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The Facelift Trend

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Facial wrinkles and sagging occur due to changes in the various layers of the skin, including at the subcutaneous level, the bone level, as well as in the muscular membrane beneath the subcutaneous layer, also known as the SMAS layer (superficial muscular aponeurotic system). This is the layer operated on by cosmetic surgeons during face lift procedures.
  • In some cases, when undergoing a facelift procedure, the patient may be left feeling unfulfilled. Moreover, some patients may feel that the results look unnatural. One of the reasons for this is that various other layers of skin have not yet received proper treatment.
  • There are currently many forms of facelift procedures, including filler injections, sound wave laser treatment and radio wave laser treatment. The chosen method will differ from person to person, depending on their specific skin problem, age and the discretion of their doctor. The facelifting trend is therefore highly individualized in order to produce the most effective results for each unique face type.

Do you currently experience any of these issues?

Sagging skin in the area around the chin and neck, lack of facial definition, a reduction in cheekbone definition, bags under the eyes that appear deep and dark, a deepening of smile wrinkles, and a drooping in the sides of the mouth.

If you are suffering from any one of the aforementioned symptoms, it is a sign that your facial skin is beginning to sag, which could lead to a gradual loss of self-esteem.

As we enter our 30s, our facial skin will begin to sag noticeably!

Facial wrinkles and sagging occur due to changes in the various layers of the skin, including at the subcutaneous level, the bone level, as well as in the muscular membrane beneath the subcutaneous layer, also known as the SMAS layer. Usually, it is this SMAS layer that is operated on by cosmetic surgeons during facelift procedures. Nevertheless, some patients may feel that the results look unnatural. One of the reasons for this is that various other areas of skin have not yet received adequate treatment.

Nowadays, there are numerous techniques available for tightening and firming up facial skin. Selecting the right equipment or method is entirely dependent on the state of each individual’s facial skin. The following is a list of facelift procedures according to the layer of skin for which they provide rehabilitation:

Dermis: The firming up of this layer may be carried out using the following techniques:

  • Laser treatment: Sagging and wrinkles occur as a result of a reduction in collagen levels or age-related skin deterioration. Laser treatments are capable of stimulating collagen production, leaving the layers of skin and face firm. Treatments include collagen laser, long pulse Nd:YAG laser and bipolar radio waves.
  • Botulinum toxin: Injecting botulinum toxins (also known as Botox or Dysport injections) to “lift” the skin is a method which involves injecting diluted concentrations of toxins into the skin to leave it looking firmer and more defined.
  • Vital injector: The latest form of facial rejuvenation technology, vital injectors involve the use of numerous nutrients and fillers which are injected into the dermis layer. The results of this treatment not only leave the face looking firmer, but also regenerate and moisturize the skin to leave it looking radiant.

Subcutaneous layer

As our body ages, some parts of the subcutaneous layer of skin in our faces disappear, leaving us with wrinkles around our mouths and bags under our eyes. The movement of this layer also results in our chins losing definition. Treatment for this particular layer therefore focuses on compensating for this loss and restoring any damaged layers to full health.

  • Hyaluronic acid molding injections, or injections of filler, can iron out any facial wrinkles. Furthermore, some forms of filler injections can help to firm up and regulate any fatty areas of the face.
  • Pneulift: This technique utilizes the power of wind to transfer small particles of filler into facial skin to leave patients with a V-shaped, rejuvenated appearance. The technique is suited to those who are afraid of needles, but would still like to reap the benefits of filler injections. Moreover, this method can also fill in any scarring left by spots.

SMAS layer: The true source of a successful facelift

The SMAS layer is an extremely tough membrane layer of skin, making it the ideal layer for cosmetic surgeons to operate on during facelifting procedures. The following technologies produce clear results post-treatment:

  • Ulthera®: An Ulthera device utilizes high energy soundwave technology, also called ultrasound waves, to enter the SMAS level, causing the muscles to contract and firm up the face. It is an extremely popular method abroad. The results of this treatment last for at least a year. Currently, there is also another similar procedure which causes less pain, known as HIFU. However, it is not as effective and the results do not last as long as Ulthera treatment.
  • Thermage®: Monopolar radio waves are used for this treatment, which is nearly as popular as Ulthera treatment. However, it does not penetrate the skin as deeply as the Ulthera device, meaning that it only reaches the fatty layer above the SMAS layer, resulting in only some of said fat being eliminated. Thermage treatment is suited to those who would like to firm and tighten the face, and at the same time reduce facial fat and create a V-shaped appearance. With this in mind, Thermage treatment may be unsuitable to those with wider faces or large cheekbones.

