Party Season Survival Guide

Some of Singapore’s top health, beauty and lifestyle experts share their best advice for getting through the crazy festive season intact

REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP

“After a night of partying, the last thing you may want to do is clean your face before you hit the sheets. But this is so important to avoid clogged pores and excessive dryness. Plus, many makeup items contain a sugar-type molecule that breeds yeast overnight, resulting in skin ‘dandruff’. Don’t forget to remove your eye makeup too; otherwise you’ll experience bumpy rashes around your eyes or small white bumps called milia cysts – not a good look.”
– Dr Low Chai Ling, medical director, Sloane Clinic

WATCH YOUR BEVERAGE INTAKE AT PARTIES

“Soft drinks, alcohol, eggnog… the more you drink, the more calories you’ll consume, so it’s best to set some rules for yourself. I would stick to low-calorie drinks like sparkling water or diet cola with plenty of ice. Ice all your drinks – it dilutes them and makes them last longer. If you’re having red wine, have just one glass per party and sip it slowly. White wine and champagne are often served cold, which might make you drink them faster, encouraging top-ups. If you like liquor, say, rum, mix it with diet cola instead of regular cola, which is full of sugar. Soda water makes a good mixer too because it’s calorie free. Don’t confuse it with tonic water, though. Tonic water is high in calories, mainly from sugar.”
– Jaclyn Reutens, clinical dietician, Aptima Nutrition & Sports Consultants

 

USE MAKEUP PRODUCTS THAT STAY PUT

“Who wants to be reapplying her makeup a hundred times during a fun party? Not you! The solution is to use makeup products with staying power. Look out for words like ‘long wearing’, ‘melt proof’, ‘sweat proof’, and anything else that indicates it will stay put. Another tip is to use as little moisturiser on your face as possible – too much will just make your makeup slide off, especially if the weather is warm and humid. If you need hydration, apply toner and serum, and dab a little moisturiser onto the driest parts of your face before smoothing a mattifying primer on the oiler areas. And finally, don’t contour too much if you’re going to be partying all night. The humidity and sweat will just ruin it, making you look like a contestant in a mud-wrestling match.”
– Larry Yeo, makeup artist

 

DON’T SKIMP ON WATER OR SLEEP

“It’s easy to forget to drink enough water during the party season, especially if you’re going to functions where the alcohol is flowing. After an alcoholic drink, I drink tea and water to counteract the drying effects on the alcohol and prevent water retention. I’ve found that this reduces that ‘morning after’ skin puffiness. Sleep is also vital to help your skin recharge. A lack of sleep increases the production of stress hormones in the blood, causing acne breakouts and making the complexion look dull.”
– Dr Georgia Lee, founder, TLC Lifestyle Practice and DrGL skincare range

 

STAND OUT WITH A UNIQUE HOSTESS GIFT

“If you’ve been invited to a few parties and want to gift the hosts something more special than a bottle of wine, here are a few ideas that will make an impression: Gourmet chocolates, the latest electronic gadget or appliance, homemade cookies or jam in a pretty mason jar, or a personalised gift. Avoid items that are too personal or meaningless, like perfume or cologne, clothing, cosmetics, and photo frames or key-chains.”
– Yvonne Anjelina, director and chief etiquette coach, The Etiquette School Singapore

 

DON’T TAKE ANYTHING TOO SERIOUSLY

“This is probably the craziest time of the year. To keep your stress levels in check, remember to live in the moment and enjoy every second of it. Remind yourself that you’re in control of the way you feel, so make it a priority to be positive and to take everything in your stride, no matter what happens.”
– Sally Forrest, holistic expert and managing director, Soul Centre

 

EAT SLOWLY AND MINDFULLY

“Don’t rush your meal, no matter how hungry you are. Be conscious of every mouthful. That way, you will notice when your tummy is satisfied and you’ll stop eating. One trick to prevent hunger pangs is to eat something light but substantial before going to a party. A low-calorie snack, like yogurt, a piece of fruit or a wholemeal sandwich, will fill you up so you’re less likely to overeat.”
– Bibi Chia, principal dietitian, Raffles Diabetes & Endocrine Centre

 

