For many of us who have past the thirty or forty-year mark, we can safely say that most do not look forward to a day where you suddenly spot lines and wrinkles on your face. Nevertheless, when this happens, we know we must seek medical intervention early to treat the inevitable – ageing of the skin.
Ideally, for most people, it would be medical treatments that are non-surgical, with minimal downtime, and delivers sustainable results. A plus point would be if the treatments are almost painless.
At NU.U Aesthetics and Wellness, we combine different treatment modalities that target age-related changes in the face to prevent and reverse these contributors to ageing.
In the past we focused on procedures to tighten skin and replace volume lost. We have since developed a more multi-dimensional approach to restore youthfulness to one’s face by incorporating treatment methods that consider other dynamics such as: muscle changes, aging of the anchoring complex/ true ligaments, bone resorption, and facial fat loss among others.
We named this the NU.U Non-Surgical Facelift Programme. The options available at our clinic include ULTRAformer III, Morpheus 8, Profhilo, True Lift and Sculptra. Read on to find out more.
ULTRAformer III – Skin lifting and facial contouring
Ultraformer III is more than just lifting. Multi-layer targeting of the subcutaneous connective tissues means that Ultraformer III provides skin tightening and lifting at the same time. The micro focused ultrasound beams effectively create zones of coagulation at different layers of the skin to induce tightening and formation of new collagen – with results that are natural and visible.
Morpheus 8 – Subdermal adipose remodelling and skin tightening
Morpheus 8 rejuvenating treatment is designed to tighten the skin, to lift and contour the face and body. It brings together two of the most effective anti-ageing clinical treatments: micro-needling and radiofrequency. Both works to create a controlled trauma triggering the body’s healing response – production of collagen and elastin. Subdermal adipose remodelling helps to contract the connective tissues in the fat layer that helps tighten and contract .
Profhilo – Injectable anti-aging skincare
The injectable anti-aging skincare that delivers. Profhilo is more than a skin booster. It is a bio remodelling product that contains a hybrid cooperative complex consisting of high molecular weight HA (H-ha) and Low molecular weight (L-ha) HA stabilised by thermal cross linking.
This enables it to have an increase of 12X of collagen and elastin in the skin as well as a 20% increase in skin hydration.
What you get is an overall improvement in skin hydration and texture as well as a volumetric lifting effect especially effective in addressing skin laxity and aging.
TRUE LIFT – Correct aging changes associated with the anchoring complex of the face
TRUE LIFT was developed by Galderma in association with well-known Taiwanese plastic surgeon Dr Peter Huang.
TRUE LIFT helps to restore the anchoring complex (focal points of support) of the face, creating a natural lift. At our clinic, we are able to customise TRUE LIFT for individuals with unique skin conditions (e.g. adding volume where needed to create facial harmony and a natural looking result).
Dr KK Chew is a certified TRUE LIFT Trainer appointed by Galderma. “I believe fillers represent the perfect marriage between art and science” says Dr Chew. “By focusing on the TRUE retaining ligaments of the face it is a TRUE anatomic based injection.”
Sculptra – Collagen restoration
Sculptra is an injectable bio-stimulator made of poly-L-lactic (PLLA) that works to treat the loss of collagen by activating the body’s natural ability to produce collagen.
Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers which work quickly to temporarily replace missing facial volume, the effect of Sculptra happens gradually to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, leading to the restoration and improvement of the skin’s structure to achieve smooth, youthful skin.
This subtle and gradual skin improvement appeals to patients looking for a longer-lasting and natural-looking result.
Sculptra is intended for use in people with healthy immune systems. A typical treatment consists of three injection sessions that are spaced about 8 weeks apart. For more on Sculptra, check out this article
All of the above can either be done singly or in various combinations according to the needs of the patient