Effective Skin Lifting Treatments for Aging Skinby Andy Cheng Director
Medical aesthetic treatments have progressed so much that they can achieve dramatic, visible results without undergoing cosmetic surgery. If your intention is to restore the youthful facial contours to your face, you can now use a combination of non-invasive and minimally-invasive treatment to achieve natural looking face, even when you are in your 60s.
One of the main advantages of non-invasive or minimally-invasive treatments is that they are fast to perform and have very little downtime. Such treatments are gaining in popularity because non-invasive and minimally-invasive treatments produce natural results and do not have the associated surgical risks.
What Non-Surgical Skin Lifting Treatments Are Available?
When considering skin lifting treatment of any kind, Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics suggests that it is important to look in the mirror and pay attention to changes in your face over the years.
Questions you should ask yourself include:
- What are the areas that are troubling me?
- Are my cheeks currently lower than they were years ago?
- Has my face lost its contour and shapeliness?
- Do you have deep set wrinkles and lines around the mouth?
- Do you have jowls and double chin which were not there months ago?
If you answer ‘yes’ to most of these questions, non-surgical skin lifting treatments might be the answer to a younger looking skin.
Skin lifting treatments generally achieve the following outcomes: replenish lost volume, lift sagging skin, and tighten deeper layers of fat tissue under the skin. We will be discussing 2 popular treatments that are effective in achieving these outcomes.
ULTHERAPY SKIN LIFTING TREATMENT
Ultherapy is a non-surgical, FDA-approved skin lifting treatment that lifts and tightens the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines on the chest.
Ultherapy Skin Lifting is a popular skin lifting treatment for the busy individual because it tightens and firms the skin without any downtime. It delivers precise focused ultrasound waves to below the skin surface to stimulate the body to generate more collagen and elastin fibers. Collagen and elastin fibers are essential for maintaining skin strength, firmness, and shape. These come together to form a three-dimensional network of collagen fibers that give you youthful looking skin.
Ultherapy targets the deep tissues – the same tissues that surgeons work on in a surgical facelift – without cutting the surface of the skin. By heating the tissue to 60-70°C, it triggers the area to stimulate collagen.
In addition, Ultherapy uses real-time ultrasound imaging system to allow the doctor to see the layers of the tissue they are treating. The visualization enables the doctor to better determine the layers that require collagen stimulation.
By reconditioning the skin from within, Ultherapy helps to lift the brow and eyes, tighten the jawline and sagging skin to give refreshed look.
While Ultherapy is not a replacement of a surgical facelift, there are many people who want to undergo some skin lifting treatment but are not ready for surgery – either financially or mentally.
SILHOUETTE SOFT THREAD LIFT TREATMENT
Silhouette Soft Thread Lift procedure is commonly known as the ‘one stitch face lift’ or ‘lunch time face lift’ because of its convenient, short treatment time and its dramatic, visible results after that.
Silhouette Soft Thread Lift uses absorbable sutures with bidirectional cones to lift and rejuvenate the skin. These absorbable sutures are made of polylactic acid, a biodegradable polymer that is commonly used by surgeons for stitching wounds and for making orthopedic pins, and bone fracture treatments.
These special threads are inserted into the face and the cones will anchor themselves to the sagging tissue by lifting and compressing them to create a firmer, younger look.
Silhouette Soft Thread Lift achieves two outcomes:
· Immediate visible lifting can be seen because of the cones that anchor themselves to lift the sagging tissue
· Gradual regeneration of collagen over the next 3 months following the treatment. It helps to restore lost volume and shapeliness to the face. Plumping effects will become more pronounced, yet natural as more collagen is stimulated from the bidirectional cones present on the threads.
The threads will dissolve in about 6 to 9 months after the treatment. However, your face will retain its lifted contours and maintain its shape for another 9 to 12 months, depending on your lifestyle.
WHAT MUST I TAKE NOTE OF AFTER SKIN LIFTING TREATMENT?
In the case of Ultherapy skin lifting treatment, you may experience some soreness immediately after the treatment. Your skin may appear flushed as well because of the skin being heated up to a consistent temperature of 60-70°C. However, these side effects should subside within a few hours.
On the other hand, Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatment is slightly more invasive. You may experience some soreness and tightness of the face for about 3-5 days. This is perfectly normal as the soreness will resolve in about a week.
Some patients may also experience some dimpling on the points of insertion when the threads are pulled a little too tight. You may make an appointment with the doctor to reduce the appearance of dimpling on the face.
Patients are discouraged from undergoing any form of vigorous activities and dental treatment for about 2 weeks. You are also encouraged to sleep on your back for 2 weeks to allow the swelling to subside and avoid any misalignment of threads during the recovery period.
At Radium Medical Aesthetics, we employ a very customized treatment program to treat your beauty concerns and recommend the best treatment program that will benefit you most based on your budget.
If you wish to make an appointment for an initial consult with Dr. Siew, please find the clinic details below:
Tel: +65 6837-0507
Whatsapp or SMS: +65 8868-0356
For more information, please refer to the website: www.radium-aesthetics.com
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