As we get older, there’s only so much magic nifty makeup tips, great skin care and a healthy diet can do for us. Sadly, none of us can defy gravity (we wish) or our depleting collagen and elastin stores (sigh), which drain due to natural ageing, as well as exposure to the sun’s UV rays. All of this leads to sagging skin around the neck, cheek and jowl area. More unsightly still is lax skin around the eyes; droopy lids don’t just make you look older than your years, they can make you look permanently tired. Wishing there was a way to get a facelift without surgery? Well, we’ve found out there is!
Now, we’re all for getting on gracefully, but we wouldn’t mind a little expert help to help us look a little bit fresher (after all, this is the face we’re talking about!) Thankfully, Singapore is home to some of the most qualified aesthetic doctors in Asia, and there are brilliant solutions in the form of non-invasive surgery that can help to restore your face’s natural contours. One such procedure is the Cutis Lift, which combines dermal fillers and ‘Silhouette Soft threads’ to improve the appearance of sagging around the face and neck.
At the forefront of aesthetic technology, Cutis’ Medical and Scientific Director, Dr Sylvia Ramirez, and her team are extremely excited about the new addition of PDO (polydioxanone) threads to the treatment. Due to the different size and thinness of these threads, the procedure is now able to address more concerns than before, and is particularly suited to treating the delicate eye area. (Psst…they can even be used on other areas of the body, or to tighten and lift a pesky double chin!)
Research has shown that PDO is effective at stimulating the production of new collagen in the skin, as well as the synthesis of elastin and hyaluronic acid, both of which are vital for keeping your complexion looking plump and youthful. You’ll see lifted results right after the treatment is performed, but the best is yet to come, in the following days and weeks after the procedure. Over time, you’ll notice the texture of your skin improving, and becoming thicker, tighter and firmer before your very eyes!
Don’t let all the ‘threading’ talk make you feel uneasy, either. The procedure itself requires only local anaesthetic, and there’s no scarring or hospital downtime required. There may be a few small side effects at first, such as slight bruising or swelling, but most women are able to go back to their everyday routine following the treatment. Your body naturally absorbs the medical threads in six to eight months time, and the effects of the treatment can last for up to two years.
For more information, call Cutis Medical Laser Clinics at 6801 4000.