Bone level:

For patients who are reaching old age, changes will also begin to affect the musculoskeletal system of the face. Therefore, any facelifting procedures carried out on this group may require deep level filler injections in order to provide support for the bones, instead of transforming the face at the skin level.

Aside from the various innovative techniques described here, it is recommended that you take steps to care for your health by eating a healthy, balanced diet and partaking in regular exercise. This will ensure that you look good on both the inside and out.

shape, these simple steps can provide with a safe procedure, resulting in the body they always desired.


Related health packages

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ProgramsFrom
(Baht)
Packages (Baht)Buy Online
Oxy-Mask (facial treatment with vitamins and oxygen including collagen mask for facial rejuvenation, 1 session)4,500.-3,900.-3,900.-
Oxy-Life Course (facial treatment with vitamins and oxygen) Buy 10 sessions, get 13 sessions10,000 – 40,000

Buy 10 sessions, get 13 sessions

Collagen Mask (facial rejuvenation) Buy 10 sessions, get 12 sessions2,5000.-

Buy 10 sessions, get 12 sessions

Buy 10 sessions, get 12 sessions

Filling Solution for V-Shape Facestarts at 5,000.-10% off
Filling Solution for Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinklesstarts at 25,000.-15% off
Firming Treatment for Area Underneath the Chin (4D slimmer) Buy 5 sessions, get 6 sessions15,000.-

Buy 5 sessions, get 6 sessions

Buy 5 sessions, get 6 sessions

Firming Treatment for Area Underneath the Chin (4D slimmer) Buy 10 sessions, get 13 sessions30,000.-

Buy 10 sessions, get 13 sessions

Buy 10 sessions, get 13 sessions

Ulthera-S Full Face (face tightening and lifting with focus ultrasound)80,000.-69,000.-
Vitalize Full Face (micro-droplet filler for face tightening, lifting, brightening, moisturizing and wrinkle reduction)50,000.-40,000.-40,000.-
Vitalize Full Face (micro-droplet filler for face tightening, lifting, brightening, moisturizing and wrinkle reduction) Buy 2 sessions, get 3 sessions150,000.-100,000.-100,000.-
PneuLift Full Face (no-needle filler / lift technique for face tightening and lifting plus face contouring with air energy filler)70,000.-59,000.-59,000.-
PneuLift Full Face (no-needle filler / lift technique for face tightening and lifting plus face contouring with air energy filler) Buy 2 sessions, get 3 sessions210,000.-140,000.-140,000.-
Smart Shape Body & Cellulite Treatment Program (Exilis technique, 4 sessions)50,000.-25,000.-25,000.-
Body Treatment Program (reduce fat and firm up key areas of body (4D Slimmer, 5 sessions)22,500.-19,000.-19,000.-
Pico Laser Rejuvenation Program Full Face (innovative laser treatment for blemish and dark spot reduction and face brightening, 1 session)15,000.-12,000.-12,000.-
Pico Laser Rejuvenation Program Full Face (innovative laser treatment for blemish and dark spot reduction and face brightening, 3 sessions)40,500.-31,500.-31,500.-
IIDEAL Radiance Program Full Face (ELOS Plus Laser program for dark spot reduction and face brightening, 1 session)7,900.-6,900.-6,900.-
IDEAL Radiance Program Full Face (ELOS Plus Laser program for dark spot reduction and face brightening, 5 sessions)33,000.-29,000.-29,000.-
Laser Program for Armpits Hair Removal (2 sessions)11,000.-9,000.-9,000.-

Remarks: Prices include doctor’s fee but exclude outpatient service fees.
For more information or to make appointment, please contact Samitivej Esthetics Institute, 5th floor, Building 2, or info@samitivej.co.th


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