While being mature brings in more wisdom and happiness, it also brings in the inevitable physical changes that all of us want to avoid. Sagging skin is one of them and this is usually seen as the “dropping” appearance of the face with visible wrinkles, fine lines, and droopy eyelids.
It’s not surprising why most people are looking for ways to reverse sagging skin without surgery. Given the numerous treatment options out there, knowing the suitable procedure for you can get confusing.
One way to find out is having a detailed consultation with an experienced aesthetic doctor to determine your main concerns and the goals you want to achieve. Whether it’s tighten sagging skin on the face or neck and lift drooping jowls or brows, there is a suitable treatment option for you.
Here are 3 effective ways to tighten the skin on your face and neck.
Ultherapy is a US FDA-cleared non-invasive procedure that can lift and tighten the skin on the face, brows, jawline and the neck without going under the knife. It has also received the European CE mark for non-invasive sculpting and lifting of the upper and lower face, neck, and décolletage.
This procedure uses time-tested focused ultrasound energy that penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin. This then jumpstarts the production of new and fresh collagen, enabling the skin to achieve a gentle yet noticeable lift over time.
It is also good to know that Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy that allows aesthetic doctors to see the area they are treating. This reassures the patients that the ultrasound energy is delivered precisely to where it will be beneficial and effective.
You may feel tiny amounts of energy sensations during the procedure, indicating that the collagen-building process has begun. This is only present during the delivery of energy on the skin.
There are also topical numbing creams and safe painkillers provided before the treatment to improve or minimize patient comfort.
You may be able to see firmer skin after a single treatment, but you can also choose to have an additional treatment for better results. You can check out this blog to find out more about what to expect with Ultherapy, before, during, and after the procedure.
Exilis Ultra is an FDA-cleared aesthetic device that combines radiofrequency and ultrasound energies to tighten the skin and promote collagen production. It uses Energy Flow Control (EFC) to monitor and adjust the amount of energy to ensure that it delivers the optimal level of power in the area of concern.
This device comes with two unique applicators: small and big.
The small applicator heats the skin’s deeper layers to reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin. This can be used on the face and other smaller areas of the body like the hands and arms.
The big applicator, on the other hand, uses the same technology to tighten the skin on the body but it comes with a controlled cooling system to also target and eliminate fat cells.
There is also minimal to zero pain during the treatment, with patients describing the sensation similar to a hot stone massage. Furthermore, Exilis Ultra delivers dramatic skin tightening without the extensive downtime associated with a surgical procedure.
Exilis can be used as a stand-alone treatment and it can also be combined with other procedure. In Cutis Laser Clinics, we use it as an effective maintenance procedure to prolong the effect of Ultherapy.
PDO thread lift is a safe and effective way of lifting saggy skin on the mid-face, jawline, and the neck. It involves the insertion of strong and absorbable PDO threads into the deeper layers of the skin, which can then stimulate collagen growth and lift the skin.
At Cutis Laser Clinics, we offer the Dr. Perfect V-Line Thread Lift, which only uses KDFA and CE marked polydiaxanone (PDO) threads. These are 100% absorbable and are inserted using a very fine cannula, which lessens the risk of bruising compared to normal needles.
We also offer several thread lift options depending on the area of concern. We have 10-Point Lower Face Lift and Marionette Lines, which involves the insertion of 5 threads for each side of the face. This provides an immediate lift to the jaw area while reducing the appearance of marionette lines.
We also have the 14-Point (7 threads per side) and 20-Point (10 threads per side). These target other areas of concern such as the middle face and the neck area
The threads will gradually dissolve after six months, but the lifted effects will continue to remain for about two years or as the collagen produced maintains the lift in your skin.
If you’re thinking of tightening your skin using this procedure, check out these 5 things you need to know before going for a PDO thread lift.
Schedule your consultation today
Don’t let the sagging skin on your face wear you down. Contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with our Harvard-trained aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, to learn which procedures are right for you.