Our skin starts to show the first signs of aging as we enter our late 20s and early 30s – no thanks to a series of complex biological processes that change the way our skin looks and feels.
The common symptoms of aging include fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, dullness, discoloration, and roughness. This is largely due to the slower rate at which our skin heals, in addition to the increasing loss of collagen and elastin resources that can be worsened by our daily lifestyle habits.
All these symptoms can be attributed to the overall loss of volume, the redistribution and loss of superficial and deep fat, and loss of bony skeleton support overtime that all leads to changes in our appearance.
Today, consumers are becoming more aware of the natural aging process and how it negatively impacts the skin, and are constantly on the lookout for treatments that can help to reverse the clock without having to go under the knife.
While facials, chemical peels, and surgery are all still viable options that can provide great results – the rise of innovative non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments that provide excellent results with little to no risks at all has now become the go-to for both men and women worldwide.
With so many treatments to choose from, here are the top 4 facial rejuvenation treatments that you ought to try out for yourself in 2020 and beyond!
1. Injectables and skinboosters
While injectables such as Botox are not entirely new, there are many names that have since appeared that are able to provide more natural-looking results that come at a much lower risk.
In particular, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can be used to treat a variety of concerns and restore volume to the lips, cheeks, and even define the jawline! Because HA fillers are naturally absorbed by the body, this makes them a safe and low-risk option for those who want to avoid botched jobs and unsatisfactory results!
As we age, we also start to lose the amount of HA in our skin, and using fillers that contain this very substance can give us one or two extra years of youth!
It is important to note that HA skinboosters are also different from dermal fillers in that they are primarily designed to deliver skin-loving benefits such as hydration, while also providing some form of “lift” to support the skin’s structures.
Studies have shown that the use of HA skinboosters increases the fibroblasts in aged skin – enhancing the structural support and increasing the production of collagen simultaneously to boost overall rejuvenation!
At The Clifford Clinic, we offer a range of injectables and skinboosters, including the latest Profhilo – a powerful treatment combining the advantages of dermal fillers and skinboosters for stronger regenerative effects that is longer-lasting than most traditional HA fillers!
We also offer Rejuran Healer – made up of the healing polynucleotides (PN) derived from Salmon DNA, it is a versatile treatment that can be used to treat the delicate undereye area and even acne scars! Injectables, skinboosters, and dermal fillers are all highly-dependent on the doctor administering the treatment – and our doctors ensure that we provide only the most high-quality, scientifically-backed treatments to our patients!
2. Laser treatments
Coming in all sorts of specifications and wavelengths – laser treatments are now able to treat a variety of skin conditions such as acne, stretch marks, and yes – the signs of aging!
The best part about laser treatments is that they offer faster recovery times as compared to going for surgery, with minimal to no downtime at all!
Laser treatments can be categorized under ablative or non-ablative lasers – with the former being more potent and thus have a slightly longer downtime and a greater risk of side effects as compared to non-ablative lasers. Today, non-ablative lasers are preferred as they minimize the damage done to the surrounding tissues.
At The Clifford Clinic, we offer a range of both ablative and non-ablative laser devices as we recognize the benefits of both technologies. However, we offer the latest laser technologies such as the picosecond and picocare laser that can help solve pigmentation, treat fine lines, and boost overall skin rejuvenation.
The difference between pico lasers and traditional lasers is that it delivers energy in extra-short bursts – which means faster and more effective results! It is also a much more comfortable treatment than ablative lasers – which is an attractive bonus for most patients!
At our clinic, we pride ourselves in using not just one laser but a variety of lasers that can be customized to your specific needs. To date, we are one of the clinics in Singapore to offer such a wide range of laser treatments to provide a more comprehensive treatment for you!
3. Radiofrequency (RF) treatments
Radiofrequency (RF) treatments are often confused with laser treatments, and although their benefits are very similar – they are fundamentally different in the way they work to treat the skin.
Delivering RF energy instead of light energy within the deeper layers of the skin – it effectively heats up the tissues to stimulate the wound-healing response; resulting in collagen and elastin production without harming the surrounding tissues.
RF treatments are perfect for tightening saggy skin and can be used to lift areas such as the jowls and the body – not to mention, it is also safe to use on all skin types!
At our clinic, we offer Secret RF – an excellent acne scars treatment that combines the magic of RF energy and micro-needles to reach the deeper layers of the skin where aging and scars occur.
We also offer Thermage FLX and HIFU Sygmalift – 2 tried-and-tested treatments that can help to reshape and recontour the face to more desirable proportions. The main difference is that Thermage uses RF energy while HIFU uses high-intensity focal ultrasound to do the job.
At The Clifford Clinic, we are proud to offer the leading Thermage treatment, Thermage FLX that helps tackle and treat the loss of skin elasticity – producing tightening effects that lasts up to 1 to 2 years using a fast and painless treatment!
4. Combination Treatments
We are firm believers that combination treatments work better than using any one modality alone – and we are glad to see that many patients are also starting to realize this!
In fact, majority of the treatments mentioned above can be used in combination with one or two other modalities to produce synergistic effects and maximize your results!
In certain cases, they can also help to reduce the side effects and lower the risks of using any particular treatment!
Using a combination treatment is definitely the approach we like to use and the reason why we have such a high patient satisfaction rate! As majority of our patients often face more than one skin condition at the same time – combination treatments have been shown in multiple studies to provide much better results in less time – maximizing your treatment sessions to get you the best bang for your buck!
Rejuvenate Your Face @ The Clifford Clinic
There is no longer any reason to undergo painful and arduous healing times to achieve smooth, flawless, and revitalized skin!
The trend is moving away from dramatic changes but rather natural enhancements that communicates good health both inside and outside the body.
More importantly, it is important to work with an experienced doctor that takes into account your age, skin type, condition, and lifestyle to determine the best treatment plan for you!
With a combined experience of more than 40 years in aesthetics and dermatology – our doctors are well-equipped and highly-trained to employ the most advanced technologies that are minimally-invasive and provides exceptional results. Our services also includes acne treatment and the best stretch mark removal in Singapore!
Combining science, technology, and the best quality patient care – we are proud to offer all the treatments mentioned in this article, including traditional treatments such as facials and chemical peels to complement your treatment and maximize your results!
At the end of the day, taking small steps to better skin health can help to slow down the aging process. However, if you need additional support – contact us to help you achieve younger-looking skin that matches your equally vibrant personality today!