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Getting a facelift doesn’t have to be Painful! – Dr Justin Boey shares 3 Facts on this Saggy Skin Treatment

hifu facelift doesnt have to be painful

“Doctor, the HIFU facelift felt like Staples on my Face! I don’t want to do it again!”

What is HIFU Ultraformer?

HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) is a non-invasive treatment that Aesthetic Doctors use to treat Saggy & Aging Skin, Droopy Face and Dark Eye Circles.

HIFU targets the single most common cause of visible aging – Collagen Loss.

This treatment restores the collagen in your skin that was lost over time.

Why was HIFU Painful?

Ten years ago, Saggy and Aging Skin was treated using first generation HIFU devices like Ulthera (a popular HIFU from US).

As a previous Ulthera doctor myself, the most common feedback that I got from my patients was that the treatment was VERY pain-ful.

Normal numbing creams were not sufficient! Some patients even required extra nerve numbing injections to make the treatment more tolerable.

Thankfully (for me and my patients), HIFU technology has improved so much!

Third-generation HIFUs like Ultraformer 3 are as Effective but Less Painful.

1) No pain, no gain- Is this true when it comes to Face-lift treatments?

If HIFU is painful, the other options are worse!

Let us consider our facelift options (from most invasive to least invasive):

Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery has the most dramatic results in a single treatment but has the longest recovery time (several weeks) and highest risks.

Typical prices of Facelift Surgery in Singapore: $12,000 onwards.

Threadlift – Almost the Perfect Non-surgical Facelift Treatment

Threadlifts work by physically lifting the skin on the face and stimulate collagen production.

As the threads are inserted using needles, many patients are concerned about the downtime from swelling, bruising and infection.

Typical prices in Singapore: $3,000 to $6,000

As a doctor in Raffles Place (Singapore’s Central Business District), my patients are looking for an effective anti-aging treatment that fits into their busy lifestyle without the risk of downtime (No Bruise, No Needles).

HIFU Facelift – the Most Promising Fully Non-invasive Facelift Treatment in 2018

HIFU treatment effectively tightens and lifts the skin of your face without any needles or scalpels.

It works by safely delivering high intensity focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the deep tissues of the face.

HIFU is the ideal non-surgical facelift treatment for busy individuals who cannot afford to have any downtime.

As no needles are involved, there is no risk of downtime from bruising or swelling.


2) HIFU- the perfect non-surgical facelift?

HIFU tightens your skin and smoothens out your fine lines all in a single treatment session. Sounds like the perfect Anti-aging treatment, isn’t it?

Unfortunately, HIFU results are not immediate – it can take up to 6 or 8 weeks to see results.

This is because HIFU stimulates the natural production of new collagen in your body – gradually.

Gradual is good. This is the key reason why my patients love HIFU – natural facelift results for saggy and aging skin.

The results also wear out gradually over 9 – 12 months without looking unnatural.

3) Ultraformer 3 HIFU – The Most Comfortable and Cost-Effective Option

Why is Ultraformer 3 HIFU still the most popular facelift treatment in Korea?

Because the Korean doctors have developed special techniques to make the treatment A LOT more comfortable.

HIFU Face-Lift in Singapore?

Being trained in Korea for Ultraformer 3 HIFU, I’ve adapted similar techniques to make my HIFU treatment a lot more comfortable for my patients (and cost-effective too!).

Through special techniques, my patients describe the discomfort as comparable to a standard laser treatment.

I use more HIFU shots per session and the Vector Lift method to customise my treatments for stronger HIFU effect.

Instead of following standard treatment protocols, I tailor my treatments according to my patients’ key concerns for best results.

Questions on HIFU? Contact us to schedule a consultation.


Medical Director

After graduating from the National University of Singapore, Dr Boey’s journey in aesthetics brought him to esteemed institutions such as Harvard Medical School, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and Queen Mary University of London in diverse cities like Seoul, London, Boston and New York.