Elastin and collagen help to keep your skin firm. As age happens, you may develop sagging skin due to loss of collagen and loss of facial fat. Your skin won’t bounce back easily and become less resilient as it loses elasticity. It is a natural part of the ageing process that reduces the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, and causes the appearance of fine lines and the skin to droop.
There are also extrinsic factors that can prematurely age your skin and contribute to saggy skin such as sun exposure, repetitive facial expressions, smoking, and rapid weight loss.
How does it affect your face
Saggy skin is a big obvious sign of ageing. It initially manifests as fine lines, then saggy skin and finally a droopy face.
It is hard to conceal saggy skin, fine lines and droopy face. It causes facial changes in face shape and expressions. Saggy skin can change the face shape from an oval to one with a square-ish lower face. It can also lead to wrinkled and sagging skin on the neck. This occurs as the neck muscles start to weaken and the skin loses its ability to stretch and stay tight.
Reverse the signs of ageing with HIFU Sygmalift
As one of the latest revolutionary treatments for non-surgical face lifts, HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) provides a unique solution for facial lifting and overall rejuvenation. It has transformed the painful experience of traditional surgical facelifts and long downtimes into a painless, faster treatment with satisfactory results.
In HIFU, beams of high energy are emitted by ultrasound lasers and target the connective tissues as well as heat up the dermis with extreme precision, to stimulate collagen production. Because the elastic fibres in our skin start to become less dense as we age, HIFU causes them to thicken to produce a lifting and tightening effect.
HIFU technology does not only tighten the skin, but is also used to melt facial fats, resulting in a smaller facial size and more youthful skin.
What are the results you can expect?
Overall, it is a comfortable and painless non-invasive procedure which takes about an hour with no downtime for most patients.
Depending on the targeted areas of treatment, you can expect these results:
- Slimmer jaw line
- Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
- Pore reduction
- Tighter and smoother skin
- Reduced double chin
- Jowls reduction
- Lifted neck
- Skin tone improvement
Who can benefit from it
The treatment is suitable for anyone of any age and all skin types. Several rounds of treatment may be required for cases of severe sagging skin, for noticeable results. Not is HIFU only suitable for those with wrinkles or saggy skin, it is also perfect for younger patients to achieve a sharper, more V-line or smaller face shape.
The Clifford Clinic is an aesthetic clinic in Singapore which offers HIFU Sygmalift as well as other treatments to tackle various skin concerns like cystic acne and acne scar removal. Consult with our doctors to find out more on our laser treatment for acne scars and more, who will provide a comprehensive assessment of your skin. Book your appointment with us today.