PDO THREAD LIFT
The PDO Thread Lift procedure safely and instantly lifts up loose skin on the face, neck and the body with minimal downtime. Thread Lift is one the most effective ways to lift the loose skin without surgery. As we age, the effects of gravity become more noticeable on our faces, especially as our facial support structure weakens and we lose facial fat. The areas that are generally affected are the eyebrows, areas around the eyes, the cheeks, the jowls and the neck. The result is a longer, more square-shaped and older-looking face.
Traditionally, most people would look into plastic surgery to get a facelift as there weren’t very effective non-invasive treatments to lift the loose skin. However, now there is an effective non-surgical option that can lift and contour and suspend the sagging tissues on the face, neck and the body, especially for those that need only minimal to moderate rejuvenation or for those that do not wish to undergo surgical intervention.
A PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure. After numbing and infusion of local anesthetia, the PDO threads are inserted via sharp or blunt tip needles (called cannulas) into different layers of the skin. Once inserted, the threads anchor the skin and lift it upwards. The excess threads are then cut off.
Depending on the areas treated, the procedure takes 15-30 minutes. There is some discomfort during the proceudre, but because of the improved techniques, my patients are experiencing less and less pain.
Like other treatments involving injections, avoid alcohol, supplements such as Vitamin E, Omega Fish oils, aspirin, ibuprofen, and gingko biloba for 1-2 days before and after the procedure. Avoid going to the steam room, sauna, and engaging in heavy exercise such as High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
Following 2 weeks after the PDO Thread Lift, you are discouraged from undergoing any dental treatment (which requires you to open your mouth excessively).
You are also advised to sleep on your back to allow the swelling to subside and to avoid putting pressure on the face that might cause misalignment of the threads.
About 2 months after the procedure, the PDO threads will disappear through simple hydrolysis (they are absorbable). The lifted facial contours will remain for about 12-15 months, due to the cellular rejuvenation effects. Your skin cells are stimulated to produce new collagen, and new blood vessels to improve skin microcirculation. At the same time, the PDO threads cause the fat tissue to contract, producing a skin tightening and facial slimming effect.
ENDYMED SKIN LIFT
EndyMed’s unique, FDA cleared 3DEEP technology is an innovative Radio Frequency technology that delivers controlled, focused energy deep into the skin, without any pain or risk, reactivating the skin’s’ natural collagen production. By focusing RF energy deep within the dermis, 3DEEP stimulates collagen renewal without overheating the epidermis, eliminating any potential side effects and the need for cooling.
During treatment with 3DEEP by EndyMed Pure, the deep skin layers are gradually heated, while the skin surface remains around 40 degrees Celsius. The treatment is relaxing, pain free and has no side effects. It is recommended that you drink plenty of water before and after your treatments, maintain a good skin care regimen and always wear a full spectrum sunblock year round.
One of the newest treatments involves the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to correct some of the most common facial aging concerns. PRP is a unique formulation created from the patient’s own blood, which has been specifically processed to increase the concentration of platelets in the plasma. Platelet-rich plasma is rich in platelets and growth factors, which are known to stimulate PRP. PRP in turn stimulates the growth of collagen to help the body heal and regenerate more quickly.
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is obtained by drawing a small tube (10ml) of the clients blood. After processing with a centrifuge, the concentrated plasma that rises to the top is used as a serum during a microneedling procedure. Microneedling involves puncturing the skin with very small needles which in turn stimulates collagen and the regeneration of new skin cells.
The downtime is minimal. A short period of inflammation and redness at the treatment area is expected. There may also be some mild to moderate discomfort and swelling for a few days following the procedure. Avoiding exercise for 24 hours is recommended in order to give your body time to recover.
The accurate placement of a hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler at the jaw-line, the chin and the peri-jowl region can recreate an aesthetically youthful and structured jawline. When considering treatments, we would recommend revolumising the upper and middle thirds of the face first, providing superior volumetric support to the jawline. The key areas to consider are the temples, cheeks and ear regions.
It is important to recreate the angular contours as the face transitions from the jawline to the neck. In contrast to the mid-face, where soft transitions make for the aesthetical ideal, the jawline should demonstrate relatively sharp and angular transitions to the neck, as a sharp jawline frames the lower third of the face.
To create this look, a dermal filler injected in a superficial layer of the skin, to accentuate desired angulation and shadowing. A Hyaluronic acid filler is injected into soft tissue to provide lift and superior support. A combination of Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Vollure and Juvederm XC Ultra are products of choice. There are alternative volumizing HA fillers that may be suitable for jawline treatment such as Belotero and Radiesse. Jawline sculpting can be divided into three main treatment areas: the angle of the mandible, the chin and the peri-jowl region.
Chin sculpting, nose reshaping and volumizing of upper face available at Freya’s lair medicals Spa.
Radiesse Volumizing Filler is an injectable wrinkle filler that works by immediately restoring facial volume to smooth out the signs of aging. Once injected, not only does it immediately add volume but over time, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler begins to stimulate the production of the body’s natural collagen for results that may last up to a year or more in many patients. Recommended for smile lines, corners of the mouth, chin lines, and early signs of sagging neck and jowls.
Collection of injectibles: Voluma, Volbella XC, Vollure XC, Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC.
Botox Cosmetics is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead wrinkles, frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines around the eyes in adults. Botox is also effective in improving the appearance of a “gummy smile” and to help alleviate excessive sweating. Your provider will help you determine if you are a good candidate for Botox Cosmetic procedures.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. You and your doctor will decide how many treatments you need. Once the desired aesthetic response is achieved, re-treatment is not expected KYBELLA® has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with KYBELLA®.
Frown lines form when facial expressions cause the muscles under the skin to contract. Over time, as your skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting frown lines. Neurotoxins such as Xeomin or Botox block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions. Lines are softened and skin appears smooth. What makes Xeomin so unique is its precision manufacturing process that isolates the therapeutic component of the medicine molecule and removes the unnecessary proteins that don’t play a role in treatment. This makes Xeomin a “pure” product without unnecessary components.
Boletero Balance is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler that completely integrates into the skin tissue. While some fillers are designed to rebuild facial volume and structure, BELOTERO BALANCE specifically treats moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles such as vertical lip lines above and around the lips (pucker lines), and “necklace lines” around the neck while maintaining normal movement and facial expressions.
Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation and we will create a customized treatment plan just for you.