Our face is made up not only of skin. Under the superficial skin are the fat pockets, fibrous tissues, muscles as well as ligaments. Together, they make up the fibro-muscular layer which plastic surgeons tighten during a surgical facelift, and is also which many thread lifts target.
If you are not quite brave enough for a surgical facelift, but your jawline is giving in to gravity that creates puffy jowls pulling the corners of your mouth down like a true unhappy face, we explore 3 non-surgical options that are proven to give the most effective results.
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Thermage tightens the top layer of the skin
Using radiofrequency waves, Thermage is a popular non-invasive skin tightening and lifting treatment that penetrates deep into the skin to stimulate your body’s natural renewal of collagen. This result in natural skin tightening and contouring from within.
A-listers such as Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston have openly said that they enjoy the effects of Thermage. Gwyneth Paltrow told Self Magazine, “I don’t mind a few wrinkles and freckles. I had this laser treatment recently, Thermage, and it took a couple of years off my face but I haven’t had any plastic surgery yet.”
Fondly known as the “lunch hour facelift”, a session of Thermage may take only a few minutes to an hour, depending on the treatment area or desired result, with almost no downtime at all.
The excellent natural anti-aging result of Thermage may last for two years or even longer. If you wish to maintain or prolong the result after a Thermage procedure, you can even opt for a special Baby Thermage treatment at SW1 Clinic.
Ulthera lifts the deeper layers from within
Ultherapy uses medical ultrasound to project an image of your skin and delivers low levels of heat precisely below your skin surface to boost the skin’s firming, tightening and lifting effect.
Your skin responds to the heated energy with the production of new and stronger collagen, resulting in a natural lift and conditioning of the skin over time.
Taking only about an hour, Ultherapy patients will only feel a warm prickly touch when the energy heats and works on the specific area of the face. Some people may be able to see instant lifting result after a single treatment, but the optimal result will only take place naturally in a span of 2 or 3 months.
Reality Star Kim Kardashian is a high-maintenance aesthetic enthusiastic who has also tried Ulthera back in 2015.
If you love what you see, lesser wrinkles and tighter skin after an Ulthera procedure, you can opt for Baby Ulthera procedure at SW1 Clinic to boost the result further.
Threadlift gives an instant dramatic lifting result
Using 100% bio-absorbable intelligent thread, Silhouette Soft Threadlift are inserted in the face by the skilful hands of a certified aesthetic doctor for an immediate and lasting lifting result for up to 6 – 8 months.
This procedure can be finished in a swift, taking only about 30 minutes. The Silhouette Instalift thread is inserted under the skin and placed at an exact and optimal position by the aesthetic doctor after a shot of local anaesthetic.
“These intelligent threads are spotted with biodegradable cones that hold facial skin up and in place,” says Dr Kenneth Lee, founder of SW1 Clinic who is also an expert and trainer for threadlift. “These threads also help to stimulate the skin’s collagen production over the next few months for a firmer, tighter and smoother appearance.”
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The extent of elevation can be tailored easily by tweaking the total number of threads inserted. Unlike Thermage and Ulthera which are lunchtime facelifts, you may expect to experience some swelling or bruising for the first few days after a Silhouette Soft Threadlift treatment.
As SW1 Clinic, you can also find a variety of threadlifts such as Infinity Instalift to target specific saggy facial area such as neck, brow and forehead or even defining nose structure, as well as V-petit, a mini threadlift for those who want to enhance existing threadlift result or threadlift rookies who want to enjoy a first-time quick lift.