We all lead busy lives in this day and age and eye bags are a common side effect of modern life. Luckily there are many solutions for dealing with these droopy eye bags, like makeup, surgery, or various kinds of skin treatments. One of these treatments that help reduce eye bags is HIFO treatment, and this is exactly what this article is about!
What is HIFU treatment?
HIFU stands for high-intensity focused ultrasound. It’s a relatively new treatment used for treating many issues on facial skin and helps to rejuvenate it. It helps to tighten the skin and makes it look and feel much younger. This treatment is seen as a less-intrusive alternative to the traditional facelift, boasting a lot of benefits when compared. HIFU treatment in Singapore is also becoming a very popular option in eye bag reduction treatments from aesthetic clinics like Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic Clinic. We’ll talk about this later in this article.
The ultrasound energy that this treatment gives off encourages the production of collagen in the skin, which helps to give it a younger and firmer feel.
The procedure is quick and is seen as non-intrusive by most. At the start of the procedure, the area will be cleaned thoroughly and the needed preparations will be made. This helps to prevent infection or complications during or after the treatment. After this, ultrasound gel will be applied to the skin that will be treated to ensure the best results. The HIFU device is then placed on the area and the procedure starts.
The procedure is painless but may cause some discomfort depending on the situation. People often describe it as if small electric shocks are hitting the skin. Mild pain medication may be used depending on the situation to reduce the discomfort. This is often optional though and isn’t needed in most cases.
Aftercare is an important part of this procedure and should be taken seriously in order to prevent issues from occurring. That being said, the aftercare doesn’t consist of much. After the procedure, you may experience a slight swelling of the skin accompanied by redness. This is only temporary and recedes quickly in most cases. Many patients also experience a tingling sensation on the treated area for a few days or weeks after the procedure. This is generally harmless and recedes after a short period of time.
After the procedure, you can carry about your day as if nothing has happened which makes it the perfect “lunchtime procedure.” This has made it a popular treatment for a busy woman who values their appearance.
The benefits of HIFU treatment
HIFU treatment has many benefits, one of those already mentioned being a firmer and younger-looking skin. The fact that it works by stimulating the production of a native bodily substance is another big advantage, as you’re not applying anything unnatural to the area. It also actively targets wrinkles and helps to reduce the depth and visibility of wrinkles on the face.
It can also be used to tighten up eyebrows, eyelids and other areas of sagging skin as well as reducing eye bags. The skin on the neck can also be targeted effectively and the jawline can also be enhanced by way of HIFU treatment.
There are still experiments being run on other newer uses of HIFU and the technology is very promising for the future. That being said, most uses have been thoroughly tested and medically approved before being offered at clinics.
The cost of HIFU treatment
HIFU treatment is relatively inexpensive compared to a facelift. Where a facelift may set you back around $10.000, a HIFU treatment can often be found for under $2000. This is a huge difference and given the less severe implications of HIFU compared to a facelift, it’s often the preferred choice.
HIFU or Facelift?
If you have very large pieces of stretched skin or damaged skin, then a facelift may be a better alternative to the HIFU treatment. However, if you suffer from eye bags or wrinkles around the eyes, then HIFU may be the perfect solution for you.
One of the biggest disadvantages of HIFU treatment is that it often lasts less long than a facelift. While a facelift often provides results for an extremely long time, HIFU treatment may need maintenance treatments on much shorter intervals.
Another advantage is that the process is completed naturally from within your body after the collagen production has been stimulated.
That being said, HIFU has the advantage of being much less intrusive than a facelift, and the results are very good. Even though a facelift is instant and provides quicker results, it does come with risk, as do all surgical operations. Which of the two is best for you differs vastly from situation to situation and we always encourage you to consult with the clinic to decide which procedure is right for you.
Not only is HIFU treatment considered as safe and effective, but it’s also a very strong alternative to a traditional facelift. The procedure is quick, and aftercare is kept to a minimum. We hope that after reading this article you’re in a much better position to choose the right procedure for you in order to deal with those eyebags in the best way possible.