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Face and Neck Lift
There are multiple single and/ or combination treatments to treat sagging skin and facial aging‘s tell tale signs. Your doctor will assess you and prescribe a bespoke treatment plan according to your individual circumstances but here we will outline a few treatments and reasons for choosing that particular treatment for you.
Before we look at the treatment options, we should understand why and how our facial features change as we aged. By understanding the underlying causes of the problem, we are able to treat your face in the right sequence and this is a more effective method for facial rejuvenation and lifting.
A young-looking face has round contours, high cheekbones and a well-defined jawline. There are smooth curves from the cheeks to the edge of the nose, without hollows.
As we grow older, the collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid we once produced starts to diminish. Our skin becomes dry, thin and facial volume decreases. Gravity pulls the skin down, resulting in folds and sagging.
Over time, the middle of your face loses volume and the lower part of the face begins to form jowls. The skin starts to sag, pulling the features downwards.
Although weight loss can often be a positive thing, it can be a factor when it comes to sagging facial skin due to lost of facial fat.
How do we improve saggy skin, wrinkles and lost of volume due to aging, lost of collagen and hyaluronic acid?
•Meso and Lifting Threads
•Skin Quality Improvement treatments
Each treatment will have its pros and cons, your doctor will assess and discuss what is the best plan for you. However, we shall briefly talk about each treatment here. Please click on the hyperlink for more details.
1. Volumising Dermal Filler
restores lost volume to the face e.g. reshape cheeks/ mid face treatments/ chin restoration and can be used to enhance the overall shape of the face, giving your face a softer, more contoured appearance. In mild facial sagging patients, a gentle lifting effect can be seen.
In addition, dermal filler can be used to bring back the right proportion of the patient’s face making their features appear more in ratio. For example, with aging, the lower face shortens as bone is remodeled in the maxilla and mandible, in this case, dermal filler can be used to compensate for bone lost hence balancing the face to achieve an aesthetically pleasant look. Some times mild asymmetrical problems can be improved by dermal filler as well.
Please read Dermal Filler for more details.
Besides using dermal filler, patients with more loose, saggy skin will benefit from combination of other treatments like Meso and Lifting Threads.
2. Meso and Lifting Threads
These threads stimulate collagen production, improve the quality of skin
and help with additional lift to the patient’s face and neck. If the patient does not want to have a face and neck lift surgery, thread lift can also be a very effective alternative as long as there are no excessive amount of redundant skin.
It is especially suitable for patients whom had botox and dermal fillers but are still having problems lifting certain parts of their face e.g. Jowls/ Marionettes lines/ Nose to mouth lines/ Neck and décolletage etc. This treatment is suitable for patients that do not wish to have Botox or dermal fillers due to personal preferences.
Your doctor will discuss with you regarding your needs and suitability. Please read Meso and Lifting Threads to understand about it.
3. Skin Quality Improvement treatments
The skin is usually the first thing that other people noticed when they look at us.
As we discussed previously in facial aging, skin undergoes several changes with age, these include:
•Thinner skin due to collagen loss.
•Drier skin due to lost hyaluronic acid
•Less elastic skin due to lost elastin
•Skin more likely to wrinkle or sag
•Reduction in collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid
In order to achieve optimum skin health, we should be aiming to restore skin smoothness, tolerance, even colour tone, good moisture , improve blood circulation and regulate skin cellular functions.
There are many ways to address the above issues including good lifestyle, using the correct skin care regime for you, undergoing different skin treatments according to your concerns and keeping up with maintenance and skin damage prevention programmes.
Please read below hyperlink regarding different Skin Quality Improvement treatments.
•Hydrating Dermal Filler for skin health and moisturisation
What treatments can I have for my Neck and décolletage?
Depending on your concerns and problems, the doctor will assess, discuss and device a treatment plan for you.
•Skin Quality Improvement treatments for neck skin creepiness, wrinkles and lines
How much does it cost?
It depends on which treatment is suitable to address your concerns and problems.
A more accurate price can be given after your consultation. Our doctors are highly experienced and will be able to provide you a bespoke treatment plan after consultation.