The key to rejuvenating the face is to reverse the changes of aging. “Although many changes are happening to our faces as we age,” explained Dr Chia Hui Ling, female Consultant Plastic Surgeon from SW1 Plastic Surgery Clinic, “three main transformations occur: fat moves, tissue sags and skin quality deteriorates.” Dr Chia recommends treatments that target these changes, to restore natural youthfulness to the face.
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Change #1: Fat Moves
Over time, we lose fat from our temples and cheeks, and start gaining fat in places we hate: eyebags, jowls and under the chin. Dermal fillers or fat grafting are safe solutions to restore youthfulness by replumping deflated areas of the face. Fat grafting, in particular, not only rebuilds volume, but its high fat stem cell content also improves the quality of the skin.
To remove fat from the face, Dr Chia recommends that for if the fat pockets are small, like a mild double chin, fat-dissolving injections such as Lipodissolve will melt the fat gently over a few sessions. Another way is Profound Contour Lift microneedle radiofrequency technology to shrink the fat and also tighten skin, great for those who complain of a turkey neck.
If you are not dismissing surgery, the most effective way to remove fat is good ol’ liposuction. Dr Chia recommends Vaser Liposuction, an ultrasound-aided device that not only emulsify fat for gentler extraction but also tightens the overlying skin.
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Change #2: Tissue Sags
Two recommended anti-gravity lifting treatments for sagging skin in the market now are thread lifts and Ulthera. Thread liftshave grasping mechanisms such as barbs and cones that grabs and lift tissues up to higher level. Ulthera treatment emits ultrasonic energy into deep facial tissue layers and gives a tightening and lifting effect.
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Change #3: Skin Changes
The latest in skin injectables is to aid skin with DNA repair. The reason why the quality of our skin deteriorate with ages is that we don’t repair as well as we did when we were younger. SW1 Clinic’s Youth Savant micro-injections contains polydexoyribonucleotide, or PDRN, building blocks of DNA derived from Salmon sperm (yes, sperm). Salmon sperm DNAfound in Youth Savant injections (also known as Rejuran Skin Healer) has potent regenerative qualities, not only on the superficial level but also at the deeper skin levels, maintaining skin firmness and elasticity.