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Facelift is one of the preferred treatments of patients from Singapore who want to fix cosmetic issues caused by aging. These common issues are droopy mouths, sagging face, hanging skin, and fat under the chin and around the neck.
While a facelift is an effective treatment to address these issues, it’s important to familiarize yourself with what the procedure entails before you give it a go.
What is a Facelift?
The skin on the face and neck loses collagen and elastin as it ages – causing it to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to contract. With a poor diet, an unhealthy lifestyle, and personal habits, the appearance of the skin can worsen over time.
Sagging skin isn’t a new problem in the cosmetic world. Most clients struggle with wrinkled skin and want to have it fixed. An effective treatment to address this issue is through a facelift.
Facelift in Singapore is practised in two ways, surgically and non-surgically. These treatment methods help repair the wrinkles and drooping skin of the face and neck. It also addresses damaged skin and muscle tissues that will eventually be restored, leading to plumper and younger-looking skin.
Surgical Facelifts in Singapore
Certified Medical Specialists who are experienced and knowledgeable with facial incisions carry out the surgical facelifts in Singapore. This invasive procedure requires the surgeon to cut a piece of your skin. The treatment usually takes 3 to 4 hours to complete.
Note: Sozo Aesthetic Clinic does not offer Surgical Facelifts. We offer Non-surgical facelifts.
Different Types of Surgical Facelifts
People age in different ways based on how healthy or unhealthy their lifestyle is. Treatments like a surgical facelift in Singapore can vary depending on the case of your skin. There are two types of invasive facelift treatments that can help you achieve that youthful appearance.
A mini facelift is a less invasive procedure that aims to lift sagging skin in the lower part of the face. This procedure involves having a smaller s-shaped incision around the ear area. It focuses on improving the cheeks’ and jowl’s appearance.
A full facelift improves the drooping brows, the deep lines on your nose and mouth, and the excess skin around the jowls and jaw area.
What are the Side Effects of Surgical Facelift?
Surgical facelifts in Singapore that are carried out by experienced surgeons or medical professionals are generally safe. But there are cases where side effects can occur, especially if the client is not careful with their freshly treated skin.
Complications and side effects that happen after surgical facelifts include:
- Loss of hair around the incision site
- An unevenness of the two sides of the skin
- Pain, reddening, and swelling of the area
- Temporary loss of muscle function or sensation in the incision site
How long will your facelift results last?
Facelift results can vary as every individual’s face are different. The results of any facelift procedure can fade over time as the aging process still continues after the treatment.
Mini facelifts yield moderate results that last 2 to 6 years while full facelifts, with its dramatic results, can potentially last 8 to 12 years.
Review of Non-surgical Facelifts in Singapore
As we get older, our skin loses its elasticity. Some people experience early signs of aging at a young age due to their lifestyle habits. Years ago, people would have to undergo surgical treatments to address certain issues. Luckily, with today’s advanced technologies and effective treatment methods, facial treatments like facelift can be done in a non-surgical way.
Non-invasive or non-surgical facelift in Singapore includes numerous treatments and procedures that aim to minimize the effects of aging. Achieving that younger-looking skin without having to go under the knife is made possible now through various treatments of a non-invasive facelift in Singapore. Most people would choose non-surgical procedures as they are done quickly, have little to no downtime, and have the same results as with surgical procedures
Different Types of Non-surgical Facelifts
Facial treatments nowadays can go from tightening to smoothing the skin. With the long list of innovative non-surgical treatments, people won’t have to worry about their skin from losing its appearance, especially for aging clients. Listed below are some of the popular non-surgical anti-aging facelift treatments in Singapore:
Thread Lift is a minimally invasive treatment suitable for patients who are unable to undergo surgical procedures. Biodegradable polymers form the threads are used in this treatment. These threads are inserted into your skin and will dissolve 6 to 9 months after the procedure.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Lasers nowadays can do so much that it can go from burning fat cells to treating pigmentations. It is also one of the go-to facelift treatment in Singapore. Laser skin resurfacing helps the client achieve brighter and younger-looking skin. The laser procedure removes layers of skin with precision. It rids your facial skin of scars, wrinkles and blotches. Full-Face laser treatment can take 2 hours to complete. Dryness and peeling of the skin can occur after 5 days. Give it a few weeks, and your face is completely healed.
Micro-needling with Radiofrequency
More of an acne scar treatment, INFINI uses two effective facial rejuvenation methods, microneedling and radiofrequency. This device delivers radiofrequency energy deep into the skin with the help of the insulated needles. INFINI triggers the production of elastin and collagen – which then improves the skin texture, reduces the depth of scars, tightens scar tissues, lifts the skin, and improve wrinkles and sagging skin.
