A facelift without surgery could be simpler than you think. At health + aesthetics we offer two fantastic skin ‘lifting’ and ‘tightening’ procedures – Ultherapy and the ‘Silhouette Soft’ thread lift. Both create fantastic, natural looking results without any of the risks of undergoing surgery and a general anaesthetic.
Dubbed ‘the lunchtime lift’, Ultherapy is a fast and highly effective way to achieve firmer looking skin. Beloved by a host of famous names, it is the only FDA cleared procedure proven to non-invasively lift the brow, jawline, neck and décolletage. As well as being highly effective at improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
The procedure works by using ultrasound waves to gently heat the deep tissue below the skin’s surface. This is done via a special handheld ultrasound device. This stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin which tightens and rejuvenates the skin.
During the treatment images of the tissue layers can be seen clearly on screen. This way, we can accurately view and target the areas in most need. You may experience slight warming or discomfort during treatment. But there are no needles and no incisions meaning you can return to normal life immediately afterwards and no one will know.
Results take some weeks and months to fully appear, as it takes a while for your skin to produce new collagen and elastin. However, the results can be almost as good as a surgical facelift.
‘Silhouette Soft’ Facelift
The ‘Silhouette Soft’ thread lift is another incredible aesthetic treatment that has taken celebrity circles by storm. It is highly effective at lifting jowls, sagging skin and treating lines and wrinkles. Unlike Ultherapy, it is minimally invasive. However, there is very little downtime afterwards and the great results last for up to 18 months from just one treatment. Madonna is reportedly a big fan and back in May this year. Meg Matthews waxed lyrical about the treatment in a Sunday Times article.
Silhouette Soft is the latest generation thread-lifting procedure. It uses fully absorbable threads, made of polylactic and glycolic acids, to gently pull and tighten the skin. These threads create an instant lifting effect so that your skin looks more youthful and refreshed straight away. However, the threads then stimulate the skin to produce increased collagen over the coming months. This then brightens and revives the skin further.
There is no need for cuts or stitches: the biodegradable threads are inserted using a very fine needle (we usually use two threads on each side of the face), then will simply dissolve over a period of 6 – 12 months.
Contact us to find out more about either of these fantastic treatments.