With the explosion of facial rejuvenation procedures available to have you looking almost instantly younger and more refreshed, many women are find themselves overwhelmed by choice.
Non-surgical rejuvenation techniques have come a long way in recent years, however there is variation between how much they can accomplish, the downtime and the longevity of the results.
As a highly experienced cosmetic physician, I have helped hundreds of clients to turn back the clock, reduce lines and lift skin. When people come to me for the first time, the main questions they have surround which treatment plan to select.
The most popular youth reviving therapies from the last five years are:
i) Dermal Fillers
Let’s have a look at each in detail:
Dermal Fillers: How they work
Dermal Fillers have experienced an exponential rise in popularity over the last decade or so and are the ‘little secret’ of people from stay at home mothers to corporate executives to Hollywood movie stars.
Quite simply, Dermal Fillers are made to fill the spaces in our skin which have lost volume with age, giving us wrinkles, fine lines or that ‘hollow’ look. Most Dermal Fillers in use contain a natural hyaluronic acid, which has a high safety profile and can be reversed with the help of a simple enzyme called hyaluronidase.
Recent advances in dermal filler technology mean there are now a range of different dermal fillers on the market, each designed to deliver distinctive outcomes and it is all available at Dermedica Perth Cosmetic Clinic.
For example, A soft wrinkle filler treatments are renowned for lifting fine lines and redefining your lips without ‘overfilling’ the face or lips.
A thicker dermal filler treatments give a greater filling and sculpting capacity to can create enviable cheeks and jawline while restoring facial volume in strategic area.
Advanced skin needling with hydration boost treatment is our go to skin remodelling treatment and one which we recommend often. Also known as ‘water injections’. This treatment’s ultimate result is to replenish the collagen stores of the superficial dermis, boosting their water content and immediately improving the complexion. This cost-effective and simple treatment is great for crepey skin, fine lines and skin hydration. Think of this treatment as a slow release moisturiser!
When discussing Dermal Filler treatment with my clients, I first gain an understanding of the results they are looking for before explaining in detail what is involved with the procedure. I have treated many clients in the past and am able to guarantee the highest level of professional care, with natural looking results.
Ultherapy: How it works
Ultherapy took the cosmetic rejuvenation industry by storm when it was first introduced. This technique uses sound energy (the tried and tested ultrasound) to bypass the surface of the skin and deliver treatments to depths which can’t be matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. This unique technology is one of a kind that will precisely deliver focus ultrasound into the exact depth of the skin unlike other radio frequency skin tightening technology like thermage. When it reaches the deep dermis, Ultherapy stimulates collagen production, resulting in a clinically significant ‘lift’ of tissue over a two to three month period.
There are no injections and no downtime involved with Ultherapy. Treatment sessions are generally quite quick. Many people would consider Ultherapy when they are first exploring cosmetic rejuvenation. Often, another FDA approved skin tightening device known as Exilis Elite can be performed concurrently. When done together, Ultherapy and Exilis Elite constitute the ultimate non-surgical Facelift Program, which non-invasively gives your skin what I consider to be the best option for holistic rejuvenation.
Thread lifts: What’s involved?
A thread lift is a semi invasive procedure. This cosmetic enhancement technique lifts sagging skin on the face and neck using surgical suture threads. The changes tend to be subtle rather than dramatic. The benefit of this procedure is it can be performed within an hour with 1-2 weeks recovery time.
Thread lifts have undergone an evolution since being introduced in the 1990s. In the early days, the threads used were poorly made and not absorbable. The latest thread is the Silhouette Lift, which uses 100% bio-absorbable threads. These stimulate the formation of a supporting collagen matrix that will anchor the lift as the threads disappear.
In most cases, thread lifting needs to be combined with fillers to maximise the results. If you are considering this type of procedure, it is important to talk to an experienced cosmetic doctor who has knowledge about selecting the most appropriate cosmetic treatment options for your face. Start by booking an appointment with an experience cosmetic doctor in Perth to go over your desired outcome and your options.
Dermal Fillers, Thread Lifts or Ultherapy?
Each of the above treatments have their share of loyal followers. This makes sense, given that everyone’s face is unique and different options work for different people.
To ensure you’re kept informed, here’s a detailed breakdown of what’s involved with each treatment: