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作者: Tiviya Kumar|2024年3月14日

Have you ever spent so much time in the mirror obsessing over your face shape? If so, you are not alone. Face shape at large is determined by our genes, however, when ageing starts, some of us may lose our natural face shape due to the sagging skin around the face and neck. Although this is not an urgent medical issue, it can really mess with your confidence. While there are temporary makeup tapes that you can use to lift your skin, these do not really help to solve the problem. So if you are looking for ways to tighten your skin, then you have landed on the right article. In this blog post, we will be discussing all things about ageing and what treatment choices you have and other cool facts about this process. Do not forget to read our Frequently Asked Questions section at the bottom of this article to not miss out! But first, let’s understand why sagging skin happens!


What Causes Sagging Skin?

Sagging skin is something we all cannot avoid. If you have lost a huge amount of weight, you will have excess skin hanging. One can also start to see more sagging skin as they approach their 40’s. A huge reason why this happens is because as we age collagen starts to reduce and the elastin in our dermis will cause the skin to lose its tightness.

For some folks, it may be related to other underlying medical conditions. Depending on the severity of the saggy skin, it can be quite hard to treat these at home.

But before we talk about treating them, let’s better understand the collagen production system in our body. This plays a huge role in skin tightening.



Collagen Production Explained!

According to science, collagen is a protein molecule that can be found in bones and muscles throughout the body. There are 28 types of collagen molecules. A young person who has healthy levels of collagen in their system, will have a healthy cardiovascular and strong joints.

So as you age, the collagen fibres in your body become thinner and weaker.

In many Asian cuisines, the common ingredient used for collagen boosting is chicken feet. However, how much collagen can you get from just consumption? Would it be enough to tighten your loose skin?

The answer is, no. However, collagen supplements can really help, but it can only supplement, but replace the total amount you need for your body.


Other Skin Issues That Come With Ageing

The most common issues that people face with ageing are fine lines and wrinkles. However, there are many other issues that may be signs of ageing.

1. Sunspots

Sunspots are also known as liver spots and this is usually caused by long term sun exposure. This can be worse for folks who do not use SPF when they are out in the sun.

2. Skin tags

Skin tags are usually small and can appear anywhere. Dermatologists have said that this is more common in women.

3. Skin cancer

Skin cancer is usually a result of extreme sun exposure. However, do note that people have also gotten skin cancer from over tanning.

There are three types of skin cancer that common:

- Basal cell carcinoma - Squamous cell carcinoma - Melanoma

We always advise our clients to perform self examination at home, at least once a month. If you see any abnormal growth or bruising that has not gone away, please visit a doctor.



Treatment Choices for Skin Tightening

For a long time before medical technology saw its advancements, people had to go through a lot of pain to help with these issues. However, thanks to the amazing work researchers and scientists do, we get to solve these issues without going under the knife.

1.High intensity focused ultrasound treatment

Ultrasound skin tightening is becoming a more popular choice of treatment. This is because this method does not include needles and has no downtime. So, you can go in for a session and still go shopping afterwards!

What makes this treatment popular is also how efficient ultrasound energy can help to stimulate collagen regrowth unlike other cosmetic surgery options.

2.Laser treatment

Laser treatments send laser waves deep into the skin. This deals with the epidermis layer, which is directly related to the skin’s appearance. However, most clients say that laser option for skin tightening works best for belly skin and saggy arm skin.

3. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment

When you hear the term IPL, most patients think that it is for hair removal. And yes, IPL technology is very helpful for hair removal but can also help with skin lifting. IPL works by using the IPL device to penetrate into the deep layers of your skin. Various light waves will then do the work to tighten the skin. Most of the time, people need multiple treatments to see significant results.

The other known ways to help with sagging skin. However, most of these treatments would involve needles and may hurt.


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Do At Home Treatments Work?

This is very subjective and may differ from person to person. However, in general, at home treatments are usually encouraged alongside clinical treatments, as long as they do not clash.

Investing in really good skin lifting creams and skin care may be a good idea, but never assume that doing this alone is enough. Our human body has a deep muscle layer which may need a more stronger treatment like HIFU non surgical facelift or laser therapy.

The natural ageing process can be overwhelming. Having a trained therapist who has years of training and skin health knowledge will help you make an informed decision as to how you plan to treat these issues.

We at Perfect Laser Clinics offer our own version of high intensity focused ultrasound treatment. Our Ultherapy Non-Surgical Face Lift is a popular choice amongst folks who prefer HIFU treatment. Our high performing skin tightening treatment can help you achieve a V shaped face in no time.