KEEP YOUR SMILE LOOKING FABULOUS

“If you’re moving from party to party, carry few items that will keep your breath fresh and help you deal with minor dental emergencies, like spinach in-between your teeth. Sugar-free breath mints and dental floss, for instance, won’t take up much room in your party clutch. To keep your smile looking bright, don’t go overboard with the red wine, which can stain your teeth.”
– Dr Sherina Daryanani, dentist, and founder of TEETH @ Tiong Bahru, Dental Clinic

 

DON’T SKIP YOUR WORKOUTS

“Just because it’s Christmas and New Year’s, it doesn’t mean you should give yourself a break from exercising. The trick is to make your workouts accessible. If you can’t get to the gym, for example, go for a 30-minute run around your estate. If you exercise first thing in the morning you’ll free yourself up for the rest of the day, so make it a point to wake up a little earlier so that you can fit a workout in. If you need extra motivation to get up early, schedule your exercise session with a buddy or make an advance appointment with your trainer.”
– Joan Liew, personal trainer, Fitness Factory

 

TAKE EXTRA CARE OF YOUR HAIR

“Frequent hairstyling during the party season can stress your locks. My tip to keep them in good condition is to remove as much product as possible before shampooing – otherwise, your hair will get very tangled up and be susceptible to hair fall. And at least twice a week, treat your hair to a hydrating treatment to build strength and restore shine.”
– Leonica Kei, director and senior trichologist, Philip Kingsley Trichological Centre

 

SOOTHE SORE FEET WITH A MASSAGE

“Standing and dancing in heels all night can lead to sore, painful feet. Try this easy self-massage using a tennis ball: Simply place your foot on a tennis ball and roll the ball along your foot while putting some body weight on it. Do this for five to 10 minutes. If there is no swelling, redness or warmth in the sole of your foot and ankles, soak your foot in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes.”
– Samuel Ong, physiotherapist, Core Concepts

 

MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES AT THE BUFFET

“I personally avoid carbohydrates like rice, noodles and baked potatoes, so that I can have my share of rich Christmas sweets, like pannetone, stollen and pudding. If I’m having a lot of meat, I opt for the leaner cuts. The sauces and condiments that come with many dishes tend to be full of empty calories, so I place them on the side of my plate rather than pour them over my food.  And when it comes to dressing my salads, I prefer vinaigrette or olive oil to the heavier creamy or cheesy dressings.”
– Dr Lim Ing Haan, interventional cardiologist, Mount Elizabeth Hospital

If you want to work on your party season look or need some assistance with your skin care, contact SKYN® today for a complimentary consultation with one of our experts. 

Ready to get started?

For complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

Case studies: Infini in practice

Two practices share their experience using the popular microneedling fractional RF device, INFINI.

INFINI combines customisable fractional RF energy and micro-needling to achieve noticeable, reproducible improvement of wrinkles, pigmentation, skin laxity and acne scarring. The synergistic combination of RF energy and microneedling has been reported to help achieve a 3D tightening of the skin and improvement of photoaged skin.

We profile two clinics using INFINI and how this popular device delivers in practice.

Sylvia Down
Skin Renu, Anti Ageing and Rejuvenation Clinic in Balmain, Sydney

INFINI combines two proven modalities in the one treatment: micro-needling and radiofrequency (RF) energy. This combination treats both the superficial and the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production at the dermal layer as well as improving the skin’s texture and tone, bringing a youthful luminosity to the skin.

The therapist’s ability to manipulate the energy level of the RF and the needle depth according to the patient’s needs means treatment is tailored to each individual and their concerns.

INFINI is ideal for those seeking overall rejuvenation of their skin; reducing fine lines and wrinkles; improving skin laxity; refining the appearance of pores; or treating acne scarring.

By improving the collagen base, the structure that support the skin, INFINI is able to address all of these concerns.

We like to refer to INFINI as micro-needling on steroids. What we really mean is that INFINI gives visible results very quickly without the side effects often seen with other micro-needling systems.

Because the RF energy is being delivered simultaneously, there is controlled coagulation at the dermal layer, allowing the skin to heal quicker without the associated redness of conventional micro-needling that more sensitive skins experience.

This coagulation also stimulates a stronger wound healing response in the dermal layer, triggering the formation of collagen without damage to the superficial layers of the skin. It’s a win-win situation for those looking for a skin treatment that delivers real results with negligible downtime.

For rejuvenation, we recommend three treatments 5-6 weeks apart, and then yearly maintenance treatments. Our patients never fail to rebook and we have seen patients returning yearly.

