Old and new skinHave you ever had the chance to look closely at your face in the mirror and notice that you are not exactly getting any younger? You may have seen that wrinkles are now visible, or your skin is starting to droop or sag—signs of aging are things that many people in Singapore dread.

To see your face or body start to show deterioration reminds you that life is short. However, you can still enjoy the time you have to the full and undergo procedures that will make you look younger.

Skin tightening is a cosmetic procedure using machines, and its treatments aim to encourage more collagen production in your skin. Collagen is a protein that renews skin cells, and it is essential to skin elasticity. Your skin will thus wrap around your face or body better, eliminating loose or draping skin.

There are two non-invasive, or non-surgical, treatments that are popular today—Thermage and Ulthera, or Ultherapy.

Therm-age not Therm-al

Thermage is a procedure that uses radio-frequency energy to treat loose skin on most parts of the body. It usually lasts from 45 minutes to more than an hour depending on the size of the area being treated and other factors. Additionally, depending on the condition of your skin, you would normally need only one treatment session.

The Sound of Ultra

The Face Aesthetic Clinic explains that ulthera, on the other hand, utilises ultrasound to treat areas of the head and the neck. Lasting from 30 up to 90 minutes, the procedure is usually undertaken only once. Additional sessions sometimes bear more benefits for some patients, but again, it all depends on your skin condition.

Widely available in Singapore, these two procedures will surely make your day. Take note though: these two are not meant to be permanent remedies to skin aging, and they are limited only to people who are not showing severe symptoms of skin aging.

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