How to lift that loose skin
If you’re wanting to lift and tighten your body and face, something that used to only be achievable via invasive cosmetic treatments and surgeries, you’ll be relieved to know there are now many more options that are much less aggressive and costly. Enter thread lifting! Droopy, sagging skin on the body and face are literally lifted by a skilful, qualified aesthetic doctor who will use safe, surgical-grade PDO (polydioxanone) threads, such as Princess® threads.
These threads work in two ways - by creating tension in the desired direction (lifting) and boosting collagen and elastin production in the area (firming) after which they dissolve naturally in the body.
Thread lifting is safe, quick (less than 45 minutes) and serves up immediately visible results with little risk of pain, no scarring or downtime.
Double-duty body and face beauties
For those in need of both skin lifting and fat ‘melting’, you have several options that use a combination of different technologies:
- The new, award-winning VelaShape III follows in the successful footsteps of its older sisters to offer faster treatment and even better results. It combines IR (infrared), bipolar RF (radiofrequency) and vacuum technology. This combination causes deep heating of the fat cells, their surrounding connective fibrous tissue and the underlying dermal collagen fibres. This stimulates circulation, lymphatic drainage and collagen depositing while tightening skin and eliminating unwanted fat.
- BTL’s renowned EXILIS® Elite radio frequency (RF) works by using RF and ultrasound technology to heat deeper skin layers and stimulate collagen. The heat also shrinks loose skin tissue, causing it to tighten and lift. Your body eliminates the ‘melted’ fat cells naturally.
- Titania uses different types of radio frequency to target different depths and types of tissue. It heats the area, stimulating collagen and elastin; eliminates fat and improves lymph drainage, blood circulation and tissue oxygenation. Better yet, it’s pain-free and suitable for all skin types.
- The combination of Laser Genesis and Titan are award-winning, tried and tested laser technologies that have been successfully used for skin tightening as well as targeting thin, crepey skin on both the body and face on all skin types.
It’s important to remember that all these treatments should be done in courses of four or more, as the results are cumulative and improve over time.
The extra boost to further improve your results
Carboxytherapy is a complementary treatment to all the above. It involves injecting tiny amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) under the skin to break down fatty deposits as well as stimulate collagen production to firm and improve the appearance of sagging skin.
You can also target the skin all over, including areas such as the face, neck, chest and hands. This treatment also increases skin healing and while improving your skin’s integrity and health.
How to get started
You will need to make an appointment with a medical doctor for a general health assessment as well as a prescription for an appropriate combination of treatments and home maintenance programme to suit your specific needs and budget.