The non-surgical facelift is on the rise. While Botox is great for reducing facial wrinkles, fighting sagging and sagging skin is even more crucial to achieving that youthful look.
“The aesthetics industry is growing exponentially and many new devices are being introduced to the market every day.” According to Dr. Marwa Ali, a top aesthetic physician to many famous faces, “It is important to choose a reputable device that is backed by clinical research and to choose an experienced practitioner who can provide safe and optimal results. It’s all up to the user and in the right hands you can achieve fantastic results.
Look no further to see what the experts are saying about their choice of energy treatment for skin tightening and lifting.
Named “Top Injector” by Tatler, Vogue and Bazaar UK, Dr. Sophie Shotter is the founder of Illuminate Skin Clinic and is a firm believer in the results brought by SofWave™: “Sofwave™ is a new clinically proven and non-invasive approach to reconstruction collagen to lift eyebrows, submental tissues and neck, and for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
By delivering ultrasound energy beneath the skin at a single depth – 1.5mm (i.e. just below the skin’s surface) – where collagen is most abundant, Sofwave™ creates a more even effect without damaging the outer layers of the skin or deeper tissues such as muscles, facial nerves, fat and blood vessels. “Sofwave™ is also a much faster treatment than others available and less painful, resulting in firmer, younger-looking skin afterwards.” Said Dr. Shotter.
So, who would be the ideal patient for Softwave™? “They are usually in their 30s or older, concerned with signs of mild to moderate skin aging but not considering injectable treatments or surgery. The potential patient should have some degree of fine lines and wrinkles or sagging (loss Dr. Shotter further explains that Sofwave™ is also a good option if you have lost weight or received injectable treatments such as dermal fillers, collagen stimulators or anti-inflammatory treatment. wrinkles (Botox) in the past and you’re looking for something more that boosts your natural skin collagen and elastin to help lift and firm the skin.
Although there is little to no pain and no downtime, Dr. Shotter advises that minimal and manageable discomfort may be present, and patients can return to daily activities soon after treatment while avoiding stress. hot water, facials and injectables for about 4 weeks.
You can book to speak with Dr Sophie Shotter at 10 Harley Street, London and Illuminate Skin Clinic, Kent.
When it comes to the do’s and don’ts of energy-based devices, Dr. Marwa Ali is quick to say: “The consultation is the most important part of patient preparation. A thorough assessment to determine if the patient is a good candidate and if this is the right treatment option for them is imperative, and a tailored treatment plan is also developed for each individual as no face is the same.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and Radio Frequency have been used to effectively lift and tighten skin for decades in the aesthetic industry, and Dr. Ali believes Ultracel Q+ takes results to the next level because it combines these two well-established energy modalities. : “combination therapy is the way forward in treating patients to achieve excellent, natural-looking results.”
UltracelQ+ can be used to help reverse the signs of aging and sculpt the face through the stimulation of collagen to tighten and lift (by contracting deeper tissues), as well as through the reduction of fat in the unwanted stubborn areas such as double chin (submental area). For the majority of patients, just one treatment per year is enough to achieve effective results, and most patients report little or no discomfort.
Known for combining treatments to achieve the best possible results for her patients, Dr. Ali often combines Ultracel Q+ with other treatments such as injectables and other energy-based devices, including INTRAcel (which combines microneedling and radiofrequency) and laser treatments such as Stellar M22 by Lumenis.
You can book a consultation with Dr Marwa Ali at Harrods Wellness Clinic London.
Based at Dr Rita Rakus Clinic in Knightsbridge, London, Dr Galyna Selezneva is loved by clients for her lively personality and expert knowledge in all things energy. “Dr. Rita Rakus is a pioneer in non-invasive aesthetic medicine and skin tightening is by far one of our most requested treatments.” Says Dr. Selezneva, “What I love most about my approach is that I can customize my treatment plan based on the patient’s needs and concerns.”
Most of the reputable skin tightening equipment and devices are available at Dr. Rita Rakus Clinic, but Dr. Selezneva’s favorite is Thermage FLX, the recently launched radio frequency device with improved technology. “Aesthetics is a minefield and it’s so important to have the trust of your patients. The only way to do that is to get great results using the safest and latest devices. says Dr. Selezneva selecting the right treatment based on individual patient needs. “Our patients come to us because they trust us to choose the safest way to address their concerns, the treatments are outcome driven, and so is my approach – most of our treatments are timeless of stoppage or even pain.Of course, the most important thing is to have an aesthetic treatment performed in a medical clinic by a highly qualified doctor is the gold standard of aesthetics.
You can book a consultation session with Dr Galyna Selezneva at Dr Rita Rakus Clinic located in Knightsbridge London, opposite Harrods.
“The various options currently available to help safely lift and tighten facial and body skin using different energies include radio frequency, laser, ultrasound, and combinations thereof.” Says Dr. Farah Kanji, BDS, MJDF RCS (Eng) at Therapy Clinic. With 65 clinics in the UK and another 100 clinics opening over the next two years, Therapy Clinic is one of the fastest growing medical aesthetic clinics in Europe. “At Clinique Thérapie, Exilis is the choice for excellent results; firming, lifting and firming the face safely without downtime. Combining two powers: radio frequency and ultrasound, this treatment helps the skin to renew its own elastin and collagen from within – responsible for firmness and plumpness – during approximately 4 treatments spaced two weeks apart.
You can book your consultation with Thérapie Clinic at www.therapieclinic.com.
To ensure a lasting result and the best possible result, taking care of your skin after the treatment is as important as choosing the right treatment and the right doctor.
“After any type of energy treatment, the goal is to support the body in detoxifying treatment by-products while enhancing the benefits of collagen stimulation.” Says Dr. Nina Bal, founder of Facial Sculpting Clinic and one of the most popular experts in GetHarley’s network of prestigious aesthetic doctors. “I recommend internal supplements to support the body at the cellular level (good collagen products are LYMA and Skinade) and topically I recommend medical grade skin care products containing hyaluronic acid for hydration and peptides to boost collagen. Medical-grade skincare products provide the perfect foundation routine to use after treatment to reduce inflammation, speed up healing, and ensure new collagen and elastin production is protected/boosted.
“There are a few home skincare tips you can use to help promote collagen production.” adds Dr. Ash Soni, founder of The Soni Clinic and a fully qualified plastic and reconstructive surgeon trained in the US and UK. “The first of the products is retinoids, which are derivatives of vitamin A and work by upregulating the cells responsible for collagen production and inhibiting the enzyme that breaks down collagen (collagenase). My favorite retinoid for to start would be Skinbetter Science’s alpharet night cream.Be sure to wear an SPF diligently when taking a retinoid, as it increases your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, and should also be avoided if you are pregnant or you are breastfeeding.
An amazing vitamin C serum is not only beneficial as an antioxidant, but it is also excellent for the production of collagen as it stimulates the enzymes that produce it. My recommended vitamin C serum would be Obagi Professional C-serum 10-20%. I would always start at 10% if you are new to Vitamin C, but this is a great product that everyone should have on their skincare shelf. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is also an effective skincare product that helps stimulate collagen production in the dermis of the skin. A recommendation for Niacinamide is by Allies of Skin (Prebiotics and Niacinamide Pore Refining Booster).
You can book a skincare consultation for post-treatment advice with Dr. Nina Bal and Dr. Ash Soni here at www.getharley.com.