Recently, my pulsating curiosity constellated into a masterwork of amazement and awe at The Artisan Clinic when I tried HIFU for the first time! A short form for "High Intensity Focused Ultrasound", it is one of the most comfortable non-surgical treatment options to both tighten the skin and melt fats; a promising treatment for people who don’t want the risks and recovery time associated with surgery for facelifts. In approximately 60 minutes, one can regain radiant and smoother skin along with reduced double chin, fine lines and wrinkles.
Did you know? Apart from HIFU, The Artisan Clinic also carries Sunekos 200, the latest injectable hybrid moisturizer and collagen stimulator, available only at 7 premium clinics currently.
At The Artisan Clinic, whose mission is to "provide bespoke aesthetic treatments tailored meticulously to each and every patient. We pride ourselves on the ability of creating personalized treatments to best serve each of our patients."
What is the process of HIFU like?
First, I was led into this calm room to cleanse my face and remove any makeup.
Next, numbing cream was applied.
After 20-30 minutes, the numbing cream was wiped off.
The HIFU machine would be wheeled out and the doctor would harness the force of HIFU to transform your face! HIFU is ideal for patients with mild to moderate skin sagging and for patients with excess facial fats.
Comfortably undergoing HIFU treatment with the handpiece, where the energy only targets under the skin surface with no damage to upper layers of the skin. Various depths that HIFU targets:
With pretty Doctor Ying Min who did the HIFU treatment for me!
I was told that the effects of HIFU would not be immediate. Rather, gradual improvement would beset through time. Indeed, I am witnessing the lift of my face for the areas that HIFU has targeted, even after merely one week (I was told the best effect would take place 3 months later). This is due to the fact that collagen stimulation and collagen regeneration takes time.
Personally, I think HIFU gives a better result than jaw botox if you are looking to achieve a V shaped face, because the former makes your jaw slim down naturally where it sort of looks like your skin "adheres" to your jaw in a smoother manner. However, I find that botox can give you the "locked" and "tight" looking face sometimes.
The pain factor was 0.5/10 (it felt kind of tingly) and the slight redness from where the HIFU handpiece was placed disappeared within 30 minutes of stepping out the clinic. I love how casual and free of downtime the HIFU treatment is! Achieving a V shaped face never felt so easy and quick!
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