Aging gracefully doesn’t necessarily mean getting rid of every single wrinkle, or undergoing a massive facelift surgery to look 20 years younger. But every now and then, a bit of help regarding our sagging skin or sunken eyes couldn’t hurt.
If you’ve always wanted to turn back time but can’t stand the thought of surgery, we’ve listed several non-surgical options for the different aging problems you might want to treat:
One of the most common signs of aging, wrinkles tend to appear around the forehead and eye area (crow’s feet, frown lines) as well as around the mouth area (lip lines or dimpled chins) – unsurprisingly, since these are the facial muscles we tend to use the most often!
Mild to moderate wrinkles can be easily treated with botulinum toxin injections – that’s your Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin for you. These are the different brands of botulinum toxin injections available in the market!
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This is namely due to our bones shrinking with age – our skull being no exception. As a result, our eye sockets tend to widen, and without proper bone support, our undereye fats tend to sink in, resulting in that all-to-recognisable hollow between our eye and upper cheek.
This can be treated with fillers, which help to hide the volume loss in the undereye area.
Here’s what to expect: just before the injection, either a topical anaesthetic cream or a regional nerve block injection will be applied to the treatment area. Once the area has been adequately anaesthetized, the filler will be safely injected into your skin. The effect is immediate with little to no downtime.
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This too can be treated with fillers!
Sagging Lower Face
When we grow old, it’s not just our skin that’s affected. The aging process affects our entire facial structure: our skin, muscles, fats, and bones. (More on that here) And the effects of gravity don’t quite help either.
It’s important to consult an experienced doctor, who has the anatomical knowledge to determine what’s causing the sagging: is it just loose sagging skin, or is it due to the weakening of the muscle and fat structures in your face?
Depending on the doctor’s assessment, there are a few anti-aging treatments you can opt for:
Threadlifts are a non-surgical method of facial lifting, through the safe insertion of polydioxanone threads (PDO) under the skin.
They can be used to lift sagging skin on the face and neck, reduce double chins, and achieve a V-shaped face.
Some of the benefits of threadlifts, at a glance:
- Lift sagging skin on the face & neck
- Reduce double chins
- V-shaped face and sharper facial features
- Enhanced collagen production
- Safe, non-invasive procedure
- Minimal downtime
These threads stimulate the growth of new collagen, which helps to lift and firm up sagging skin. And don’t worry, they’re safe! These are medical-grade threads that are commonly used in open-heart surgeries.
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Ultherapy uses the power of ultrasound to tighten loose skin, while smoothening wrinkles on the face, neck and chest.
It delivers focused pulses of ultrasound energy to the same deep muscle plane that plastic surgeons usually work on during a facelift surgery (aka the SMAS), but without any incisions or cuts to the skin.
This delivery of ultrasound energy triggers the body’s collagen regeneration process, and the new collagen produced over time gradually lifts skin while smoothening out fine lines and wrinkles.
Watch how it works here.
This is a skin tightening and lifting procedure using Dysport – a type of botulinum toxin. This procedure works by injecting diluted Dysport into the skin, which tightens the skin and in turn gives one’s face a lifted appearance.
For more information on our anti-aging treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.