A Modern Approach to Skin Tightening
We have heard plenty of beauty myths on how to get rid of wrinkles. Putting Vaseline on our face, anti-wrinkle facial exercises, and sleeping on our back rather than on one side are just some of the myths. Whatever the myths, it goes to show how anxious we are to avoid looking old and wrinkled. But there is nothing to prevent aging; wrinkles are an inevitable part of growing old.
Don’t get depressed just yet.
There are ways to slow down the impact of aging on our face. Firm healthy skin starts with good skin care. Avoid excessive sun exposure, having sufficient vitamin C, iron and other nutrients combined with a good skin care regime is the first step for most people.
“Skin firming is one of the most common requests in our clinic. As skin does not retain its elasticity well with age or stretching, patients who have skin aging due to excessive sun exposure or dramatic weightloss often desire firmer skin,” says Dr. Terence Tan, Director, Halley Medical Aesthetics. But what should we do when age catches up and our skin starts to sag.
Here are some medically-proven methods:
Ultherapy For tightening loose skin, Ultherapy is a good option for people who want minimal down time. Ulthera, the machine used to perform Ultherapy, is an US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved non-surgical skin tightening device. It uses focused ultrasound to achieve skin tightening over the cheeks, jawline, forehead, and the area around the eyes. Ultherapy is an effective treatment which can be safely done on most people.
Skin renewal therapies Skin peels and medications which target skin renewal is also effective for achieving healthy, firm skin. Skin exfoliation stimulates skin renewal and collagen production leading to firmer, less saggy skin.
Dermal fillers Saggy skin can also be the result of volume loss from reduced bone and muscle mass resulting in skin that does not have the required support. Firming in these cases can be achieved via through a process of volumisation by dermal fillers.
Light- and laser-based therapies Healthy skin can be maintained through a variety of light- and laser-based procedures, which can improve skin firmness as well as texture, pore size, and colour. These procedures can be combined with the pampering of facials to make skin maintenance fun and enjoyable.
As a multitude of factors contribute to skin health, treatment strategies combining several treatment modalities to target these factors is a good way to maximise effectiveness while reducing down time.
Anti-aging Programme at Halley Medical Aesthetics
Anti-aging Programme 1 $3,080
It is Halley's crème -de-la-crème of anti-aging treatment, which combines a full-face Ultherapy treatment with a glycolic acid peel and topped with a pampering Halley's Signature Facial (Rejuvenation/Fim It Up) to give you firm, smooth skin.
Anti-aging Programme 2 $1,050
This effective yet affordable anti-aging treatment addresses sagging skin and provides skin renewal by combining a long-pulsed laser rejuvenation treatment, pigment laser, glycolic acid peel with a pampering Halley's Signature Facial (Rejuvenation/Firm It Up).
Halley Medical Aesthetics
248 River Valley Road Singapore
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tel: +65 6737 8233