Want to achieve long-lasting and natural-looking results without going under the knife? Here are two non-invasive ways to lift, tone and enhance your eyes.
1. Eye by Thermage
We asked Pacific Healthcare how its non-surgical eyelift procedure, Eye by Thermage, can make you look younger with no downtime.
What does it promise to do?
It’s a non-invasive one-time procedure that tightens the skin around the eye area, decreasing hooding or heaviness of the upper eyelids and smoothing out any wrinkles on the lower lids.
Who is it ideal for?
For mature skin types with crepey skin and evidence of sagging and hooding of the eyelids which can make the eyes look tired.
What does the procedure entail?
It uses proprietary radiofrequency technology to tighten and lift existing collagen, while stimulating the growth of new collagen. There is no downtime involved. After applying a local anaesthetic cream for 45 minutes, the procedure takes about 40 minutes to complete.
How many treatments are recommended?
The effects of one treatment last about three years and the effects become visible gradually over three to six months.
What is the long-term outlook?
You get younger-looking skin with more collagen, which gives the skin firmness and elasticity. The eyes look more lifted and less tired.
How effective is the treatment?
85 percent of our patients have been very pleased with the results.
What does it cost?
Pacific Healthcare – Dermatology, Lasers & Aesthetics
6883 6978 | pachealthholdings.com
Rebecca Bisset reviews another non-invasive treatment, Ulthera, at David Loh Surgery.
Botox sorts out a lot of ageing issues such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Fillers can plump up some areas to ease wrinkles and lines, but what about that extra skin that starts to congregate on the eyelids?
Most people think that the only thing that can fix the issue is a blepharoplasty, a little nip and tuck that is fairly expensive and may be a little scary. When I talked to Dr Loh about the issue, he recommended Ulthera. I thought this was more of a contouring technique, but it can also fill out areas such as eyelids so that the skin has something to cover again. Ulthera shocks the dermis into producing more collagen – hence the sagging skin is plumped up. There’s an instant difference but it continues to improve for about three months and the effects last for at least a year.
However, no pain no gain applies here – it’s very uncomfortable. Apparently you can ask for nerve-numbing cream, which I would definitely recommend. Above and below the eyebrows was bearable, but below the eyes was very painful without the cream.
Apart from the visible improvement, I can judge the difference by the fact that my mascara always rubs off on to my eyelids now! It’s made me realise why the celebrities look so good these days and it’s all so subtle, just a little treatment here and there. The old days of surgery when skin was stretched back behind your ears are gone – I bet Joan Rivers wished she’d had something like Ulthera back in her day!
David Loh Surgery
#05-16 Wheelock Place
6733 5300 | davidloh.sg