For scarring we use a similar approach, using different levels of energy and depth of treatment. The severity of the scarring, the patient’s response and expectations determine the number of INFINI treatments required.

INFINI is distributed by Advanced Cosmeceuticals, which I have found to be a highly professional, warm and wonderfully pleasant company to deal with. We believe this is a flow-through from Catherine Biedermann’s own personal commitment to AC as their Managing Director.

Their training is thorough and delivered professionally and generously. Marketing support is actively given and the price of the consumables are negligible – it’s a refreshing change in this industry. It allows us to make such a results-driven, proven treatment more widely available to a broader range of client.

The bottom line is: the treatment really works, and this is manifested in our patients’ enthusiasm for the treatment, their recommendations and their return business.

Catherine Lee
SKYN Advanced Skin Rejuvenation & Beauty Clinic, Nedlands, Perth

Radiofrequency has been around for over 10 years and works by heating the skin to a level that stimulates collagen production. Traditional devices have delivered the energy from the outside in, with limited results and a considerable level of client discomfort.

INFINI is unique as it leverages microneedling to deliver the RF energy directly into the dermis at the precise calibrated depth.

These tiny gold-plated needles create microscopic tunnels allowing the RF energy to reach the targeted deeper layers for skin tightening. INFINI is able to induce CIT and skin tightening while not heating or injuring the top layer of the skin, making it a safer treatment for all skin types with minimal downtime.

The initial attraction to INFINI was the ability to offer clients both modalities in a single treatment. It enables a multilayered approach that allows us to customise treatments that are quick, have minimal downtime and offer greater comfort than traditional skin tightening procedures.

INFINI has become our go-to device, and we are seeing impressive results with wrinkles and fine lines, dull or rough skin texture, loss of volume beneath skin, sagging skin, and skin laxity. In particular, its ability to treat acne scarring on all skin types and colours, and also for those who are not candidates for laser treatment due to inflammatory hyperpigmentation concerns, is also impressive.

Although some clients notice improvement with a single session, we typically recommend a minimum of three needling followed by a single RF treatment. Additional sessions may be needed to address excess laxity or acne scars.

Patient feedback has been positive and surpassed our expectations, and generally theirs. We under-promise and INFINI over-delivers.

We’ve received fantastic support and follow-through from Advanced Cosmeceuticals – any questions the doctors or therapists have raised have been answered immediately. Importantly, consumables are considerably less costly than traditional RF devices, meaning we can offer the treatments to clients at a competitive and manageable cost.

The device is a workhorse for us; it does not sit in a corner gathering dust due to the prohibitive cost of consumables being passed on to clients.

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

THREAD LIFT, FILLERS or PRP. What’s best for you?

With an extensive menu of rejuvenation treatments now available, many are uncertain about the most suitable aesthetic treatment for their face. The issues facing those looking for non-surgical rejuvenation enhancement techniques are:

  1. what can be accomplished  
  2. the downtime
  3. how long the results can last

Some of our most requested face-enhancing, youth-reviving treatments are Dermal Fillers, the Thread Lift and PRP Therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma). Their benefits in terms of reducing lines and wrinkles, lifting and rejuvenating the skin have different suitabilities, depending on what the client desires.

The treatments are often use in combination or with complimentary treatments like INFINI RF + Microneedling, Laser Peels or Laser Resurfacing

 

Dermal Fillers

How Dermal Fillers work under your skin

 

Here is a quick rundown of what each of these aesthetic frontrunners do. Dermal Fillers are so called because they are made to fill the spaces in our skin which have lost volume with age, hereby showing signs of hollowness, lines and wrinkles. Most dermal fillers used nowadays are natural fillers, owing to their high safety profile and reversibility with a simple enzyme hyaluronidase. Owing to the advancements in dermal filler technology, fillers of different key strengths have emerged, each suited to deliver distinctive outcomes.

 

Dermal Fillers have a filling and sculpting capacity and can create enviable cheeks while restoring facial volume, while Skinboosters are targeted at replenishing the collagen stores of the superficial dermis, boosting their water content, immediately improving skin complexion.

 

Thread Lift

How Threadlifts work under your skin

Threadlifts have undergone several positive revolutions; previous threads used were poorly made and not absorbable.

