One day, you’ll wake up with more grey hairs than usual and those dreaded crow’s feet will become a prominent part of your face.
Ageing refers to the physiological changes we experience during our lifespan. It’s also an inevitable part of life. After all, our cells aren’t made to last forever. The structures and functions in our cells decline over time.
Ageing causes significant changes to the skin, with collagen (the protein responsible for the structure of the body’s connective tissues) decreasing over time. A loss of collagen results in thinner skin that becomes more fragile with age. This, in turn, leads to wrinkles, stretched skin, and volume loss in the cheeks and under the eyes.
Although ageing is a natural process that shouldn’t be feared at all, some people may opt to go for cosmetic procedures such as Botox (Botulinum Toxin), fillers, and threads to retain their youthful look. These procedures aren’t solely limited to people who want to maintain a youthful appearance, with many young Hollywood celebrities and all around the world celebrities, popularising Botox, fillers, and threads among Millennials and Z’s Generation. Millennials and Z’s Generation are enhanced their appearance by using these non-surgical treatments – they enhance their nose by filler injection & threads, they reduce their chubby cheek by doing Botox Injections. They get inspired by Bella Hadid’s foxy eyes and get ‘Foxy Eyes Thread Lift’. Nowadays, they are very welcome and open-minded for aesthetics procedures and do not bring a shame to post it on their social media- such as Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. They love to spread new things and inspired each other.
You’ve probably heard a lot about Botox, fillers, and threads and are unsure of what is true and what is a sensationalised account of a cosmetic procedure gone wrong. Well, here are some facts about each procedure to help you make the best possible decision, but the best suggestion is to get a consultation with a doctor at Lumina Aesthetics Clinic to get to know which procedure suits your needs.
Botox (Botulinum Toxin) Injection
Botox is a drug that weakens or paralyzes muscle. In small doses, it can reduce skin wrinkles and help treat some medical conditions. Botox is a protein made from Botulinum toxin, which the bacterium Clostridium botulinum produces. This is the same toxin that causes botulism.
Botox is a toxin, but when Lumina’s doctors use it correctly and in small doses, it can have benefits. It has both cosmetic and medical uses. As a cosmetic treatment, Botox injections can reduce the appearance of skin wrinkles.
Also, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it as a treatment for various health issues, including eyelid spasms, excessive sweating, some bladder disorders, and migraine.
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Dermal Filler Injection
Do you still have a question like - What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow's feet become more apparent.
The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.
What dermal fillers can do for you?
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
- Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
- Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids
- Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of ageing, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.
In Lumina Aesthetics Clinic – our filler type is Hyaluronic acid injections can be used to improve the skin's contour and reduce depressions in the skin due to scars, injury or lines.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It's also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue. It is extracted and reformulated and now has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers. If the term sounds familiar, it's because the same substance is often injected into the aching joints of people with arthritis to ease pain and provide extra cushioning.
Threads / Thread Lift
Unlike fillers and Botox, threads cannot add volume or stop facial movements in the same manner. Threads involve a temporary suture being embedded in the patient’s targeted concern area to maintain a youthful aesthetic. There are 4 different types of threads, and they each have to be customised to the patient’s specific situation, as threads aren’t recommended for everyone who wants to reduce signs of ageing.
The 4 types of threads:
- Suspension sutures
These types of threads lift hanging skin to create a youthful look, in a similar way to a facelift. They typically last for 18 months before being absorbed by the body. However, the effects of these threads remain for much longer than that.
- Bared threads and anchor threads
These types of threads lift and tighten the skin. Barbed threads are thinner than anchor threads, which is why they are used for subtle lifting whereas anchor threads are used for treating specific problem areas that require extra attention. They last for 6 to 9 months.
Monofilaments neither lift nor tighten the skin, but they strengthen the skin instead. By stimulating the skin to produce collagen, these threads improve the skin’s appearance. They typically dissolve within 6 months and require more replacements than other types of threads.
- Speciality threads
Speciality threads are used in specific cases, such as for non-surgical nose jobs, or to soften deep lines and wrinkles.
Ageing is a natural process that everyone will eventually experience. You can choose to age gracefully by opting for Botox, filler or threads. It all depends on your individual situation and what course of action is best to remedy the problem areas on your face. With Lumina Aesthetics Clinic, you can find an aesthetic doctor near you to help you get started.
And if you're not ready with the injection treatment, our bespoke treatments such as Microdermabrasion, Laser Skin rejuvenation, Chemical Peeling, and Lumina Deep Purify facial are always on the menu to maintain a youthful appearance.
Ensure what you need by making an appointment for a consultation with Lumina's doctor here