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

7 Top Plastic Surgery Trends for 2019

The 7 Biggest Plastic Surgery Trends for 2019, According to Experts

Plastic surgeons break down the cutting-edge procedures expected to make it big in the new year.

For our selfie-obsessed culture, the desire to look perfectly filtered — in photos and IRL — has never been stronger. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures has grown nearly 200 percent since 2000, with no indication of slowing down. Advances in technology and research are on track with consumer demand, and the Food and Drug Administration is set to approve at least three new, cutting-edge cosmetic procedures in 2019. Below, we ask renowned plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists to weigh in on the trends and procedures they think will be the most popular this year to zap, inject, and restore our bodies.

Injectables Are More Accessible Than Ever

“It’s really the era of minimally invasive medical aesthetic procedures,” says Lara Devgan, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City. “I think that is not only because of low downtime, lower cost, and lower invasiveness, but also because there’s lower stigma and lower barrier to entry.”

Injectables, lasers, and skin resurfacing can be quick, lunchtime procedures, often with immediately visible effects and limited downtime, qualities that contribute to their inclusivity as well as confidentiality. Injectables, like Botox and fillers, have become so mainstream that, according to the AAFPRS’s annual survey, 80% of all treatments performed by facial plastic surgeons in 2018 were cosmetic, non-surgical procedures, thanks to the subtle but noticeable results and relatively reasonable cost.

Cosmetic Treatments Will Be More Inclusive

The quick bounce back into a normal routine post-procedure has caught the attention of those who are reluctant to admit they had a procedure or don’t want to deal with the downtime. Devgan estimates 15 percent of her patients are men, with that number increasing annually. She attributes the rise to the resurgence of classically masculine features and the decline of the social stigma attached to elected cosmetic procedures.

“A lot of the procedures that I’m doing enhance features to look more masculine,” says Devgan. “Men have historically been interested in the lower third of the face, meaning the chin, neck, and jawline.”

Radio frequency technology, like FaceTite, to address neck and jawline sagging and heft is a procedure New York City-based, board-certified plastic surgeon Adam Kolker, anticipates to skyrocket in 2019, especially among men. “It’s a real revolution in what we’ve been doing to date,” he says. Depending on the patient, it can be done “in conjunction with other procedures, like liposuction or microneedling.

Welcome to the World of the “Tweak-Ment”

Disproportionate breast enhancements, overfilled lips, and exaggerated cosmetic procedures, are all trends that are on their way out. Now a successful plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure should no longer be obvious. Patients increasingly want to maintain their general face structure, inherited family traits, and just generally want to look like themselves, but with a few refined tweaks.

“We are definitely seeing the rise of ‘tweak-ment.’ It’s definitely not like 10 years ago when people were coming in with the cover of a magazine wanting to look more like a supermodel that had nothing to do with their lives,” says Devgan. “Now, people want to look more like their own filtered photos or a Photoshop version of themselves. And recently, people are super into the tiny little micro-optimizations that make them feel a little bit more confident but are not completely obvious.”

Board-certified plastic surgeon David Shafer has noticed that his patients are in favor of a more “natural” look. “I think breast augmentation will continue to be popular, but with smaller, more naturally shaped, or positioned implants. Fat-grafting will continue to be popular into next year, but more for contouring and fine-tuning, rather than just plumping.”

Niche Treatments Are on the Rise

Small, hyper-specific procedures to resolve minor but irksome facial and body quirks are increasing in popularity. These “micro-optimizations,” as categorized by Devgan, include the unorthodox use of filler in locations other than the traditional cheekbone, like the earlobe to tighten a stretched piercing from heavy earrings, or the bridge of the nose during a noninvasive rhinoplasty.

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 ultimate guide to improving dark circles

If you’ve ever attempted to brighten dark, tired eyes, you’ll know it can be an arduous task. So what’s to blame, what should be avoided and how can you make tired eyes look fresh again.

DIET

As we’ve heard time and again “You are what you eat”. The largest organ in the body is our skin – so what you put in is going to be reflected on the outside. One of the biggest culprits is alcohol, so if you’ve been overindulging it’s time to take a break! The best foods for tackling dark circles are those rich in Iron, Vitamin A, C, E and K. As a general life rule, always remember to stay hydrated.

SLEEP

If you haven’t been clocking up your 8 hours sleep, your eyes can be a dead giveaway.
Sleep deprivation can mean your eyes aren’t as wide, bright or clear so if you haven’t been getting the recommended amount of shut-eye it’s time you started to think about the quality and quantity of your sleep routine.

ALLERGIES

The skin under the eyes is super gentle, so allergies and excessive eye rubbing can cause thickening and darkening in the area.

BLAME YOUR PARENTS

Genetics can also be a cause for dark circles. Pale, thin skin can reveal blood vessels under the eyes, leaving you with a reddish-purple hue showing through. Natural progression of life can also take its toll on your appearance and as the collagen and elastin in our skin decreases, the results are hollowed shadows under the eyes.

TREATMENTS

It’s not possible to fully remove dark circles but SKYN® can be your best defence in minimising their appearance. To obtain these results we may use topical treatments, injectables or lasers.

One of our most effective treatments of dark circles is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and skin products which reduce puffiness and swelling. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is obtained from your own blood, which stimulates the production of collagen and improves the look of your skin under your eyes.

Improving the overall quality and texture of your skin can also give you a glow back which can draw attention to other areas of your face.

Get started and book a complimentary consultation with SKYN® today!

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