HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) therapy offered by Cambridge Medical Group in Singapore provides a non-invasive solution for anti-aging and skin tightening through the use of focused ultrasound energy. The procedure aims to tighten tissue while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues, resulting in minimized downtime and an improved appearance.
With HIFU therapy, precision is the name of the game: using imaging guidance such as MRI or CT scan, sonographers can focus on a precise target deep within the body while keeping other important structures out of range. Ultrasonic energy probes emit ultrasonic waves that help produce heat, which results in the movement of elastin and collagen fibers and the breakdown of existing collagen bundles to replace them with new ones. This process is called coagulation. The heat generated by the ultrasound destroys targeted cells while preserving the surrounding tissue.
Why is HIFU not covered by Insurance?
The main reason HIFU in Singapore is not typically covered by insurance is because it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Unlike treatments for more serious conditions, HIFU as an anti-aging treatment does not offer any clear health benefits that would warrant its coverage. Additionally, since the technology is still relatively new, there have not been enough long-term studies to prove its safety and efficacy. However, as HIFU becomes more popular and more evidence of its benefits emerges, it is likely that insurance companies will begin to cover it.
There are a few ways that you can help cover the cost of HIFU if it is not covered by insurance. Some providers offer financial assistance or work with payment plans, so you should ask your provider for options. Another option is to use health savings accounts (similar to a flexible spending account). If you have one, make sure you know what portion of the cost will be reimbursed and how much money has been put aside in it. Talk to an expert about your options if HIFU is not covered by insurance since there are many ways that you can help cover its cost.
How Much Does a Typical Treatment Cost (including what it covers)?
The cost of each session varies based on the area being treated and which type of machine is used but the costs start from around $300. Most treatments last between 60 and 90 minutes.
Most HIFU treatments include a variety of procedures, such as skin tightening, collagen remodeling, facial contouring, and lifting. In addition to these benefits, most people also report an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, pores size, and skin texture.
What are the Benefits of Using HIFU over Other Treatments?
There are several reasons that HIFU in Singapore is becoming increasingly popular for facial treatment. Here are seven common reasons people choose this treatment over others:
- It is a non-invasive procedure with minimal downtime: Unlike invasive treatments such as facelift surgery, HIFU does not require extensive downtime; therefore, there are no visible scars from the treatment process once the skin has healed. In fact, some patients don’t even need to apply any makeup during recovery since there is hardly any bruising or swelling as the result of this treatment.
- It is a safe alternative to surgery and other procedures that may have more side effects or risks associated with them: HIFU is a very safe treatment. As mentioned earlier, there have not been any long-term studies to suggest any adverse effects. Comparatively, surgery is a much more invasive procedure with a higher risk of complications. Additionally, other treatments such as laser therapy and Botox can also have potential side effects.
- It is a customizable treatment: One of the benefits of HIFU is that it can be customized to meet the specific needs of each individual patient. Sonographers can adjust the settings on the machine depending on the patient’s skin type and desired results. This means that each person can get the most out of their treatment.
- Because it is a minimally invasive procedure, HIFU requires minimal recovery time: Patients can resume normal activities almost immediately after a treatment session. There is very little swelling or bruising, and most people report no pain after the treatment.
- It is a long-lasting solution: The results of HIFU are long-lasting, often lasting for several years. This is because the treatment stimulates collagen production, which helps keep the skin looking younger and more elastic.
- It can be used on all skin types: Another benefit of HIFU is that it can be used on all skin types, even those with darker skin tones. This is important because many other treatments are not effective on all skin types.
When Should I Consider Getting a HIFU Facelift?
HIFU is a very popular procedure, so you will have plenty of options if you are interested in it for yourself or a loved one. Before committing to the procedure:
Make sure that your expectations are realistic and that you consult with an expert to discuss all your options. Consider whether other treatments like laser therapy might be more suitable for your needs since they may require fewer sessions before producing results (although HIFU may still produce good results).
Make sure you talk to an expert who can explain these trade-offs in-depth so that you can make an informed decision about which treatment is right for you before undergoing any kind of cosmetic facial treatment like HIFU. Some people choose to have HIFU treatment as a one-time procedure, while others may opt for a series of treatments for better results.
The number of sessions you need will depend on your individual needs and your skin condition. Speak with an expert to get personalized advice about how many sessions you might need. Generally, patients see the best results after three or four sessions. However, some may need more or less depending on their individual situation. Again, it is important to consult with a professional who can help you make an informed decision about how many treatments you might need. You should also be sure to factor in the cost of each session when making your decision.
The Bottom Line
Overall, HIFU is a very safe and effective treatment that can provide long-lasting results. If you are considering undergoing this procedure, be sure to do your research and consult with a qualified professional to make sure it is the right choice for you. Remember to ask about all the potential risks and side effects associated with the treatment before making a decision. With proper preparation, most people report having a positive experience with HIFU.
Cambridge Medical Group is proud to offer HIFU in Singapore for face treatment. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you decide if this treatment is right for you.