Non-surgical facelifts have experienced a surge in popularity, largely due to the fact that these non-surgical alternatives can provide more natural-looking results than their traditional counterpart. Depending on the type of non-surgical facelift, it leverages on our face’s natural structure to reinvigorate the skin for a youthful look without modifying the natural build.
Besides attractive results, the procedure itself is painless and cost-efficient than surgical facelifts, creating a universally better alternative over the traditional procedure.
Non-surgical facelifts can target a wide range of problems, from wrinkles to the firmness of the skin, but there might be some areas where the traditional counterpart is more effective. The line is drawn by the severity of the situation, as highly advanced levels of loose skin or wrinkles may require surgical procedures.
However, in most cases, non-surgical facelifts can effectively diminish the signs of aging without complications.
The major benefits of non-surgical facelifts, besides the more natural-looking results and pain-free procedure, stand in the recovery period and involved risks.
While regular facelifts can require extended periods dedicated to recovery, during which patients are advised to refrain from certain activities, the needed downtime after a non-surgical facelift is far shorter.
Surgery, no matter how serious or mild, comes with certain risks, and it is no different for facelift surgeries. However, since non-surgical facelifts do not involve incisions or other similar procedures, the risks of side-effects and infection are greatly reduced, making the procedure not only more comfortable, but also safer.
The aftercare required to ensure the successful healing and results is also minimal, while the post-facelift pain is also considered mild and short-lived. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication can effectively reduce the discomfort which usually goes away on its own in a few days.
However, the only possible downside of non-surgical facelifts is the longevity of the results. These are not generally considered to be permanent, and the possibility of needing top-up sessions is open.
This largely depends on the degree of sagging and wrinkles and on the specific skin concern you chose to target with the non-surgical facelift, but natural-looking, impressive results can still be achieved in many cases.
Non-surgical facelifts use different advanced technologies to provide powerful results. These technologies can target different skin concerns with greater effectiveness and can also influence the longevity of the results. While some non-surgical facelifts use advanced ablative lasers, others rely on state-of-the-art ultrasound technologies, or the more traditional micro-needles.
Some of the most popular type of non-surgical facelifts in Singapore include:
Dermal face fillers can effectively fix the volume-loss caused by aging whilst acting as a face sculpting tool to correct the asymmetric features.
This depends on the type of filler material used in the procedure, with intervals ranging between 8 and 24 months.
HIFU facelifts use ultrasound energy through a smart device to stimulate the skin’s collagen production and to smooth out the wrinkles directly, whilst progressively tightening the skin. The results will generally last upwards of 2 years, depending on the patient.
Illumia’s signature threadlift, our 16pt Face Lift can target up to 16 different points on the face, which are treated through the use of a very fine needle to reduce the signs of aging, tighten the skin and promote collagen production. The end results will last anywhere between 1 to 3 years.
Illumia’s signature combination treatment formulated by our medical director Dr Ram Nath, the DuoLift™ combines the benefits of both the threadlift and HIFU facelifts, successfully targeting all skin layers to give patients a natural, youthful look. Since the procedure can target most areas of the face, it is an ideal facelift to consider for a complete makeover.
The effects will appear progressively over the course of 2 or 3 months, as the freshly stimulated collagen production starts adding up, and results will last you up to 3 years or more.
The Fractional CO2 Laser facelift promotes the growth of new skin, being most effective against acne scars and depressed-looking skin. After the recovery period and when the rejuvenated skin has been given enough time to surface, the results will last for many years to come.
As with all facelifts, the skin will naturally continue to age at a different pace for all individuals. Non-surgical facelifts can help in slowing down the aging process, but the effects of the results differ across individuals. Nonetheless, through diligent top-up sessions, the results can last for much longer, almost indefinitely.
If cost is an important factor for you, you will be pleased to know that the price for a non surgical facelift has been made more affordable in Singapore today. Each session can range from $300 and up, and depending on your skin laxity or condition, and if necessary, top-up sessions may be required once every couple months.
Be sure to check in with your aesthetic doctor about the frequency of your sessions to help you reach your desired goals.
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If you feel ready, it means you are. Everyone is affected differently by the signs of aging, and there is no specific age for when facelifts are more or less suitable.
Schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctors to learn more about the different type of non-surgical facelifts we have to offer and find out which is most suitable for you.
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