Traditionally, the ‘facelift’ was something spoken only in hushed tones around the dinner table. “Oh has she had a facelift?” Now it is synonymous with grooming and confidence. Part of this has got to do with the fact that new age facelifts are no longer the domain of plastic surgery. Rather, ‘facelifts’ have become the new lunchtime date for the busy executive opting for some facial primping instead of calories.

With aesthetic breakthroughs smashing glass ceilings daily in the medical aesthetic industry, we scour the world of celeb and backstage gossip for the best new age facelifts that’s keeping the jet set looking amazingly untouched by the hands of time.

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The DNA Facelift

Known as the protein that can help renew and repair skin’s DNA, PDRN or polydeoxyribonucleotide has made a name for itself in the anti-aging world. Derived from the purification of salmon sperm, this molecule when injected just under the skin delivers complexion enhancing benefits by repairing your skin’s DNA.

Insider tip: Yes, according to Dr Kenneth Lee from SW1 Clinic,the procedure also known as Youth Savant is delivered by tiny micro-injections into the skin for best effects. But for needle phobes out there, there is also a facial option where PDRN is penetrated via ultrasound called the PDRN Cellular facial. While the latter may not have the complexion enhancing prowess of the former, the results are still a grade above the usual facials we have been getting all our lives.

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The Stem Cell Facelift

Stem cells are literally young cells that cab self-renew. This procedure is actually a fat grafting procedure where your own fat, a rich source of stem cells, is removed from areas of unwanted fat, then purified and re-injected back into your face. It’s not really considered cosmetic surgery by some advocates as there is no cutting or sewing involved. Expect to see improvements in hollows of the face as well as an improvement of your skin, that continues over time!

Insider tip: Fat grafting can also be done to the breasts for ladies who shun the idea of breast implants. There is dome downtime involved as there may be swelling or bruising to the injection and extraction sites.

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The Collagen Facelift

Dream Sculpture is made from poly-L-Lactic acid, a molecule which acts as a skin fertilizer, stimulating your skin to produce its own collagen for months after one treatment. Sounds godsend? It actually is. Poly-L-lactic acid is also 100% biodegradable, breaking down to lactic acid and carbon dioxide which is eliminated from your body by respiration so in terms of safety, it scores high.

Insider tip: Dream Sculpture involves tiny injection to deposit the collage stimulator under the skin. However to ensure that the product stimulates the skin in an even manner, you will be asked to massage the treated area 5 minutes a day for 5 times and to do this for 5 days. Our tester had this procedure and was pleased when her friends commented on how fresh she looked 2-3 weeks after!

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