Antiageing treatments are effective at preventing and delaying the ageing process. Usually rejuvenation is achieved by a combination of treatments. These treatments focus on different aspects of ageing – such as skin textural changes, sun damage with resultant pigmentary changes, volume loss due to ageing leading to altered facial contour and sagging, wrinkling which may result in the face looking excessively tired or angry, and decreased skin hydration due to age induced collagen breakdown. To treat these many different aspects of ageing, multiple options are available.
- Skin resurfacing with skin peels or with LASERS
- Skin tightening
- Filler treatments for face contouring, lip enhancement and tear trough treatment
- Botulinum treatment for softening wrinkles
- Volume and hydration enhancement treatments with platelet rich plasma therapy
- Pigmentation removal treatments
- Body shaping and body contouring treatments
It is important to have realistic expectations: since ageing is an ongoing process, any antiageing treatment will also need to be a continuous effort- either with a home care plan or with in clinic treatments.
As we age, our face undergoes a lot of changes in contour, texture, colour and elasticity. From looking our best in our early to mid twenties, the process of ageing slowly makes it mark on our appearance in accordance with our genetics. Also, external factors like sun exposure, improper nutrition, obesity and smoking play an important role in hastening this ageing process.
For some, the first change towards a more mature and aged face, could be the appearance of jowls, an increase in the fat under the chin (double chin/ submental fat), a loss of jawline definition, droopy eyebrows, sagging cheeks with appearance of under eye circles and so on. For others, textural changes like fine lines, wrinkling and loss of elasticity of the skin resulting in a dull appearance may herald aging. With the passage of time, these changes become pronounced and permanent, if no intervention is done.
Traditionally, interventions for an aged face would simply mean invasive surgery – a face lift, but now advances in cosmetic dermatology have made it possible to achieve excellent results without resorting to invasive surgery. In fact, many of the newer cosmetic dermatology interventions are completely non invasive. Which brings us to the concept of a Non Surgical Face Lift.
A Non Surgical Face Lift is an intervention protocol designed to reverse/ delay the signs of ageing of the face with a particular focus on restoring facial contour, reducing lines and wrinkles and rejuvenating the complexion. It is usually a combination of one or more treatments, which may focus on specific requirements for a given individual, based on his/ her stage of ageing and the level of correction required. Results are usually cumulative, and a Non Surgical Face Lift often focuses on maintaining these results after the initial repair phase is through.
The Non Surgical Face Lift is for anyone looking to reverse or prevent the effects of ageing as related to facial contour, skin wrinkling and skin texture. The sooner one starts on this journey, the lesser are the interventions required.
At RENDER Skin & Hair (formerly, Dr Renita Rajan Skin & Hair Clinic), we offer you the complete approach to a Non Surgical Face Lift. The mainstay of these treatments is the powerful facial tightening by Intragen, one of the most advanced radiofrequency skin tightening equipments available. In the first year, 1- 3 treatments are required depending on the level of facial ageing, and results can easily be maintained with maintenance sessions every 12 – 18 months. This treatment closely follows the science of preventing/ ageing in a dynamic way as opposed to an one time, invasive surgery.
Along with hyaluronic acid fillers, botulinum, Coolsculpting with/without fat dissolving injections, the tightening produces visible results without the pain of invasive surgery. Since more than one intervention is often required depending on the stage of ageing, the treatments are often planned in sequence.
The initial consultation with Dr Renita Rajan will give you an assessment of your current level of ageing. Following which you will be given a roadmap to repair and recovery. You can plan to schedule these treatments at your convenience, although most procedures have no downtime. There are no scars or stitches involved, which makes it easier to resume your regular activities. After achieving adequate repair, you will now be started on a maintenance treatment protocol so that you can keep your results for as long as you want to. This may involve, predominantly, home care with a few visits for in clinic maintenance treatments.