Aging is an inevitable process that everyone has to go through. First signs of aging appears when we hit our mid-20s. Fine lines around our eyes appear first because the skin around the eyes are thin. Loss of volume and density and deep-set wrinkles also become noticeable over time. Skin aging manifests in different ways for different people. Visible signs of skin aging affects our appearance in different ways:
- LOSS OF VOLUME It is one of the most noticeable changes on the face. Loss of volume on the face alters the overall appearance of the face that gives the face a sad, depressed look. It can lead to incorrect perception of a person’s mood even though he/she may not be feeling down.
- WRINKLES These are visible lines that appear on the skin in your mid-20s. They appear on different areas of the face and are the easiest signs to spot. Wrinkles and fine lines first appear around the eyes and forehead. These are usually triggered by animated facial expressions and they become deeper as time goes by. Deeper wrinkles form between the nose and mouth, also commonly called nasolabial folds.
- LOSS OF STRUCTURAL SUPPORT When the skin’s structural support diminishes, a loss of skin density becomes apparent. Loss of structural support usually appears as thinner, weaker skin with a decrease in radiance on the face.
Skin changes are inevitable and we cannot change that. However, it can be controlled by taking a holistic approach to delaying or even reversing signs of aging.
Types of Non-Surgical Facelift Available in Singapore
Non-surgical facelift treatments have gained popularity in the past few years because they do not have downtime and it can take away 5 to 10 years off the appearance with no surgical risks. Non-surgical facelift treatments employs non-invasive or minimally-invasive techniques to improve the appearance of the face and neck. Although there are many procedures offered in the market, only a few procedures are proven to work.
Minimally-Invasive Facelift Treatment: Silhouette Soft Thread Lift or PDO Thread Lift
Non-surgical facelift treatments such as Silhouette Soft or PDO are used to improve targeted areas of the face or neck. Thread lift treatments especially Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is gaining popularity among Singaporeans because of its significant ability to anchor and lift sagging tissues. By doing so, it dramatically changes the visible appearance of the person immediately after the treatment.
Often coined as ‘lunchtime facelift’, Silhouette Soft Thread Lift can be completed in under an hour. It involves insertion of fine threads lined with cones or hooks into the face through tiny openings made in the targeted areas. The doctor skilfully attaches the threads to the skin tissue and then pull back to lift and compress sagging tissues to smoothen the face and anchor the skin to its newly lifted position.
Most importantly, the threads are biodegradable and will be absorbed by the body over a period of 6 to 8 months. The lifted contours of the face will continue to sustain for another 18 months. If done regularly, collagen production and remodelling occurs and the lifting effects can be sustained for a longer period of time.
Non-Invasive Facelift Treatment: Ultherapy Skin Lifting or HIFU
For people suffering from trypanophobia, non-invasive facelift treatments are available. Using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), Ultherapy Skin Lifting treatment tightens and firms the skin of the face and neck. Ultherapy, or HIFU treatment are effective skin tightening treatments that work on large areas, especially the entire face and neck.
Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved non-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the chest and décolletage. Ultherapy has shown great results with respect to skin lifting and stimulation of collagen production. Ulthera Skin Lifting has been found to be most effective in treating people experiencing mild to moderate sagging.
Ultherapy works by emitting targeted ultrasound waves to heat targeted tissue to a consistent temperature between 60 to 70 degrees Celcius, which triggers the natural production of collagen. What Ultherapy treatment does is to counteract the effects of aging by increasing the collagen and elastin fibers in the treated area so that the skin becomes firmer and more rejuvenated.
Although people have reported seeing instant results after the treatment, the beneficial outcome of Ultherapy is usually seen about 3 months after the treatment as collagen typically takes this length of time to develop. Doctors usually recommend patients to undergo Ultherapy every 9 months to reverse signs of aging. It has been said that the natural aging process will never catch up to where it would have been if you had never undergone Ultherapy.
Non-Surgical Facelift Treatment: Liquid Facelift Using Dermal Filler
On its own, Liquid Facelift using dermal fillers is unlikely able to bring about impressive skin lifting benefits. However, when combined with other skin lifting treatments such as Ultherapy or Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatments, results can be impressive. Results can be enhanced and prolonged with the rejuvenative effects of the treatment.
Using dermal fillers with different viscosity, the doctor is able to improve the facial contours and restore lost volume in targeted areas of the face such as cheeks and under eyes. By plumping up the deficient areas of the face, it adds smoothness to the skin by reducing appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
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