Ultraformer 3 HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a 3rd generation medical-grade HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) non-invasive treatment that targets to improve the different signs of skin aging in Singapore. The procedure is a non invasive method that uses the latest Micro-Focused Ultrasound Technology to help in skin tightening, lifting and contouring in Singapore.

Treated Skin Conditions

Ultraformer 3 HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a non invasive and non surgical treatment best used to treat the following facial and neck skin conditions:

  • Double chin
  • Dull skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Eyelid hooding
  • Eye wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Sagging skin
  • Uneven skin tone


Ultraformer 3 HIFU has several benefits:

  • Collagen stimulation
  • Little discomfort
  • Long-lasting results
  • Natural-looking results
  • Skin lifting
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Skin tightening
  • Treatment is done without damage to other layers of the skin


Ultraformer 3 HIFU is a non surgical treatment in Singapore that is HSA approved. HIFU works by releasing high intensity focused ultrasound into the deep layers of the skin, measuring up to 1.5, 3.0, and 4.5 mm in depth. The energy delivered through the 3 layers of the skin has a higher peak power and is able to penetrate deep into the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer of the skin. The effect enables quick muscle contraction in the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer resulting in skin tightening instantly. In addition, the HIFU treatment procedure promotes the production of new collagen to the upper layers of the skin, which continues gradually even after the treatment.

Ultraformer 3 HIFU treatments use a transducer that measures 2.0 mm and is best suited for Asian face shapes. The non surgical MF2 transducer is more accurate and is able to reach and treat even the most challenging areas of the face such as the corners of the mouth (Nasolabial Folds) and eyes (Crow’s Feet).

The HIFU device’s patented technology is designed to improve comfort during a procedure, hence enabling the doctor to execute more “shot counts” of high energy levels to the skin, leading to optimal results during treatments like skin tightening.

Ultraformer 3 HIFU treatments are highly recommended for patients who appear to have the symptoms of aging, but are hesitant to go under the knife. This non surgical treatment is best to treat fine lines, wrinkles, saggy facial and neck skin.

Doctors can further assess your qualifications during a pre-treatment HIFU consultation. Ultraformer 3 HIFU is not recommended for patients who have dermal fillers and facial implants, so it is crucial that these details are communicated to your doctor before undergoing HIFU treatment.

Ultraformer 3 HIFU has been used successfully for decades without any major reported issues of side effects. HIFU device has a good record when it comes to passing clinical standards.

A numbing cream is usually administered to manage pain during HIFU treatment. Patients may feel a prickling sensation and some discoloration on the treated area following the HIFU treatment. However, these are temporary.

The duration of the HIFU treatment is done in an hour or less, depending on the extent of the area that needs treatment. Minimal to no downtime is needed. Patients are able to return to their normal routines right after the HIFU procedure is finished.

Patients can expect to see the onset of improvement in the treated area instantly once the HIFU treatment is done. The lifting and toning of the skin from HIFU will be visible within 2 to 3 months as the collagen production continues to progress and rejuvenate the skin during this time.

The effects of Ultraformer 3 HIFU can last from 12 up to a maximum of 18 months, depending on the skin’s response to the treatment. Maintenance of HIFU treatment is recommended to keep the skin from regressing, especially for patients with severe skin sagging.

The number of HIFU treatments will vary between patients as the longevity of the results will depend on the skin’s response to the treatment. At the same time, the rate at which the skin succumbs to aging is a factor to consider. Some patients age faster than others, so they may benefit from more than one HIFU treatment to keep their skin well maintained.

Ultraformer 3 HIFU is designed to penetrate the deep layers of the skin to promote support through lifting and toning, while lasers are used to address skin conditions that are usually found on the surface of the skin (e.g. pigmentation, wrinkles, scars).

No, Ultraformer 3 HIFU cannot effectively replace the results that are achieved by surgery.

The total cost for a full-face treatment of Ultraformer 3 HIFU can be obtained from the clinic directly as this may be customized according to a patient’s need. The price for Ultraformer 3 HIFU starts at $450 for a small area of the face.

While HIFU is generally a safe face lifting treatment, some side effects of HIFU to look out for include

  • Numbness. The waves from the HIFU treatment may cause a tingling sensation in delicate areas, however this is very rare
  • Mild pain. Some patients may feel a pricking sensation during HIFU treatment, but this is only during the treatment. There is no pain after HIFU treatment.
  • Swelling. Different individuals react differently to HIFU based on their skin type. This is however a rare side effect of HIFU treatments and will disappear after a few days.
  • Blotching of skin. Patients with sensitive skin experience this side effect of HIFU. The targeted area becomes red and blotchy. But should it happen, your doctor will prescribe the necessary creams after your HIFU treatment.

Dr. Chua Cheng Yu has extensive knowledge and expertise in providing excellent aesthetic care and treatments for his patients. He is authorized and certified by the ADEG in Singapore to do different kinds of aesthetic procedures. Dr. Chua ensures that his patients only receive the optimum and safest methods in every service that he does.

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