Wrinkle reduction is the most sought-after goal for most middle-aged women seeking aesthetic treatments, anti-aging facials, and even cosmetic surgery. As humans age, they experience a loss in subcutaneous fat, loss of elasticity in the skin, and a decline in the production of extracellular metric (ECM) molecules like collagen and hyaluronic acid. The decrease in cellular turnover makes skin look dull, this leads to loose and dehydrated skin causing wrinkles. The long-term exposure to sunlight causes uneven pigmentation, discoloration, and formation of fine lines.
Staying hydrated, eating healthy, wearing sunblock, good skincare, and exercising are healthy habits and a long-term commitment to them can delay the appearance of signs of aging. But even a healthy lifestyle can not make the signs of aging stay away forever. There are medical treatments that are non-surgical procedures to prevent, slow down and even reverse the signs of aging. In this article, we will discuss the 5 most popular wrinkle reduction treatments in Malaysia.
1. Laser Skin Tightening
The laser is marvelous due to its very precise targeting ability. It can puncture very minute holes in your skin to trigger the rejuvenation process that improves the skin texture, tightens the skin, and overall minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and even scars. The procedure is not painful at all instead you might experience feel a comforting heating sensation. The laser can target any part of the body and is suitable for all parts of the body except for under the eyes. There is a downtime of 4 to 5 days which means that you should avoid sun exposures at all costs and try not to do strenuous activities like lifting heavyweights. With good aftercare, results can typically last for up to a year or more.
HIFU is a completely non-invassive treatment using ultrasound waves that penetrates deep down your skin, triggers the production of collagen for effective rejuvenation. Ultrasound waves can penetrate much deeper than a laser can. It is FDA approved safe procedure for wrinkle reduction with a minimum if any, discomfort. It has no downtime and very little aftercare involved. It is very effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles among middle-aged men and women but not helpful for individuals with serious skin laxity problems. It can add more definition to facial features such as jawline and cheekbones, it can reduce the appearance of an unpleasing turkey neck. You will be able to see an immediate difference but it may take up to two months for full results to reveal. The changes are natural-looking and gradual in comparison to the drastic results of surgery. There is no downtime to HIFU treatment and results can last up to well over a year.
3. Botox and Fillers
Botox and fillers are popular injectables that are most frequently used in combination as an anti-aging goal. While fillers can lift the skin and reduce the appearance of already formed wrinkles, botox prevent the formation of wrinkles even before they have appeared.
Frowning and laughing lead to the formation of wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, and mouth. Botox injections have a dose of non-lethal neurotoxins that temporarily paralyzes or freezes the facial muscles used for the formation of these facial expressions resulting in the formation of wrinkles. Hence the botox injections can contribute towards the prevention of wrinkle formation. Botox injection administration can hurt like an insect sting but nothing too uncomfortable. Botox is removed from your body over time and hence the benefits of Botox can last from six to eighteen months, as results can greatly vary from person to person.
Aging skin loses subcutaneous fat, and its ability to hold in moisture, which causes dryness, sagging, and wrinkles. During cosmetic surgery, this loose skin is removed, however, derma fillers inject the soft tissues under the skin that replaces the lost subcutaneous fat, lifts the skin, triggers the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid that give the skin younger and glowy appearance. You will be able to see the immediate difference but it will take a few weeks for full results to roll in. Just like Botox, dermal fillers are also absorbed by your body in about a year or two years. Therefore you might have to repeat the procedure every year or eighteen months.
4. Silhouette Facelift
Thread lifts are more invasive than injectables and give results closer to surgery, that last for one to three years. Silhouette thread lift uses Poly-L-Lactic Acid material which is the standard surgery suture It is also sometimes referred to as one stitch surgery, as using a very fine needle doctor inserts a surgical suture under the dermis and tightens up the skin in a single stitch. The procedure is performed after applying topical numbing creme, pain killer injections, or even local anesthesia to ensure that client does not experience any discomfort during the procedure. The biodegradable suture used in this procedure has bidirectional cones to anchor in the skin layers. As the Silhouette Facelift thread lifts using dual action by providing structural support physically lifting sagging skin and triggering the collagen production for younger-looking skin, you will notice an immediate lift but the full results for thread lift can take up to three to six months to reveal. They are best suited for volumizing and lifting the skin goals.
5. Korean Thread Lift
The Korean thread lift sometimes also referred to as PDO thread lift is a thread lift technique that was developed in Korea. This technique uses sutures made from Polydioxanone material, which is also a standard surgery suture. You will be able to see the immediate tightening of the skin, but you will witness the peak results after three months. The thread lasts for six months before it is biodegraded but the effect of collagen production it triggers lasts longer. A Korean thread lift can use a variety of suture designs depending upon the brand of suture used, they can have barbs or hooks loaded with nutrients such as Vitamin C, but overall they are more effective for tightening loose skin.