WHAT CAUSES SAGGY SKIN
In most cases, saggy skin often occurs due to the natural process of aging. As people age, the skin slowly loses its ability to produce collagen and elastin, which are responsible for keeping up your youthful appearance. It is essential to keeping skin tissue tight and firm; when the rate of collagen and elastin production is lowered, your skin will show signs of sagging and loss of plumpness. In addition, the weakened facial muscles can also be affected by gravity, leading to further sagging of the skin.
To combat this, Premier Clinic is proud to offer a brand new treatment at our branches – the HIFU SygmaLift machine that can address various aesthetic problems related to aging and sagging skin. Some common problems that patients seek this treatment for include neck lifts, face lifts, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, a sharper V-line, and general skin tightening.
HOW HIFU WORKS?
The treatment makes use of fractionated high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology, hence its name, which ensures that there is no pain during the treatment. Depending on your doctor’s recommendation, the HIFU SygmaLift treatment is usually performed on a monthly basis.
Before treatment commences, a cooling gel will be applied on the target area to ease the penetration of the laser, as well as to minimise any potential discomfort during the procedure. The large laser beams will penetrate your skin layers at specific depth in order to boost the production of collagen and elastin by your skin. This will help to ensure that saggy skin will ultimately be treated naturally by your own skin, with the machine simply acting as a catalyst to kick start the procedure.
With a frequency of 1,000 times per second, the quick emitting laser means that each session can be completed in an hour or less, depending on your condition. Another benefit is that it is a procedure that is non-surgical, making it perfect for individuals that are afraid of extensive surgery to address target areas with saggy skin.
You will notice that areas in which saggy skin was prevalent will now be much tighter than before, with the treated areas also much firmer to the touch. This can help to reduce cheek fat visually, which will also result in tighter facial skin, shaving years off your appearance. Results will be visible within two weeks of HIFU SygmaLift treatment, and can last up to one year depending on the individual. Naturally, all results will vary from person to person, but in most cases, it will last for a minimum of six months.