How Does Our Ultherapy Hifu Facelift Work?

First, our therapist will conduct an in-depth skin analysis for customers. This is done to gauge the clients skin's hydration level, pore size, degree of sagging and a couple of other factors. This analysis helps to identify which specific areas to be treated.

Next step is crucial. Before the HIFU treatment begins, the therapist will do a facial cleanse to perform a patch test. This is important because if the client is having an adverse reaction, the treatment can be stopped. The therapist will pay close attention to the customer's skin. This process also helps the therapist to gauge how much effort is needed for that treatment session.

Lastly, through the ultrasound imaging, our therapist can adjust the wavelengths of ultrasound. This can look different for everyone. Once the therapist finds a sweet spot, the treatment then goes on, with periodic check-ins with the client.

Do note that you may need to have additional HIFU treatments. You can restart the treatments once the natural ageing process takes over.


What are the Risks of Focused Ultrasound Energy on the Body?

While there are scientists out there who are researching new ultrasound techniques, you cannot deny that there could be risks, like any other treatment choice for skin lifting.

Unlike aesthetic plastic surgery, this treatment does not use needles. However, some clients have mentioned that the skin on the treatment area has redness and may even experience skin irritability.

Some clients have also said that they have experienced swelling on the treated area, but these are common side effects of using a device on skin texture. Your risk is higher when you visit clinics that do not use FDA cleared devices.



The Benefits of Our HIFU treatment

Facial rejuvenation can mean differently to different people, but for us here at Perfect Laser Clinics, we believe that it is so important to take care of your skin’s surface. We want clients to not only focus on the outer layer but also the inner skin layers.

Here are some of the benefits:

1.Similar results to surgical facelift

Many people are of the mindset that you need to go under a knife to really see results. This is true if you have lost a significant amount of weight (60KG) and above and have excess skin hanging on your belly.

However, if you have sagging skin that is caused by a slow collagen production system, then we are here to tell you that the results from surgical facelift and our Ultherapy HIFU facelift are pretty compatible. We are confident that if you boost the collagen production, you will be able to see significant results.

2. Long term tightening

Ultherapy is perfect for folks who do not have the time to go in for office treatments regularly. Most of our clients have shared that a 2 hour session of Ultherapy can deliver results that last up to 12 months.

3. No pain, only gain!

These ultrasound waves can help you with your wrinkle reduction painlessly and has even helped for people with a stubborn double chin. Our treatment plan uses a powerful lifting technology which is non invasive!

Our Ultherapy HIFU facelift will give you a natural looking V shape unlike other treatments!


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Who is Suitable For This Treatment?

If you have no stress and constantly make healthy lifestyle choices, then you may be able to delay ageing, slightly. However, the environment can also really dictate your skin health!

So, we suggest this treatment for people who are above 30 and have started showing signs of premature ageing. This could be genetics but, there is no way to reverse this without stimulating collagen fibre growth. New collagen will help with skin laxity!

Do note that this treatment may not be suitable for pregnant mothers as it may interfere with the pregnancy and may affect the child. Always be sure to let your therapist know about underlying medical conditions or prescribed medications you are on. This will help them to curate a treatment plan that fits your needs.



The Final Takeaway

It is safe to say that ultrasound technology is here to stay for all the right reasons! The pain is mild to moderate and is non invasive. There is also no recovery time needed for hifu work.

Perfect Laser Clinics have been around for 18 years and have done over 13 million treatments. We have treatments that can help with weight loss and all the way up to hair removal. We have over 50 clinics worldwide!

We only use FDA approved devices as it is very important for us to try our best to minimise the risk for our clients. We also only use medical grade equipment to facilitate our treatment sessions.

Call us now to book a complimentary consultation!


Is there a difference between Ultherapy and other cosmetic injectables?

There are several types of injectables and fillers that have been used for face lifting. This includes hyaluronic acid injections, Botox and PLLA . These treatments are invasive and may pose other risks. Unlike these surgical invasive treatments, Ultherapy is non-invasive and uses MFU instead to stimulate collagen production under the skin.

Is Ultherapy a safe treatment?

Ultherapy is completely safe and reliable as it is non-invasive, non surgical, does not require medication or injections. The most important factor to consider is that our treatment is FDA cleared. This simply means that there were clinical trials conducted prior to approving this technology.


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