Ultrasound energy-based treatments have been around for many years. In today’s market, there are a plethora of devices and establishments offering similar services at varying prices with the same touted benefits as a HIFU treatment. This leaves many unclear of the differences and how to choose the right treatment.
To help you understand the differences better, here are five essential things you should know:
There are many different brands of machines for HIFU treatments in the market. In Singapore, only medical clinics offer HSA-approved medical-grade ultrasound procedures performed by a doctor. Mizu carries both Ulthera and Ultraformer III, popular medical-grade HIFU devices that are safe and effective with established clinical research and backing.
There is no one-size-fits-all regime for HIFU treatments. Your doctor should conduct a thorough assessment of your face and concerns before customising a treatment plan for you according to your face shape and desired outcomes. Different parts of your face will require different power settings, treatment depths and number of shots to be administered for optimum results. There should never be a fixed number of shots for everyone. An individual’s treatment plan can differ greatly from another.
The treatment area and concerns in these target regions will determine the number of shots required. It is essential that your doctor uses sufficient shots to achieve the best results. Areas with heavier volume or more fats will require more shots as compared to areas with less volume.
A proper procedure at power settings that deliver good results will inevitably be uncomfortable to some degree. A painless or low-powered HIFU treatment does not generate enough energy to deliver efficient results. Simply put – no pain, no gain.
“There’re so many places that offer HIFU, so how do I choose the right one?”