How to give yourself a facelift |热玛吉.线雕 Korean Aesthetic Clinic

How to give yourself a well deserved facelift this Xmas.
With a twinkle of an eye, Christmas will soon arrive. 2016 has been one massive year. The US presidential elections, Global war against terrorism, and the BREXIT, what an eventful time this has been.
With all the hustle and bustle in the world, with the global economy crawling at a snail’s pace, everyone is stressed out about work, or the lack of it.
With stress comes many a tired, hagged, somewhat saggy faces. You look into the mirror and start wondering, boy have i aged. Thankfully, there is a way to look and feel good about yourself. Remember, you gotta get started to feel great.
It is my wish to share with you the options available, so pamper yourself with a Xmas treat! Christmas comes early.
Please note: There are many great physicians in Singapore. Please go to your favourite trusted one. This article is mainly for educational purposes. 
The key to youth is to reposition, revolumise and restore lost tissue. By firming, lifting and tightening skin, by adding volume where it has been lost, and by holding tissue together, we can achieve a DREAMLIFT. It all starts from the top, so we fill from top down. When we were younger, we had an inverted triangle face shape. As we age, our midface sags the most, resulting in the formation of jowls, and changing our face shape into a square. So the key here is to lift, while maintaining a natural, youthful you. Below I will share with you my personal experience with non surgical face-lifting.

D.C -Dream-lift

The science behind it lies in 3 main principles.

  1. Collagen contraction
  2. Collagen remodelling
  3. Collagen stimulation (new)

X LIFT Derma-lift: This involves injecting botulinum protein into the superficial layers of the skin, which

1) Stimulates and re-orders the fibroblasts of your skin cells to bind more elastin and collagen, hence creating an instant firming,tightening and slimming effect

2) It also has a collagen stimulating effect, hence a sustained firming result over time.

Y LIFT – Filler Lift + Thread Ultra lift: Details below.

  • Fillers and threads at key positions to lift, anchor and support your saggy skin.
  • There is a natural restoration of your original facial tissue position. Overall result is a lifted, tighter you.

Z LIFT– HIFU + Plasma – details below

  • The end result is an instant tightening and face-lifting effect, which gets better over the next 3 months.
  • There is a natural restoration of your original facial tissue position. Overall result is a lifted, tighter you.

Below are some videos of this treatment.

===================Y LIFT- THREADLIFT =====================

Combination of Korean PDOs and Silhouette soft for a global rejuvenation.

For more information pls refer to my Lunchtime Facelift Page.

The science behind it.

  1. Collagen contraction
  2. Collagen remodelling
  3. Collagen stimulation (new)

Saggy skin is a problem that affects us once we hit our 30s. Along with it, we see deepened lines, known as laugh lines that arise from the corner of the nose downwards.Our jawline becomes less sharp, and jowls start to appear. Hence, we start looking for facelift options, one of which is threadlifts. Threads are the rage these days, but before you jump on the bandwagon and literally attend a threadlift party, here are some important considerations.I will classify threads into 3 main categories.
  1. Biostimulation
  2. Support threads
  3. Suspension threads
PDO threads
These are essentially threads for biostimulation, meaning collagen production with slight holding power due to its cogs, barbs, hooks etc… The threads are absorbable, and they induce an inflammatory reaction that drives collagen growth.PDOs with multi-directional barbs can be arranged to create a dermal SMAS meshwork to provide support.
Suspension and contour threads
Such threads have an anchor point, and are considered suspension threads as they anchor onto the SMAS layer, hence providing a stronger hold. They can also produce a contour effect through skin traction and holding the tissue in place with barbs.
threads 3
It is important to use FDA, HSA approved threads.

How do Suspension threads work?

  1. An immediate lift through repositioning soft tissue
  2. Regenerative action with collagen stimulation for progressive and natural results

What can I expect? 

  1. Local anaesthesia is carefully injected into the entry and exit sites.
  2. The threads are gently passed under the skin to induce the lift.
  3. Whole procedure takes 30mins.
  4. One can expect mild bruising and swelling which will resolve on its own.

Which areas can be improved? 

  1. Midface
  2. Jawline
  3. Laugh lines and marionette lines
  4. Neck

How lasting are the results? 

