Collagen and elastin are proteins naturally produced by the body-it binds skin together, keeping it elastic and smooth. As we get older, the production of these two proteins decreases, resulting in skin that is less plump and elastic.
This means that skin loses its ability to snap back into place, thus the effects of gravity will be more noticeable to the naked eye as the skin structure is not as strong as it once was.
HOW IT WORKS
Absorbable PDO (Polydiozanone) threads will be inserted into the selected treatment area, which will act as a binder while holds skin tissue in place to counter sagging.
As it grips the surrounding tissue, it gently pushes sagging skin up and holds it in place to give skin a healthier and natural look.* It will also stimulate the production of fresh collagen and elastin in the skin cells, while the threads will slowly become absorbed into your skin over the next 6-8 months.
WHY TREAD LIFT?
It is a non-surgical procedure which uses threads made from the same material as dis-solvable sutures in surgical procedures, giving you the benefits of surgery without actually undergoing one. Although threads will be absorbed within 8 months, the results last for up to 1-2 years making thread lift a popular treatment as it does not have to be performed very often. Improvements will be noticeable almost immediately following treatment,* while there is no downtime associated with the procedure.
DURING THE PROCEDURE
Before the treatment, an anaesthetic cream will numb your skin to minimise discomfort or pain, and the whole session should take 30-40 minutes depending on area treated. A prickling sensation may be experienced but it is not painful.
Threads may vary in length and thickness, subject to the treatment area. Shorter threads are generally used to treat the eye area, while longer threads can fix the neck and jawlines. Thicker threads may also be used as an alternative to Botox, and inserted into the muscles of the forehead. Your doctor will advise you on treatments for specific areas in order for you to get the best results.
BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT
Candela GentleYAG Laser For Saggy Skin
Candela Gentle Yag For Saggy Skin
The Candela GentleYAG laser is non-ablative and is not painful, and does not cause any known side effects. No downtime is required, allowing you to get back into your daily routine without worry.
The gentle, non-ablative laser beam emitted from the Candela GentleYAG laser system is converted into heat energy and transferred into the internal layers of the skin. It is then absorbed into the target area, stimulating the production of collage, elastin and other proteins required for the skin to regain its suppleness.
As a result of this procedure, your skin will become much tighter and wrinkles will be diminished, giving you a much more youthful look while your skin should feel fresher. Most patients tend to see results within 4-6 weeks of the treatment, but this may vary depending on the individual.
In addition, follow-up treatments every 4-6 weeks help to maintain the healthy glow of your skin while also slowing down the aging process. The Candela Gentle-YAG laser is a non-invasive treatment, making it a suitable option for individuals who are not keen on injections or surgery to repair their skin.
WHAT CAUSES SAGGY SKIN?
As you age, the collagen beneath your skin will begin to decrease which results in skin dropping and becoming saggy, losing its suppleness. The effects of sun and gravity on your skin will also be more apparent to the naked eye as your facial muscles lose strength. This comes about as a result of the loss of collagen and elastin – the key component needed to maintain your skin’s structure.
Besides helping with sagging on the face, HIFU can also help to diminish the appearance of eye bags or wrinkles under the eyes. By tightening the skin under the eyes, the eye bags become less noticeable.
The HIFU machine utilises ultrasound technology for this non-invasive procedure and is safe and effective technique. Ultrasound energy bypasses the skin’s surface without causing damage at just the right depth and temperature. This triggers a response from the skin which then naturally produces fresh collagen which is needed to regain and retain its elasticity. In addition, it also makes use of ultrasound imaging which helps doctors to view the tissue layers of the patient, ensuring that the areas in need of most treatment will be attended to for optimum results.
Only one treatment session is required to rejuvenate your skin; you may notice an immediate improvement in your skin after the session, but it is more likely that the progressive results will become more apparent over the next few months.* This gives that collagen time to take effect over skin, tightening it to reduce wrinkles and signs of aging in the areas treated.