What is HIFU?

HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a non-surgical treatment that lifts, tightens, and firms skin using ultrasound energy. HIFU is the only non-invasive treatment that can target the same skin foundational layer (SMAS layer) that is generally treated in cosmetic surgery.

Without cutting or disrupting the skin’s surface, the HIFU treatment works by delivering tiny deposits of ultrasound energy into the foundational layer. Ultrasound energy, when delivered at the right depth, stimulates the skin’s regenerative process, causing it to produce new collagen. Collagen is a protein that provides our skin its strength and flexibility. The skin will eventually become more lifted and toned as more “healthy” collagen becomes available.

HIFU is suitable for all skin types and is for anyone looking for preventive maintenance – “stopping the signs of aging before they start,” people with mild to moderate drooping skin, and people who want to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.

At Lloyds Medical Group, we use HIFU Liftera-A machine for all HIFU treatments.

HIFU at Lloyds Medical Group

How Does HIFU work?

HIFU is an FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) and HSA (Health Sciences Authority) approved treatment in Singapore that uses ultrasound technology to reach different layers of the skin, piercing through it without damaging the surface and delivering 60-70 degree Celsius targeted beams.

The targeted beams burn fat in the face while promoting collagen production to tighten the skin and give it a lifting and toning appearance.


Our skin’s structural base which helps to keep our skin firm, smooth, and youthful loses elastin and collagen as we age. With HIFU treatment, fine lines and wrinkles, double chins, sagging skin, neck, jowls, and cheeks can all be minimized. HIFU can also help to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles and wrinkles around the eyes.

HIFU helps:


Each HIFU treatment session typically take around 60-90 mins, depending on the treated area.

Following HIFU treatment, you may notice an instant lift.

According to clinical studies, your skin will continue to lift and tighten progressively over the next 3-4 months.

This is due to the fact that HIFU treatment initiates a gradual process of collagen repair and regeneration.

Most patients only require one HIFU treatment, with maintenance every six months.

2 initial treatments are recommended for patients with severe sagging, followed by routine maintenance every 6 months.

HIFU is a relatively painless technique. Numbing cream is not required for the majority of our patients. A moderate discomfort along the jawline and cheek bone may be felt by some though. If necessary, topical anaesthesia might be used to relieve any discomfort.

There is no downtime with HIFU treatment.

HIFU is a non-invasive process that allows you to immediately resume your normal activities.

There are no known side effects though some patients may experience some slight redness of the skin and swelling that are temporary.

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