From The Straits Times    |

The Category: Non-Invasive Aesthetics Treatment (Doctor-done) 
The Award: Best Firming Treatment 
The Winner: MODE Medical Clinic – HIFU V Sculpting

The Treatment

Mode Aesthetics

With the use of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasonic (HIFU) technology, this non-invasive aesthetics procedure lifts and sculpts the face. 

The focused ultrasonic waves deliver energy directly to the layer of skin called the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS), which lies deep within the skin. HIFU triggers the body’s own regenerative response and this, in turn, causes a shrinking effect. 

This effect means the skin is tightened and, at the same time, collagen production is encouraged. The result: firmer and more lifted skin that, over time, looks less lined and wrinkled, giving the face a youthful V-shape.   

What Happened After We Tried It

“Despite my best efforts with skincare, my skin has started to sag. The jowls are looking more prominent, and my collagen levels have definitely gone to the dogs. 

After registration, I was quickly ushered to a room where the procedure would be taking place, which is in the unit next door. The consultation was quick; I answered questions like: “Have you done HIFU before?” followed by a brief explanation of the procedure and the results I should expect. 

My face was then thoroughly cleansed and slathered with a layer of numbing cream, which took about 30 minutes to kick in. 

The doctor was friendly and answered all my queries. She explained that she would do three rounds of ultrasound “scanning” on my face, with each round delivering ultrasonic energy in decreasing intensity. I appreciated that she would alert me whenever a section might ache more, such as the jawbone, cheekbones, temples and forehead. 

The doctor also pointed out that my somewhat chubby face would be a great candidate for HIFU as it was fleshy and would show the best results. 

I have a relatively high tolerance for pain and found the procedure to be more achy than painful, though certain areas of my face, especially along the jawline and temples, were sensitive to the point where I had to ask the doctor to pause the treatment. 

I was excited to see a firming effect two weeks after, and I can’t wait to see the full effect in two to three months, as the doctor had advised that it would take that amount of time for the results to fully show.”

MODE Medical Clinic is at #03-31 The Centrepoint, tel: 6737-4964; #02-65 Harbourfront Centre, tel: 6256-4698; #04-19 Jem , tel: 6694-4448 

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