Reverse the effects of ageing with Thermage face lifting
Choose the simple, non-surgical face lift method with Thermage for expedient results
The signs of ageing are obvious – sagging cheeks, stubborn wrinkles, frown lines, drooping eyelids and more. This is the natural result of growing older and exposing your skin to the harsh external environment for years. Though that may be true, it is not impossible to achieve a youthful and rejuvenated look using recent non-surgical face lifting techniques.
Face lifting treatments such as Thermage and High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) have become popular within Singapore – and for all the good reasons! This article will provide you with a clear direction on the pros and cons of face lifting treatments, with detailed reasons why we think that Thermage face lifting should be recommended for face lifting. Read on to find out more!
Why is there a need for face lifting?
Facial sagging is a natural sign of ageing. As we grow older, our skin loses its elasticity due to significant hormonal changes in our body. Our reduced ability to regenerate elastin and collagen fibres under our skin results in decreased skin elasticity. Furthermore, aged skin generally produces less natural oils and becomes more vulnerable to the oxidative stress from prolonged sun exposure. From fine lines to drooping skin, facial sagging has become a common aesthetic problem we attend to at Dr D Aesthetics Medical Clinic.
Since the loss of skin elasticity is practically universal in both men and women, recent face lifting techniques – including Thermage – have provided a viable alternative. Safe, non-surgical and clinically validated, Thermage face lifting can reduce signs of facial sagging.
What are the various face lifting treatment procedures available?
As mentioned, two common techniques that you might have heard of are Thermage and HIFU. There are plenty of articles comparing the effectiveness of Thermage and HIFU, making it difficult for clients to make an informed decision. Before we make a recommendation, we want to be clear about how each technology works, the potential benefits and side effects, as well as the kinds of dermatological indications they are most effective for treating.
Thermage is conventionally regarded as a non-invasive procedure that has been thoroughly validated. This evidence-based, FDA-approved approach uses monopolar radiofrequency energy to penetrate the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous layers of the skin. This penetrative power enables precise targeting of the collagen-rich dermis layer as well as the additional collagen fibres found in the subcutaneous layer.
By emitting RF energy, Thermage uses bulk heating to effectively tighten the sagging skin and facial wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. Almost immediately, Thermage causes collagen contraction in the deeper layers of your skin, thus giving an appearance of skin tightening. With further sessions, Thermage results in a secondary response of collagen remodelling and production. This provides a longer-term result that can last from weeks to months, depending on the number of treatment sessions.
In contrast, HIFU uses high-intensity focused ultrasound technique to deliver thermal energy into deep facial tissues. When HIFU is applied on the full face, the aesthetic outcomes may not be as detailed compared to that of Thermage. Furthermore, there are some facial areas where HIFU should be avoided so as to prevent nerve injury. These areas include the centre of the forehead, chin and directly on the ‘laugh line’. In contrast, Thermage can be applied on these areas as full face marking will be done prior to procedure to ensure accuracy.
Why do we recommend Thermage for youthful facial rejuvenation?
Many of our clients coming in for face lifting often desire for the elimination of stubborn facial wrinkles, enlarged pores in the skin and removing superficial scars. This is possible with Thermage since its bulk heating approach makes it amenable to treating superficial skin problems effectively. Simultaneously, Thermage also benefits the overall skin texture and tone by smoothening out uneveness in the skin.
This is why, for many cases, we would recommend Thermage as a foremost consideration. Nevertheless, clients desired aesthetic outcomes as well as dermatological conditions are key criteria for assessing the suitability of Thermage. We advise that you consult our professional aesthetic doctors at Dr D Aesthetics Medical Clinic for a verified opinion.
Are there any risks or side effects associated with Thermage face lifting?
There are few risks and side effects associated with the Thermage face lifting procedure. Each treatment sesssion runs anywhere from 45 minutes to slightly more than an hour. Post-treatment, clients can expect there to be little to no downtime, meaning you are ready to proceed with your daily activities as per normal!
During the procedure, some clients may experience minor discomfort (but all bearable) from the Thermage RF energy pulses. Slight redness and swelling may occur, but this goes away naturally and quickly too. That said, it is prudent to consult our aesthetic doctors to ensure that Thermage face lifting is suitable for use.
Am I suitable for Thermage face lifting treatment?
Scientific studies demonstrate that collagen production starts declining around 25 years of age. Noticeably, our skin shows obvious signs of reduced elasticity in our late 30s to 40s. For women, the start of menopause could trigger a 30% loss in collagen within five years. While these could be worrying statistics, technology such as Thermage have provided a safe, non-surgical and effective alternative.
Interested to find out how Thermage face lifting could reverse facial sagging and become your next aesthetics companion? Contact Dr D Aesthetics Medical Clinic today to book a consultation!