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:
- what can be accomplished
- the downtime
- 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.
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.
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)
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|
|Benefits||Depends on type of filler and technique used:
Replaces Loss Volume
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.
|Depends on type and number of threads used.
|Depends on number of treatments.
Article ref: http://www.skinmagonline.com/sg/2018/05/which-is-the-best-threadlift-filler-or-ultherapy/#.W0gPG9gzbOQ