety.

HIFU treatment does not require any anaesthesia as it ultilises controlled ultrasound waves with a comfortable temperature of 65ºC.

HIFU Treatment is Safe, Comfortable, Pain-Free and Has No Downtime

  • HIFU toning is designed to be non-invasive, without pain and no downtime.
  • No foreign body is introduced into the body, thus it is a safe treatment for all.
  • Some individuals may feel temporary soreness at the treated area, which is perfectly normal for effective collagen stimulation.

Benefits of HIFU Treatment

  • Clinically Safe
  • Zero downtime
  • Non-invasive, no needles
  • No pain as compared to traditional methods like Ulthera or Thermage
  • Takes half the time to complete as compared to other facelift treatments
  • Minimal to no pain, and does not require anaesthesia
  • The treatment does not take long to complete

Common Areas for HIFU Treatment

HIFU toning is commonly used to target and tighten sagging skin on the face and neck. HIFU can also be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the decolletage area (upper chest). Other specific areas include:

  • Eye Corners (Crow’s feet)
  • Brow Areas (Droopy Eyelids)
  • Saggy Heavy Cheeks
  • Double Chin
  • Jawline (Facial Contouring)
  • Neck
  • Décolletage (Chest Area)

Is HIFU Treatment Suitable for You?

  • HIFU toning is suitable for individuals who experience mild to moderate facial/neck skin laxity and excess fat and double chins.
  • It can also be considered as a preventive measure for even younger people aged below 30.
  • It can also address the concerns of individuals who have undergone other forms of surgical facelifts, or who would like to prolong and maintain their results.

Alternatively, you may also learn more about our other treatments such as Thermage FLX, thread lift, and botulinum toxin (botox, dysport, xeomin) injections.

HIFU is NOT Suitable for:

Not everyone can receive HIFU Toning Treatments. For example, HIFU toning should not be performed on individuals with open wounds or skin infections in the treatment area, severe or cystic acne, or bleeding disorders. HIFU may also not be suitable for people with a history of skin cancer or other skin diseases. Therefore, it’s important to discuss your medical history and any current medications with your healthcare provider before undergoing HIFU treatment.

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

For HIFU treatments, there will typically be 2 to 3 sessions that are scheduled two weeks apart. Maintenance sessions should be performed every three months to maintain the results.

See Visible Results After Each Session

Noticeable results can be seen after a session of HIFU toning. This treatment can tighten the skin’s collagen and accelerate collagen production, subsequent follow-up sessions can help maintain the effects.

Experience the skin-lifting and tightening effects of HIFU toning treatment here in Singapore at Shiro Aesthetic Clinic.

Does HIFU Have Any Side Effects?

As mentioned, HIFU is generally considered safe and non-invasive, with few side effects. However, it is crucial to note that some people may experience minor discomfort during the procedure, such as a warm or prickling sensation. Other potential side effects include temporary redness, swelling, and bruising, which usually resolve within a few days. In rare cases, HIFU may cause burns or nerve damage, but this is extremely rare and usually only occurs when the procedure is performed by an inexperienced or untrained practitioner. As such, it’s important to discuss any potential risks and side effects with your healthcare provider before undergoing HIFU.

What to Avoid After HIFU Treatment

Proper HIFU Treatment aftercare is essential to avoid any risks of complications and ensure prolonged results. If you underwent HIFU, avoid these to get the most out of your treatment:

  • Exposure to cold and sunlight can lead to hyperpigmentation. Keep away for a few weeks.
  • Drinking alcohol causes your liver to do excess work. Avoid drinking at all costs.
  • Scratching skin may lead to skin damage. Let your skin recuperate on its own.
  • Hot baths at it may cause skin irritation. Opt for a cold shower instead.

Find a non-invasive solution for your facial ageing concerns with HIFU treatments from Shiro Aesthetic Clinic. With visible results after each treatment, you can look and feel confident with tighter and more vigorous skin. Book a consultation session now or find out more about common aesthetic treatments.


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    Frequently Asked Questions About HIFU Treatment

    We recommend avoiding any exercise for 24 to 48 hours to avoid irritation on your skin due to sweat and heat.

    HIFU Treatment results depend on factors like your lifestyle after the treatments, as specific habits might affect the final results. We still recommend repeating HIFU 6 up to 8 weeks apart, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy diet.

    No. It’s best to avoid getting a facial after your HIFU Treatment as your skin might still be sensitive due to the session.

    HIFU treatment targets fat layers that must be eliminated and shouldn’t harm anything underneath the muscle layers. However, it’s best to get in touch and consult your doctor for medical clearance to ensure you don’t have any pregnancy-related conditions before undergoing HIFU.

    Smoking negates the effects of HIFU; therefore, you should avoid smoking during the course of your treatments.

    After a session, you’ll be able to see visible results. However, one to two sessions are recommended. Touch-ups and maintenance sessions are usually done yearly.