Ultherapy is a well-known non-invasive treatment in Singapore. It works on tightening and lifting saggy skin in certain parts of the body. This facial treatment delivers ultrasound energy that stimulates the foundational tissues to help tighten early skin laxity. Ultherapy works best for younger patients and for patients who are not keen to undergo surgical treatments. Ultherapy costs from $2000/ session.
HIFU (High intensity focused ultrasound) therapy is a non-invasive skin treatment that gives effective results that last for 1-2 years. The ultrasound energy delivered in the skin penetrates deep into the dermis and triggers the production of collagen and elastin. Additional treatment products are unnecessary as this non-invasive procedure relies on the body’s natural healing process.
Thermage is a radiofrequency treatment that aims to smoothen and improve the appearance of the skin by tightening the existing collagen. Fine lines and wrinkles are the common skin issues that a thermage procedure effectively treats. This treatment encourages new collagen production to lift brows, cheeks, and jawline.
Facial filler is a procedure done on areas that have lines and are losing volume. Fillers, such as hyaluronic acid, are injected in these areas to make them appear smoother and toned. It serves as a volumizer to plump up and lift the cheeks and jawline.
The most common filler substance used is hyaluronic acid which stimulates new collagen production. Temporary swelling and redness can occur after the procedure. This non-surgical facelift treatment from Singapore costs from $700 to $1000 per syringe. Typically, 1 to 4 syringes might be needed per treatment session, depending on the severity of volume loss that we need to treat. Results of hyaluronic acid fillers can last for 9 to 12 months.
Botox is one of the most common facelifts in Singapore. This facial treatment injects various forms of botulinum toxin in the skin that temporarily paralyzes the muscle activity. Botox treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It may take 1 to 3 days for the Botox to take effect. Results of Botox last 4-6 months. Botox is priced in two different ways: $12-$15 per unit or $450-$800 per treatment zone.
Light-emitting diode (LED) Therapy
LED therapy is one of the most pain-free treatments that target various parts of the face to treat acne, acne scar, wrinkles, and other skin pigmentations. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy is a similar treatment method that treats such pigmentations. One session of Light-Emitting Diode Facelift therapy can cost $100 in Singapore.
What are the Possible Side Effects of Non-surgical Facelift?
Most non-surgical facelift in Singapore will only require minimal downtime as some treatments are pain-less and will only require local anesthetic creams and over-the-counter painkillers to relieve the pain and cool the skin during the treatment.
In some cases, redness and swelling can happen after the procedure. Majority of people experience these mild side effects, while some can be sensitive to non-surgical treatments and experience allergic reactions. Numbness or bruising are rarely experienced, but these side effects usually go away after a few days.
Other rare complicated cases are blistering, bumps, skin depressions, and permanent pigmentation. These are all extremely rare and can be prevented as long as you consult with an experienced and knowledgeable specialist.
The duration of the treatment results may also vary from the person as some may have unhealthy habits that can lessen the effect of the treatment. Maintain a healthy lifestyle to enjoy your results as long as possible.
Benefits of a non-surgical facelift
More and more clients find Non-surgical facelifts in Singapore as an effective and attractive treatment as it gives positive results and carries inherent advantages. These benefits include:
- Improved appearance of the scars
- Firmer facial contours
- Reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Lifted facial muscles especially around the brow and jowl area
- Improved skin elasticity
- Increased Lymphatic drainage
- Reduced puffiness around the eyes
- Improved moisture retention
- Fine pores that result in better skin condition
How Long will a Non-Surgical Facelift Last?
The results of various non-surgical facelift treatment in Singapore can last for a few months to a couple of years. Non-surgical treatments may need to be undergone regularly to maintain the results. Facial fillers can last longer if the affected area has less motion. Laser facelift treatment is the most effective treatment that lasts up to 2 years, but this procedure does not stop time, and aging continues.
Who are Suitable Candidates for Facelifts?
People who have good skin elasticity and healthy bone structure are potential candidates for a facelift in Singapore. To remove wrinkles, facelift procedures stretch the facial skin to improve its appearance. People with loose skin in the lower portion of their face are also suitable candidates for such treatments as the skin can be trimmed and tightened.
People who suffer from certain medical conditions and are heavy smokers are not ideal candidates for these treatments as the procedure may be too aggressive for them.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Singapore?
The price of a facelift in Singapore will depend on the type of facelift procedure that will be carried out based on the condition of your skin. Surgical facelifts ranges from $10,000 (mini facelift) to $40,000 (full facelift). As for non-surgical facelifts, such as laser treatments, fillers, or ultrasound treatments, can range from $1,400 to $6,000.