I want a Face Lift – What Options Do I Have?
When someone tells you that you look tired – “It’s fine, I probably need some rest.”
When someone tells you that you look sad – “It’s fine, I probably need to smile more.”
When someone tells you that you look SAGGY – “Oh no!”
Nobody wants to be told they look saggy. It makes them feel horrible.
Face sagging is one of the most common concerns among women and men who visit cosmetic doctors. As we age, we lose facial fat, volume and structural support. Our facial skin becomes loose and saggy.
By improving face sagging, you will achieve the first step of graceful ageing.
What are the options available?
Fillers are commonly used to improve mild to moderate face sagging. Fillers can be placed in specific areas of the face to provide structural support to the face and to enhance the lifting capacity of existing facial ligaments.
Filler treatment if done correctly, not only creates a face lifting effect, it also restores volume around the areas which become sunken with age and environmental factors. Areas such as cheeks, temples and under eye can be volumised with fillers.
With correct choice of fillers and techniques, filler lift is one of the most tolerable non-surgical face lifting treatment.
Face Thread Lift treatment has become more popular due to safer and more advanced thread technology and treatment techniques.
Treatment involves placing ultra thin absorbable threads under the facial skin to give an immediate face lifting effect. These threads will then stimulate new fibroblast and collagen production in the skin. The end result is tightened and lifted skin, and help reduction in the appearances of the wrinkles, creases and folds.
Thread Lift is suitable for mild to severe face sagging.
Ultherapy (Ultrasound lifting)
Ultherapy, commonly known as Ulthera, uses microfocused ultrasound to lift and tighten the skin. It is very popular among patients who are unable to tolerate needle injections.
It heats skin tissue to the optimal temperature for stimulating collagen production. The energy from Ultherapy jump starts the regenerative process that produces fresh collagen and effectively results in a clinically significant lift of skin tissue over time.
Ultherapy treatment does not produce an immediate lift. Improvement is often seen gradually over 3 to 6 months.
In other words, Ultherapy can be used as a preventive treatment. Patients who have already had other face lifting treatment such as thread lift and fillers will often need Ultherapy treatment to delay age-related sagging. It is suitable for young to middle aged patients who are beginning to show signs of sagging or who already have mild to moderate face sagging.
There is a lot of ultrasound lifting equipment in the market. The most popular ones are Ultherapy and HIFU (High intensity focused ultrasound).
Radio Frequency Lifting
RF treatment uses Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields to deliver fast, pain free and homogeneous heating to multiple skin depths resulting in skin tightening and lifting.
It is suitable for mild to moderate facial sagging. RF treatment can effectively give an immediate lifting effect but will require multiple sessions to achieve a long lasting result. It is often combined with Ulthera treatment.
Dysport dermalift is a unique face lifting technique that involves multiple tiny injections of Dysport botulinum toxins into the skin layer at specific points on the face.
These injections stimulate the fibroblast cells in the skin to produce more fresh collagen, resulting in a skin tightening and face lifting effect.
Dysport Dermalift is suitable patients with mild face sagging.
Non-surgical Face Lift treatment has become more popular over surgical face lift due to lower procedural risks and shorter downtime. A combination of treatment is often required to produce an optimal result.
If you wish to understand more, call 62350338 or visit us at S Aesthetics Clinic.
A professional assessment by a doctor is important before you can decide what treatment suits you best.