One can expect up to 1.5 years, with maintainence treatment in the interim.

A surgical facelift involves dissection and the repositioning of the SMAS. This is the gold standard for facelift.



Silhouette Soft is a cutting edge treatment with a double lifting and collagenesis (generating collagen) effect.

How does it work?

One treatment, dual actions.

  1. A lift action for an immediate and instant effect
  2. A regenerative action for gradual and natural results: Stimulates growth of new collagen to give more definition to your feature and maintaining volume over time.

Why is it special? 

  1. Immediate natural lift effect
  2. Progressive growth of new collagen and restoration of lost collagen
  3. Entirely re-absorbable component (poly-L-Lactic acid)
  4. 30 minute procedure with no incisions, results lasting up to 18 months
  5. Tailor-made treatment for SAGGINESS of various areas: jawline, neck, cheek area and eyebrow.
Post Treatment Recommendations ( as per recommendation)

After the treatment, a slight swelling or bruising may occur. Sometimes, a slight skin depression or skin irregularity may appear at the entry points. These disappear a week after treatment.The doctor will prescribe an antibiotic cream to apply on the entry and exit points of the sutures twice a day (in the morning and in the evening, during 5 days):

  1. Apply cold packs immediately after the procedure if required (Cold packs should be wrapped to avoid direct contact with skin and insertion point)
  2. Take analgesia e.g. paracetamol in case of pain (2-3 days)
  3. Refrain from applying make-up for as long as possible (minimum 24 hours)
  4. Sleep face up, in an elevated position on pillows (3-5 nights)
  5. Wash, shave and dry face gently without rubbing or massaging (5 days)
  6. Avoid excessive face and neck movements (2 weeks)
  7. Avoid over-exposure to direct sunlight and do not use tanning beds (2 weeks)
  8. Avoid sports, in particular high impact sports e.g. running (2 weeks)
  9. Do not use saunas or hammams (3 weeks)
  10. Avoid dental surgery (3 weeks)
  11. Avoid face and neck massages and face and neck aesthetic treatments (4 weeks)

Social and professional life can be resumed quickly!

===========    Z-LIFT:  Energy based devices – HIFU+ Plasma    ========


High intensity Focus UltraSound

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What is it? 

Cutting edge technology for lifting and tightening saggy skin.

How is it done? 


A gel is applied on your face and neck, and a ultrasound probe delivers the energy directly over your face to the desired layer. You will feel a tingling sensation intermittently.

Side effects?

This is essentially a treatment with zero to minimal downtime. In some cases, you may see some redness that disappears over hours. In rare cases, wheals may form but this is also transient.


How does it work?

HIFU – high intensity focused ultrasound onto the SMAS layer to lift, firm and tighten.

Collagen stimulation and growth over the next 3 to  months for increased efficacy.

Treatment interval?

2 sessions a year for optimum results

Patient experience

During treatment, some patients do feel the discomfort, some patients describe a ‘sharp’ sensation, as if little hot toothpicks are pricking them. Your physician will customise a programme to reduce this pain sensation.


  1. Softening of the jawline, nasolabial fold, double chin.
  2. Lifting of midface and eyebrow.
  3. Tightening and firming of face.


  1. understand YOUR skin health and COMMIT to a consistent skincare regime in order to enhance and maintain results
  2. The procedure delivers focused ultrasound energy at precise depths and temperatures to initiate neocollagenesis, without disrupting the surface of the skin. This energy jump-starts the new collagen building process. (4.5mm to the SMAS/platysma, 3mm to the deep dermis and 1.5mm to the superficial dermis)
  3. In some cases, we can combine HIFU with RF and you get even better results. Of course results are better when your skin has a lot of healthy collagen and elastin


Plasma Machine for Eyes

Plasma Machine for Eyes – Pls refer to my page of Virgin Eyelift for further information

1- Eyelid tightening
2- Eyebrow lifting
3- Softening of wrinkles around the eye


Take home message:

Combination therapy, together with fillers, microbotox and energy based devices would be the way to go to produce a safe, efficient and effective non surgical facelift.



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  1. Thank you doctor for your articles. Makes it easier to know what I’m searching for in my cosmetic journey 😊

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