Our face begins to lose collagen and elastin fibers as we grow older. The lack of these important proteins contributes to sagging facial features. Aging also causes loss of facial volume and elasticity, which then leads to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
Although facelift surgery is a procedure used to reduce signs of aging and appearance of facial wrinkles, many people are opting to undergo non-surgical facelift treatments due to possible complications and risks associated with surgery.
“A V-shaped face, stronger jawline, and a defined nose are widely coveted facial features by many people. It gives you a sculpted look, taking years off your face. With latest medical technologies and innovations, these can be easily achieved without surgery.” says Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics.
Treatments for Flat, Wide Nose
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Korean PDO Nose Thread Lift is one of the most popular non-surgical treatments to augment the nose for a higher nose bridge and a sharper nose. This convenient treatment can be completed in about 45 minutes.
PDO Nose Thread Lift is performed by placing dissolvable polydioxanone threads above the nasal bridge and septum and act as scaffolding structure to lift and project the nose. Although the result can last for 12 to 18 months, undergoing PDO Nose Thread Lift about one-and-a-half years apart can stimulate collagen production to sustain a longer-lasting lift even after the threads have dissolved.
Alternatively, dermal fillers can also be used to augment the nose to provide a natural lift. Using dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid, nose fillers are great for enhancing the nose bridge and tip, especially if you have a flat nose. However, it is important to note that nose fillers carry the risk of blindness and skin necrosis.
Treatments for Thin Lips
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Altering the appearance of the lips can be easily done by increasing its fullness and volume using a series of hyaluronic acid filler injections. Studies have shown that lips with a ratio of 1:2 of upper to lower lips are the most attractive.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are ideal for contouring the lips because of its versatility. Filler Lip Redefinition can improve the appearance by adding shape, volume, and structure to the lips a soft, natural feel. The effects usually last around 6 to 9 months and regular treatment is necessary to sustain the volume of the lips.
Treatments for Sagging Skin, Jawline, Jowls and Chin
Using special sutures made of Polylactic Acid (PLA) monofilament, Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatment is an advanced skin lifting procedure that achieves two outcomes with one treatment – immediate lifting and ongoing collagen stimulation.
Silhouette Soft Threads are resorbable sutures with tiny bi-directional cones to anchor and lift sagging skin. At the same time, the face undergoes collagen stimulation from the threads that act on the subcutaneous tissue to activate fibroblasts. These threads will dissolve after 6 to 9 months but the face will still retain its lifted contours and maintain its shape for a further 12 months or so.
For people with trypanophobia, fret not. Ultherapy Skin Lifting treatment is a suitable non-invasive treatment to lift and tighten the skin.
Using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), Ultherapy targets the deep layers of the skin under the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer to induce contraction for lifting and collagen production.
It is an excellent option for people who are not willing to undergo surgery. However, visible lifting may not be seen as the full effect of the treatment takes about 2-3 months to stimulate the body to produce collagen.
Which Aesthetic Doctor Should I Choose?
Not all aesthetics doctors have the same experience, medical knowledge, training, or technical capability. Always consult the doctor and have an in-depth discussion to find out his experience in the treatments you are interested in. Make sure you are completely comfortable with the doctor before you decide to proceed with the treatment.
A well-informed patient should choose an aesthetic doctor based on trust, not on hype or cost. Always remember the saying – Buy cheap, buy twice.
By Dr. Siew Tuck Wah
Radium Medical Aesthetics
3 Temasek Boulevard #03-326
Suntec City Mall
Monday to Saturday – 10.30 am to 9 pm
(Last appointment at 8 pm)
Sunday – 10.30 am to 3 pm
(Last appointment at 2 pm)
Phone: +65 6837-0507
Whatsapp: +65 8868-0356
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