In a world where we have to juggle between work and family, most of us rarely have time for anything else that may seem unimportant to us at the moment. Things such as maintaining relationship with close friends and family seem to take a backseat. Also, our health and mental well-being don’t seem too important to us.
When we are in our 30s, our health and outward appearance are not a top priority. When obvious signs of aging start to creep up upon us in our early 40s, people tend to start worrying and consider various options such as surgical facelift and liposuction, etc.
Just like the world of technology, the world of anti-aging treatments moves at a very fast pace too. This is large because people are gravitating towards non-surgical procedures as compared to surgical ones.
In fact, an increasing number of women want to improve their appearances without having to deal with extended downtime and expensive surgeries. Results of cosmetic surgeries are often dramatic and can sometimes lead to undesirable results, which you need to deal with for a very long time.
The modern trend of anti-aging treatments is moving towards “mini procedures”. What exactly are “mini procedures” and how do they benefit people more than cosmetic surgeries?
Mini procedures: What are they?
Mini procedures are essentially non-surgical treatments that are designed to reverse signs of aging without having to go under the knife.
The idea of mini procedures is to undergo different treatments at different times so that the results of each treatment are monitored, and procedures are done in a controlled manner.
Commonly referred to as “Botox”, this is a potent compound produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. However, only types A and B are commercially used. For the uninitiated, Botox is the brand name of prescription medicine. There are two other brands by the names of Dysport and Xeomin.
This toxin is possibly the most widely administered treatment in the world. It has several uses such as reducing oil production, removing wrinkles and fine lines, subtly lifting sagging skin, sculpting and shaping the face, among others.
One of the most astounding skin lifting treatments ever designed. Special dissolvable threads lined with anchors or hooks are placed under the skin. The doctor skilfully places them to lift and compress the skin to restore the shapeliness of the face. Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is one of the most popular thread lift treatments in Singapore. Using resorbable sutures with tiny bidirectional cones, Silhouette Soft Threads are made of polylactic acid monofilaments, which are completely compatible with our bodies.
There are mainly two types of dermal fillers – hyaluronic acid (HA) or collagen stimulating ones. The most widely used dermal fillers in Singapore are HA fillers. HA is a compound that is naturally found in our bodies. The levels of HA fall as we become older. The lack of HA in our skin leads to crepey, dull-looking, and loose skin. Using HA dermal fillers, the doctors inject tiny amount into the skin to boost the moisture and restore the firmness of the skin.
Collagen fillers such as Ellanse and Radiesse are the 2 common collagen fillers doctors in Singapore use. They contain unique compounds that induce the body to stimulate collagen fibres to erase wrinkles, tighten the skin, and thicken the fundamental layers of the skin.
It is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive radiofrequency micro-needling that is designed to subtly lift the skin and address a wide range of skin concerns such as scars, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Infini treatment involves administering the micro-needles that emit radiofrequency between depths of 0.5mm and 3.5mm. After a few sessions, people generally see an overall improvement in scar tissue, skin texture, skin tone and firmness of the skin.
In many cases, experienced doctors often combine different treatments to yield the best outcome for the patient. Depending on how your skin reacts towards these procedures, your doctor may perform more than one treatment on the same day as they may work synergistically for a longer-lasting result.