AsterSpring’s new Intense Facelift Therapy with HIFU doesn’t come cheap but it is money well-spent for anti-ageing.
There’s a revolutionary technology being discovered every so often that claims to be on the forefront of skincare — that you might start to lose trust in what’s a really good facial vs a really good facial for just right now. We were tempted to give the new HIFU a go because it claimed to minimise any pain or discomfort during the treatment, having been scarred (literally) from extremely painful laser treatments in the past.
The treatment is available at one of KL’s go-to facial salon, AsterSpring. You can hope for fine lines becoming less visible, a sharpened jawline and neckline, as well as more facial contouring. Keep in mind, that different skin types can have varying results that could also depend on follow-up treatments. Some customers are so pleased with the initial results that they want to come back as soon as possible for a second treatment, but the salon advises waiting at least two to three months in between sessions.
What is HIFU and how does it work?
HIFU is a non-invasive technology, which means no needles or going under the skin, using instead ultrasound energy to penetrate the skin. It does so to stimulate the natural production of collagen, the building blocks of our skin that gives it structure and depletes as we age — hence, age-related skincare concerns like loss of firmness, fine lines, and wrinkles.
The deeper skincare is able to go into the skin, the better it is for targeting collagen. With this treatment, the focus is also on the ultrasound energy’s ability to travel 4.5mm into the skin, further than many other treatments available.
HIFU technology has taken some time to be reworked and upgraded for less pain, and minimal discomfort. AsterSpring brings in the latest version of HIFU from Korea, carried out by the salon’s certified highly trained therapists.
Does it hurt?
Anything going into the skin will feel uncomfortable on different levels. It’s no day at the spa, but with the HIFU treatment we were very relieved to be able to relax. The sensation is much like heat delivered through quick pricks over the area of your face being worked on. The energy can be altered if you’re unable to tolerate the pain.
There is no downtime for the treatment but customers are advised to avoid cooling skincare products like cold facial sheets for two weeks, which might calm down the technology at work even after the treatment is complete.
How much does it cost?
Prices are based on the targeted area of treatment, starting at RM650 for the neck, up to RM3450 for the full face and neck. Each session can last between 15 minutes to an hour. Consultations and refreshments are included.
AsterSpring’s Intense Facelift Therapy With HIFU is available in Malaysia at selected outlets including KLCC, Bangsar Village II, Bangsar Shopping Centre, One Utama Shopping Centre and Sunway Pyramid. For more information, visit www.asterspring.com.
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