 

Latest innovations such as Silhouette Soft Thread Lift use 100% bio-absorbable threads that stimulate the formation of a supporting collagen matrix that will anchor the lift as the threads disappear in the upcoming months.

 

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is famed for superb lifting capacity and utilises anchoring cones cleverly sited along lengthy Poly L-lactic acid threads and is known is the “Queen of all threadlifts”. If your aim is to have the maximal lift, then Silhouette would be the one for you.

 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

How PRP work under your skin

 

As we age our complexion can start to look tired and dull, one of the reasons is the reduction of platelets in the blood. The Angel PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) boosts the platelets to rejuvenate the skin, improving tone and texture. Extensive research has established a direct correlation between platelets and tissue growth.

 

PRP therapy draws on a patient’s own blood, using it to generate thicker, smoother and more supple skin in areas such as the face and neck, décolletage and hands, resulting in fewer lines and wrinkles. During the procedure, blood is taken from the patient, spun in a centrifuge to extract the platelets, before being reinjected into the treatment area. There, the activated platelets release growth factors, which facilitate cell growth, the formation of blood capillaries and, most importantly, the building of new collagen.

 

While the above treatments may have their fair share of loyal followers, we have scientifically broken them down to their pros and cons. Bearing in mind that your aesthetic goal may be different from another person, the same goes for capacity for downtime, discomfort etc. While this may serve as a guide, nothing will replace a good heart-to-heart talk with your trusted aesthetic doctor. It helps to visit a clinic that offers all treatments, so you can be assured that their recommendation will not be biased but rather be impartial.

 

DERMAL FILLERS THREAD LIFT ANGEL PRP
In a nutshell Biodegradable gel fillers Latest options use bio-absorbable threads Platelets are extracted from patients own blood
Invasiveness

Involves Injections

Non-surgical

Involves Injections

Non-surgical

Involves Injections

Non-surgical

Benefits

Depends on type of filler and technique used:

Replaces Loss Volume

Sculpting

Mild Lifting capacity

Depends on type of threads used:

Can Shape face (V-Lift)

Moderate to Max Lift

Depends on technique used:

Rejuvenation & Collagen Stimulating.

Key Difference

Targeted areas

Can be done over many smaller sessions

Targeted areas Targeted areas
Downtime Bruising and swelling is possible Bruising and swelling is possible Bruising and swelling is possible
Who is this most suitable for?

Sunken, skinny faces.

People with short or receding chins can create a more enhanced chin using Chin Fillers.

Dull, lifeless skin can also undergo superficial complexion fillers.

People who have sagging skin, jowls, double chin.

People who have

Sagging, dull or tired skin

Wrinkles and fine lines

Rosacea, acne scars or sun damage.

Duration of actual procedure (not including photography or numbing time) 15 – 30 min 30 – 45 min 45 – 60 min
Longevity of Effects

Depends of type and volume of fillers used.

8-18 months

Depends on type and number of threads used.

12-24 months

Depends on number of treatments.

12-24 months

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

Article ref: http://www.skinmagonline.com/sg/2018/05/which-is-the-best-threadlift-filler-or-ultherapy/#.W0gPG9gzbOQ

Laser Treatments: Find your perfect match

At SKYN®, we certainly have an extensive menu of laser treatments available – each one has a specific function and highlighted benefit, depending on what you’re after. So if you’re looking to smooth out, plump up, erase imperfections, curb acne breakouts or brighten, we have made this little guide so you can find the laser treatment tailored just for you!

Having a glass-skin moment?

You’re not alone, just last year there was a 270 per cent increase in Pinterest saves for ‘glass skincare routines’ in Australia alone. So if you’re looking for baby soft, illuminated clear skin, the go-to’s to assist with that “glass-skin” glow are treatments like Clear & Brilliant and Hollywood Laser Peel

 

CLEAR & BRILLIANT

Control and Maintain

 

Clear & Brilliant, works how it sounds – leaving you with clear and radiant skin. The treatment works by refreshing skin from the inside out. A gentle laser replaces damaged skin with healthy, young skin.

This laser treatment is excellent for any age, however, works best as a ‘skin-investment’ laser. When used by those in their 20s and 30s Clear & Brilliant can help control the outcome of your skin’s appearance going into your 40s and 50s. It’s also an excellent option for maintenance, extending the longevity of other treatments. You also have the option to apply make-up immediately after the treatment. For optimal results, we recommend 4-6 treatments.

