LDM (or Local Dynamic Micro-massage) treatment is a dual-frequency ultrasound technology that delivers ultrasound waves of low and high intensity to the connective tissue of the skin. What is the difference between LDM and HIFU? What is the treatment results and benefits of LDM? Why is LDM fast becoming such a popular treatment in most aesthetic clinics in Singapore?


The benefits of LDM is exhaustive:

    1. It has an anti-aging and anti-wrinkle effect
    2. It causes skin tightening (for the face, body, and other treatment areas)
    3. It causes cellulite reduction
    4. It reduces stretch marks
    5. It enhances the delivery of products into the skin via sonophoresis
    6. It stimulates skin rejuvenation

What conditions does LDM treat?

LDM is one of the well known dermatological treatments in the aesthetic dermatology world. It uses two ultrasound waves and is able to modulate dynamic processes. LDM treatment’s ultrasound frequencies (two different frequencies) are effective enough to stimulate collagen production (Extracellular matrix) which is of primary importance for different applications.

Not only does Local Dynamic Micro-Massage have impressive anti-aging and aesthetic results, but it is also an excellent medical treatment for wound healing, repairing of connective tissue, and treats several dermatological conditions:

  • It treats acne and helps the skin to be acne free
  • It lightens acne scars
  • It treats rosacea effectively and helps to reduce redness over a long term
  • It reduces hypertrophic scars and keloid scars
  • It treats eczema and helps the skin to be eczema free over a long term
  • It treats psoriasis
  • It treats Ulcus Crusis
  • It treats oral and dermal dermatitis
  • It enhances the healing of chronic wounds

When you consider the long list of benefits and skin conditions that LDM treats, you might be wondering how does this ultrasound wave inducing treatment have such impressive clinical results?

How does LDM Treatment work?

The high-frequency ultrasound waves that LDM delivers is a unique class of their own compared to HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment). The frequencies of LDM is higher, and therefore the therapeutic effects of the Local Dynamic Micro treatment are mainly on the upper skin layers. In essence, the dual-frequency ultrasound waves from LDM cause a dynamic massage of skin cells and, through several complex mechanisms, cause various therapeutic effects on the skin.

Control MMPs (Matrix Metalloproteinases)

  • Excessive inflammation suppression
  • Scar prevention
  • Maximize rejuvenation
  • MMPs are integral in the balance of skin metabolism and has a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-skin ageing effect.  These MMPS also reduces scar formation and maximizes rejuvenation for the skin.

Activation of HSPs (Heat Shock Proteins)

  • Increase of immunity and reproduction capabilities
  • HSPs are the strong stimulus for new collagen formation.  They also account for correct protein folding which is lacking in aged skin.  This results in skin tightening 

Increased content of GAGs (Glycosaminoglycan)

  • Moisture increase

A combination of these factors lead to significant improvement of skin appearance and also reverses the signs of ageing such as fine lines.

So in essence, LDM®-MED has:

  • totally painless and has no downtime and no recovery time
  • Suitable and safe for all Skin Types
  • Works in conjunction with lasers and devices such as HIFU for enhanced therapeutic effects
  • Can be done concurrently with other dermatological body treatments
  • Can be done repeatedly and consistently throughout the year

How much does LDM Treatment Cost?

Local Dynamic Micro-Massage treatment cost $200 per session.


How long will this skin rejuvenation treatment take?

How long will this skin rejuvenation treatment take?

Each treatment typically takes 20-40 minutes.

What is the recovery time?

What is the recovery time?

There is no downtime or recovery time for Local Dynamic Micro-Massage.

What results to expect?

What results to expect?

For existing skin conditions such as ulcers, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis, you can expect a distinct improvement in skin condition after 8 sessions.  For aesthetic purposes, you can expect firmer, brighter, clear and smoother skin.