Gravity is a force to be reckoned with, especially when it comes to aging. The constant downward force is responsible for facial aging and sagging. Over the years, surgeons and medtech companies are relentlessly looking for the least invasive way to give the face an upward lift. Here are some effective non-surgical “reverse-aging” tools that are gaining popularity in many aesthetic practices.
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Tool #1: Ulthera
Ulthera delivers ultrasonic energy into the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production. Compared to other skin tightening devices, Ulthera delivers the energy to a deeper level and is able to focus its energy at theSuperficial Muscular Aponeurotic System, or SMAS, layer which is the very layer that plastic surgeons work on to tighten while performing a face lift. The tightening effect helps to give skin a light lift without downtime. Built in to Ulthera is an ultrasound imaging function to locate the layer more precisely before treatment.
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Tool #2: Thermage
Thermage uses patented radiofrequency (RF) energy that is delivered into the deep dermal layer of skin to tighen and lift. The level at which Thermage works at is more superficial compared to Ulthera. This makes Thermage an excellent choice for those looking to smooth out fine surface wrinkles. Working together, the Trinity Facelift Program at SW1 Clinic combines these 2 top devices, Ulthera and Thermage, that works on both skin and SMAS layer to give superior skin lifting.
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Tool #3: Thread Lift
Thread lift is designed sculpt the face by “grabbing” tissues using cones or barbs and anchoring it at a higher level. The latest threads on the market focuses not only on anchoring, but also on the thread material. Newer threads, such as the Silhouette Instalift and Infinity Instalift, has a biostimulatory effect. Once inserted into our tissues, the threads stimulates the formation of collagen matrix that supports the lift, even after the threads dissolves over the next few months.
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