  • Illuminated, Radiant & Glowing Skin
  • Improve Tone Texture & Radiance
  • Reduce the appearance of Pores
  • Renewed Ultra-Soft Skin
clear-and-brilliant

CARBON SPECTRA PEEL

Ladies on the go

 

Hollywood Laser Peel got its glamorous name by being the ideal treatment for time-poor celebs that needed a quick, no-downtime pick me up pre red-carpet. Suitable for most skin types, this treatment is a match made in heaven for the busy woman. The speedy lunchtime treatment that will leave you glowing by the evening.

Hollywood Spectra Peel works by applying a carbon mask which enhances the laser’s rejuvenating properties. Targeting melanin (pigmentation) in the cells, breaking it up for your bodies natural removal process and heating deep in the dermis causing the skin to contract and stimulate collagen.

  • Reduces or eliminates the appearance of pigment, fine lines and acne scarring
  • Reduce textural irregularities
  • Glowing, smooth and improved skin-tone
  • Brightened skin, for a healthy-looking appearance

How to reduce wrinkles?

Looking for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction? Ageing is a fact of life, but some may wish to prolong the youthful qualities of their skin or address areas that you aren’t quite ready to surrender to the sands of time.

INFINI and Solari™ IPL can specifically assist with fine lines or premature ageing, so you can put your best face forward.

 

INFINI RF & MICRONEEDLING

The Elite treatment for everybody

 

Combat fine lines, acne and tighten the skin. INFINI RF & Microneedling, is a breakthrough in skin technology using a combination of advanced microneedling with high-intensity focused radiofrequency to achieve premium results. The device was developed to be safe for most skin types, and fairly minimal downtime making it suitable for almost everybody, depending on your desired outcome.

INFINI has been clinically proven to increase collagen production in the skin to help reduce wrinkles and resurface the skin, for a smoother more refined you.

  • Skin Tightening all over the body
  • Acne Correction
  • Fine lines on the face and neck
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Active Inflammatory Acne
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Acne Scarring
  • Excessive Sebum Secretion
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Stretch Marks
  • Thin or Damaged Skin
  • Premature Ageing
INFINI-RF

Have you found your perfect match? Get started with SKYN® today!

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

New to SKYN®! The SkinPen®

Treat Acne Scarring safely, effectively and affordably.

NEW to SKYN®! We are excited to introduce to our beauty toolbox, SkinPen® MicroNeedling.

The SkinPen® has been clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up. With little to no downtime, this treatment triggers the body’s natural skin remodelling process – fooling the skin to send more restorative collagens and elastins than the area needs to drastically improve the appearance of your skin. Freeing you from acne scarring.

The SkinPen® Microneedling device works by causing controlled micro-injuries, that stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Put your skin to work, naturally, and get ready to reap the benefits of improved texture and tone.

We are not the only ones excited about this new device, the SkinPen® hype has caught on and SkinPen® has gained multiple media coverage: USA Today “poked life back into aging skin”, The View gave SkinPen a whirl, as well as ABC news (USA) and LIVE Kelly & Ryan.

 

Why SkinPen? A Review

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

The Lesser Known Filler That Will Completely Change Your Skin

The extremes we go to get better skin are endless. Some of us slather on pricey skin care products, others treat their skin to regular facials, and a large majority head straight to the doctor’s office for the latest and greatest treatments and procedures.

But all of that may be changing as skinboosters popularity is on the rise. 

Skinboosters™ work to improve the skin’s overall quality by boosting hydration levels deep inside the skin and increasing its smoothness, elasticity and firmness.

For years, injectables and dermal fillers have been heralded as the remedy for adding back lost volume to the face, filling in lines and wrinkles and even augmenting some facial features. The lesser-known but very exciting category of HA fillers are known as skinboosters.

Skinboosters are totally different from what you currently know fillers as in that they improve the skin texture and elasticity. Most dermal fillers address volume and not necessarily the skin.

Used in the face, hands, décolleté and neck, and injected into the top layer of skin, skinboosters work best on areas of skin that are covered in teeny, tiny lines, like the sides of the cheeks or the chin. “Injecting skin boosters causes bioremodeling of the skin, activating elastin and collagen production and improving the look of damaged or aged skin,” says New York plastic surgeon Haideh Hirmand, MD.

