One of the non-surgical answers to the traditional facelift surgery. It addresses skin laxity such as droopy eyes and sagging cheeks by providing a visible lift and tightening effect on the skin.
On top of that, illumia V-FaceLift can also be used to add definition to your features, such as creating a higher nose bridge or a shaper jawline.
illumia V-FaceLift is considered low risk and is more affordable as compared to a typical surgery. Also, the results are generally subtle and natural looking.
A non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure to create a lifted look. Medical-grade threads i.e. dissolvable sutures are inserted into different skin areas and skin depths to achieve various results. Common treatment areas include eyebrows, eye area, nose, cheeks, jowl and neck.
In general, illumia V-FaceLift creates the results of pulling back the skin slightly, thus lifting and tightening the face. It stimulate the body’s natural healing response by generating collagen at the treated area, which further adds to the lifting and plumping effects.
Threads are available in different materials and lengths to achieve the various results.
Polydioxanone (PDO) thread is made of a synthetic material that will be completely absorbed into the body over the course of six months, and eventually be eliminated naturally from your body. Apart from triggering collagen and elastin production in your skin, PDO threads also help to stimulate microcirculation and increase tissue integrity.
There are three types of PDO threads:
(i) PDO mono threads are smooth sutures that help to rejuvenate your skin by stimulating collagen production to support the skin.
(ii) PDO cog threads contain barbs that latch into your skin like hooks to provide support and lift your face.
(iii) PDO screw threads are made up of one or two intertwined threads to help restore volume at sunken areas of the skin.
Polylactic acid (PLA) thread is a biocompatible and resorbable polymer derived from lactic acid. It uses bidirectional cones to hook to the tissue and stimulate your body’s natural regeneration of collagen over time. These threads can stay in your body for up to two years, during which it will help to increase the volume at saggy areas, restore facial shape, and provide a lift.
Polycaprolactone (PCL) thread is a synthetic, bio-absorbable monofilament suspension. Due to its structural integrity, PCL takes over two years to dissolve completely. PCL helps to create a collagen structure that provides support for the tissues, tightens the skin and prevents it from sagging. The lifting and stretching action will also continue even after the threads have been resorbed. When PCL thread breaks down, it produces small molecules that will induce the production of collagen and Hyaluronic acid by the skin. This leads to more moisturised and firmer skin in the long run.
For those seeking non-surgical lift for the face, eyes and nose. This treatment is safe, non-invasive and suitable for all skin types. Note: Suitability, choice of thread(s), and number of threads used will be determined after a doctor consultation.
The duration of this treatment is around 30 minutes. Local anaesthesia (LA) will be administered to prevent pain and discomfort at the treated area.
You will feel a sting during the LA injection, but the subsequent thread insertions will be painless. There might be redness and slight bruising at the treated area(s), which will subside in the next couple of days. There is no downtime, so you can resume your activities right after the treatment.
You will notice initial lifting right after your procedure, and the treatment will take full effect in three weeks or so. You could choose to return subsequently to add more threads for more prominent and longer-lasting results.
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