What is Hifu Treatment?

High-Intensity Focus Ultrasound, or HIFU for short, is a cutting-edge cosmetic procedure that targets skin tightening and collagen regeneration. This non-surgical method has been gaining popularity in Kuala Lumpur, offering individuals a non-invasive way to achieve a more youthful appearance

Recommended For

  • Skin laxity 
  • Wrinkles and fine lines 
  • Sagging jowls 
  • Brow lifts 
  • Neck and decolletage tightening 

Benefits of Hifu Treatment

  • Non-invasive cosmetic treatment using focused ultrasound energy 
  • Targets and destroys fat cells 
  • Can lead to body contouring and fat reduction 
  • Improves skin tightening and firmness 
  • Provides a more toned and sculpted appearance 
  • Can be used for facial rejuvenation and lifting 

How Does it Work?

HIFU stimulates collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to ‘non-surgically’ lift and tighten the skin’s foundation layer without any incision to the surface of the skin. It uses ultrasound energy to encourage the production of collagen, which results in firmer skin.

The results of the treatment are gradual but continue to improve over time and offer long lasting results. It takes time for collagen to regenerate, tighten and mature, and the rate and degree of improvement may vary between individuals.

HIFU-powered transducers deliver concentrated waves of ultrasound into multiple layers of skin and body tissues without making direct contact with surrounding areas.

Transferring stabilized temperatures of 65~75°C into the targeted zones, the SMASFOCUS V aims to induce a process of neocollagenesis in the face while tightening body tissues for contouring purposes.

How Hifu Treatment Work

Hifu Treatment Procedure

HIFU delivers focused ultrasound energy to the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) layer, which is a deep layer of tissue that’s typically tightened during traditional facelifts. By targeting the SMAS layer, HIFU stimulates collagen production, resulting in a natural and long-lasting lifting effect. This process rejuvenates the skin from within, making it an attractive option for those seeking a youthful transformation without surgery.   

HIFU is administered with the aid of a handheld device that emits ultrasound waves. The process typically involves the following steps:   

  1. Cleansing: The treatment area is cleansed to remove any dirt and makeup. 
  2. Numbing Cream: A numbing cream is applied to ensure your comfort during the procedure. 
  3. HIFU Application: The HIFU device is used to deliver focused ultrasound energy to the target areas. 
  4. Sensation: You may feel a warm, tingling sensation as the energy penetrates your skin. 
  5. Duration: The procedure usually lasts around 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the areas being treated. 

Hifu Treatment Recovery & Aftercare

Taking care of your skin post-HIFU treatment is essential to optimize your results and ensure a comfortable recovery. Here are some aftercare tips to follow:   


  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water promotes healing and collagen production. 
  • Use Sunscreen: Protect your skin from UV damage by applying sunscreen daily. 
  • Moisturize: Keep your skin moisturized to prevent dryness and peeling. 
  • Avoid Intense Exercise: Give your body time to recover by refraining from vigorous exercise for a few days. 


  • Use Harsh Products: Avoid abrasive skincare products or treatments immediately after HIFU. 
  • Pick or Scratch: Resist the urge to scratch or pick at your skin, as this can lead to complications. 

Post-Treatment Experience

HIFU is known for its minimal downtime. You can expect the following after the procedure: 

  • Redness and Swelling: Some redness and mild swelling may occur, but it typically subsides within a few hours. 
  • Immediate Results: While you’ll notice some immediate tightening, the full results will gradually appear over several months as collagen production increases. 

Why Choose Kalo’s 5D HIFU?

At Kalo we employ the latest innovative technology, an automatic 5D HIFU machine which can target up to 40 lines at once. This means the treatment is much more accurate and the results far exceed those of the manual and other HIFU machines. 

Our brand new 5D HIFU machine is the latest and most innovative HIFU treatment. Its unique cooling hand piece allows for a completely pain free and comfortable experience. The higher energy frequency ensures that this treatment is more effective and 2-4 times faster than traditional 3D and 4D HIFU, firing up to 500 shots in just minutes.

Before & After Hifu Treatment

Frequent Asked Questions

Are HIFU results permanent?

HIFU results are long-lasting, but they are not permanent. The effects can last for up to a year or more, and maintenance sessions can help prolong the benefits.   

Is HIFU painful?

HIFU is not considered a painful procedure, although some patients may experience mild discomfort during treatment. The application of numbing cream before the procedure helps minimize any discomfort.   

Can HIFU be used on all skin types?

HIFU is suitable for most skin types. However, it’s essential to consult with a qualified practitioner to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. 

When will I see the full results of HIFU?

You will notice some immediate tightening after the procedure, but the full results of HIFU become increasingly apparent over the following months as collagen production is stimulated. 

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

For optimal results we recommend 3 sessions spaced throughout 2 months. We recommend the second session to be 21 days after the first, and the third sessions 2 months after. 

Are There Side Effects?

Minor side effects have been reported with HIFU, however some slight redness or swelling may occur, but it should subside quickly. A light tingling sensation and/or temporary numbness of the treated area may persist for a few weeks. 

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