Visible improvements to the skin can be seen after just one treatment boosting hydration for a beautiful glow.

Injections can be done up to three times initially and then again every six months to maintain skin quality and see the most dramatic change.

While skinboosters and other cosmetic injectables perform different functions, they are commonly used together with Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle relaxers.

Skinboosters are available at SKYN® Nedlands from $350 per session or $300 per ml when two or more mls are used in the initial treatment. Love the skin you’re in™! Book a complimentary consultation with SKYN Talent today!

Skinboosters Pricing    
1ml 2ml3ml
$350$600$900Learn More
Initial & Subsequent
Treatments
Initial TreatmentInitial Treatment

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

Treatment Areas

Skinboosters are a versatile and effective solution for skin concerns in the face, neck, décolletage and hands.

Reference: https://www.newbeauty.com/hottopic/
blogpost/11083-skin-boosters-fillers/

What’s better? THREAD LIFT or FILLERS

With an extensive menu of rejuvenation treatments now available, many are uncertain about the most suitable aesthetic treatment for their face. The issues facing those looking for non-surgical rejuvenation enhancement techniques are:

  1. what can be accomplished  
  2. the downtime
  3. how long the results can last

The most popular face-enhancing, youth-reviving treatments in the last five years have been Dermal Fillers and Threadlifts. Their benefits in terms of reducing lines and wrinkles and lifting skin have different suitabilities, depending on what the client desires.

How Dermal Fillers work under your skin

 

Here is a quick rundown of what each of these aesthetic frontrunners do. Dermal Fillers are so called because they are made to fill the spaces in our skin which have lost volume with age, hereby showing signs of hollowness, lines and wrinkles. Most dermal fillers used nowadays are natural hyaluronic acid fillers, owing to their high safety profile and reversibility with a simple enzyme hyaluronidase. Owing to the advancements in dermal filler technology, fillers of different key strengths have emerged, each suited to deliver distinctive outcomes.

Dermal Fillers have a filling and sculpting capacity and can create enviable cheeks while restoring facial volume, while Skinboosters are targeted at replenishing the collagen stores of the superficial dermis, boosting their water content, immediately improving skin complexion.

 

How Threadlifts work under your skin

 

Threadlifts have undergone several positive revolutions; previous threads used were poorly made and not absorbable.

 

Latest innovations such as Silhouette Soft Thread Lift use 100% bio-absorbable threads that stimulate the formation of a supporting collagen matrix that will anchor the lift as the threads disappear in the upcoming months.

 

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is famed for superb lifting capacity and utilises anchoring cones cleverly sited along lengthy Poly L-lactic acid threads and is known is the “Queen of all threadlifts”. If your aim is to have the maximal lift, then Silhouette would be the one for you.

 

While both of the above treatments may have their fair share of loyal followers, we have scientifically broken them down to their pros and cons. Bearing in mind that your aesthetic goal may be different from another person, the same goes for capacity for downtime, discomfort etc. While this may serve as a guide, nothing will replace a good heart-to-heart talk with your trusted aesthetic doctor. It helps to visit a clinic that offers both services, so you can be assured that their recommendation will not be biased (tainted by their restricted service menu) but rather be impartial.

DERMAL FILLERS THREADLIFT
In a nutshell Usually hyaluronic acid fillers Latest options use bio-absorbable threads
Invasiveness

Involves Injections

Non-surgical

Involves Injections

Non-surgical

Benefits

Depends on type of filler and technique used:

Replaces Loss Volume

Sculpting

Mild Lifting capacity

Depends on type of threads used:

Can Shape face (V-Lift)

Can Lift Neck & Brows

Moderate to Max Lift

Key Difference

Targeted areas

Can be done over many smaller sessions

Targeted areas
Possible Side Effects

Filler lumps

Overfilling can lead to puffy looking face

Poor technique can lead to visible threads

Infection is rare but possible

Dimpling of skin

Downtime

Pin prick marks

Bruising and swelling is possible

Pin prick marks

Bruising and swelling is possible

Who is this most suitable for?

Sunken, skinny faces.

People with short or receding chins can create a more enhanced chin using Chin Fillers.

Dull, lifeless skin can also undergo superficial complexion fillers.

