November 8, 2017

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Aging, weight loss and pregnancy can leave you with extra skin that just won’t snap back. As we get older, it becomes even harder to get rid of saggy skin. In many cases, it just never goes away fully on its own.

For those who want a firmer and tighter skin without resorting to surgery, there are several FDA-cleared treatments available. At Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore, we offer a number of non-invasive skin tightening procedures.

Ultherapy Non-Invasive Face Lift

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Ultherapy is an ultrasound treatment that uses the body’s regenerative response to gradually lift and tighten skin. Time isn’t always kind to the skin but non-invasive treatments like Ultherapy can counteract the effects of gravity by targeting sagging tissues.

The treatment works using focused ultrasound energy under the skin at an optimal layer and temperature to stimulate collagen production. It treats the layer typically addressed in cosmetic surgery-without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.

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A single session of Ultherapy typically takes between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on what area is being treated. The procedure involves no preparation or downtime and you can usually resume your normal daily activities directly after the procedure.

Results are naturally lifted and tighter skin that can be seen gradually in a period of two to three month period as your body works to create new collagen. However, your unique body chemistry, genetics and lifestyle also play a part in treatment results.

It is always advisable to have a healthy and active lifestyle as smoking and eating sugar-rich food can slow down your body’s collagen production.

Exilis Ultra 360

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Exilis Ultra 360 is an exciting new technology and the only device that can use FDA-cleared radiofrequency and ultrasound energy at the same time. Both energies are safe and clinically-proven to achieve skin tightening and body contouring benefits.

When radiofrequency and ultrasound are combined together, they provide an all-in-one skin rejuvenation treatment for the face and body. It’s no wonder Exilis Ultra is gaining popularity as an effective head-to-toe treatment.

With the addition of diffuse (spread out) ultrasound, Exilis Ultra enables more transmission of energy allowing the system to heat the target area faster, easier and more efficiently. This achieves an optimal therapeutic temperature that effectively stimulates collagen to tighten aging skin and reduces fat cells to contour the body for a more youthful look.

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Exilis Ultra 360 is built-in with a small and big applicators to address specific treatment areas. Using the big applicator, this non-surgical procedure reduces the amount of fat in the body while simultaneously firming the skin. Whereas the small applicator works excellently for smaller areas such as the face.

As the Exilis device is guided over the skin, it’s normal to feel a deep warming sensation. However, for the big applicator, it is built-in with a cooling feature that helps keep the skin comfortable during treatment.

Depending on how big is the treatment area, the procedure may last from a few minutes to an hour. You may experience some temporary redness of the treated area following the treatment which will resolve in a few minutes but there is generally no downtime involved.

PDO Threads

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Besides Ultherapy and Exilis, other skin tightening treatments include PDO threads. PDO threads are a type of embedded threading that involves the use of strong polydioxanone sutures that are inserted into the skin.

The inserted threads stimulate the production of new collagen in the treatment area as PDO is a collagen producing material that has been used in medicine in the production of dissolvable sutures (stitches) for 30 years especially in the field of cardiac surgery.

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Among the known treatment that uses PDO threads is Dr. Perfect V-Line Thread Lift. It helps to create a smoother, tighter skin immediately after the procedure giving you a youthful look.

The threads can be used to treat sagging skin on the middle face, jawline and neck area. The procedure results in no scarring and no downtime. The inserted PDO threads will also gradually dissolve over about 6 months, but the resulting lift can remain up to 2 years or as long as your collagen produced holds the lift.

Achieving a tighter and firmer skin is safer and attainable than you think. Learn more about skin tightening in Singapore and schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor at Cutis Laser Clinic.

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