HIFU for the Body: 5 Questions You Should Ask


High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) has been making its rounds on the internet for its skin tightening and lifting effects on the face. However, did you also know that this very technology can now be utilised on the body as well? 

How exactly does it work? It's a procedure where heat from the high­ intensity focused ultrasound eliminates unwanted fat cells at your desired areas. S​o if that extra layer of fat under your arms or the love handles at your waist is troubling you, HIFU can help with that to create a more defined and contoured shape. The key point to note though is that this is not your alternative to a weight loss procedure, because while the fat cells are destroyed, they do not result in a significant loss of weight. 

However, if going for any kind of treatment tends to get you jittery and you have a bunch of questions buzzing in your mind, then read on. Whether those concerns are about whether you're suitable for the treatment or what to expect during the treatment, we've got Dr. Fin of Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic to answer them for you. 

Vanilla Luxury: How long do the results last?

Dr. Fin: Optimal results usually occur two to three months after the procedure. It can be long lasting but cannot be considered permanent because of multiple factors such as lifestyle, diet and exercise. Multiple sessions may be needed depending on the target region and amount of fat in the region.

Vanilla Luxury: How does HIFU work?

Dr. Fin: HIFU is a high intensity focused ultrasound system which converts ultrasound to heat at target sites to destroy fat cells. It is a non-invasive procedure with no downtime.

Vanilla Luxury: How much fat should there be for an effective treatment?

Dr. Fin: Ideally individuals looking for a spot reduction in mild to moderate sized 'stubborn' fat bugles will benefit from HIFU. Consulting with a doctor will help to decide on the most appropriate treatment for each individual. Obese or individuals looking for overall significant weight loss will not be ideal for this treatment.

V​anilla Luxury: Can I lose weight with this treatment?

Dr. Fin: The goal of HIFU body treatment is for spot reduction of fat bulges and body contouring. The procedure is not considered a substitute for a healthy balanced diet and exercise, and it is not aimed at significantly reducing weight.

Vanilla Luxury: What happens during treatment?

Dr. Fin: Ultrasound gel is applied to the target region, this allows the handle piece of the HIFU machine to glide and deliver efficient ultrasound pulses through the skin to the target layer of fat. Multiple passes will be done over the target region to maximize the fat cells targeted. The sensation during treatment is similar to tingling or 'pins and needles' although there is no disruption to the skin layer.

To know more about HIFU for your arms and body, why not make an appointment to consult with Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic and experience the results for yourself?

Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic is located at Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road  #03-01 Singapore 23887.​ Know more about their other treatments at Bio Aesthetic's website and F​acebook page,​ or contact them at +65 6333 4566.  

Heena Paryani

14 May 2016, 10:00 AM

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