People who have sagging skin, jowls, double chin.
Duration of actual procedure (not including photography or numbing time) 15 – 30 min 30 – 45 min
Longevity of Effects

Depends of type and volume of fillers used.

8-18 months

Depends of type and number of threads used.

12-24 months

Everyone will have their treatment du jour.  

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

Article ref: http://www.skinmagonline.com/sg/2018/05/which-is-the-best-threadlift-filler-or-ultherapy/#.W0gPG9gzbOQ

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Who’s Getting the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift?

The Silhouette Soft Thread Lift aka ‘the lunchtime lift’, is the non-surgical option for clients wanting a little extra help than wrinkle relaxers deliver, and the effects of a facelift without sedation, incisions or a hefty healing process.

 

It has been speculated that the contouring and lifting treatment is being used by celebs such as Kim Kardashian and Kylie Minogue – although unconfirmed, it certainly makes sense as the treatment delivers natural results, with minimal downtime to fit with busy schedules and allow for a more discrete approach.

 

On the other hand, some celebs are a little more candid. Simon Cowell is an advocate for the 21st Century treatment, as well as Katie Price, EastEnders actress Gillian Taylforth. The latest in the string of celebrity endorsements is Real Housewives of Cheshire star, Lauren Simon.

 

In a recent article via The Daily Mail, they revealed Lauren Simon’s motivation behind the dramatic makeover was to ensure she is looking and feeling her best, in an industry that demands perfection. The Silhouette Soft Thread Lift has enabled her to shift excess skin around her chin and jowl area and achieve a more streamlined look.

 

Regarding the treatment, she gushed about the results to The Daily Mail “I’ve always had quite a long shaped face, as I’ve got older I’ve had Botox and a little bit of filler. I’ve never liked the shape of my face [but now] I’ve had 1cm lifted and I have a heart-shaped face.” Lauren has also revealed that she is delighted with the re-vamp and appears to be exuding confidence with her new, youthful look.

 

See the full article via The Daily Mail here.

BEFORE: RHOC Star Lauren Simon, 46
AFTER: RHOC Star Lauren Simon, 46

HOW DOES IT WORK?

 

The Silhouette Soft Thread Lift works by inserting very fine dissolvable thread cones into the subcutaneous layer of fat in your face. The treatment activates both lifting and regeneration effects – the threads lift tissue and contour, while the cones are absorbed and stimulate collagen for a plumper, more youthful appearance.

 

The lift can be used on the facial contour, lower jaw, cheeks and cheekbones, eyebrows and neck. The treatment typically takes around 30 minutes and all clients will receive a complimentary consultation with one of our highly skilled Doctors prior to the treatment, to ensure your face is in safe hands.

 

Currently, you can try the Silhouette Soft Thread lift starting from $750 for 2x Threads (Usually $1,500) or $1,500 for 4x Threads (Usually $2,700).

 

To begin your aesthetic journey to a more refined you, book a complimentary consultation with one of our SKYN™ Doctors.

Non-Invasive Thread Lift: What to consider before having the treatment?

Medical treatments offered by aesthetic doctors are increasingly becoming more similar to those provided by plastic surgeons. These days, aesthetic doctors are able to provide less invasive anti-aging and skin lifting treatments with minimal downtime.

The thread lift procedure was initially introduced in the late 90s. However, it didn’t enjoy much popularity then because it caused too much trauma and pain for the patient. At that time, most people were not receptive of non-invasive thread lift and were not confident of the results. It fell out of favour until Sinclair Pharma PLC renewed the public’s interest of non-invasive thread lift in recent years.

While many people are still uncertain about the outcome of the non-surgical thread lift (sometimes known as “lunchtime face lift”), Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics, believes new technology and the convenience of non-invasive thread lift treatments are some reasons why the non-invasive thread lift procedure is gaining popularity as an alternative to face lift surgery.

Although not as radical as a surgical face lift, a non-invasive thread lift can lift sagging skin visibly, granting a more defined, v-shaped facial contour, thus making you look less tired with less downtime and at a lower cost.

Considering the procedure? Here’s what you need to know.

WHAT IS A NON-SURGICAL THREAD LIFT?

A non-surgical thread lift is a minimally invasive treatment usually done with local anesthesia or oral sedatives. Using absorbable sutures made from biodegradable material, the doctor uses these threads to lift and contour the face. Cones or barbs are present along the threads to anchor the sagging tissues under the skin.

