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March 1, 2024

Ways to Look Younger Without Surgery

Ways to Look Younger Without Surgery

If you're looking to turn back the clock a bit without committing to pricey surgeries and long recovery times, non-surgical or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures might just be your ticket. Over the past couple of decades, the aesthetics industry has made available effective alternatives to invasive surgeries like facelifts, eyelid lifts, and rhinoplasties.

Things like fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss, and texture changes can sneak up on us for all sorts of reasons, whether it's genetics, gravity, or not always making the healthiest lifestyle choices. But thanks to technology, there are now ways to smooth away those signs of aging and bring back that youthful glow with minimal downtime and risk. Plus, most of these treatments won't break the bank like traditional plastic surgery might.

A holistic skincare regime

Taking a holistic approach to skincare isn't just about applying products — it's a lifestyle that prioritizes overall skin health and well-being. The first step in curating a skincare regime that works for you involves understanding your skin needs first. To do so, you can book a detailed VISIA Skin Analysis, which can provide an accurate indication of the state of your skin in 20 minutes, including areas of concerns such as spots, wrinkles, texture, pores and more.

Armed with sound knowledge of your actual skin needs, you can better tailor a skincare regime and target areas of concern. Through consistent use of skincare products and sunscreen daily, along with regular facial treatments, you can effectively combat sun damage, diminish the appearance of fine lines, tackle acne, replenish dry skin, brighten your complexion, and breathe new life into aging skin.

Injectables

Botox and Dysport, also known as botulinum injections, offer a safe and effective way to target areas of the face to create natural and youthful look. Both of these neuromodulators work by targeting the facial muscles responsible for many of the fine lines and wrinkles that appear on your face as you age.

Botox and Dysport injections block signals from nerves that cause expression muscles to contract. When the muscles temporarily cease contracting, it smooths out wrinkles and lines to help the face appear softer and less aged. Similar to skin care, a sensibly planned schedule of botulinum injections will help maintain a more youthful and natural appearance.

Dermal Fillers

As time passes, the face naturally loses volume due to reduced collagen production and skin elasticity. causing an aged and tired appearance which can significantly affect one's self-confidence. Picture a balloon gradually deflating as air escapes—it's akin to our collagen and bone reserves diminishing with age, leaving us with a wrinkled look.

Dermal filler injections offer a safe and effective solution to reverse the effects of time by replenishing volume and hydration to the face. In Singapore, approved options include hyaluronic acid fillers (such as Restylane, Profhilo, Teoxane), biostimulators that boost collagen production (like PCL, PLLA, PDO with brands such as Ellanse, Juvelook, Ultracol), and salmon-derived PDRN injectables meant to kick-start the skin's rejuvenation process (such as Rejuran, Plinest).

These tools empower doctors to restore lost volume, sculpt facial features, and achieve a more balanced, proportionate, and youthful appearance. Whether addressing sunken cheeks, a flat forehead, deep laugh lines, a lack of definition in the nose bridge or chin, or hollowing under the eyes or temples, dermal fillers offer versatile solutions.

However, the effectiveness of filler treatments largely hinges on the expertise and technique of the administering doctor. When utilized correctly, fillers can work wonders, but poorly executed procedures may yield counterproductive results, potentially exacerbating the patient's appearance. Therefore, it's important to seek treatment from an experienced doctor with a keen aesthetic eye for best results.

At Freia Medical, our aim is to provide a safe, reliable and optimized treatment for every skin concern. To find out more, schedule a consultation with our experienced doctors today.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Joanna Chan and Dr. Harold Ma

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