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Non-Surgical Treatments Recommended by Doctors for Younger-Looking Skin

by Andy Cheng Director

Non-surgical medical treatments are gaining popularity amongst the working class adults. Advances in non-surgical treatments have made such great progress that it is easy to achieve younger-looking skin without having to go under the knife. 

With more advanced non-surgical treatments available, medical aesthetic doctors are now able to achieve excellent skin rejuvenation treatments to look younger and fresher within a couple of hours.

In general, there are 3 different types of non-surgical medical treatments doctors currently use to treat aging skin:

  • Injectable - Dermal filler treatments to subtly lift saggy skin 
  • Ultrasound - High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to stimulate collagen production to firm and tighten loose skin
  • Thread Lift - Absorbable threads lined with barbs/ cones to lift saggy skin and restore a youthful facial contour to the face

Dermal Filler Liquid Facelift

Liquid Facelift is a special technique using dermal fillers are perfect for people who want to enhance their facial features without exposing themselves to any unnecessary surgical risks. The brands of dermal fillers that are used for non-surgical facelift are often Restylane and Juvederm. These fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is a naturally-occurring compound that is found in the human body.

It is called “Liquid Facelift” because it does not only restore loss volume on your face due to aging, but it also fills up wrinkles and lifts aging skin – naturally. 

Ultrasound Treatment: Ultherapy Skin Lifting

Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for skin lifting and tightening of the brow, neck, chin, and décolletage.

Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses HIFU to lift, tone, and tighten sagging skin. As the treatment is non-invasive in nature, there is no downtime. You may feel that your face is mildly red but it should subside in a matter of a few hours.

Ultherapy targets the deep layers of the skin at the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer to stimulate skin contraction for lifting, and collagen production from the consistent, controlled heat of 60-70°C for long-term anti-aging effects.

At the consistent heat delivered to the deeper layers of the skin, Ultherapy results in immediate tissue contraction at the same depth of a surgical facelift.

Lifting is gradual and you will not see visible lifting immediately after the treatment. Ultherapy encourages gradual collagen stimulation in your skin and it takes about 3 months before you will see the full skin lifting effects. 

Thread Lift: Silhouette Soft

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is an advanced face lifting procedure that provides visible, immediate lifting with gradual collagen stimulation to provide overall skin rejuvenation – naturally. 

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift uses resorbable sutures with tiny bidirectional cones. These sutures are made of Polylactic Acid (PLA) monofilament. PLA is an important material that is often used by surgeons for stitching wounds. It is also commonly used by pharmaceutical companies as a drug delivery system. PLA is completely safe for us in the human body.

The threads are inserted under the skin using a fine needle. The doctor guides the needles by applying gentle pressure on the skin surface while guiding the needles to the exit point on the face. During the process, the cones act as anchors to lift sagging skin so as to restore facial contours and achieve the V-shape face that are usually associated with young adults.

The outcome of the treatment achieves 2 purposes:

  • IMMEDIATE LIFTING can be seen as the cones lift sagging skin and restore facial contours
  • ONGOING COLLAGEN PRODUCTION is achieved as the cones stimulate the skin to produce more collagen over the next few months

The threads will dissolve in 6 to 9 months after the treatment. However, the lifted skin will remain in its position for another 12 to 18 months. 


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