Each thread is inserted under the skin at precise points using a fine needle. Attached to the fine threads are tiny cones or barbs that are responsible for lifting and tightening the sagging tissues under the skin. It effectively raises sagging skin in areas like the cheeks, jowls, mouth and neck to its new lifted position. At the same time, the cones stimulate collagen production in the treated areas over the next few months after the treatment.

It is perhaps better to consider non-surgical thread lift as a preliminary rejuvenative procedure as an anti-aging treatment, rather than a surgical alternative.

SILHOUETTE SOFT THREAD LIFT

Silhouette Soft Threads lined with cones for anchoring sagging skin

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift uses resorbable sutures made of Poly L-Lactic acid (PLA) (also the same ingredient in Sculptra). PLA is a bio-compatible polymer that is used in a number of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications.

Using PLA monofilament with unique cones made of Lactide/Glycolide, the threads act as a scaffolding under the surface of the skin to lift sagging tissues. The cones are essential to anchor the sagging skin to lift the skin to its new, lifted position. At the same time, the cones stimulate the body’s production of collagen to replace loss volume which diminishes with age.

For the next few months post-treatment, your skin will continue its rejuvenative effects to restore volume to the face.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE TREATMENT?

A Silhouette Soft Thread Lift procedure is performed under a local anesthetic.

Each thread mounted on a 25G needle, is inserted under the skin to guide the doctor to push the threads upwards until they are taut and embedded. During the process, the doctor pulls back the sagging skin and soft tissues and anchors them using the small cones that are found along the length of the threads in their new — more youthful — position.

WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE AFTER THE TREATMENT?

Visible lifting can be seen immediately after the treatment.

You may notice some swelling or needle marks at the entry points on each side of the face. Although they may remain visible for 1–2 days, most people are able to cover them with makeup.

It is not uncommon to experience some bruising and swelling around the entry points. You may feel tender around the entry points but it should be resolved in about a week. Although your face may feel tight for a few days, it will relax and the result will gradually become more natural in a week.

HOW LONG DOES THE RESULT LAST?

As the threads are absorbable, they will dissolve in about 6 to 9 months after the treatment. However, the skin will remain in its lifted position for a further 12 to 18 months.

You may choose to repeat the treatment in about 18 months as the longevity of repeated treatments tend to be longer than the previous treatment.

WHAT DO I NEED TO AVOID AFTER A THREAD LIFT TREATMENT?

Post-treatment care is important to ensure the efficacy of the treatment. Adhere to the following advice as much as possible:

  • Sleep on your back for the next 1 week after the procedure
  • Avoid facial massages and dental treatments for 1 month
  • No makeup for the next 48 hours
  • Go back to the doctor to address any dimpling or indentation at the entry or exit points

DO I NEED MORE TREATMENTS AFTER UNDERGOING SILHOUETTE SOFT THREAD LIFT?

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatments only provide lifting of facial contours. However, when combined with other treatments such as INFINI Radiofrequency and Microneedling, elos Sublime IR Skin Tightening, or  Dermal Fillers to fill deficient areas, a thread lift can provide some truly outstanding cosmetic results.

IS SILHOUETTE SOFT THREAD LIFT SUITABLE FOR ME?

Areas where Silhouette Soft Threads can achieve good lifting effects

The best candidates are young to middle-age people with mild to moderate sagging skin who want to soften their wrinkles and mild nasolabial folds. This anti-aging treatment is best suited for people who have apparent sagging skin with weak facial contours, but have sufficient collagen deposits to stimulate production.

Hinda, 45 years old, Mid face and Jaw Line

 

Areas that can benefit greatly from Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatment are eyebrows, cheeks, jawline, and neck.

Although Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatment can achieve wonderful lifting results, having realistic expectations are also essential. In most cases, the maximum lift that a thread lift can achieve is about 1 to 1.5cm. Threads do not work well for people with excessive sagging skin.

Arrange for a consultation with your doctor and discuss your needs and the results you expect. Your doctor will perform a thorough assessment of your skin condition, skin type, and bone structure before recommending the most suitable skin lifting treatment for you.

Ready to get started?

For a complimentary consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.

This article was contributed by Radium Medical Aesthetics.

Photo credits: Getty Images, Radium Medical Aesthetics