Collagen is a necessary protein that keeps the skin firm, toned and youthful. Unfortunately, as you age, skin loses its collagen and this causes it to cave in to the effects of gravity and you will start to see signs of ageing appearing on your face like smile lines and sagging jowls.
While there are many collagen-infused lotions and creams out in the market, there is no conclusive evidence that prove that applying collagen based skincare can directly help in giving you supple and smooth skin. Since collagen creams and lotions are not able to penetrate the skin’s barrier, the only way to rejuvenate collagen is by through its regrowth.
Surgery might be one of the most obvious choices to reverse the signs of aging caused by a loss of collagen, but for those of us who aren’t ready to make the leap, there are non-invasive alternatives like the High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment called the Sygmalift by Clifford Aesthetics.
High-Intensity focused ultrasound (HiFU)
This non-invasive treatment harnesses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to penetrate deeper into the skin to stimulate natural collagen and elastin production. This energy targets the deepest layers of the skin to stop the hands of time. This procedure is commonly used to lift the skin around delicate areas like the eyebrows, décolleté area, under the chin and neck.
Unlike traditional facelifts that usually involves creating an incision that starts from the hairline and behind the ear to remove fat, tighten the underlying muscles and remove sagging skin, with HIFU Sygmalift, no needles or knives are involved. There is also minimal discomfort (slight swelling, tingling and tenderness that goes off after an hour or so) and downtime, so you can resume to your daily activities immediately after and look instantly younger and rejuvenated. Also, with the HIFU Sygmalift treatment, you are promoting new collagen growth so your skin will look firmer and smoother in the long run.
SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier
Aside from collagen, hyaluronic acid that is needed to bind collagen with elastin is also necessary for healthy, supple and younger-looking skin. A lack of hyaluronic acid can accentuate the appearance of fine lines and dullness, deepen wrinkles and lead to the formation of jowls.
Not unlike that of collagen production, as skin ages, its production of hyaluronic acid decreases. Hence, to maintain the effects of the HiFU treatment, it is important to follow up with a daily hyaluronic acid serum like the SkinCeutical’s Hyaluronic Acid (H.A) Intensifier. While there are many products out in the market that are formulated with hyaluronic acid, most of these products only deliver hyaluronic acid to the skin’s surface and does not penetrate to the deeper skin layers upon topical application.
Made with a high concentration of key ingredients like proxylane, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, purple rice extract and three types of hyaluronic acid, the SkinCeutical’s H.A Intensifier doesn’t just sit on top of the skin but amplifies the skin’s hyaluronic acid levels to deliver long lasting hydration and reduce the look of crow’s feet, nasolabial folds and marionette lines. When this paraben and dye-free serum was trialled, participants showed an average increase of 31% in their skin’s Hyaluronic Acid levels. The revolutionary serum gel texture also creates a smooth canvas on the skin so you can layer it underneath your makeup.
The SkinCeuticals Hyaluronic Acid (H.A.) Intensifier retails for $159 (30ml).
Two-steps to plump and better looking skin
The Clifford HiFU treatment when combined with the potent SkinCeutical’s H.A Intensifier results in an intense glow with hyaluronic acid serums being locked into the derma layers of the skin. Prolong the collagen boosting power of your HiFU treatment from the comfort of your own home by complementing it with a top-notch clinically tested topical skincare containing hyaluronic acid. To make your journey to better skin that much sweeter, a special HiFU + H.A Intensifier Package is available at Clifford Aesthetics.
“Together with the first painless HIFU treatment available in the market, Sygmalift and HA Intensifier gives a new unique way to achieve lifting and improvement in fine lines.”
- Dr. Gerard Ee, The Clifford Aesthetics
$4500 for full face + neck (5 sessions). Includes a free HA Intensifier.
For more information, visit www.cliffordaesthetics.com or call 6532 2048.