[By Julie Lee]
Sagging skin is perhaps one of the most feared beauty woes of aging. And not surprisingly, we all want to have lifted skin looking as close to how we were in our prime despite the advancing years in age. Till as recent as 20 years ago, the only option to fix a droopy jawline was with a facelift, both expensive and a slightly terrifying prospect with results that can go either way. If that’s not on your wish list and you would rather do things without injections, there are now effective non-surgical options to challenge wrinkles and skin laxity to reverse the signs and stop aging in its tracks. From a relaxing spa offering to treatments that truly merit the description of “non-surgical facelifting”, here’s a rundown on the latest anti-aging treatments available to get the job done sans scalpel and needles.
Relax & Repair with 24K Uplift
As a starter’s kit for skin rejuvenation focusing on keeping undesirable signs of aging at bay, the 24KUplift clinical facial does it with finesse. Back by scientific studies and tested by clinical experts, it engages FDA-approved Sygma Lift technology to provide an advanced, non-surgical alternative to skin rejuvenation, stimulating the production of collagen to tighten and lift sagging, loose skin over the face and neck with the use of a patented 2nd generation High Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU technology that radically transforms facial lifting into a virtually painless experience sans needles.
Illustration of depth of penetration of HIFU energies engaged by Sygma Lift for effective collagen stimulation
Sygma Lift treatment which combines focal lines and micro ultrasound HIFU technology with low level cold lasers can concentrate up to 1000 intersecting beams of ultrasound energy, delivering them with extreme precision to pre-calibrated depth of the treated areas to bring about a progressive thermal and mechanical action that works from inside out, unlike lasers and radio-frequency treatment which penetrate the skin from the outside in. Furthermore, the cold laser acts as a trusty sidekick, enhancing drainage of fat cells and further increases the rate of collagen synthesis. Hence, this treatment is ideal for patients seeking out the much coveted V-Shaped face, with skin tightening and improved contours of the neck and jawline, reduction in prominence of double chin, diminished fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and mouth, as well as overall skin rejuvenation. 24K Uplift is without doubt a superb option for those who desire some degree of aesthetics improvement without the cost and recovery time of other skin lifting modalities or surgery, facing the perils of advancing years with gusto in a calm and collected manner.
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Lasers for skin lifting
Nowadays, the most innovative skincare product is no longer confined to a bottle or a jar, but comes with an electric cord and plug in the form of anti-aging laser treatments. The Light Lift done as a standalone treatment or as part of the Luxe Lift Program, is designed to produce younger and healthier looking skin to counteract the visible signs of sun damage, inevitable ageing and stress reflected in our complexion.
Lasers of varying wavelength penetrate into the deeper layers of skin generating heat as an energy source for effective collagen remodeling and regeneration for skin lifting
By engaging FDA-approved CoolView technology, it treats all skin types, bypassing the surface to penetrate into the deeper layers of skin where it stimulates a collagen overhaul and skin repair for effective facial tightening and skin rejuvenation.Due to its remarkable safety margin, Light Lift can be used to revive tired slack skin not just on the face but over the neck and body such as the tummy and thigh areas. Besides serving as an excellent non-surgical modality for lifting and toning up aged skins, it is also highly efficacious as a preventive measure, slowing down the aging clock in younger skins.For optimal results, a series of 5-6 treatments done at 3-4 weekly intervals are often recommended, with intermittent follow-up treatments to prolong the longevity of results achieved.
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Thermage + Ulthera = The Next Best Thing
If you’re already on the lookout for a non-invasive way to achieve facelifting, chances are you’ll stumble across Ulthera and Thermage while doing your research.Ulthera uses focused ultrasound which penetrates deep into the dermis to stimulate the deeper layers of collagen located there for deep tissue lifting, while Thermage engages patented monopolar radiofrequency waves as an energy source for collagen remodeling and regeneration in the more superficial layer of the skin with resultant skin tightening.
Comparision of depth of penetration of Thermage & Ulthera
While both technologies deliver consistent results with favorable testimonials from both patients and medical professionals with each having its own merits which might address the aging concerns of your skin better, there’s nothing quite like a combination of both Thermage and Ulthera as offered in SW1’s clinic Trinity Facelift Program to turn back the aging clock. The ultimate youth reviving experience with synergistic effects that translate to overall improvement greater than the sum of its parts, this is indeed the next best thing to a surgical facelift that’s available on the current market.
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